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Snowy Coyote A coyote searches for food in the deep snow we received last week. Photo by Paul J. Marcotte www.pauljmarcottephotography.com

Mule Deer Doe In The Falling Snow Photo by Dawn Wilson. See page 21 dawnwilsonphotography.com

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Town Encourages Public Participation In Budget Process

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The Estes Park Town Board will review the proposed 2021 Town budget during a rescheduled study session and regular public hearings in November. The virtual study session scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 22 was rescheduled to Thursday, Nov. 5 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. due to the East Troublesome Fire evacuations. The virtual study session scheduled for Oct. 15 took place as originally scheduled. Public hearings on the budget take place during the Nov. 10 and 24 virtual Town Board meetings with final adoption anticipated on Nov. 24. The public is encouraged to attend and comment at these public hearings, which will begin at 7 p.m. The public is also encouraged to attend the remaining study session, although public comment is not part of the process until the Nov. 10 and 24 Town Board meetings. View the agendas and instructions for joining virtual meetings at www.estes.org/boardsandmeetings. The study sessions include presentations on different funds and operations within the Town government. The Oct. 15 study session focused on General Government functions (Legislative, Town Attorney's Office, Judicial, Town Administrator's Office, Town Clerk's Office, Finance and Human Resources), Outside Entity Funding, Community Reinvestment Fund, Community Center Fund, Vehicle Replacement Fund, Mu-

seum, Information System Technology Fund, Risk Management Fund, Visitor Services, Events, and Community Development functions (Planning and Building Safety). The Nov. 5 study session will focus on Outside Entity Funding, Police, Public Works Overview, Facilities, Parks, Open Space Fund, Conservation Trust Fund, Engineering, Streets Improvement Fund, Trails Expansion Fund, Transit, Parking Services Fund, Streets, Fleet Maintenance Fund, Power and Communications Fund, Water Fund, and the overall budget closing summary. The budget process began with creating a budget schedule in May and June. Next, departments began to review their budgets and potential needs for the following year. Strategic planning meetings were held in August with the Mayor and Board of Trustees to determine priorities and give guidance in budget preparation. The Departments then completed their base budget requests along with service proposal change request forms with the Strategic Plan in mind and submitted them to the Finance Director. A base budget was then prepared with no operational changes from the 2020 COVID19 adjusted budget as a starting point for the 2021 budget. Then departments ranked the service proposal change request forms for the entire General Fund, identifying changes

The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On October 20 at 7:11 a.m. police contacted a 46 year old male from Estes Park in the 100 block of Wiest Drive who was involved in a motor vehicle accident. The male was issued a citation for improper backing and later released.

EVFPD firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles, allowing for a faster response. On other incidents, firefighters respond to a fire station to respond in department apparatus with specialized equipment. During the week of October 25th, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) responded to 13 calls for service. This included: • Emergency medical (assist EPH): 2 • Possible Illegal Burn/Smoke Investigation: 1 • Alarm/Detector Activation: 5 • MVC: 1 • Odor Investigation: 3 • Structure Fire: 1 Estes Valley Fire www.estesvalleyfire.org

to be submitted to the Town Administrator for consideration. The Town Administrator, working with the Finance Director, then identified the changes to be included in the proposed budget. The Finance Director prepared the proposed budget which was presented to the Town Board during the October/November budget study sessions. After the budget is ultimately approved, it will be printed and submitted to the State of Colorado by the end of January. The budget process requires the elected Town Board and Town staff to make difficult decisions to balance the Town's limited revenues with the cost of providing its core services, as well as to consider the ever-growing demand for expanded public services. Although fewer than 6,500 residents live within Town limits, millions of guests also rely on the Town's services. Instead of property taxes, which are kept low for its residents, sales taxes drive the Town's General Fund revenue so that visitors share the tax burden and support services like streets maintenance, parks, police services and many more. Town of Estes Park financial information, including budgets and the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, are available at www.estes.org/finance. For more information, please call the Finance Department at 970-577-3560.

Mail Service Returned To Estes Park Estes Park, Drake and Glen Haven mail returned to the Estes Park Office on Monday, November 2 and mail will no longer be available at the Loveland Valentine Station. Postal workers transported mail and packages to the office and were boxing PO Box mail throughout the day. Mail carriers will now be delivering mail to residential customers. Drake and Glen Haven customers were able to start picking up their mail starting Wednesday in Estes Park. Retail services should be fully operational by Wednesday.

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Rocky Mountain National Park Remains Closed

All of Rocky Mountain National Park remains closed. It is unknown when the park will reopen. Once it does reopen, only some areas of the park will be accessible based upon safety and fire behavior. Park managers continue to assess where there is current as well as predicted fire activity and additional safety hazards such as falling trees and downed power lines. Park staff are plowing roads and parking lots and assessing infrastructure in outlying areas. We ask for patience as we put visitor and staff safety first. Almost 29,000 acres have burned inside

Rocky Mountain National Park on the East Troublesome Fire and the Cameron Peak Fire. This is the most acres burned within the park since its establishment 105 years ago. Map of burned areas within the park can be found at: inciweb.nwcg.gov/photos/COARF/2020 -10-14-2152-East-TroublesomeFire/picts/2020_10_27- For the most up-to-date information on the East Troublesome Fire visit: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/724. For the most up-to-date information on the Cameron Peak Fire visit: inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6964.

Bear Lake, RMNP. Photo by Kris Hazelton

All Evacuations Lifted; Remain Prepared Due to current fire conditions and increased containment on the East Troublesome Fire Thompson Zone and Cameron Peak Fire, fire officials from the Incident Management Team and local authorities have lifted evacuation status for all areas of the fires, including the Estes Valley, Glen Haven and Storm Mountain areas. There are no remaining restrictions at this time. While current conditions are stable, both fires are still burning and pose a potential, future threat as fuels dry and if wind increases. The fires are expected to burn into the winter when enough snow extinguishes them. Smoke will be visible at times. It is critical to remain prepared to evacuate quickly, no matter your location. Plan your evacuation route and check its availability at the time of evacuation. All state highways are currently open. Any businesses that serve visitors are asked to ensure they communicate the importance of evacuation preparedness with visitors, as well. Sign up for emergency alerts at NoCoAlert.org. Please ensure you are following COVID safety precautions at all times. Firefighters and emergency responders continue to