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Multi-Agency “Move Over” Law Education And Enforcement On Thursday, February 16, 2017, Larimer County Sheriff ’s Office deputies will be participating in Operation 1 Charlie 3. This is a statewide effort to educate drivers on the requirement to move over when there are emergency vehicles on the side of a multi-lane roadway. On November 25, 2016, Colorado State Trooper Cody Donahue was killed when struck by a driver who failed to move over. To honor the memory of Trooper Donahue, 1 Charlie 3, LCSO is proud to join this statewide education movement. The “Move Over” law (CRS 42-4705(2)) requires all drivers approaching or passing a stationary authorized emergency vehicle that is giving a visual sign by means of flashing, rotating, or oscillating red, blue or white lights or a stationary towing carrier vehicle that is giving a visual signal by means of flashing, rotating, or oscillating yellow lights shall exhibit due caution by moving over at least one lane if possible. If moving over a lane is not possible, drivers should greatly reduce their speed when passing. In plain language, this means if there is a lane to move into when passing a police car, firetruck, ambulance, tow truck, or any official emergency vehicle that has its lights flashing, you must do so. If there isn’t a lane to move into, you must slow down a lot – think school zone or construction zone. Our deputies will be actively looking for opportunities to inform drivers of their unsafe failure to observe this requirement. This education may come in the form of a citation including a charge of Careless Driving. We are determined to protect all emergency responders working on Larimer County’s roadways. 6,500 copies distributed FREE every Friday to hundreds of Estes Valley locations including Allenspark and Glen Haven. READ OUR FREE ON-LINE DIGITAL VIRTUAL PAPER ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! at Ph: (970) 586-5800 Fax: (970) 692-2611 Opinions of our columnists are not necessarily the opinions of this newspaper. Owners/Publishers: Gary & Kris Hazelton Editor: Kris Hazelton General Manager: Andrew Donaldson Press releases: Jordan Hazelton: Ad Sales & Design All editorial, photo content & graphic design is copyright of Estes Park News & can not be reproduced without the expressed written consent of Estes Park News, Inc. ©2017 For subscription information contact us.

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Town Shares Results Of Estes Valley Hydrology Study Online Public encouraged to review report and attend educational meeting Feb. 27 The Town of Estes Park has made the final report of the Estes Valley hydrology study available online for public viewing. Community members are encouraged to view the hydrology report, available at, in advance of an educational meeting on Feb. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Estes Park Events Center, 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park, CO. The meeting will cover the study background and results, the project timeline and process moving forward with new floodplain boundaries. Final floodplain boundary maps are not part of the hydrology study but will be available later this year. In addition, presenters will go over potential mitigation activities the community and individuals can take to prepare for future flood events and help ensure safety and economic security. The information shared at the meeting will be of particular interest to those concerned with development and flood mitigation opportunities, as the study results will be used to inform regulatory and mitigation activities. State and federal representatives, along with the consultant, will be available to answer general and technical questions. The Town Board will review the results ahead of the public meeting during a

study session the afternoon of Feb. 27. Additional information about the public meeting will be distributed several weeks prior to the meeting date. The final report includes input from the peer reviews conducted by hydrology experts to ensure the most accurate and scientifically sound study possible. Completion of the hydrology study of the Big Thompson River, Black Canyon Creek, Dry Gulch and Fall River is a crucial first step in the process of ensuring a safer, more resilient Estes Valley. The 2013 floods were a stark reminder of what flood risk looks like. As a result, the Town is taking action to better understand the hazards residents face. The hydrology study is one way to better inform the Town about opportunities for, and decisions about, flood mitigation. This meeting will be recorded for viewing later at For more information on flood mitigation efforts, please visit or contact Tina Kurtz, Floodplain Administrator, at 970-577-3732 or Sign up to receive Town news and/or agendas at More Town news is available at and

Next Mayor’s Chat Is Thursday, March 2 Estes Park Mayor Todd Jirsa invites community members to join him for a Mayor's Chat Thursday, March 2 at 12 p.m. at Poppy's Pizza and Grill, 342 E. Elkhorn Ave. Residents are encouraged to join him for an informal discussion of local issues. Mayor Jirsa holds regular Mayor's Chats, generally during the first week of each month, with varied dates, times and locations throughout Estes Park.


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Celebrate The Vision-Enhanced Footpath On The Knoll-Willows Public comment encouraged at Feb. 21 meeting The public is invited to comment on a proposed trail restoration plan on the east side of the Knoll-Willows Open Space at a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Town Board Room at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. The Centennial Celebration Team and the Estes Valley Land Trust are considering restoring the tire tracks on the east side of the Knoll-Willows Open Space to a single footpath. The disturbance in the ground made over the years would be reduced from two tracks to one with the use of native grass on one side and added crushed gravel consistent with the kind found elsewhere on the Knoll. The proposed trail offers viewsheds looking east towards Lake Estes and Mount Olympus. A few benches purchased as part

of the fundraising project will be installed along the restored path. This trail restoration project falls within the Knoll-Willows Open Space Master Plan. Plans are in place for trail improvements, interpretive signage, benches, and restoration of damaged areas while maintaining its natural character. Look for products with the Centennial Logo appearing in local stores and at events (a full list of official Centennial merchandise can be found at A special license is required to use the logo for events and products and a portion of the sale of all licensed products and 100 percent of the licensing fees help fund the Legacy Project. Applications for Official Centennial Events and to use the Centennial Logo are available online at

The Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) Chief Officers and Safety Officers generally respond in their personal vehicles (POV). Fire fighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles; as this allows for faster response by officers and medical personnel to assess the emergency and provide medical care. February 7 At 6:49 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to 449 Chapin Ln. to assist the Estes Park Ambulance. February 8 At 12:24 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to provide mutual aid on a medical call. At 1:50 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to the intersection of Mall Rd. and N. Saint Vrain Ave. for a MVC. At 2:31 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to 1600 Manford Ave. for a helicopter stand by. February 9 At 9:16 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to 1147 Willow Ln. for reported arcing power lines. At 11:00 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to 1731 Aspencliff Ct. for a possible structure fire. At 10:55 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to 1607 High Dr. for a citizen assist. February 10 At 4:34 a.m. an EVFPD officer was

paged to the intersection of Carriage Dr. and Whispering Pines Dr. for an assist due to a downed power pole in the intersection. At 4:35 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to the area of Highway 36 and Pole Hill Rd. for a reported wildfire. At 5:23 a.m. an EVFPD officer was on stand by for a possible elevator rescue. At 5:34 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to 1459 S. Saint Vrain Ave. for a reported gas leak. At 6:30 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to 351 Kiowa Dr. for reported arcing power lines. At 7:15 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to 911 Moraine Ave. for a reported gas leak. At 7:23 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to Giant Track Rd and Marys Lake Rd. for a reported wildfire. At 7:44 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to 1836 Highway 66 for a citizen assist due to a tree falling into a cabin. At 9:36 a.m. an EVFPD officer was paged to 1120 Big Thompson Ave. for a citizen assist. At 10:02 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to 1806 Ranch Circle for a possible roof collapse. At 10:26 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to 1069 Fall River Ct. for a citizen assist due to a tree falling into a roof.

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On February 6, 2017 police arrested a 43 year old female from Estes Park in the 300 block of S. St. Vrain Ave., who was wanted on a warrant for third degree assault on an at-risk adult and domestic violence. She was later trans-

ported to Larimer County Detention Center. On February 4 at 12:49 a.m. police arrested a 22 year old female from Boulder, CO who was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol in the 200 block of E. Elkhorn Ave. The female was charged with DUI, DUI per se and speeding and later released to a responsible person.

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Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ And Taphouse To Open Second Location At Hangar Restaurant

Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) and Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ and Taphouse announced today a partnership to operate a second Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ location in Estes Park at the historic Hangar Restaurant. Overlooking the Estes Park 18-Hole Golf Course, The Hangar Restaurant is an ideal location for one of the most popular restaurants in town – for locals and visitors. The Hanger will be managed by Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ under a concessionaire’s agreement with the District. “We're excited to be able to work with one of Estes Park's top restaurants,” said Tom Carosello, EVRPD Executive Director. “It really is a great pairing of excellent food with our beautiful east-side location to give golfers a tasty meal while offering a new restaurant option away from busy downtown.” The restaurant has been a mainstay in Estes Park since Dave Oehlman, owner of Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ, opened the first Smokin’ Dave’s in 2007. Since then, he has opened two other locations – Lyons in 2011 and Longmont in 2014 – and is finishing up preparations to launch a Denver location. “I am excited about the opportunity to work with the District and utilize The Hangar location for the overflow from my west-side location, accommodate larger parties, and offer more catering options,” said Oehlman. “I will continue to make all of my menu options from scratch to keep the quality and consistency my patrons have come to expect.” A unique feature of Smokin’ Dave’s at The Hangar, the official name for the

east-side location, will be a breakfast menu. “Although the final menu has yet to be determined, I am considering chicken fried steak, breakfast burritos, breakfast tacos, and porridge as part of the morning menu,” said Oehlman. “I guarantee it will all be good and fresh.” In addition to breakfast, the second location will also host and cater weddings on site as well as continue to support the golf tournaments held at the golf course. But the fan favorites, like the pork ribs, short ribs and Carolina pulled pork sandwiches, will be featured at the new location too. The restaurant will open in early April, 2017. About Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ and Taphouse: Smokin’ Dave’s opened in Estes Park in 2007 and has grown to three Colorado locations with a fourth one on the way in Denver in 2017. Owner Dave Oehlman has more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry, and has developed a unique passion for barbecue thanks to its rich history and tasty recipes. Smokin’ Dave’s honors the art of American barbecue by offering the most succulent, flavorful food around. About Estes Valley Recreation and Park District: Estes Valley Recreation and Park District is a quasi-municipal corporation and political subdivision of the State of Colorado. Established in 1955, the organization’s goals are to plan, direct, organize and implement recreational programs, manage facilities and provide public park and recreation opportunities for residents and visitors of the District, an area that encompasses 320 square miles.

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Estes Park Archives Program This Saturday

Photo Estes Park Archives

In 1957, the local Chamber of Commerce produced a color travelogue entitled "Four Seasons Adventure," detailing the year-round activities awaiting visitors in Estes Park. A digital version of this 30-minute movie was recently discovered on YouTube, and will be the subject of this Saturday's Estes Park Archives program at Molly B's restaurant on 212 Moraine Avenue. Although it can be enjoyed simply as a nostalgia piece, segments with historical significance appear throughout, especially as relate to yet-unidentified community members who were assigned acting roles.

The program will begin at 10:00 a.m., and last approximately one hour. Everyone is invited to attend, especially those who lived in Estes Park or began vacationing here in the mid-1950s. Those with internet access planning to attend are encouraged to watch the movie beforehand (easily located by using "Estes Park" and "Four Seasons" as search terms - note that the current uploaded version has some technical glitches) and pick out their favorite parts, because there won't be enough time to watch and discuss every detail. Current resident Frank Lane is among those appearing in this collage of images from a 1957 Estes Park travelogue.

League Of Women Voters Invites You To Program On RMNP teer in 1986 with the U.S. Forest Service Join the League of Women Voters of in Washington state. She worked in the Estes Park at our next meeting on North Cascades area seasonally until Wednesday, February 22nd, 10 a.m.-12 1990 as a wilderness ranger and trail p.m., in the Hondius Room at the Licrew member. In addition brary. Darla Sidles, Superto a second SCA stint as an intendent of Rocky Mouninterpretive ranger at tain National Park will be Arches, Sidles worked seaour guest speaker. She will sonally as a dispatcher at provide an overall update Denali National Park in on the Park, with a main Alaska, trail crew member focus on increased visitaat Big Bend National Park tion and visitor day use. in Texas and biological Darla Sidles came to technician at Zion National Rocky Mountain National Park in Utah. In 1994, she Park in August of 2016 became a permanent emfrom Saguaro National ployee at Zion, serving Park where she was superseven years in positions inintendent since 2009. Sidles Darla Sidles was deputy superintendent Superintendent of RMNP cluding vegetation, wilderness management and planof Independence National ning positions. Historical Park in Philadelphia (2006-09) Kyle Patterson, Management Specialand served at Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument in Arizona as super- ist/Public Affairs Officer for RMNP will intendent (2003-06) and assistant monu- also participate in the presentation. ment manager (2001-03). She also served There should be time for questions from several months in Washington, DC as as- the audience. Everyone is welcome at LWV programs, so please join us for this sociate to the NPS director. year’s meeting on RMNP - always a popSidles began her career as a Student ular topic! Conservation Association (SCA) volun-

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Dunraven At The Dunraven: A Fundraiser For The Estes Park Museum

Conceptual design of the Collections and Research Facility. Courtesy photos

The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. and The Dunraven Inn have teamed up to offer a memorable night of community and dining delight. Join us on Monday, February 27 anytime from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. for a $20 buffet (if reservations are placed in advance) and a chance encounter with the legendary Lord Dunraven himself, portrayed by local historical actor Kurtis Kelly. All dinner proceeds will be graciously donated to the Museum Friends to help build the new $1.7M Collections and Research Facility sited at the Museum’s current location of 200 Fourth Street. Housing over 30,000 locally significant artifacts, the Collections and Research Facility will not only provide adequate room for storage and research, but also provide the appropriate environment for preservation. With the anticipated date to break ground for the new Facility in 2018, over $425,000 has been raised to date with another $700,000 proposed for grant funding. The February 27 fundraiser will provide vital funds to help support this important effort. Come have an enjoyable evening at the Dunraven Inn while making your contribution to this asset that will serve the entire community. Reservations are strongly encouraged, with the $20 dinner charge payable that evening (or $25 for anyone attending without a reservation). All guests will enjoy a delicious buffet prepared by The Dunraven Inn’s head chef. A cash bar will be available throughout the evening. Lord Dunraven (Kurtis Kelly) will be on hand to greet guests, as well as to share a few brief reminiscences throughout the night on his adventurous life and times in Estes Park during the 1870s. Even though Dunraven opened the first modern hotel in Estes Park in 1877, he is more often remembered as “the land-

grabbing earl.” Dunraven’s questionable actions in an attempt to acquiring all of Estes Park (culminating in nearly 10,000 acres) left much bitterness with homesteaders of the time, yet left large tracts of land preserved in the process. Bridging history to the future, the gathering will also offer attendees a chance to view displays of building plans and learn more about the new Facility. Reservations are now being taken, and may be made by calling the Dunraven Inn at 970-586-6409. Please indicate the number in your party and your planned arrival time. Some guests may be sharing their table with other dinner guests to assure seating for all. Anyone with questions about the event itself or the Facility fundraising campaign may contact the Museum at 970-586-6256 or visit

Kurtis Kelly as Lord Dunraven.

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Rotary Duck Race Distribution Night Set For March 2 By: Rita DuChateau

tivities. The festival continues until the Sixty-eight organizations have been in- last duck crosses the finish line in downtown Estes Park. vited to pick up packets of Rotary Duck This year’s major prizes will transport Race adoption forms Thursday, March 2 winners to exciting destinations, includand receive instructions on sales. These ing the Caribbean, Mexico, Savannah, organizations have been choGA, Napa, CA, or New York City. The sen as beneficiaries of first, second and third prizes have the 2017 Estes Park a combined value of $11,000. Rotary Duck Race. For every duck adopted with a Distribution Night paper form for $20, the organizabegins at 5:00 p.m. in tion checked off on US Bank, 363 E. the adoption Elkhorn Ave. Please form receives note that this is a new $19. The other meeting place. The Rotary $1 is retained Duck Race Committee by the Rotary encourages each of Club of Estes Park the 68 organizations to offset operational to send a representacosts of the next year’s Rotary tive to the meeting. Duck Race. Online adoptions “This is a new charged to a credit card cost $21. meeting place and a “The Noon Rotary Club sponsors very important gatherthe race as a way to help other groups ing,” said Larry Williams, in the Estes Valley. While our RoRotary Duck Race Committary Foundation is one of the tee member in charge of 68 beneficiaries, our goal is to beneficiary organizalet the ducks swim for the tions. “To have a succommunity’s benefit.” 2017 ‘Big Duck’ cessful race, we need all Gregg Jurgens said. organizations present at this meeting.” The 2016 race brought the total funds Beginning Thursday, March 2, groups raised in the 28-year history of the event will begin distributing paper adoption to $2.3 million. Use of social media will forms and encouraging their members and friends to adopt ducks. Online adop- be emphasized again in hopes of spreading the word internationally. To help this tions also open on March 2 at epduckeffort, the Rotary Duck Race has a book presence, which is propelling adopThe annual Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival will begin at 8 a.m. this year tions through that medium ( a pancake breakfast in Bond Park, Race). followed by a 5K fun run and family ac-

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Presentation At MedX About Orthopedic Mission Trip To Nicaragua MedX of Estes is hosting a presentation by Dr. Michael Grant and Jodi Roman, PT, DPT, about a recent orthopedic mission trip to Chinandegua, Nicaragua. Jodi, a physical therapist at MedX of Estes, joined Dr. Grant (Estes Park Medical Center) and the St. James Orthopedic Mission for their November 2016 mission trip. In the five days of the mission trip, over 20 orthopedic surgeries were performed, as well as many other orthopedic, physician assistant and physical therapy consults. The mission was made possible by generous medical equipment donations and monetary donations. Volunteers on the mission included; three surgeons, many nurses, surgical techs, translators, anesthesiologists, equipment maintenance personnel, physical therapist, physician assistant and support personnel. This was Dr. Grant’s 12th year volunteering for the St. James Orthopedic Missions. The presentation will be held at MedX of Estes on Friday, Feb. 24 at noon.

Please come by for this free lunch-time presentation to hear about their mission trip, what was done, who was helped and how it was accomplished. MedX is located at 158 First Street. Call (970) 5770174 for more details.

Red Envelope Dinner Celebrates Partners Mentoring Youth Can you think back and remember someone in your life that made an impact on you? Maybe it was a coach, a relative or a close friend. Hanging out with them could have been anything from throwing a baseball around to sitting down and talking over a soda. Whatever the case may be, we all know how it feels to have someone invest a little bit of time in us. Partners Mentoring Youth aims to help more kids in Estes Park experience the benefits of mentorship. Partners matches positive adult role models with youth, ages 7-17, who could use a little extra support; the same type of support we have all had at some point in our lives. Please consider attending the Red Envelope Dinner on Thursday, March 2nd to support Partners Mentoring Youth.

It's a fun-filled fundraising event where you can connect with others in the community who care about kids and learn more about the power of mentoring. Enjoy a delicious dinner at Mama Rose's Restaurant at no cost and make a contribution to Partners in a red envelope. Gifts to Partners will help Estes Park kids gain confidence, life skills, and hope for the future. This event is possible thanks to the generosity of Rob & Julie Pieper. To RSVP for this event or learn more about getting involved with Partners, contact Partners by calling 970577-9348 or via email at RSVPs are due by 2/24/2017. Be the difference in the life of a child. Be a mentor!

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Read our Virtual E-Edition at In November 2011, when an Armageddon took place between the wind and the trees, I wrote a column called A Mighty Battle. After the repeat knock-down last week, it is an appropriate rerun (slightly edited): Last Friday I spent the night lying awake, gripping my pillow, waiting to hear a window shatter from the hysterical wind impatient for combat. Although the windows in our home held tight, the next morning I saw that indeed, the wind picked a doozy of a fight, and that night, the wind won. On our property, the trunk of a tall, stately ponderosa snapped off about four feet up and took another tree with it as it crashed to the ground. Next door two more grand old generals toppled, their web of roots ripped from the earth. Around the corner the top half of a once-proud spruce lay lifeless next to its base. The destruction reached from our small Estes Park arena to communities across half the state. Thousands of trees lost the battle and fell to their death. Others are forever wounded. ~~oOo~~ Question: If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Answer: It depends on how loud the wind is. ~~oOo~~ As our house shuddered but held tight, we could almost feel the trees outside, resisting as their enemy pulled at their limbs. The surging roars were tremendous. But we didn’t hear the soldiers break and go down as they gave up the good fight. We were deafened by the relentless explosion of air bombs blasting across our vulnerable

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Estes Valley. Two blocks away one of the mighty warriors fell and landed on an unsuspecting elk, killing it. (True story. Ask Bruce Gregg.) Cars were crushed. Windows were broken. Roofs were damaged. Storage bins blew open and lawn furniture got tossed aside. Bird feeders fell from the sky. Ironically, the beetle-killed pine across the way stood firm, its brown needles clinging tightly to their branches while healthy, 60foot trees nearby shuddered to the ground, unable to hold their territory against the torment of our notorious winds. Sadly, we haven’t seen the end of the destruction. With their trunks twisted against the gales, their roots loosened or broken in the upheaval, our army was weakened by the storm and many will die a slow death as a result. Because the earth is unstable after the 2013 flood and the winds will forever surge onward, the tug of war never ends. Fortunately, our forests will survive, and no amount of wind—or beetles—or floods—will completely wipe out our beloved trees. They are a hallmark of Estes Park—almost as much as the mountains. (There is a reason the Town’s logo is a pine tree; the library’s logo a ponderosa pinecone.) Those majestic trees that fought the fight and survived last Friday night stand with dignity today. Honor them as you will—hugs are always nice. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, © 2017 Sarah Donohoe

Interested In Making Music? The Mountain Music Makers Chorus and Folk Orchestra are looking for a violin player and some bass and tenor singers. They are preparing for the Town’s Centennial Celebration by doing popular songs from 1917. Several performances are scheduled and these additional members would be most helpful. There is no cost to belong and all the music is provided. The Mountain Music Makers are under the direction of Dennis Neff who arranges public domain pieces to accommodate the instruments in the group which include: a hammer dulcimer, lap

dulcimer, ukulele, folk harp, banjo, harmonica, guitars, keyboards, fiddles, accordion and a washtub bass. The arrangements for the singers are done in unison and SATB, four-part harmony. The group has been performing for the last three years at the local nursing home, Good Sam’s, the Holiday House, churches, and various other local venues. Please call Dennis Neff at 480-1498 for more information and rehearsal dates which currently are on Thursdays from 10:00 to 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall at the United Methodist Church. All inquiries are welcome.

Merry Marthas To Meet February 24 The next meeting of the Merry Marthas will be held on Friday, February 24 at 9:30 a.m. at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies on Brodie Avenue. Merry Marthas is a group of women who sew, knit, or crochet and then donate

their finished projects to local charities. New members are always welcome, even if they are part-time residents. For more information, please call Jan Ludlum at 586-6544.

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MedX Offers Free Body Comp Tests

MedX of Estes is offering free body composition testing for the month of February. Through five simple tests, you can learn what your body composition is. The tests include: Body Mass Index,

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Rhythm Future Quartet To Play In Estes Park March 15

Sunday Morning Worship 9:45AM Message from Reverend Tom Towns Coffee Hour 10:45AM Adult Sunday School 11am Volunteer activities: The Friendly Stitchers sew layette kits for United Methodist Committee On Relief and teddy bears for Estes Park Police Department and Estes Valley Fire Protection District

There is an exceptional musical group coming to Estes Park on March 15. Rhythm Future Quartet consists of four phenomenal musicians, and in spectacular fashion, they are keeping alive (and advancing) the work of the great Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli – founders of the Quintette du Hot Club du France, and creators of the genre known as Gypsy Jazz. RFQ performed in Estes Park in November for a private house party, and many of those in attendance stated that it was the singular most spectacular event they have experienced in Estes Park. On Wednesday, March 15, they'll be returning to town for a show at the Historic Park Theatre, starting at 7 p.m. Tickets are only $20 online ($25 at the door), and organizers expect to sell out. Special thanks go out to show sponsors: Elkins Distilling, Lumpy Ridge Brewing, & Snowy Peaks Winery who will be on hand at the show to provide their exceptional products. Other sponsors include:

Tom Thomas of First Colorado Realty, Kind Coffee, Park Flooring, Heidi Riedesel of RE/MAX Mountain Realty, and Estes Park News. This will be an event to remember. Doors will open at 6, show starts at 7 and ends at 9:30, with a half-hour intermission. Be sure to catch this evening of unforgettable music and get your tickets early. Tickets are now available at The evening with the Rhythm Future Quartet was the coolest evening I have experienced thus far in Estes Park. I can't imagine how amazing the show will be at the Park Theatre! ~ Nick Smith “Wow! So excited these guys are coming back to town! We saw them in November; what a fantastic show!” ~ Guy & Leslie Van der Werf Oui, oui, I do remember seeing them perform at Café du Magot, and I owe them a great debt of gratitude!” ~ Django Reinhardt

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EVICS Encourages Learning Through Play

There’s more going on at the EVICS weekly playgroups than you might think. Sure, children are running around in the open gym, burning off energy, having fun, and getting exercise. What you may not realize is this fun play is full of rich experiences that help children develop socially, cognitively, and of course, physically. Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS) hosts weekly parent and child play groups. Every Wednesday morning form 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Mountain View Bible Fellowship located on the corner of Hwy. 7 and Peakview, you’ll find babes in arms dancing with

grandmothers, toddlers enjoying learning silly rhymes, and everyone enjoying building friendships. Join EVICS and other families of children ages 0 to 6 at play group each week to learn while having fun. We vary activities in early literacy, art, movement, social emotional, and fine/gross motor. Grown ups will have as much fun as the children in this informal, welcoming, and free opportunity for families. EVICS believes in the learning that can happen through play and invites everyone to join us at weekly playgroup. For more information, email or call our office, 970-586-3055.

Please Support Estes Pak And Attend Bag Sale To Help Families In Need The Estes Park Community Thrift Shop is hosting a benefit bag sale on Saturday, February 18th for the Estes Pak program. The money raised that day will go to help families in need in our community. Please consider donating items to the Thrift Shop for the upcoming sale. Estes Pak is a weekend food supplement program. The Estes Park Education Association started Estes Pak to help support their students and the Estes Park

Community. The main goal of Estes Pak is to diminish food insecurity and hunger in Estes Park. Currently, Estes Pak sends home around 50 bags of food each weekend to students in the community. If you want to learn more about Estes Pak or want to make a donation to the program feel free to contact the project coordinator Terry Leija at 970 586-7406 ext 3284 or email at

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I know spring must be coming soon. Why do you ask that I am certain of this? My yard is full of pocket gopher tunnels! I had one exterminator that valiantly trapped, them but he has since moved. Then I tried smoke bombs, to no avail. Maybe that poison bait that they sell at hardware and garden stores would do, I thought. Do not waste your money. I am thinking of those sonic chasers but the reviews from Utah State Research says they are not worth the time, effort or cost. The only sure method is to trap them. My son Greg, does that for me when he has the time and we get rid of the buggers for a little while. So traps are the thing. I decided that I

Read our Virtual E-Edition at are really good about lending a hand, but I hate bothering them. I have been using a lot of chicken thighs of late. I just cannot stand the bargains on chicken thighs, besides I really prefer them to chicken breasts. I have three new recipes I have made lately. One is a delicious sweet and spicy, (but not too spicy), recipe that you dump in the slow cooker and forget.

could do that. I went to Home Depot and asked the sales lady to demonstrate how to set the trap. After 10 minutes she called a salesman to try. After another 10 minutes. we enlisted a third sales clerk. It took the two men and one lady a full 45 minutes to finally figure out how to work Slow Cooker Chicken with the trap. I tried the trap, it is so strong and tight, I could not do it. Foolishly, I Good Stuff! bought two of them anyway and with 6-8 chicken thighs, bone in. Salt and gloves and pliers I will try here at home pepper the thighs. to set and catch those darn gophers. I will ½ cup ketchup let y’all know if I succeed without losing a ½ cup honey finger. If I cannot do it, I am sure Greg ½ cup soy sauce will have a moment to help me. My kids 1 Tbs. of grated fresh ginger 6 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped fine ½ tsp. oregano (or choice of Italian seasoning or basil, thyme or marjoram) ¼ tsp red pepper flakes (more if you want) 2 Tbs. cornstarch ½ cup chicken broth (or water with bouillon cube) One bunch of green onions Spray a 4-5 qt. slow cooker with Pam.

Salt and pepper chicken. Place thighs in pan. Whisk next 6 ingredients together and pour evenly over the thighs. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours until chicken is tender. (The recipe said four hours but mine were done sooner, about 3 ½ hours, so check.) Remove chicken but keep covered to remain warm. Degrease the sauce as much as possible. I poured the sauce out and let the fat rise to top of container. Return sauce to cooker, pour in the broth and cornstarch. Heat till thickens and return chicken to pot to warm. Serve chicken and sauce as is or over rice. You could do this with chicken breast as well. You will not get as much sauce. I had very little grease and what I did not get out just added to the taste of the sauce. My granddaughter, Lexie stayed with me this weekend while her brother, Nathan, went on to earn Gold in ski racing in Breckenridge. Go Nathan. Lexie and I had a good time, just the two of us together. She even ate a little of the chicken dish. Wonder of wonders. She, Sunshine and I went to Longmont and did some shopping while my chicken cooked. Sunshine loves to ride. My email is: esther. Bon Appétit

Estes Park’s Thursday Night Dine Around Begins In March

Join us in Estes Park every Thursday night in March for a town-wide dine around event! Dozens of restaurants all throughout The Village will offer a $5 tasting plate from 4:30-7:30 p.m. with a different menu each week. Stop by two or three restaurants each week to see friends, join in the fun, and taste great food from all different restaurants! Participating restaurants are: Smokin Dave’s BBQ, Sweet Basilico, You Need Pie!

Diner, El Mex Kal, Café de Pho Thai, Hunter’s Chop House, The Grubsteak, Ed’s Cantina, La Cabana Mexican Grill, Claire’s on the Park, Estes Park Brewery, Pepper’s Mexican Grill, Baba’s Burgers, Chicago’s Best, Snowy Peaks Winery, The Big Horn, Cousin Pat’s, Cinnamon’s, The American Legion, and Fajita Rita’s. Check out this website for more information!

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Whiskey Warm Up Taking Place March 11th In George Hix Riverside Plaza

Join us for the 4th Annual Whiskey Warm Up; a true celebration of the tradition of warming up from the inside out. Dress warm to sip on selections of Colorado whiskeys from a variety of local distilleries next to the heat of one of the fire pits in the beautiful outdoor George

Hix Riverside Plaza from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Browse local cigar shops selling special handmade stogies and watch expert demonstrations of the fine art of handrolling cigars! Sway to the toe-tapping sounds of live music. Learn more about the styles, tastes and smells of whiskey from a local distillery's knowledgeable educators, who will be presenting live snapshot seminars throughout the event. Don't forget to cleanse your pallet with a variety of BBQ samples and small plates. Activities include:

Parkinson’s Support Group The Parkinson's Support Group of Estes Park meets February 21, Tuesday at 2:00 to 3:30 at the George Hix Room of the US Bank Building. This month we will have guest speaker, Monica Becker, from the Larimer County Office on Aging (LCOA). The LCOA serves as the region's Area Agency on Aging focused of planning and coordinating a continuum of services for older (mature) adults. Monica will discuss the role of the Long Term Care Ombudsman program, the Family Caregiver Support Program and the Aging and Disability Resources. As this information can apply to so many more folks than just People with Parkinson's (PWP), Please feel free to attend this meeting, and learn more about how these services may help your situation, with or without Parkinson's diagnosis. Refreshments provided. Any questions or comments, please call Linda Hanak at 586-9633

Samples from distilleries; some include Elkins Whisky Spirit Hounds Breckenridge Distillery Copper Muse 10th Mountain Whiskey Food pairing seminars complete with chocolate, cheeses and donuts (space limited) Onsite cigar vendors and rolling BBQ tastings from a variety of smokers (full plates available for purchase) Souvenir tasting glass Live Entertainment Estes Park will also feature whiskey specials throughout the weekend. Stop by a handful of local establishments to savor additional whiskey paired menus & whiskey cocktails during the Whiskey Warm Up weekend! For tickets and other information related to the event, visit: Interested vendors may contact Kevin Benes, Event Coordinator at: 970-577-3902 or Sign up to receive Town news and/or agendas at More updates at, and

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Nick MollÊ Productions Announces New Roku Channel we are invited into thousands upon thousands of homes as we spread our messages of preservation. We are grateful to all who have supported our efforts as we embark on this new adventure.�



Nick MollĂŠ Productions recently announced the launch of their new channel on Roku. The Rocky Mountain Channel will be available to the over 10 million Roku users and will feature award winning documentaries from Nick MollĂŠ Productions and exclusive TV programs on their EPTV streaming channel. The channel is supported by local Estes Park advertisers and will be updated with new content every month showcasing the best of Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and protected places around the world. Roku allows viewers to instantly stream their favorite television shows and movies to their TV, and is widely used by people looking for cost effective alternatives to Cable and Satellite Television. Their product suite includes a line of streaming players, a streaming stick, and TVs with built in Roku streaming technology. Roku is the leader in streaming media player sales with 25% of US households owning a Roku Device and 13% of US households owning a smart TV with Roku built in. “The Rocky Mountain Channel on Roku is a breakthrough and represents a major turning point for EPTV and Nick MollĂŠ Productions.â€? said Nick MollĂŠ. “We have dedicated many years to high quality, environmentally sound educational programming. Now we will reach an exponentially expanded audience as

Nick also added, “From our inception over twenty years ago, I have been asked, ‘How can I get Channel 8 if I don’t have cable?’ Now you can!â€? The Rocky Mountain Channel is available to add for free in the Roku Channel store under the Educational Category. About Nick MollĂŠ Producer, host, and writer, Nick MollĂŠ has traveled the globe from Alaska to Australia in search of the unusual, the extreme, and the unforgettable. Nick has hiked, documented, and filmed Rocky Mountain National Park for over twenty years. When not in the Rocky Mountains, he follows a passion for inspirational destinations. Many of his films, seen nationally on PBS stations, include “A Walk in the Park with Nick MollĂŠ: Real Rockyâ€?, “WildSide with Nick MollĂŠ: Costa Ricaâ€? and his most recent release “The Living Dream: 100 Years of Rocky Mountain National Parkâ€?. Nick and his team are currently in production with their newest documentary “Walk in the Park with Nick MollĂŠ: Footprints.â€? For more info about Nick MollĂŠ Productions visit or follow them on Facebook and Twitter.

Historic Park Theatre

2017 LEGOÂŽ Competition

DATES: Feb 10th thru Feb 24th, 2017 TURN ENTRIES IN AT THE HISTORIC PARK THEATRE entries might be displayed at various sponsor locations including: Mocha Angelo’s, Estes Park Library, the YMCA & Historic Park Theatre. Entries On Disply through March 2nd. Pick up Lego creation at the theatre after March 3rd. Rules and Regulations: Categories: 1. Entries must be submitted prior to 5pm- Feb 24, 2017. 1. Anything around Estes, (examp: Fun City, Brewery, Elk Scene, RMNP sign, McDonalds). 2. to be Eligible for prizes you cannot use a LEGOŽ kit- only origionals 4. Size: no larger than 36�x 36″ area and can be no taller than 60″. 2. Super Hero (not Batman) 3. Everything Batman, incl. Gotham, 5. unlimited amount of LEGOŽ building bricks 4. Everything & Anything! Age Groups: 5 and under, 6-11, 12-17, 18 and up. 6. Judging will be based off of what is turned in on following criteria: Creati Creativity, Imagination, Appearance, and Degree of Difficulty.

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February “Explore Our Store” Showcasing Golden Leaf Gallery, Alpenglow Images & Accents, Flattop Mountain Trading Co., and Estes Park Yoga By: Kirby Hazelton

photography, and picnic basket sets. Craig shared that a highlight of his work is meeting and connecting with all of the wonderful people who visit Estes Park. The next stop was right across the hall: Alpenglow Images and Accents. Helen Hahn, co-owner with her husband Richard Hahn, greeted the group and told them about their store’s (and Richard’s photography’s) history.

“Explore Our Store” in February was the definition of efficiency! Four establishments in the Park Place Mall were visited: Golden Leaf Gallery, Alpenglow Images & Accents, Flattop Mountain Trading Co., and Estes Park Yoga. Representatives from the Ambassadors and Visitor Center staff, Estes Valley Partners for Commerce, Estes Area Lodging Association, Visit Estes cents Park, the Town Alpenglow Images & Ac Board of The gallery is in Trustees, as well as other Estes Park resi- its twelfth year, this location is their dents, enjoyed checking out all stops’ of- fourth in Estes Park, and they’ve now ferings and hearing detailed presentabeen at 145 E. Elkhorn Avenue for two tions from the respective owners. years last Halloween. Helen celebrated their move to this current location, sharThe Explore Our Store group started their morning with a visit to Golden Leaf Gallery, located at 145 E. Elkhorn Avenue, #107, and open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily in the winter. Owner Craig Hindy was there to welcome attendees and share a bit about his store. The Golden Leaf Gallery has been in Estes Park for 32 years, and has been located at 145 E. Elkhorn for its entire history. Flattop Mountain Trading Co. The gallery features a variety ing that in of products from Colorado and the their first year on Elkhorn Avenue, their United States (comprising about half of business was up 38%! Main street locatheir inventory), and the rest from tion does make a difference. About half around the world. Their most notable of their sales are Richard’s photography and best-selling items are their nesting and the rest comes from 23 other Coldolls, which have been part of their orado artists (75% of which are “original” store’s offerings since the beginning. vendors to Alpenglow, meaning they Other products of note include candles have been partnering with the Hahns for that “don’t smoke, scent, or stink,” Colorado Soaps which are Craig’s wife’s soap the past twelve years). Jewelry has been a and bath products, black-and-white film great recent addition to the store; Helen

credited Richard’s Facebook presence with PTSD who recently traveled to Estes with much of their success as well. The Park. A full class schedule is available ongroup enjoyed a great discussion about line at, but highlights downtown business, events, and opportunities before heading on to their next store. The third stop was down the hall to Flattop Mountain Trading Company, a store founded in February 2016 by owner Andy Talandis (who happens to be Helen Hahn’s brother!). Andy moved to Estes Golden Leaf Gallery Park from Illinois and opened the store with a focus include classes from “extra” beginners to on delicious, tasty products, inmore experienced yogis, as well as comcluding jams, jellies, pickles, almunity-centered offerings like mindfulmond butter, and more. Other ness meditation, sound healing, and in products include signs and matthe summer, Saturday classes in Baldwin ted posters, American Indian art Park. from the Southwest, hummingbird feeders, and hand-carved wood art. Thank you to all four stores for particiThe group enjoyed the great samples and pating in this month’s event – what a fancoffee that Andy put out, and admired tastic visit to the Park Place Mall! “Exthe beautiful and unique exposed rock at plore Our Store” takes place on the the back of the store! Be sure to welcome second Wednesday of each month, with this new business to Estes Park next time the first store stop at 9 a.m. and the secyou’re near the Park Place Mall. The last stop on the tour was up on the second floor at Estes Park Yoga. Studio owner Kendra Ryan welcomed the group into the bright, naturally lit studio that overlooks downtown Estes Park. Six instructors are part of EP Yoga in the wintertime (with a larger staff in summer), leading Estes Park Yoga classes in yoga, breathing exercises and movements, Piond at 9:30 a.m. The next event is March lates, and more. The studio opened in 8 at The Christmas Shoppe and The July 2015 and was purchased by Kendra White Orchid. All are welcome to attend! and her husband in July 2016. Kendra’s We are delighted that the 2017 calendar career is in 18 years with the United States Navy (she joked about the “yin and has been filled with a great slate of stores, yang” of the Navy and her yoga practice), but if you are interested in being added to a waitlist or if you have questions where she taught yoga classes on the ship. Kendra still works closely with vet- about Explore Our Store, please contact Charley Dickey at charley.dickey@outerans, including a leading yoga practice for a group of 18 Wounded Warriors

Estes Park Wedding Association Annual Bridal Show This Sunday Local Association Welcomes Brides and Grooms to Estes Park this Sunday, February 19, 2017 for Wedding Expo The Estes Park Wedding Association, a group of qualified wedding venues and wedding service providers who are committed to providing the very best in destination mountain weddings, announce their annual bridal show. Set for this Sunday, February 19, 2017, the show will feature wedding professionals from all sectors, including venues, caterers, florists, cake bakers, wedding planners, officiants, DJs, photographers, and more. Brides and grooms are invited to attend the show, meet potential wedding day vendors, and plan their beautiful mountain wedding. Guests of the bridal show will also be eligible to enter a grand prize drawing for a $1,500 honeymoon gift

certificate. The grand prize winner will work with Tammy Matson of Cruise Planners to plan the perfect honeymoon cruise, with location and length customizable to the winning couple. Sandra Huerta, current President of the Estes Park Wedding Association stated, “On behalf of our membership, we are all excited to welcome newly-engaged couples to Estes Park! The Bridal

Show is going to be a great way to learn about what a phenomenal place Estes Park is for weddings of all sizes – from intimate elopements up to large destination weddings.” She added, “Attending the Bridal Show will give couples a way to meet with the premier wedding vendors serving Estes Park, all in one trip.” The Estes Park Wedding Association Bridal Show will take place from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. this Sunday, February 19 at the Estes Park Event Center (1125 Rooftop Way). General admission is $10 for the first attendee and $5 for each additional guest in their party. Tickets are available at the door or online at Learn more about the Estes Park Wedding Association, including a list of current members, at

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EPNRC Offers Free Training On Fundraising & Finding Grants

The best is yet to come! The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center presents the free training Introduction to Fundraising Planning and How to Find Grants on Tuesday, February 21 from 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. in the Computer Classroom at the Estes Valley Library. Board members, staff and volunteers are invited to attend this informational program. A successful nonprofit organization needs to cultivate multiple revenue streams through sound financial planning. If your organization has never developed a fundraising plan or calendar, this session is for you. It provides an overview of the process of strategically thinking through the components of a fundraising plan. You'll learn how to: • Conduct an assets inventory • Develop a case statement • Identify potential funding partners. • Prepare a fundraising plan and calendar. This training will also provide an overview of Foundation Directory Online, the Foundation Center’s premiere searchable database that provides information on more than 110,000 grantmakers and more than three million grant records as well as the Colorado Grants Guide, Colorado’s leading online tool for grant funding research. These amazing resources are available courtesy of the Estes Valley Library. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants, including: • Who funds nonprofits and what are their motivations. • What do funders really want to know about the organizations they are interested in funding. • How do you identify potential funders and make the first approach.. We will offer tips on how best to identify funding sources for your nonprofit organization, highlighting the electronic and print resources available for free at the Estes Valley Public Library. The workshop will include a demonstration of Participants may stay in the computer lab after the workshop to utilize these grant search databases. To register please visit On the home page, select the training under “News & Events.” Or email Jill Lancaster at or call 970-480-7805.

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Four Part Lecture Series: The Battle Of Gettysburg Estes Outreach and The Senior Center partner together to bring a four-part history series to Estes Park, The Battle of Gettysburg. Instructor Jeff Arnold has been teaching U.S. History in middle school for over 25 years. His particular interest is military history, with a specific focus on the Civil War. He has traveled extensively to Civil War sites and attended numerous seminars presented by

leading Civil War historians. Class meets on Thursdays, 4-5 p.m. March 2, 9, 16, 23 (four sessions) This program is co-sponsored by The Town of Estes Park Senior Services and Estes Outreach. Register at The Senior Center, 220 Fourth Street. Cost for this class is $43 ($33 for EPSCC Inc. Members)*

Dawn Normali is teaching Oil Painting, a five part series in the high school art room. Oils, brushes, canvas are all provided. Join in!

Estes Outreach winter classes are well underway. This is the last call for the two series offered this spring: Inside U.S Intelligence and Oil Painting. Engage with other community members, learn a new skill, and have fun! All information and registration is online at Inside US Intelligence Feb. 21, 28, March 7 Tuesdays, 4 - 5:30 p.m. $38 Instructor Richard "Dick" Life, Captain, US Navy (Ret), an intelligence collector and analyst. Life has lived and worked in the international arena continuously since 1962, and is uniquely qualified to address national security issues. Week 1: Inside US Intelligence

Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m. Fee: $150 / 5 sessions (includes $40 supply fee) Beginners, intermediate and advanced painters are welcome. This class will be loose, fun, and colorful. Classes will include demonstrations; painting together in steps; discussion of set-up, drawing/composition, mixing colors and values of colors. Dawn regularly teaches Oil Painting thru Outreach, and is the Options art instructor for area homeschool students. Dawn is thrilled to be back for her regular students and meet new artists! Tell your

The clash between the Union and Confederate forces in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, is one of the most famous and studied battles in history, prompting Abraham Lincoln's most famous speech. Professional military men from all over the world come to study the landscape, the men, the leaders, the decisions that were made, and the results of those decisions. The Battle of Gettysburg will cover the three day battle and the instructor of this class will take the time to examine its legacy.







Retired US. Navy Captain Dick Life presents a three part series on the U.S. Intelligence Community.

How is the US Intelligence Community organized and controlled? Week 2: Human Intelligence: Vietnam, Middle East, and USSR What is "Human Intelligence" and why does it matter in the 21st century when we have such sophisticated technology? Week 3: Intelligence Today A brief presentation of current methods of intelligence gathering and current "watch lists" for the United States. Oil Painting February 22 - March 22

friends and gather together. There is one $100 scholarship available for an area high school student to participate in this class. Please contact the Outreach coordinator, Karen McPherson, to request these funds. More information and Registration is online at


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Next Vegan Potluck February 26 Has your New Year's Resolution to eat more veggies made you fall in love, or are you still struggling to eat well? Either way, we'd love for you to join us for our monthly vegetarian/vegan potlucks! When: 4th Sunday of each month through April (February 26, March 26 and April 23) from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Where: Estes Valley Library

Hondius Room (except March in the Wasson Room) Who: anyone interested in eating a plant-based community meal Bring: a vegan covered dish, your own serving ware and recipe copies to share Contact: Chazz Glaze at with any questions.

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At the Historic Park Theatre, Estes Park, CO

“Rhythm Future Quartet breaks new ground for Gypsy jazz” – The Boston Globe



“…worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django”

7 PM

– Wall Street Journal



Wildlife Responder Available To Help Sponsored by

Tom Thomas

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 303-823-9427 or 970 685-8756.

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Two Flags Of Iwo Jima

By: Laverne (Vern) Mertz WWII Veteran

February 19, 2017 marks the 72nd Anniversary of the invasion of an eight square mile island, Iwo Jima. Iwo Jima was a Japanese, sulfur laden, island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 650 miles south of Japan. It was one of the last defenses for Japan prior to an Allied planed invasion of the home land. At 0900 on February 19, 1945 a U.S. invasion force of 30,000 Marines, along with tanks, howitzers and all of their required fighting gear, hit the two mile long beach at Iwo Jima. A beach of volcanic ash that stretched north for two miles from the base of Mount Suribachi, an extinct volcanic mountain, to a rock quarry and jagged cliffs that jutted out into the ocean. The sulfur smelling island was well defended by a force of 22,000 Japanese soldiers entrenched in a labyrinth of inter-connecting tunnels throughout the island, totalling 17 miles. There were 1,700 rooms and a 400 bed hospital in the bowels of Iwo Jima extending to a depth of four stories. The Japanese General's headquarters was a three foot thick reinforced concrete bunker, 75 feet below the surface of the island. The complete U.S. invasion force included three Marine divisions, the 3rd, 4th and 5th, consisting of 75,000 Marines. Never before in the history of the Marines were three divisions used in an invasion. The support group was an armada of 800 Naval vessels including battleships, aircraft carriers, cruisers destroyers, amphibious assault landing ships, hospital ships and cargo ships. As the Amtrak's, Higgins Boats, and Amphibious Assault Landing Ships hit the beach, Marines were off and spreading out in anticipation of a furious counter attack. For the first hour there was very little resistance from the Japanese forces. Marines were securing the beach and unloading tanks and heavy artillery when the Japanese forces unleashed their howitzers, cannons, rockets, mortars and rifle fire in a killing cross fire coming in from all directions. Amtrak's and Higgins boats along with LST's (Landing Ship Tanks) and LSM's (Landing Ship Medium) were taking direct hits. The Marines were taking on heavy casualties as they desperately crawled their way off of the beach onto

higher ground. By the end of the D Day the Marines had crossed the 700 yard isthmus connecting Mount Suribachi to the rest of the island dividing it into two fighting zones. As darkness creeped in over Iwo Jima, the Marines were securing their lines of defense and preparing for night assaults from the enemy. The American casualties that first day were staggering at 2,000 of which 526 were killed. In the ensuing days the Marines continued to push north to the first of two air fields. While the air fields were a major objective so was neutralizing the Japanese forces on, in and around Mount Suribachi. Suribachi, reaching a height of 556 feet, was overlooking the rest of the island and the Japanese command had a view of the entire island helping them to direct the fighting. Their well entrenched machine guns, mortars, and howitzers were firing down on our forces from hundreds of concealed fox holes and tunnels. Casualties continued to climb, around the base of Suribachi, as the Marines were taking out bunkers, tunnels and machine gun nests with hand grenades, flame throwers and explosives. Since D Day, the weather at Iwo Jima was off and on with torrential rains and gale force winds. Six and seven foot waves lashed the beach, which was shut down a number of times. While the cluttered beach, resembling a junkyard, remained closed during these storms a LST was able to land and take on the wounded removing them to the hospital ships. The Marines kept up the fight during the storms and measured their progress in yards. When the weather cleared enough, planes from the aircraft carriers were called in to bomb enemy positions. Wave after wave of planes were firing rockets, machine gun fire and napalm into suspected strong holds. On February 23 a platoon of 40 Marines were assembled and briefed by Lt. Col. Chandler Johnson. He was determined to summit Mount Suribachi that morning securing it and plant the American flag on Japanese homeland. A possible route to the top was selected and the Colonel gave a small flag, measuring fifty four by twenty three inches, to a First Lieutenant instructing him to raise the flag if they made it to the summit. Not when you when you make it up the mountain, but if you make it to the top. The steep and formidable climb over

volcanic scree and boulders was met with very little enemy resistance. Tunnels, caves, machine gun nest and bunkers were knocked out of commissions as the Marines fretted them out. The well entrenched enemy had the advantage over the exposed Marines but did not seem to have the will to resist the assault on Suribachi. The platoon reached the summit without any causatives and as they looked down the into the crater an eerie silent was felt among the conquers. At 10:31 a.m. history was made when that small flag was raised. The shout went out "There she goes" and every ship, blew their horns and rang bells. Every man on the island and at sea were shouting and waving in a triumph up of joy. There were a few skirmishes on Suribachi, as some Japanese soldiers were brave enough to come out of their tunnels and try to make a last stand. The attacks were easily put down and exposed tunnels destroyed. The Marines could hear exploding grenades going off in the tunnels, beneath where they stood, as enemy troops were committing suicide. That afternoon and upon examination of one tunnel the Marines found more than 150 dead Japanese. As the American flag was being raised Sgt. Lowery, a photojournalist with the Marine Leatherneck magazine, captured pictures, recording a time in history. The first foreign flag ever to fly over the Japanese homeland. Lt. Col. Johnson wanted that small flag for his Marines and it now is on display in the

Marine museum in Quantico, VA. Johnson sent a Marine down to the beach, where LSM's and LST's were unloading equipment and cargo, to find a replacement flag. LST 779 had an American flag twice the size of the original, measuring eight feet by four feet. Johnson immediately sent a man up Suribachi with the flag. It was lashed onto a long length of pipe and as six men shoved the pole into a mass of rubble Joe Rosenthal, an Associated Press reporter and photographer, was setting up to take a picture. He snapped the shutter of his camera just as the flag was halfway raised. That picture became the most famous recognizable photograph of WWII and Rosenthal was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. The Iwo Jima Memorial, at the foot of Arlington National Cemetery honoring those Marines, is the largest bronze statue in the world. Rosenthal's picture, of the second flag to be raised on Iwo Jima, over shadowed Sgt. Lowery's picture. Lowery and his picture of the first flag raising received scant recognition. Of the forty men platoon that scaled Suribachi's summit only four made it to the end of the battle. The other thirty six were either killed or wounded before the island was conquered and secured. Of the six flag raisers, three were killed in action and the three that made it through the conflict were returned home as heroes and went on a whirlwind national tour selling War Bonds.

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A RABBIT ON THE SWIM TEAM The Springfield, Oregon Public Schools Newsletter article caught my eye some time ago. It speaks to a true picture of what so often happens in our world today. “Once upon a time, the animals decided to do something different to be successful in their world as they saw it. So they organized a school, with a curriculum of running, climbing, swimming and flying. All the animals had to take all the subjects. Quickly, problems began to surface. The duck was excellent in swimming and made passing grades in flying, but was poor in running. It damaged his web feet so that he became only average in swimming. The rabbit started at the top of his class in running, but developed a nervous twitch in his leg because of difficulty swimming. The squirrel was excellent in climbing, but he experienced frustration in flying class because his teacher made him start from the ground up instead of the treetop down. He developed a ‘charlie horse’ from overexertion, with the result that he ended up with only a ‘C’ in climbing and a ‘D’ in running. The eagle was a problem. In climbing classes he beat all the others to the top of the tree, but insisted on using his own way to get there…” The obvious moral of this story…and the point that the school system was trying to get across to the students and their parents, is a simple one. Each of God’s creatures has its own set of capabilities in which it will naturally excel---unless forced into a mold that doesn’t fit. When that happens, frustration and guilt bring mediocrity or defeat. A duck is a duck---and only a duck. It is built to swim, and, fly, on occasion, but not to run and certainly not to climb. Eagles are beautiful creatures in the air but not in the water. The truth of the story is obvious in families where members are expected to achieve in areas in which they are not gifted. At the University of Nebraska we interviewed ‘gifted’ high school seniors. They came in from all over the state and took a battery of tests and inventories to give us background information prior to the interview. The goal was to help them clarify what they wanted to do with their lives. One told me he wanted to be a ‘doctor’. That was strange on the basis of answers in his tests. I asked, “How do you feel about school?” He snorted, “Man, I hate school!” I reminded him that ‘medicine’ would require a dozen more years of school. “Yeah, I know”, he said, sadly. I asked him, “How well do you deal with blood?” His answer, “I hate the sight of blood. I don’t even hunt.” I said, “Be honest with me, why do you want to be a doctor?” He said, “My dad is a doctor and he wants me to be a doctor.” When I asked him again what he wanted to be, he said, ”A landscape architect. I’ve always wanted to be that.” Fortunately, after courageously confronting his father, he enrolled in university courses that will prepare him for landscape architecture. Imagine the frustration and struggle this young man would have had if He had followed his father’s choice. The Bible speaks to this. Solomon advised: “Train up a child in the way that HE should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Study your child and determine his / her skills and abilities then direct them into areas where their ‘gifts’ will be utilized. Incidentally, the same applies to each person, young or old. Recognize ‘who’ you are and ‘where your gifts lie’ and pursue those. Your life can be filled with contentment. (Bob)

Monday, Feb. 20 Chicken fried steak, Mashed potatoes and country gravy, Corn, Cookie Tuesday, Feb. 21 Baked chicken, Potatoes, Green beans, Cake Wednesday, Feb. 22 Spaghetti and meat marinara, Garden salad, Garlic bread, Cobbler Thursday, Feb. 23 Sloppy Jo on a bun, Chef ’s choice – two salads, Brownie Friday, Feb. 24 Meatloaf, Red potatoes, Mixed vegetables, Cake

Senior Center To Host Annual Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Luncheon The Senior Center’s annual Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras luncheon will be held on Tuesday, February 28 at noon. Catering for All Occasions will be serving homemade jambalaya with shrimp or chicken, red beans and rice, French bread, and king cake. The cost is $5 for members of Estes Park Senior Citizens Center, Inc. or $7 for non-members.

Call or stop by the Senior Center, 220 Fourth Street, to reserve your seat. Costumes, masks, and beads are encouraged! For more information, please contact the Estes Park Senior Center at (970) 5862996 or visit the Center at 220 Fourth Street, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please visit the Senior Center website at seniorcenter. To receive Senior Center news in your e-mail inbox, please e-mail

Free Individual Medicare Counseling Sessions Offered At Senior Center

The Town of Estes Park’s Senior Services Division and the University of Colorado Health Aspen Club collaborate each year to provide a wide variety of Medicare counseling and assistance options at the Estes Park Senior Center, 220 Fourth Street. All presentations and counseling sessions are conducted by trained State Health Insurance Program Counselors from the UCHealth Aspen Club. Individual 45-minute Medicare counseling appointments are offered between 9:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month, January

through October. There are a limited number of spaces available for this month, February 22, and next month, March 22. These sessions are useful for those new to Medicare, those with questions or problems with coverage, or anyone needing good information on Medicare services and plans. Call or stop by the Senior Center to schedule your appointment. For more information on the Aspen Club, please visit their website at or call (970) 495-8560 in Fort Collins or (970) 624-1860 in Loveland. To sign up for programs, please contact the Estes Park Senior Center at (970) 586-2996 or stop by the Center at 220 Fourth Street, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. You many also visit the Senior Services website at To receive Senior Services news in your e-mail inbox, please e-mail

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EP Area Weavers Guild Meeting February 23

Support Colorado’s Endangered Wildlife On Your Tax Return

At the February meeting of the Estes Park Area Weavers Guild, we will be looking at fiber pieces gathered by members on recent international travels. Dianne Betts will lead off the program and share with the group her recent trip to Mexico where she visited with working Zapotec weavers, spinners and dyers. Following her presentation, other members will share fiber work from other international travels. The meeting will be held on February 23, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Public Library. Visitors are always welcome and refreshHelp threatened and endangered wildlife with a voluntary contribution through the “nongame and endangered wildlife cash fund” on your Colorado tax returns this year. Filling out line No. 1 of Colorado tax form 104CH (the Voluntary Contributions Schedule form) supports wildlife rehabilitation and preservation of threatened and endangered species in the state through Colorado Parks and Wildlife programs. CPW is one of the organizations included on Colorado state income tax form 104A as part of Checkoff Colorado, which allows taxpayers to make voluntary contributions to the organizations of their choice when filing their state income tax returns. Contributors specify the amount of their donation. Donations are tax deductible and help support around 750 species of wildlife that cannot be hunted, fished or trapped. Funds go to projects that manage or recover wildlife including birds of prey, lynx, river otter, black-footed ferret and others. “The well-being of nongame species from the Eastern Plains to our highest peaks are key indicators of habitat health in Colorado,” said Reid DeWalt, assistant director for wildlife and natural resources at CPW. “The nongame tax checkoff is a vital tool for Colorado Parks and Wildlife to support the management of Colorado's numerous nongame species.”

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ments will be served. For more information on the Estes Park Area Weavers Guild, contact: Gray Rueppel at 5862978.

The nongame and endangered wildlife cash fund will also help to support wildlife rehabilitation centers that work to care for injured and orphaned wildlife ranging from the Colorado chipmunk to the great blue heron. “We joke that these animals don’t have an annual income to support their livelihood, but the reality is that some wildlife is more vulnerable than other,” said Linda Tyler, executive director at Boulder County’s Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. “Rehab centers like Greenwood provide care for orphaned and recovering wildlife, a conservation service that these threatened and vulnerable animals otherwise would not receive. We could not do the work we do without the support of voluntary contributions.” CPW is an enterprise agency funded primarily by license sales, state parks fees and registration fees. The nongame program receives no state tax dollars. Voluntary taxpayer support through the nongame checkoff benefits CPW’s mission to conserve Colorado’s natural resources. Learn more about the income tax checkoff and how you can support Colorado wildlife on the CPW website. Read more about the success of the wildlife cash fund as a tool in CPW's reintroduction of the river otter to Colorado in The Denver Post article River otters are thriving again in Colorado, showing statewide conservation efforts can work.

Free Tax Preparation Free tax preparation assistance is being offered by AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers from February 6th through April 14th, Estes Park Public Library. This program is primarily for taxpayers with low- to

middle-income with special attention given to persons age 60 and older. Appointments can be made by calling 5868116.

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Barkley is an adorable and very healthy 8-9 year old spaniel mix. He is good with people, other dogs and loves cuddling with everyone! He is a nice dog and the perfect size at about 19 lbs. Barkley is not recommended for a home with kids under 10. Cute little Tag is one year old, he is playful and does well with children and dogs of all sizes. He is kennel trained and very sweet. He would do best in a home with older kids. He loves treats, is playful and happy. Snow is a beautiful, white dove. She is very sweet, coos and laughs, enjoys baths and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind being handled. She is approximately 20 years old. Sunny is a pretty little female canary. She is friendly and loves to watch the activities around her cage. Stop down to the Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center on Manford Avenue or call 586-9282 for more information about any of these wonderful pets for adoption. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a nonprofit 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

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Great Pets Need New, Forever Homes 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. Also, please see the handsome gray kitty, Carl, on page 23. He is associated with the Animal Hospital of the Rockies and is also looking for a nice, new home.





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

Feb. 17 – Mar. 3, 2017

EVENTS Feb. 17 & 24: Actors, Song, & Wine. Live performance of “Blame It On Hoboken.” Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm Feb. 18 & 19: Rails in the Rockies. Model train layouts for the whole family. Estes Park Events Complex. 9am Feb. 19: Trout Haven Bridal Show. Vendors, Ceremony sites and more! 800 Moraine Event Center. 10am-3pm Feb. 19: Wedding Association Bridal Show. Plan your Estes Wedding. Estes Park Events Complex. 11am-2pm Mar. 2: Dine Around Estes. $5 Tasting Plates at participating restaurants all over town. 4:30-7:30pm Mar. 3: First Friday Art Groove. Experience Estes Park's fine art world. Throughout the Village. 5-7pm

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT Feb. 17-19: Ice Skating & Fishing. Trout Haven Resorts. 10am-7pm Feb. 17: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Restaurant. 5-8pm Feb. 17: Terry and Ash – Acoustic Duo. The Rock Inn. 6-9pm Feb. 17 & 18: James Davis. Spanish Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-8pm Feb. 17 & 18: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm Feb. 17 & 18: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm

Historic Park Theatre

Feb 10th- Mar 2nd 2017

Feb. 18: David Potter. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 6-9pm Feb. 18: Mountain Town Trio. Folk & Classic Rock. The Other Side. 6-9pm Feb. 19: Ellie Fair. Acoustic Brunch. The Rock Inn. 11am-2pm Feb. 19: Follow the Fox. Acoustic Duo. The Rock Inn. 5-8pm

Every Night: Dolby 3D @ 5pm, (Rated: PG) 2D @ 7:15 Monster Trucks Additional Matinees: Fri,Sat & Sun: 2D @ 2:15pm

Feb. 19: Bingo Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 6-7:30pm Feb. 21: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 7-8:30pm

Feb. 23: Open Bluegrass Jam. The Rock Inn. 6-9pm

Mar. 3: Spoken Word & Poetry Slam. Macdonald Book Shop. 7-9pm

Feb. 23: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Waterfront Grill. 6-9pm

Mar. 3: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm

Feb. 23: Mountain Town Trio. Folk & Classic Rock. Fajita Rita’s. 6-9pm Feb. 24-26: Ice Skating & Fishing. Trout Haven Resorts. 10am-7pm Feb. 24: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Restaurant. 5-8pm Feb. 24: Jon Pickett. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 6-9pm Feb. 24 & 25: James Davis. Spanish Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-8pm Feb. 24 & 25: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm Feb. 24 & 25: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9pm Feb. 25: Mountain Town Trio. Folk & Classic Rock. The Other Side. 6-9pm Feb. 25: Flyin Hot Saucers. Acoustic Duo. The Rock Inn. 6-9pm Feb. 26: New Wizard Oil Combination. Men’s Choral. The Stanley. 2pm Feb. 26: Bingo Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 6-7:30pm

SEMINARS, CLASSES & LECTURES Mon. & Wed. at 6pm, Fri. & Sat. at 7pm: Sip & Paint. Murphy’s Resort. Feb. 19 & 26: Taste & Create. Snowy Peaks Winery. 3:30-5:30pm Feb. 17: Sounds Healing Series. Estes Park Yoga. 6:30-8pm Feb. 21 & 28: Free 5K Group Fun Run. Stanley Hotel. 6pm Mar. 3-5: Family Mountaineering & Backcountry Weekend. Registration required. YMCA. Starts at 1:00 pm Fri. Mar. 3: Community Yoga. All level yoga class. Estes Park Yoga. 6-7pm


Feb. 28: Trivia Night. Rock Cut Brewing Company. 7-8:30pm

Visit RMNP Visitor Centers to learn about park wildlife, programs & more! Call for details. 970-586-1223.

Mar. 2: Open Bluegrass Jam. The Rock Inn. 6-9pm

Free RMNP & Ranger-Led Programs. Details: 970-586-1206

Mar. 2: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Waterfront Grill. 6-9pm

Feb. 18-19 & 25-26: Wild in Winter. Beaver Meadows Visitors Center. 1011am

Mar. 2: Mountain Town Trio. Folk & Classic Rock. Fajita Rita’s. 6-9pm Mar. 3: Ice Skating & Fishing. Trout Haven Resorts. 10am-7pm Mar. 3: Dahlby and Nadine. Snowy Peaks Winery. 4-6pm Mar. 3: The Dempsey/Fox Duo. Jazz. The Other Side Restaurant. 5-8pm Mar. 3: Sean Flynn. Acoustic. The Rock Inn. 6-9pm Mar. 3: James Davis. Spanish Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6-8pm Mar. 3: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6pm

Feb. 18-19 & 22, 25-26 & Mar. 1: Snowshoe Ecology Walk. Reservations required. 12:30-2:30pm Mar. 1-2: Biennial Research Conference: People and Stewardship. Research topics. 8:30am-4:30pm Rocky Mountain Conservancy Programs: Fees apply & registration is required. Call for details: 970-586-3262. Feb. 24-26: Photographing Winter Landscapes. 3-Day Class

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Monday Super Saver 3D @ 2:15pm

Monday Matinees in 3D 2:15pm

$7.50 matinee $6 child tickets

Carl Needs A New & Loving Forever Home

Enter your best origional Lego in the Lego Building Contest! Great Prizes! Feb 10-24 2017 boxoffice:970-586-8904

Carl has had a rough life and is need of a new, loving, forever home. Carl is two years old, neutered and fully clawed. This handsome gray kitty came to the Animal Hospital of the Rockies from Greeley after being found on the streets with a can on his head. The people that brought him in got the can off of his head, but it damaged his left eye and his injured eye had to be removed. He is a very sweet cat and a vet tech at AHR has been fostering him for the past few months to help him learn to trust people again. Carl needs someone that will take it slow with him, be

loving and understanding. They don't know how well he will do with other cats but he likes dogs. He is friendly and playful and especially loves to play with his mousie toys. The Animal Hospital of the Rockies LLC is located at 453 Pine River Lane, call 970-586-4703 for more information or to make an appointment to meet Carl.

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A heartfelt thank you to all who attended EPNRC's Fundraiser, A Night in Bedrock! We hope you had as much fun as we did, learned a little about the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center, laughed, bowled, played games, left with a full stomach, and a big smile. Check out our Facebook page for additional photos. Thank you to our wonderful sponsors: Major Dinner Sponsor: Mama Rose's Restaurant Estes Park News Guest Guide Publications Loveland Steam Old Fashioned Candy Story OtterCares Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Thrivent Choice Worldwide Beverage Company YMCA of the Rockies Special thanks to Chipper's Lanes! Thanks and much appreciation to our silent and live auction donors: Paul & Teresa Mueller, Melissa & Mark Westover, Jill & Frank Lancaster, Winter Park Resort, Helen Masterson, Susie Masterson (Vacationland), Alpine Sun Ski & Sport, Redstone Inn, Tag-a-long Expeditions, Moab Brewery, Red Cliffs Lodge, Redtail Air, Castle Creek Winery, James Pickering, Thomas & Laura Beck, Frank Ferree, Kind Coffee, Snowy Peaks Winery, Pappy's Happy Pet Care, Estes Park Animal Medical Center, Estes Park Pet Supply, Dawn Normali, Mama Rose's, Airbits, Corporate Kickoff, James Frank (Aspen and Evergreen), The Armstrong Hotel, Fort Collins Escape Room, Blue Agave Grill, Downtown Fort Collins Business Association, Bob & Ludie Dickeson, Karen & Scott Thompson, Riverspointe Spa, Estes Park Mountain Shop, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, Boys & Girls Clubs of

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Larimer County, Samantha Phillips, Suzanna Simpson, Dee Robinson, The Egg & I, Susan Henshaw, Kris Hazelton, Kirby Hazelton, Barbara Jo Limmiatis. Thank you to the donors for the grand prize "A Year of Dining Out"Antonio's Pizza, Claire's on the Park, El Mex Cal, Estes Park Pie Shop, Fajita Rita's, The Grubsteak, Hunter's Chop House, Mama Rose's, Nicky's Steak House, Poppy's Pizza, Smokin' Daveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BBQ, The Dunraven Inn, Twin Owls. The following individuals served on the Night in Bedrock committee and their creativity and vision made the evening a success: Alice Burkholder, Lexy Jacobson, Cynthia Krumme, Catherine Krumme, Kris Hazelton, Kirby Hazelton, Susie Masterson, Suzanna Simpson, Julie & Rob Pieper, Alison Rivers, Jill Lancaster. How does your donation help? đ&#x;&#x152;&#x; You empower us to lead, serve, and strengthen over 100 nonprofits in the Estes Valley. You care. You give. Why? EPNRC exists to lead, serve and strengthen organizations who directly touch the lives of those in need and those who make our community a better place to live. How? We provide education, resources, networking and collaboration opportunities, individual consultation to organizations, and serve as an advocate and liaison to the greater community. We help nonprofits to do their good better by building capacity and providing resources in this community for this community. We act as a catalyst and convener to bring groups together where they can be more impactful and successful in a collaborative environment. By working together, nonprofits, businesses, government and individuals can a have a much greater impact than if we were each working in isolation. Because! Together we are better! Once again we thank you for supporting the EPNRC, helping our community nonprofits grow stronger, together.

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Estes Park Melodrama Is Back!

By: Doug Fox

and Performing Fun, Rich Mitchell, to give us one more melodrama to mark After a one year absence, the annual that historic event. And he did.” melodrama staged by Back Pew Cre“Estes Park: A Dedicated Town or ations at Presbyterian Community Who's in Charge Here?” will be perChurch of the Rockies returns this year formed at Presbyterian Community for five performances guaranteed to make you laugh, groan, and maybe even Church of the Rockies, 1700 Brodie Ave. in Estes Park, March 10, 11, 17, 18 and throw popcorn at the performers. The 19. All performances are at 7:00 p.m. exmelodrama has been designated as an cept for the 19th which is at 3:00 p.m. “authentic” activity by the Estes Park Centennial Celebration Committee and The melodrama is loosely – loosely – is officially a part of the town’s 100th anbased on the history of how Estes Park niversary celebration. became an incorporated town. “There “Everyone took a break last year and we are elements of history in the play,” Mitchell said. “The Woman’s Club was didn’t stage a melodrama,” explained Back Pew Creations chair Ginger Wilkin- active in those days (circa 1917). Some of the projects that we talk about in the play son. “But the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Town of Estes Park was were ones they actually did.” too much to pass up. So, we coaxed, One example is the purchase a big water pleaded, and begged the Master of Puns tank to spray water down Main Street to keep down the dust. “That’s a historical fact,” said Mitchell. “They also funded the building of some hiking trails. The women’s club part is certainly based on historical fact.” One of the historical names he used in the play is Cornelius th Bond, “but we use him in a different context. He’s some guy they named a park after.” F.O. Stanley (who built the Stanley Hotel), of course, is mentioned. “We talk about him putting electricity into the businesses downtown. We talk about Stanley having a pet bear that he let the tourists see. He kept it on a chain. There are grains of truth of historical events that are woven through this play, but history is certainly not the thrust. This is for entertainment.” Mitchell’s melodramas (this is his 6th) are littered with puns and plays on words. They produce lots of laughter and Congratulations to Ubaldo Erives, the present.” He likes this quote benot an insignificant number of groans Student of the Week for February 17, cause it reminds him not to fret from the audience. For example, this exchange between Margaret of the 2017. about anything. Woman’s Club and Edna, the owner of School activities Ubaldo enjoys parAfter high school Ubaldo hopes to the local café, where they had a fire. ticipating in are baseball and football. play baseball in college and be an Edna: There was a huge fire and all of a He has earned his varsity letter in foot- accountant or own his own busisudden my bakery was toast. ball and hopes to receive his letter in ness. Margaret: (pats Edna on the shoulder) baseball soon. Ubaldo loves to make people laugh Well, I think you’re very brave. You obviUbaldo’s favorite quote is “If you are and make them happy. He also loves ously didn’t let that get you down. anxious, you’re living in the future, if to see other people make others Edna: Nah! I figured as a baker, I should rise to the occasion. I figured that was you are depressed, you’re living in the happy. the yeast I could do. past, if you are at peace, you’re living in You get the idea. But Mitchell says, “There are still people in the cast who haven’t caught on to all of them yet.” And there are many. Mitchell does have one concern. He

Author, actor, & director Rich Mitchell.

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Edna Fryer- (played by Kay Mitchell) & Margaret Thurman (Kelley Anderson) of the Woman's Club discuss operations in Edna's restaurant. Photos by Peter Plaut

stresses that the play was written early last year – before the presidential campaign really got underway. “We’re actually going to put in a disclaimer in the program that says ‘any resemblance to current events is not intended,’” Mitchell explained. “I mean it talks about election fraud. One character says, ‘I’m just going to tell them whatever they want to hear and once I’m mayor I’m going to do whatever I want.’ People are going to think that I stole this from headlines.” Tickets to attend “Estes Park: A Dedicated Town or Who’s in Charge Here?” are $10 for adults when purchased in advance and $12 at the door. Children 12 and under are $5. They can be purchased at Macdonald Book Shop on Elkhorn or from the church office. Mark your calendar now for one of the performance dates: March 10, 11, 17, 18 and 19th.

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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library Library Closed on Presidents’ Day The Estes Valley Library will be closed all day on Monday, February 15 for the Presidents’ Day holiday. Regular hours at the library are: Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The library’s second floor (including the Computer Commons and Wi-Fi area) close each day at fifteen minutes prior to the regular closing time. For more information about library hours, events or activities, visit or call to speak with a librarian at 970-586-8116. Introduction to Fundraising Planning -PLUS- Finding Grants Tuesday, February 21, 3:30-5 p.m. in the Computer Commons Does your organization need help directing its fundraising efforts? Planning focuses your organization by setting fundraising priorities and helps give staff and board members a roadmap to success. This introductory class will provide you the basic steps for developing a fundraising plan, including tips on making your case for support; diversifying your organization’s fundraising base and; creating a plan of action. An added bonus: Are you new to the field of grantseeking? Discover what fun-

ders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders. You will learn the 10 most important things you need to know about finding grants. Reading is Doctor Recommended Tuesday, February 21, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Hondius Room. Earthing by Clinton Ober. Earthing is a movement based upon the discovery that connecting to the Earth’s natural energy is foundational for vibrant health. Following a near fatal disease in 1993, author Clint Ober embarked on a personal journey looking for a higher purpose in life. Since discovering Earthing he has been devoted to promoting the scientific exploration and practical applications for the concept. Come learn more at this discussion. Register at Movement – The “Magic Bullet” for Good Health with Dr. Frank Dumont Wednesday, February 22, 1-2 p.m. in the Hondius Room We sit at home in front of the television, we sit in our cars during long commutes, and we sit at our desks at work. Getting caught up in America’s sedentary lifestyle trend is putting our health at risk. We can either continue down this path toward obesity, metabolic dysfunction and other diseases, or we can counter it by intentionally adding movement into our day. Exercise has been shown to be more effective than medications for issues such

as long term weight management and preventing diabetes. Learn how more movement can be the “magic bullet” for your good health. Register at Tech Cafe Wednesday, February 22, 4:30-6 p.m. at the Library Fireplace The "Tech Cafe" offers library patrons an opportunity to drop in and ask basic questions about their computer, mobile phone or tablet. Not for computer repair or configuration, if you have a question about how to update that Android phone, or add email to your iPad, this is a great way to get that quick answer to that nagging question. The Tech Cafe is "drop-in" but if you know you'll be coming please take a moment to give us your name and what you'd like to work on (by Registering) so that we can be better prepared. Register at Managing Performance Issues Thursday, February 23, 5-7 p.m. in the Wasson Room Conflict is almost inevitable in the workplace, yet managers most often avoid it. It pays to give the right feedback the right way. In this session, participants will examine the feedback process from hiring to coaching … or even terminating. Participants will learn hiring practices that ensure team success, why frequent, direct feedback prevents conflict,

and a "bridge model" that makes disciplinary actions easier. Presented by Larimer SBDC. Register at Story Explorers age 3-5 Owl Moon Saturday, February 25 11:15-11:45 a.m. in the Hondius Room In Story Explorers, we’ll read a story and then engage in activities surrounding the theme of the book. Each family will receive a copy of the book to take home. Story Explorers Book Club is open to families with children age 3-5 years old and registration is required for each session because supplies are limited. Register at Saturday Book - Club Magic Tree House Eve of the Emperor Penguin Saturday, February 25, 2-3:30 p.m. in the Hondius Room The book club is for beginning and developing readers (K-3rd grade) to add to the enjoyment of reading (or being read to). Once registered, come into the library to pick up a copy of the book to read prior to the Club. Come for lively discussion, crafts, games and snacks. Come for a penguin craft and penguin games! Register at Addiction 101 Presented by Dr. Chris Reveley Monday, March 6, 7-8:30 p.m. in the Hondius Room As Americans face the worsening epidemic of substance and behavioral addictions, we struggle to agree on what addiction is and even how to think and talk about it. Is it a disease like diabetes, a mental illness or a symptom of profound social and spiritual distress? Dr. Reveley will present the basics of our modern understanding of addiction and rather than an approach grounded in shame, judgment and punishment, argues for a rational, evidence-based approach to the problem, one that promises to guide us toward effective treatment and, ultimately, prevention. Register at

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Rails In The Rockies This Weekend Explore the wonderful world of trains at Rails in the Rockies 20th Anniversary Show this weekend, February 18 and 19. at the Estes Park Event Center Pavilion, Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-4. Admission for adults is $7.00, children 12 and under free. This show is for the whole family from little children to adults, there is something for everyone. There are layouts featuring fine craftsman ship scratch built buildings, trains and scenery.There are layouts highlighting toy train history with Lionel and American Flyer.There is a layout of Marklin German trains. There is a garden railroad. There is a layout constructed for the tiny N gauge train. There is a switching layout, a puzzle layout and, of course, our popular LEGO layout. There are layouts built by Youth

in Model Railroading club members. There are layouts with push buttons for our younger train admirers. There is our popular game of Seek and Search with fun prizes. There will be a train give away on both Saturday and Sunday. The trains are generously donated by two of the show vendors. This year we have several special displays by Colorado Railroad Historical Societies and museums, the Forney Museum of Transportation, and a special display of scratch built circus train cars. If you are looking for that special piece of train equipment, a starter train set for your grandchildren, or wonderful photos of trains, we have over 30 vendors available. Come join us for a fun filled weekendâ&#x20AC;Ś ..all aboard!

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EP Elementary School Hosts Poetry Café

Poetry 3rd & 4th Elementary students were able to practice performing under the lights of the high school auditorium.

subject. • Songwriting - A student writes a poem in the form of a song, and then On February 3rd, a Poetry Cafè was held sings it in front of the class. • Limerick - A limerick is a humorous at the Estes Park High School auditorium. This gave 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade stu- poem written in five lines. dents in Joe Frey’s literacy classes prac• If I Were in Charge of the World - A tice speaking in front of an audience. poem where students tell what they Everybody was invited, and parents and would do if they were in charge of the some Middle School students came to world. This was the first poem Joe’s class watch. Students had to work hard to cre- wrote in their unit. ate poems that would entertain the audi• Anything - Students write a poem ence. about anything they want. They are al“It was hard to go on stage and say my lowed to do any format of type of poem. poems in front of all those people, ” said • Imagery - A poem that students cre5th Grade student Annie Lewelling. ated on their IPad to be projected onto Students were able to choose from the SmartBoard along with pictures. many different categories to compete. Some of the parents and Middle School The list of poem categories are: students that showed up at the Cafè • Narrative Poem - A generally longer served as judges for each category. After poem, tells a story, usually rhyming in everyone finished reciting their poems some sort of pattern. on the stage, the judges marked down first and second place on the paper they • Haiku - A short poem, not rhyming, were given. The paper had the name of but lines are written in syllables of 5,7,5. • Two Perspectives – Two poems on one each category and the students that signed up to read. topic, written from different views. For instance, one might describe a happy ver- First and second place winners for each category received a medal made on the sion of a subject, such as rain, and the other would describe a sad version of the school’s 3-D printers. First place medals

By 5th graders Kysa Marske, Marshall Erickson, Annie Lewelling, and 4th grader Dawn Nguyen

3rd grader Hanna Cousineau placed 2nd in 3rd grader Isaac Hill and 4th grader the "Rhyming Poem" category. Decker Nicholson teamed up to recite a poem they had written together.

were purple, and second place medals were silver. These colors were chosen to indicate Estes Park School colors. After the event, all of the students were given glow in the dark medals to show that they have participated in the Poetry Café. There were different categories for the various grades. One that was only for the 5th graders was the songwriting category, which ended up being one of the categories with the most participants.

“Everyone did fabulous, it was a great way to start my day, ” stated Lisa Mechem, one of the judges. “I was thoroughly impressed with the creativity and overall depth that so many students reached through their poetry, ” said literacy teacher Joe Frey. “Poetry can be a song, have a rhyming scheme, or just be a short story, ” said 5th grader Marshall Erickson. “As long as it has a good meaning, it is a good poem. ”

Elementary Poetry Café Results 3rd Grade Narrative Poem: 1. Addy Bien 2. JR Hocker Haiku: 1. JR Hocker 2. Alaina Ginter Rhyming: 1. Isaac Hill 2. Hanna Cousineau Pass the Poem: 1. Isaac Hill & JR Hocker 2. Alaina Ginter, Isaac Hill, Addy Bien 4th Grade Narrative Poems: 1. Lauren Allen 2. Oliver Ascher Farrah Collins Haiku: 1. Kathryn Lyon 2. Luke Walker If I Were in Charge of the World: 1. JR Hocker (3rd Grade) 2. Alison Raymond Farrah Collins Rhyming: 1. Karla Vera Rojas 2. Dawn Nguyen Georgie Baker Pass the Poem: 1. Luke Walker & Lauren Allen 2. Georgie Baker & Alison Raymond Limericks: 1. Karla Vera Rojas 2. Luke Walker

Dawn Nguyen Imagery: 1. Lauren Allen Karla Vera Rojas 2. Luke Walker 5th Grade Narrative Poems: 1. Amelia Bryant 2. Annalise Anderson Austin Tice Haiku: 1. Grace Kinsey 2. Chipper Banks If I Were in Charge of the World: 1. Kysa Marske 2. Annie Lewelling If I Were in Charge of the World: 1. Kysa Marske 2. Annie Lewelling Songwriting: 1. Marshall Erickson Austin Tice & Chipper Banks 2. Kody Payne & Marshall Erickson Amelia Bryant Two Perspectives: 1. Annalise Anderson 2. Marshall Erickson Wolf Bezark Anything! 1. Kody Payne & Thomas Dorman 2. Annie Lewelling Imagery: 1. Thomas Dorman 2. Kenny Cromer

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Dental Screening At Estes Park Schools

Two hundred and ten Estes Park school students participated in the annual dental screening on February 2. The program, jointly sponsored by the schools, all of the active dentists in our town and members of the Kiwanis Club of Estes Park, provides a basic check on the dental health of our youth, and especially those that are not under the regular care of a dentist. This year, 50 students were identified with one or more cavities. Of that same group, seven had urgent dental needs. The school follows up with messages to the parents and guardians with the results of the screening. Hats off to all the dentists and their assistants who provided their time for this important aspect in the health of our school children. And thanks to Theresa Oja, the school nurse, for her help in organizing the event and members of the Kiwanis Club for guiding the youth through the process and providing the children with a new tooth brush and dentifrice.

Caring dentists and their assistants, including the Tooth Fairy and Kiwanis Club members. Dr. Oja doing a dental exam. Courtesy photos

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds campers that now is the time to make reservations for popular camping locations in the spring and summer. Many state park camping locations are already booked over Memorial Day but expeditious campers can still snag some prime locations for the May or July 4 holidays. “Camping spots in parks near Denver are often booked six months in advance, so planning ahead is the best way to secure a prime spot,” said Margaret Taylor, CPW assistant director for capital, parks and trails. “Cabins and yurts are typically booked first, followed by sites with electrical and water hook-ups and then tent camping sites.” Over Memorial Day weekend, only three state parks still have wide availability. Mancos State Park and Paonia State Park, in southwest Colorado, and Yampa River State Park, in northwestern Colorado, have reservations available in all locations. Mancos, which is a 40 minute drive west of Durango, offers yurts as well as tent camping. Also over Memorial Day weekend, some basic spots, including some with electrical hook-ups, are still available in the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area and tent spots are available at Cheyenne Mountain, Mueller and Golden Gate Canyon state parks near Denver, as well as Stagecoach, State Forest, Steamboat and Sylvan state parks. Over Independence Day weekend, some prime spots including some cabins are available now at Boyd Lake, Chat-

field, Cherry Creek, Golden Gate Canyon, Ridgway, St. Vrain, State Forest and Vega state parks. Make your campsite, cabin, yurt or RV site reservations online at the CPW website or by calling 303-470-1144 (Denver) or 1-800-678-2267 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. M.T. Knowledgeable agents can help you find the right spot for your getaway or you can use the park finder online. Reservations are strongly recommended, especially during summer months. Reservations can be made six months in advance or three days before the camp date(s). Any sites not reserved within this window are available on a first-come, firstserve basis. You’ll find more options on weekdays during the summer if you are reserving less than six months in advance. Many of our sites are ADA accessible. Many of our campsites are open yearround. A nonrefundable reservation fee applies to bookings. Visitors must purchase a daily or annual entrance pass in addition to paying camping and reservation fees. Colorado has 42 state parks with multiple options for RV hookups, camp sites, cabins and yurts. Download the state parks brochure on the CPW website for more information.

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activacuity® Announces Partnership With American Cancer Society activacuity®, the first guided imagery app for athletes, has announced a partnership with the American Cancer Society. The Society is a nationwide voluntary health organization whose mission is save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. It is one of the oldest and largest volunteer health organizations in the US. activacuity® is an app that delivers guided imagery audio files that guide the listener through sessions incorporating tools that sports psychologists have successfully used with elite athletes. Each session is 10-15 minutes long, and is built around positive imagery and positive words. These create new neural pathways in the brain with a positive intention, resulting in enhanced focus, confidence, performance and experience for all athletes, and for life. Guided imagery or visualization is not only widely used by athletes across many sports, it has also been proven to reduce the unpleasant side effects of cancer and its treatment. Imagery has also been successfully used to enhance coping ability, quality of life, energy, confidence and motivation. activacuity® is a division of Active at Altitude, based in Estes Park, Colorado, a creator of experiences that educate, inspire, and empower an active, healthy, mindful lifestyle. Included in the Active at Altitude portfolio are women’s running camps and trail running camps that have been recognized as one of the top adult training camps in the United States, as well as the annual US Trail Running Conference. activacuity® will be featured by the American Cancer Society to it’s members, runners, and supporters in the Great West Division. The app will track new subscribers generated by the partnership with the Society, and will provide a free subscription for activacuity® to a cancer survivor for each paid annual subscription received. The Society will establish a list of cancer survivors that will benefit from the partnership, using the Patient Navigator Program. activacuity® will also pay a referral com-

mission for each annual subscription generated, providing additional income for the American Cancer Society that will help fund vital research and support projects. Discounted access to the app will additionally be made available for the Society staff and volunteers, so that they too can benefit from the positive focus that activacuity® represents and helps develop. activacuity® will promote the relationship with the American Cancer Society using social media channels, along with promotion by the parent organization, Active at Altitude. The partnership is for an initial period of six months, with an option to expand to a national partnership once the initial period has been realized and reviewed. Yield for the Society from the partnership for the initial period is projected to be $5,000 in direct contributions in addition to in-kind benefits. Amanda Seier, Senior Director, Community Engagement for the Great West Division of the American Cancer Society, comments: “We look forward to this partnership with Active at Altitude. Our mission is to save lives, celebrate lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer. Working with companies who have a focus on health & wellness will help us accomplish our mission.” Terry Chiplin, visionary behind activacuity®, and owner of Active at Altitude, says: “I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with the American Cancer Society. This partnership realizes a personal dream to help support the incredible and vital work and research that the Society carries out, and look forward to making a contribution to the continued success of the American Cancer Society.” For more information, contact: Terry Chiplin, Active at Altitude,, phone 303-3049159, Amanda Seier, American Cancer Society,, phone 720524-5409,

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EVRPD Sports And Events NVAA Travel Soccer The EVRPD, as a member of the NVAA, will be offering spring travel soccer! The Northern Valley Athletic Association (NVAA) is comprised of small front-range communities. It is an opportunity for players to play against other recreational competitive teams. Practices will be in Estes Park and teams will travel to the Front Range and possibly host one or two games. Divisions: 3rd-4th grade co-rec/ 7v7 & 5th-6th grade co-rec 9v9. Practices: Teams practice twice a week for no more than three hours/week. Practices start the week of March 6th. Practice times are TBD based on coaches and field availability. Games: Games are on Saturdays and begin March 18th. Tournament: There will be an end of season tournament on May 6th. Registration for travel soccer begins Monday, February 6th through Tuesday, February 21 at the Recreation Office at Stanley Park. No online registration will be available for travel soccer. *The cost is $50. From February 22-28, if there is space available, the fee will be $60. The fee will help cover the cost of league fees, jersey top, and socks. **Roster Size: 3rd/4th grade will play 7v7 and there must be a minimum of 10 players and no more than 12 allowed per roster by the registration deadline. 5th/6th grade will play 9v9 and there must be a minimum of 12 players and no more than 14 allowed per roster by the registration deadline. There will be no exceptions. If rosters are not full by the deadline, but has met the minimum, players may reg-

ister no more than two weeks into a team’s season. Players must also be able to commit to participating in 75% of the season including both practices and games. Youth Spring Soccer League In-House-(non-travel); K-6th grade teams available In the local In-House (non-travel) spring soccer league, players participate on a team and practice once a week and play a game once a week at Stanley Park. Divisions: Co-rec K-1st grade, Co-rec 2nd-3rd grade, Co-rec 4th-6th grade. **Roster Sizes: Rosters will be limited. K-1st grade will be eight teams max with eight players each. 2nd-3rd and 4th-6th grade will be four teams max with 12 players each. Program Dates: The season is from the week of April 10-May 18, 2017. Teams will play twice a week after school (no Saturday mornings). The first three sessions will be practices, then teams will practice once a week and play a game once a week. Practices: All practices are either Monday’s or Tuesday’s at Stanley Park Field #2. Practice days will be based on coach availability. Games: Each team will have five games. Games are either on Wednesday’s or Thursday’s. There will be one practice a week and one game, **except the first three sessions will be practices. Times: K-1st: 3:45-4:45 p.m. or 4:45-5:45 p.m.; 2nd-3rd: 3:45-4:45 p.m.; 4th-6th: 4:45-5:45 p.m. Early Registration: Monday, February 20, 2017 – Monday, March 20, 2017. $40.00/in district and $50.00/out of district. Late Registration: Tuesday, March 21-Monday,

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March 27, there will be a $10 late fee. Registrations will be taken on a “spaceavailable” basis only and can be done online or at the Stanley Park Rec Office. Youth Flag Football League Flag football is available for boys and girls in grades 2nd-3rd & 4th-6th grade. **Roster Sizes: Rosters will be limited to four teams max with 13 players each in each division. Program Dates: The season is from the week of April 10-May 18, 2017. Teams will play twice a week after school (no Saturday mornings). The first three sessions will be practices, then teams will practice once a week and play a game once a week. Practices: All practices are either Monday’s or Tuesday’s at Stanley Park Field #2. Practice days will be based on coach availability. Games: Each team will have five games. Games are either on Wednesday’s or Thursday’s. There will be one practice a week and one game, **except the first three sessions will be practices. Times: 2nd-3rd 3:45-4:45 p.m., 4th-6th 4:45-5:45 p.m. Early Registration: Monday, February 20, 2017 – Monday, March 20, 2017. $40.00/in district and $50.00/out of district. Late Registration: Tuesday, March 21-Monday, March 27, there will be a $10 late fee. Registrations will be taken on a “space-available” basis only and can be done online or at the Stanley Park Rec Office. Coaches/Referees Wanted The EVRPD is also in need of qualified referees and volunteer coaches for Youth Soccer and Flag Football. If you coach and your child is a participant, your child’s registration will be waived. Paid or volunteer positions are available for referee positions. If you are interested in reffing or coaching, or for more information about our programs, please contact us. Registration/Contact Us Youth Soccer & Flag Football League: On-line via eTrak: Click the “Register Now” button on the Youth Sports Flag

Football page on our website; It will re-direct you to our new registration software; eTrak. Click the “Register” icon. Select the catalog on the left-hand side of the page and drop down to: Sports/Youth Sports/Football. Select the shopping cart icon for the correct division and follow the steps to check-out and pay via credit card. Drop-In: Come to any of our three locations; the Rec Office, Aquatic Center, or Admin Office, and pay in person by cash, check, or credit/debit card. and pay using cash, check, or credit card. Late registrations will be taken on a “space-available” basis only and can only be done at the EVRPD Administrative Office (no online registration available). Hours of operation may vary per facility. Activity scholarships are available through the Estes Valley Youth Activity Assistance Fund. Applications are available at the EVRPD office. For more information, contact Cheryl Sarnwick at 970-586-8189, or at Adult Sports Adult Open Gyms; Basketball & Pickleball Adult open gyms have started! Adult Basketball: Mondays, 7-9 p.m. at the Middle School Gym. Adult Pickleball: Mondays, 7-9 p.m.; Thursdays & Saturdays, 8-10 a.m. at The Pavilion at the Estes Park Event Center. The cost for open gyms is $5 for drop-in or $40 for a punch pass (10 punches, 20% savings). The purpose of the Estes Valley Recreation & Park District (EVRPD) Adult Open Gym programs is to provide adults a place to play drop-in sports with appropriate supervision in a clean and safe space. All participants must be at least 16 years of age and have a completed policy form and release of liability and photo release waiver on file. EVRPD promotes good sportsmanship and having fun in a friendly recreation setting. Adults of all skill ability are welcome to play.

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Estes Park Al-Anon Al-Anon Group in Estes Park meets from 7-8 p.m. every Friday at U.S. Bank. 363 E. Elkhorn Ave. Guests are welcome. Call 970-586-4268 for more info.

Fall River Group of AA The Fall River Group of Alcoholics Anonymous meets daily at noon. 7:00 p.m. meetings are also held every night except Thursday and Saturday. Meeting location is 701 Elm Rd. next to the automotive shop. We welcome friends and visitors to attend these open meetings.

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

Al-Anon Newcomers Al-Anon Newcomers meets at Harmony from 6:45-7:45 p.m. Saturdays, 1600 Fish Hatchery Rd., Estes Park.

AA Meeting Allenspark Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Allenspark Fire Dept. - Community Room Downstairs For info. call 303-747-2415.

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Remember: The Earth Belongs To Our Children By: Judi Smith

By: Judi Smith

dust) to produce balanced soil. Adding The United States has an enormous dis- meat, dairy, or food cooked with oil (which require an absence of oxygen to posal problem. Most of the sites I restart the process) apparently requires search have conceived very graphic descriptions of the amounts we throw away higher temperatures and produces odors which attract flies and vermin (from in a day. I can easily visualize 63,000 bugs to bears). While white office paper garbage trucks running around the should still be placed in the recycling bin, United States, looking for garbage parkI was particularly pleased to find that ing space in our increasingly limited food soiled paper (from plates to pizza landfills. Many organizations have analyzed USA boxes), eggshells, coffee grounds, dark trash. Generally accepted seems to be the and brightly-colored paper, plus paper towels and napkins can be composted. EPA statement that 80% of what we disIn pursuit of zero waste, many Colcard is recyclable in some way and orado communities are now offering should not be in the landfill but only 1/3 composting services to their citizens. Of is actually recycled. Of the remainder the municipalities I looked up, only that goes to the landfill, 31% is paper Alamosa seemed to have no open progoods (including packaging), 17% is food gram. Aspen, Boulder (county wide), waste, and 10% is yard and garden leavings. That means a large portion of what Breckenridge, Fort Collins, Loveland, we now bury is compostable. Decompo- Montrose, Nederland, and Steamboat sition generally requires an aerobic situa- Springs, have public programs that action, meaning that oxygen (and water) is cept food scraps as well as garden waste (and often the plastic). These services are needed for the process. However, landnot always free … but often appear to be fills are designed to prohibit water and “free” because they are supported by a tax air so your food scraps can last many, or an often unnoticed household fee. The many, many times as long as the four currently available programs in Durango, months or so it could take in the back Greeley, Lafayette, and Salida are priyard composter. Not that I am suggesting that each fam- vately owned. (There is an anaerobic diily in the Estes Valley install such a utility gester in Eaton!). Due to the nature of – especially in bear country, I have never this endeavor, especially in bear country, most of these services provide curbside tried composting (and, if you have done collection. so successfully here in the Estes Valley, The next meeting of the LWV&Complease share your knowledge). An indusmunity Recycling Committee is our antrial composting facility, which can acnual planning retreat on Feb. 23. Then, cept dairy, meats, and #7 PLA comon March 1, we meet at the EV Library postable plastic is a more universal (10 a.m.) to begin work on chosen prosolution. From my research: While nitrogen rich grams. And, remember that the Estes Re“greens” (fruit and veggies, banana skins, cycles event (Freecycle, E-cycle, Shredathon) happens April 22. and coffee grounds) can be mixed with carbon holding “browns” (dry leaves, wood chips, shredded paper, and saw-

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USA is at 34% with 11 countries doing better than we are and four countries reThe trick to reducing greenhouse gas cycling less. (2015 and 2016 numbers). (GHG) emissions is to curb our conColorado’s redirection rate is 12%. Boulsumption and improve our waste disder County, under the guidance of Ecoposal customs. Recycling is good. It recycle, recycles 17%. duces required manufacturing and Some local endeavors: therefore lowers CO2 and other gas emissions from power plants and factoIndividuals throughout the Estes Valley ries. And, it encourages innovative devel- have been taking glass bottles to the opment of new recycling techniques. “glass only” bin at the Event Center parkComposting is ing lot below the better: It reduces Transit Shelter. methane gas from We have collected landfills (accord3,175 pounds of ing to Ecocycle, 84 glass in three times worse than months, over carbon monox1,000 pounds per ide). Composting month, making actually pulls carus one of the top bon out of the air producers of reand into produccycled glass bottive soil, reversing tles collected by carbon emission. Clear Intentions, Reusing is better still, no manufacturing a glass cullet factory in the Denver area. required to keep it out of the landfill and They tell us we have almost enough to place a new treasure in someone’s hands. gain an additional bin or pickup, so when Conversely, buying reused items is cost it is getting full, cram in what you can – efficient and sustainable. But still, reduc- without leaving it outside the container ing is best. Avoiding the tempting and for the raccoons and bears. destructive option of using once and After you empty and dispose of the botthrowing away. Use washable containers tles, please save the (real not plastic) instead of disposables. Avoid superfluous corks. The League of Women Voters craft packaging – and contact the company to booth for the Duck Race Festival in May encourage changes. will be offering sailboats that float – toToday, most people are too smart to tally from recycled materials! But we burn their garbage in their backyard. But need you to box or bag your corks and trash is generated by individuals and we bring them to neighborhood collection together must solve the problem of disbins (coming soon!) or to the Freecyposal. It is no longer a private endeavor. cleEstes Event on April 22. Neighborhoods, towns, cities, states and April 22 (Earth Day) will be the date for countries all over the world are finding the biannual Recycle Day, co-sponsored innovative solutions whether through by the Presbyterian Community Church. government bans, mandatory fees, or The Sunrise Rotary Shredathon will be voluntary participation. We must stop joining us this year. So clean out your looking at only the short term and conclosets and save the date! centrate on the cost to future generations. Duck Race tickets will be available The Earth belongs to our children. soon. Adopt a duck from us and support The USA is the highest producer of the FreecycleEstes / E-cycling Event. The waste in the world. According to the LWV&C Recycling Committee is holdPlanet Aid charts, Germany leads the ing a Retreat on Feb. 23 to plan 2017 acworld with a 65% redirection rate with tivities. For information this and other six more countries recycling (and comrecycling questions, contact me at posting) over 50% of their waste. The

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Last Chance To Give The Gift Of Daffodils

As the first flower of spring, the daffodil is a symbol of hope. The Daffodil Sales, “Hope By the Bunch” campaign coincides with the arrival of spring and provides support in the fight against cancer. The fundraiser provides not only cheer and hope to the recipients of the flowers, but will also

serve as a reminder of the power of early detection when combating preventable cancers such as colorectal or breast cancer. The proceeds from daffodil sales will support the American Cancer Society’s effort to finish the fight against cancer through lifesaving research. Cost of flowers is just $10 a bunch. Daffodils must be ordered by this Friday, February 17 and paid in advance by cash or check payable to the American Cancer Society. Flower deliver will be approximately March 7, 2017. To order your flowers, contact Loretta DeWitt 970-586-3464, or Kathy Semerad 970-586-7367 or Lois Ellingwood, 970586-3064.

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Quarterly Economic Summary And Forecast By: Dr. John W. Green, Economist

holds. Estes Park benefits from these new residents as they recreate. Provided by Bank of Estes Park My strongest sector in the Estes Park February 2017 economy is RMNP visitation although it My theme last quarter was The Ecstasy would appear from the Town data preand The Agony. The Estes Park economy sented in the Dashboard that retail sales was doing very well but the closure of have also increased very rapidly, data Highway 34 for rebuilding was likely to which the Colorado Department of Revcause some agony. So far, however, the enue publishes with a several month lag. agony does not seem to be happening. My Estes Park Economic Indicator was The Town of Estes Park has initiated a very strong in November, hitting a 20% great service to the community called the growth rate, up from 0.3% in October Economic Dashboard. It can be found at and a negative number in September. this website: /www.colorado.go There were four negative growth months v/pacific/townofestespark/salestax at the (year-over-year) through November in bottom of the page. Let me summarize 2016 but, overall, growth was comfortNovember 2016 economic conditions: ably positive in 2016. This agrees with Sales tax colthe Economic lections up Dashboard in18% year-overformation. year (yoy); up The first half 7.6% year-toof 2017 should date (ytd) exhibit ecoHwy. 34 trafnomic growth fic count down 30% yoy; down 5.6% ytd in Estes Park although the weather and Hwy. 36 traffic count up 41.2% yoy; up road closures and conditions will be the 20.5% ytd ultimate determining factors. There is Park visitation down 2.1% yoy; up 8.7% much economic momentum in the Front ytd Range and Estes Park economies as we go into the new year. Business licenses issued up 37.7% yoy; up 39.4% ytd There is temporary uncertainty hanging over the national and local economies reBuilding permits issued up 66.7% yoy; lated to the newly installed Trump Adup 28.8% ytd Highway 34 traffic is down as expected ministration and Republican-controlled Congress. The fate of massive infrastrucbut Highway 36 traffic more than made ture spending, taxes and potential trade up for the loss. Visitors are more than wars will determine the growth rate of willing to make the hour longer drive to our intertwined economies in the last visit RMNP and Estes Park. half of 2017 and 2018. Retail sales have increased strongly in Please Note: This is a very brief sum2016, creating a positive retail sales busimary of a comprehensive, specialized, ness atmosphere leading to more comquarterly economic summary and foremitments to establish new businesses and cast report that Bank of Estes Park utibuild new structures. lizes internally, addressing the national, This dashboard picture agrees with my state, county, and local economies. The more regional economic assessment of complete version is available upon reLarimer County and Estes Park. The quest to bank clients of Bank of Estes strongest sector in the Larimer County Park, for private, individual use, without economy is the permitting and construcreproduction or distribution. This brief tion of multiunit apartment buildings. summary is being made available as a This sector is booming in Fort Collins service to the local Estes Park commuand Loveland. This strongly increases the demand for labor, the number of support nity. For questions or comments, please vehicles on the road to support construc- call Scott Applegate, Chief Credit Officer, tion and furnishing of these apartments, at 970-235-7027. and the retail sales to set up these house-

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Unethical Shed Antler Hunting A Growing Concern For State Wildlife Managers

Colorado Parks and Wildlife managers advise the public to be responsible and ethical around wintering wildlife, especially while collecting shed antlers late in the cold weather season. Officers are concerned about the growing number of collectors looking for sheds in closed areas, or pressuring big game while the animals are struggling to survive winter conditions. While shed antler hunting is allowed in most of Colorado, wildlife officers say they have received reports of several unethical collectors entering restricted areas. A few have been seen chasing deer and elk in hopes the startled animals drop their antlers. Officers have ticketed several shed hunters for harassing wildlife this year. "We are asking folks that want to hunt for sheds, that they do it in an ethical and legal manner and only in areas where it is allowed," said Area Wildlife Manager Perry Will of Glenwood Springs. "We ask that you do not let dogs off leash to chase wildlife, trespass, go off-trail, harass animals with an OHV, or violate closures. If you do, we will enforce our laws and issue citations." Wildlife officials say in addition to shed hunting, other forms of outdoor recreation, including the irresponsible use of OHVs and ATVs, can be very stressful to wintering wildlife. "This is about protecting these animals," added Will. "People need to understand that when big game expends critical energy by running from human activity this time of year, it will lead to higher mortality. We will do what we need to do to prevent that." Two years ago, the CPW Commission approved limits to shed antler collecting in portions of Eagle, Pitkin, Garfield, and Routt counties. Between Jan. 1 through March 15, collecting shed antlers is prohibited on public land in game management units 25, 26, 35, 36, 43, 44, 47, 444, and 471. Between March 15 and May 15, collecting is allowed only between 10 a.m. through sunset. Similar restrictions have been in place

for several years on public land in game management units 54, 55, 66, 67 and 551 in Gunnison County, primarily to protect Gunnison sage-grouse. This winter, heavy snow in the area has been a significant concern, prompting CPW officials to implement a baiting operation to draw big game that have congregated along paved roads away from traffic. Additionally, CPW enacted emergency regulations prohibiting several forms of wildlife-related recreation on public lands below 9,500 feet in an area from the community of Sargents to five miles west of Blue Mesa Dam, and from Crested Butte to Lake City. The regulation prohibits lion hunting, small game hunting, suspends all night-hunting permits and extends the restriction on the collection of antlers and skulls of wildlife through May 15. Wildlife managers remind shed hunters and all outdoor recreationists that keeping their distance from wintering big game is the most effective way to prevent animal stress and mortality. They say even searching for antlers on foot or horseback can create stressful conditions for wildlife if people get too close. "We understand that people enjoy hunting sheds, but we ask everyone to be legal and ethical," said Will. "The best option is to follow the laws and keep your distance, and maybe wait until big game has moved to summer range to begin looking for sheds." Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges anyone that observes illegal activity to contact their local wildlife office, or to remain anonymous contact Operation Game Thief at 877-265-6648. Rewards are available for information that leads to a citation. For more information about shed collection restrictions in the Northwest Region, contact Colorado Parks and Wildlife's Glenwood Springs office at 970-947-2920. For information about restrictions in Gunnison County, call CPW's office in Gunnison at 970-6417060

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Virginia Spicer Weliky Virginia Spicer Weliky, 89, died peacefully at the Medical Center of the Rockies February 9, 2017. Virginia was a long-time resident of Estes Park, Colorado and took great joy in viewing the mountains and particularly Longs Peak from her home. Prior to moving to Colorado, she grew up in Ashland, Virginia, went to graduate school in New York, and raised four children in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, finally achieving her goal of living in the mountains when she and her husband, Irving, retired to Estes Park. Virginia was active in the Newcomer’s Group, the Women’s Club and chaired the Scholarship Committee for many years. She took great pride in education, having graduated as Salutatorian of her high school class and earning Phi Beta Kappa honors from Randolph Macon College in Ashland, Virginia. After college Virginia enrolled at Columbia University for Teachers’ Education, and then taught high school science in Petersburg Virginia. She returned to New York to enter the Sloan Kettering Memorial graduate program and Cornell University. There she contributed to the isolation of uracil, one of the building blocks of RNA. At Sloan Kettering, she met Irving and they were married in 1951. Virginia and Irving were collectors of Native American art and Danish Mod-

ern Furniture, and Virginia was also active with American Field Service. After retiring to Colorado, she and Irving enjoyed traveling to the national parks and enjoying the beautiful scenery in the West. Virginia was preceded in death by her husband Irving in 2002 after 51 years of marriage. In 2005 she married lifelong friend Aaron Freedman. She and Aaron she spent time in Colorado and New York where Aaron taught. Aaron died in 2013 and Virginia continued to take pleasure in spending time in Colorado with family and friends. Virginia is survived by her children, Joan Conaway and her husband Ron, Lora Weliky, James Weliky and his wife Carin Schiewe, David Weliky and her grandchildren, Lawrence Griffin, Cody Hartke-Weliky, and Max Schiewe-Weliky, as well as her sister Janice Barrett and her nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be planned for the near future. Memorial Contributions in Virginia’s memory can be made to the United Network of Organ Sharing (UNOS) get-involved/give-to-unos. See to send a message to Virginia’ Visit to leave a message for the family.

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Volunteers Of America Caring Companion Program Details

Caring Companion Program – Program Details The Caring Companion Program is a non-medical service provided by the Volunteers of America, offering relief for family caregivers and friendship for program participants. Generally, volunteers visit approximately two hours per week on a schedule agreed upon by both parties. This can be adjusted by mutual agreement. Process - The Caregiver Support Program Manager will work to match you and the program participant (your loved one) with a thoroughly trained and screened volunteer who lives in your community and is available on the days and times you need. This may happen quickly, or it could take some time. Once a potential match has been identified, the Program Manager will call and provide you with the name of your volunteer. The volunteer will be provided with a profile on you and your loved one. The volunteer will contact you to set up an introductory visit. Once the introductory visit is complete, if both parties agree on the match it will be up to you to schedule your visits. If for any reason, you or the volunteer do not approve of the match the Program Manager will then seek to find you a new volunteer. Families in the program must utilize services weekly/bi-weekly on a regular basis, unless the family is considered ‘on break’ due to extended time off, medical leave, vacation time, etc. This allows for services to be given to families in need of regular respite. Failure to utilize services will result in either on break status or termination from the program. Special Situations • Emergency Procedure: In the case of an emergency, the volunteer will call 911, then notify you, or notify your emergency contacts if you are unavailable. If the participant is in a long term care facility the volunteer will first notify a staff member. • Schedule Changes: If the volunteer needs to change or cancel a visit, he or she will call you at least 24 hours before that visit to reschedule. If you need to change or cancel a visit, please call the

Caregiver Support Program Manager (970-472-9630) as soon as possible. Leave a message, if necessary, with your name, phone number, and the volunteer’s name. (In order to protect the privacy of volunteers, we do not give out their phone numbers. Thank you for respecting this policy.) • If you have any questions or concerns, please immediately call the Caregiver Support Program Manager (970472-9630). Donations- Although there is no fee for our volunteer services, you can help us extend those services to other older adults and caregivers by making a taxdeductible donation to “Volunteers of America” and mailing it to the address provided. Please note “Caring Companion Program” on the memo line of your check. From time to time, we may send you a letter, requesting a donation. You may or may not decide to contribute. No one will be denied services because of an inability to make a donation. Data Collection - As part of our quest to continually improve services, Volunteers of America will conduct an annual survey to evaluate the effectiveness of our services. Program Restrictions • Program participants must be able to manage their own needs for the duration of the visit. • Program participants cannot exhibit violence towards others. • Volunteers are not allowed to drive the participants anywhere. • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. • Volunteers are not allowed to provide medical care or advice. • Volunteers are not allowed to provide financial advice or assistance. • Volunteers are not expected to do household chores. • Volunteers are asked to commit approximately two hours per week for six months. • Before placement all volunteers must complete and pass an application, interview, background check, and respite care training. • In some cases with the approval of the family caregiver, two volunteers may visit.

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Grace M. Palmer Grace Marie Palmer went to her heavenly home on Saturday, Feb. 11, just a few months short of her 98th birthday. She was born in Chicago, IL on April 15, 1919, and moved to South Bend, IN with her mother Agnes and stepfather Albert Fostrom at age 10. She graduated from Riley High School and the South Bend College of Commerce, working at Wilson Brothers and then in the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C. Shortly after her marriage in 1940 she and her husband Richard Palmer returned to South Bend, IN. They eventually moved to Logansport, IN and then to Koontz Lake where they owned and operated the successful Palmer's Furniture and Carpet Store until 1979. After several years of retirement they moved to Sebring, FL where Richard died in 2006. In 2008 Grace moved to the Estes Park Good Samaritan Village Senior Apartments where she blossomed, enjoying new friends and the staff as well as the beauty of Colorado. In January

2017 she moved to Prospect Park Living Center, where she was compassionately cared for until her death. Surviving are her daughter Alynn Lipke (Howard), Estes Park; son Gene Palmer (Carolyn),Tucson, AZ; son Robert Palmer, Wakarusa, IN; grandchildren: Jennifer Morgan (Jason) Drake, CO; Julie Grundyson (Ross), Kansas City, MO; Jeffrey Lipke (Molly), Granby, CO; Bryan Palmer (Paige) Elkhart, IN; Justin Palmer (Lorrie), Goshen, IN; great grandchildren: Kathrine KennerBohl (Josh), Chippewa Falls, WI; James Morgan, Daniel Christensen (Ward), Drake, CO; Lindsey Grundyson Arant (Jake) Kansas City, MO; Chelsey Grundyson Chandler (Chris), Lexington, KY; Anna Grundyson, Kansas City, MO; Logan, Madison and Paige Lipke, Granby, CO; Sadie Palmer, Elkhart, IN; Kaydence, Tyler and Landon Palmer, Goshen, IN. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Walkerton, IN by Rannells Funeral Home.

Norma Tucker Norma Jean Tucker, 88, of Overland Park, KS, formerly of Denver and Grand Lake CO, died peacefully on January 29, 2017. She was born November 15, 1928 in Hugoton, KS to Stella (Ragan) and Walter Hunsinger. Growing up in Moscow Kansas, Norma loved to read, ride horses and play the piano. She was a graduate of the University of Kansas earning a BA in Journalism class of 1950. While at KU, she met and married Millard Crary Spencer. While he finished medical school, she worked at the Lawrence Journal World and as independent reporter covering the big flood of 1951. The couple spent four years of military service in Germany during the mid 1950’s after which they settled and raised their family in Liberal, KS. During this time, Norma was the organist and choir director at the Episcopalian church and active in many social and political party functions. Divorced in 1967, Norma went back to work holding several administrative positions and later moved to Denver where she became Office Manager at Anadarko. She married again for several years to Gene Tucker. Always an eager traveler and

physical enthusiast, she absolutely loved the Rocky Mountains and later retired to Soda Springs Ranch in Grand Lake, CO where she skied, biked, hiked and rode horses again. During this time she became a real-estate broker and played jazz piano most weekends at a local restaurant. Winter in the Rockies meant skiing with many fine friends in the “SkiMeisters” group and working the slopes as a volunteer for competitive events. Summer meant hiking mountain trails and she made her way to the top of most of the peaks. Norma is survived by her daughter & daughter-in-law Deborah L. Spencer & Susan H. Davis, their children, Jessica Davis, Suzy & Sonney Sapra and their children along with her son Steven M. Spencer and his children, Shelby & Connor Spencer. She is also survived by her sister Shirley (Hunsinger) Skiver and her children. A Remembrance Tea will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 19 at the Tallgrass Creek Assisted Living facility. Another memorial will be held in Colorado at a later date.

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Employment Estes Park Board Of REALTORS® And Their Affiliates: Teaming Up To Meet The Needs Of The Estes Valley The members of Estes Park Board of REALTORS® (EPBOR) love this community. We realize how fortunate we are to live here and we put our energies towards preserving and improving it, whether by cleaning up trash alongside our roads, providing scholarships to Estes Park High School seniors, establishing a down-payment assistance program to help our young families and our energetic workforce get established here, or by assisting people in emergency housing situations. We are also proud to be a large part of the Estes Valley’s economy. We are joined in our efforts to help the people of the Estes Valley by our relationship with the Estes Park Service Affiliates, a strong support group that shares their knowledge and expertise with Estes Valley homeowners and homebuyers to assist with a wide variety of real estate-related needs. These affiliates compose a special category of EPBOR membership, reserved for individuals or businesses who are not actively engaged in the real estate profession, but who have an interest in the activities of the association or offer goods and services used by real estate professionals and/or their clients. They collaborate with us and support us in our endeavors, for our community and clients. By joining their many areas of expertise with ours, they have become a crucial component in allowing us to truly offer “full service,” in order to best meet the needs in our community, no matter what they may be. If you have a business that provides goods and services used by real estate professionals and/or their clients, we would like to invite you to join the association as an Affiliate Member. Affiliate membership provides networking opportunities with realtors who can connect you with people who are looking for your products, services and expertise. Affiliate Member Benefits Opportunity to attend informative EPBOR breakfast meetings, 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, so you can stay current with the ever-changing real estate marketplace. Opportunity to participate in informa-

tive panels and give presentations on how our business assists those involved in the real estate process at the breakfast meetings on a scheduled/available basis. Opportunity to sponsor breakfast meetings for additional exposure for your company. Networking with Realtors® and other Affiliate members to learn of opportunities where your expertise could be beneficial. Receive all EPBOR’s member communications, another helpful resource for up-to-the-minute information and opportunities. Access to Realtor® database for emails and mailings. Option to purchase a business ad on the EPBOR website for very targeted exposure. Listing on the EPBOR user-friendly website, with links to your business website. Opportunities to support the local board efforts within the community. Opportunity to be a non-voting representative of the Affiliates on the EPBOR Executive Board. Display marketing materials in the EPBOR’s office. (Approval of materials needed) Your business description and contact information will be included in our EPBOR brochure at no cost. Each Realtor has access to these to give to their clients, as they make recommendations for products and services their clients may need. Invitation to attend EPBOR’s annual Installation Banquet in the fall—a fun way to relax and enjoy each other’s company. Be eligible for recognition as “Affiliate of the Year” award presented during the annual Installation Banquet. We thank our Affiliates for all the efforts and support they contribute to the Estes Park Board of Realtors®. We truly appreciate what they add to our organization and our community. If you are interested in joining, please contact the Estes Park Board of Realtors® at 970-586-6628 or email at

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OFF-SEASON PAY RATE YMCA of the Rockies: Estes Park Center

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Housekeeping, Food Service and Conference Setup and Service On-grounds: $9/hour + Housing, 3 Meals/day Over Time: $13.95/hour + Housing, 3 Meals/day Off-grounds: $15/hour Over Time: $22.50 Referral Bonus: Once you are employed, earn $100/week for every employee referred, who works 40 hr/week in Housekeeping, Food Service or Conference Setup and Service. Postings & applications are on our website: (970) 586-3341 x1032

Golf Course Maintenance and Groundskeeper Employment Opportunities Enjoy beautiful sunrises and free golf while working at one of our mountain golf courses this season!

GOLF COURSE GROUNDS MAINTENANCE As a grounds maintenance crew member you will be a seasonal employee from mid-March until October performing various tasks pertaining to the maintenance of golf courses including mowing, bunker maintenance, line trimming, and landscape maintenance tasks. Experience and knowledge of the game of golf preferred but not mandatory. This position requires moderate to heavy physical demands and the ability to perform a variety of routine and skilled maintenance and repair activities involving parks and recreation buildings, grounds, and equipment. Seasonal part-time or full-time hours with multiple schedules available. This position will start next month! $11.00 - $15.00/hour. GOLF COURSE GROUNDSKEEPERS We are looking for individuals who love working outdoors and are able to perform light golf course maintenance duties, including operating a riding mower, at the EVRPD 9-Hole and 18-Hole Golf Courses. Seasonal part-time or full-time hours with multiple schedules are available. This seasonal position will run May – October. $10.00 - $12.00/hour Applications and complete job descriptions may be obtained from our website at or from the EVRPD Administration Office at 690 Big Thompson Avenue. Please submit employment applications to: Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, Attention John Feeney; P.O. Box 1379, Estes Park, CO 80517, or email employee application to

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FULL-TIME IMMEDIATE OPENING, Equipment Manager / District Mechanic Job Announcement Closing Date: 2/20/17 EVRPD is seeking a full-time Golf Equipment Manager/Mechanic to become a member of our team. This position will be responsible for overseeing, performing, and evaluating a comprehensive golf course equipment and vehicle fleet maintenance system for the district. This position requires specialization and expertise in vehicle and turf equipment repair and maintenance. This employee must possess excellent organizational, scheduling, leadership, and communication skills. Position reports to the Manager of Golf Maintenance. Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or GED, and at least three (3) years of experience with general maintenance of equipment, engines, diesel and gas, 2 and 4-cycle engines, including at least two (2) years of experience with hydraulic and electrical systems diagnosis and repairs. This is a full-time year round position. Aside from a competitive salary, we offer an amazing benefits package including full Health/Dental/Vision, paid vacation/sick/holiday leave, retirement, and District-wide discounts at our facilities including free golf. Pay Range:$19.75 - $29.00/hour, DOE Applications and complete job descriptions may be obtained from our website at or from the EVRPD Administration Office at 690 Big Thompson Avenue. Submit applications to: Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, Attention John Feeney; P.O. Box 1379, Estes Park, CO 80517, or email employee application to

Full-Time Sales Representative

Leading environmental company located in Estes Park is currently recruiting a passionate team member capable of high level engagement with clients. Applicants must have 5+ years of road warrior talent with an aptitude for solving science challenges. Minimum experience and education for outside sales in a related field are required for consideration. Resume and cover letter can be sent to

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Delaware North at the Rocky Mountain Park Inn. Temporary Cleaners Starting March 1s. Guaranteed 2 weeks 40 hrs/week Please apply


Program Assistant/Parent Educator for Non-Profit Assist with program delivery, expanding parent education and community outreach efforts. Manage marketing efforts, including social media. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Bilingual Spanish helpful. Training and experience in early childhood education or human service related field preferred. 30 hours per week, with potential for growth. Training provided. Salary negotiable, depending upon experience. Please submit letter of interest and resume to EVICS, PO Box 3373, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information please contact Nancy Almond: 586-3055 or

Legal Notice

ESTES PARK HOUSING AUTHORITY IS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ONE (1) BOARD MEMBER POSITION The Estes Park Housing Authority (EPHA) is a not-for-profit organization committed to providing affordable housing to low-and-moderate-income citizens who live within the Park R-3 School District boundary. Board members serve in a volunteer capacity for a 5-year term.

Board member responsibilities include active involvement as an advocate for EPHA in the community, assisting in retention and development of housing opportunities, and examining policies, procedures and financial reports. Applicants must reside in the Park R-3 School District boundary. Board meeting is held the second Wednesday of each month at 8:30 a.m., Room 203, Town Municipal Building. Applications Available: February 8, 2017 Due Date: March 10, 2017

Applications Available: EPHA offices, 500 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, CO (Monday – Friday, 8-5), or on our website,

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WorldMark Resorts is a world class resort destination offering a fun and energetic team environment. We are currently recruiting for the following positions: Guest Services Manager (Full Time / Year Round) Front Desk Clerk (Full Time / Year Round)

Housekeeping (Full or Part Time / Year Round)

To apply for any of these great opportunities, please go to our company website at Search ‘Estes Park’. 970-577-7517

Granny Ginghams is a happy place!

Come join our Team! We are now looking for year-round part-time help 12-30 hours a week depending on season. Retail sales, shipping and receiving, stocking and home decor help needed.

Please apply at 137 E. Elkhorn Ave., or at

Join Our Team!

New Accounts/Customer Service Representative Full time, year round position. Ideal candidates will have cash handling experience, computer knowledge, the desire to provide excellent customer service and be a team player.

Excellent benefits including medical, dental, 401 (k) and paid time off. Please apply at : Member FDIC

Receptionist Needed For Accounting Office Full-time Seasonal with possibility of year-round Gen. office duties include greeting clients, phones, making appts., typing exp. Preferred Send resume to:

Become part of a quality oriented team at Estes Park Medical Center. Ambulance EMT- PRN Paramedic- PRN

Med/Surg Certified Nurse Aid – PRN

Laboratory Phlebotomist – PRN Medical Technologist – Full Time Surgical Services Surgical RN – Full Time

Quality Director of Quality – Full Time

Estes Park Medical Group Interim Clinic Manager – Full Time Medical Assistant - PRN

Patient Financial Services Hospital Billing Specialist – Full Time Emergency Department Registration – PRN Physician Billing Specialist – Full Time Prospect Park Living Center Director of Nursing – Full Time LPN/Registered Nurse Restorative – Full Time Days and Nights Certified Nurse Aid – Full Time Days and Nights CNA Restorative Aide – Full Time

Home Health and Hospice Care Personal Care Provider/Homemaker – Full Time Dietary Dietary Aide – PRN

Send cover letter and resume to or visit our website at and fill out an application. EPMC offers competitive wages and benefits. Equal Opportunity Employer


Join our friendly staff! Experienced or will train Year round Full time or part time Fluent English a must No phone calls please


Hochstetler Resorts HOUSEKEEPERS NEEDED Year Around Or Seasonal

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

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Employment Harmony Foundation, an adult alcohol/ drug residential treatment center in Estes Park has the following openings available: Full Time/Part Time, Women’s Transitional Care Program House Manager Oversee general operations of a residential program providing transitional care of residents recovering from substance use disorders. Candidates will provide transportation and ensure safety of all clients. PT Relieves FT House Manger and Requires 2 overnights per week. Must possess valid Colorado Driver License. Experience with the Recovery Community a plus.

Please send resume, cover letter and salary requirements to You may also fax to 970-577-0392 or mail to 1600 Fish Hatchery Road; Estes Park, CO. Be sure to check out our web site at

Help us Help Others Become a CAREGiver

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

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

JOIN OUR TEAM! Now hiring for Line Cook Apply 12-4pm, Tues-Sun at 800 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for:

Accountant I

Finance Dept. Hiring Range $23.47 – $27.58 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: March 6, 2017

Emergency Services Dispatcher I Police Dept. Communication Center Hiring Range $20.39 – $23.95 per hour Non-Exempt Position (2 positions open) Close Date: Open Until Filled

Chef/Bartender/Server Year round, Full Time, $16/hour + tips. Breakfast Chef – Sun., Mon., Tues. – 6am-12:30pm (Bed and Breakfast style) Loft Bar Chef/Bartender/Server – Fri., Sat. – 4pm-10:30pm (Small pub style on-site bar for guest use only. Staffed by one person.) Apply in person at Della Terra Mountain Chateau, 3501 Fall River Road, Estes Park or send resume and cover letter to

Now Hiring BOH & FOH Positions

with Delaware North at the Rocky Mountain Park Inn. Cooks, bartenders, servers , banquet servers. Please apply @ our website search by location or contact


Police Officer I

Police Department Hiring Range $25.85 – $28.44 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled

Water Plant Operator I-IV

Water Div./Utilities Department Hiring Range Lvl I: $16.29 - $19.14 per hour Lvl II: $17.92 - $21.05 per hour Lvl III $19.71 - $23.16 per hour Lvl IV: $23.83 - $28.00 per hour Non-Exempt Position (2 positions open) Close Date: February 27, 2017 (Town employment application required)

Transportation Advisory Board Voluntary Member Close Date: February 24, 2017

(Committee application required)

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

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

Town of Estes Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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3BDR, 2BAhome, 845 Fawn Lane, w/beautiful views of Lumpy Ridge. 1,750 sq ft., $1,450/mo. Still available! N/S, N/P. Call 970-586-4233 or 720639-0061

Tax Refund Advance up to $1200.00 when you have your taxes prepared at Accountants Cabin, LLC. File Residential Cleaning! Ex2 BR 1 BA Fall River today, get paid today! No perienced, meticulous condo close to town & bycredit check Call Angela and affordable! One time pass. Lg. kitchen, deck, 970-231-8458 or recurring service. All gas FP, W/D in bldg. N/S, natural supplies provided. Sewing/Alterations no pets $975/mo + util. Licensed and bonded. One year lease. (617) 620Call or text 970.294. 2274 Sewing Services 1177 today for a cleaner, cushions + chair tops healthier home! Apartments Recover or create new in-


2 Bdrm,1 BS, $750 a month + deposit, year lease, call 586-0275

Home Repair/Service

Settle into Estes Park in a Modern Studio in Downtown Estes $1200 month-to-month. (970) 481-1932

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

Commercial space, 800 sq ft, in Piccadilly Square, $1,500/month, available immediately. Call Teresa at Range Property Management 970-586-7626

dustrial sewing repairs including leather. Please call Beth for appt. 970 492-5446

Business Related

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

Denton Insurance Agency, Inc. (970) 586-2989 Specializing In Workers Compensation and Medicare Supplement Insurance


Action Potential Counseling River Front Office Seeing individuals space/rooms. Multiple Karst Electric Inc. is here and couples available. in Estes Park for all your 970-215-4030 970-586-1700 electrical needs: new con- struction, service and repair. Jackson of All Trades is Room/Roommate No job too small! Licensed available, call Susan at 970.227.9842 and insured. Call us at 2 Furnished BR’s available (970) 577-1470, immediately in shared We do the chores that take space. $600. Serene time, and get them done for environment. Tidy, ascetic you! Grocery shopping? household with beautiful Medication pick up, parts, views near town. any material that need de970-646-6714 patiencelivering. Small chores Villano Property ment LLC. Family own/op- around the house or barn. Will even get that snow pile erated. *Housekeeping Short Term that has been bugging you *Maintenance *And More! moved! Call 720-987-5947 Call Or Email. (970)699Furnished Studio Apt. EP Area or email 2062 (970)541-8363 vil$650 month N/S, N/P, pmdiscountservices@ Includes Utilities & Cable Call Todd @ 970-586-8141 Seeking furnished 1BR, Studio, or Room, in EP. July and August. I am a single woman, no pets, N/S, have local references. Need WiFi and good cell reception. 212-666-9467

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Estate Sales

Legal Notices

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


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

Misc. Sales $100 Wood Burning Cookstove 817-706-0487 Free standing Buck wood burning stove - pipe, blower, ownerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s manual. The Aristocrat made in Berthoud. $750. 970-5860368

Garage Sales MOVING SALE, Fri 9-2, Sat 8-1. Wood dining set w/6 chairs, hutch, 4 cont. stools, outdoor, household, decorative, baby items, menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clothing, accessories, vintage mink & multiple other items 1210 Fairway Club Cir Unit 2

Household for Sale. Entertainment center, 2 oak bar stools, 6 oak dining room chairs, love seat, cupboard, wicker hampers, toy kitchen, kids table and 2 chairs, razor scooters, 2 sm. wooden frame mirrors, floor lamp, lamps, 970577-0635.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of Richard R. Oversteg, who was also known as Richard Robert Oversteg, Dick Oversteg arid Dink Oversteg, Deceased. Case Number 2017 PR 30012. All persons having claims against the above-named estate are required to present them to the Personal Representative or to the District Court of Larimer County, Colorado, on or before June 25, 2017, or the claim may be forever barred. Camilla R. Saint Attorney for Personal Representative MEYER & SAINT P. 0. Box 3338 Estes Park, CO 80517

Erika Oversteg Personal Representative P. 0. Box 604 Estes Park, CO 80517







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North End Horse Property

Christian Collinet Broker/Owner 970-231-8570

Judy Nystrom Broker/Assoc. 303-506-5466

Ellen Benes Marketing Coordinator

Glinda Doyle Assistant to Judy Nystrom

Brad Barnett Broker/Assoc. 970-212-6780

Kim Sandell Client Liaison

Jeremy Collinet Broker/Assoc. 970-302-1850

Lori Smith Broker/Assoc. 970-232-5511

Julia Daley Broker/Assoc. 720-937-0806

Jack Smith Broker/Assoc. 970-231-732706

Sue Magnuson Broker/Assoc. 970-214-0319

Tom Thomas Broker/Assoc. 970-481-3619


Move-in Ready



One level living in spacious ranch home with easy access to landscaped acreage. Exterior repainted, new carpeting and lighting. Four-stall barn with foaling stall/ tack room in private, quiet location, just off Devils Gulch Rd near MacGregor Ranch and Mummy Range. Grounds are fenced and manicured with patio access from most rooms. Two fireplaces, large view windows, close to town, yet very private. $745,000 1101 North Lane

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Long’s Peak and mountain views 4 bedroom/4 bathroom 2 wings of living area Multiple options for bedroom layout Remodeled kitchen & oversize garage $659,000

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Arapaho Estates

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

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3 bedroom/ 3 Bath Fine Finishes Throughout Best Lot on Lake Estes Panoramic Mountain Views 23x14 Year Round Sun Room $1,295,000

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1.31 Acres in Carriage Hills Peaceful Cul-de-sac Location Gentle slope & Rock Outcroppings Build Among the Ponderosa Pines Mountain & Meadow Views $135,000 2630 Ridge Lane R


Spacious with a View!


$370,000 2407 Wild Bear Way

Great Location just off Hwy 34 Fully Leased Commercial Building 3 Residential Condos 2 Commercial Tenants 4 Garage Bays & Lots of Storage $1,195,000 541 Lone Pine Drive La ke


This enchanting home is located on the west side of Estes Park near Rocky RMNP. Listen to the river and watch the wildlife from the sheltered front porch. Everything you need is on one floor in this move-in ready two bedroom, two bath hide-a-way. Hardwoods throughout, with fireplace. The kitchen has cherry cabinets and granite counter tops. Beautifully landscaped. Two car garage.

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Views of snow-capped mountains Building sites on river or road Existing well or city water nearby Could be split into 2 lots E-estate zoning $495,000 2.5 Acres/Fall River Road

3 Bedrooms/2.5 Bathrooms Main Level Living w/Spacious Great Rm Minutes to RMNP & Downtown Estes Hardwood Floors & Stone Countertops Stainless Appliances $795,000 Lot 2 Ypsilon Circle


Gorgeous Riverfront Property

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523 St. Vrain Lane, Estes Park, CO 80517

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To Be Built 3 Bed/3 Bath 1 Level Living & Open Floorplan High End Finishes 1.2 Acres borders Open Space Panoramic Views $739,000 Lot 6 Lakota Court

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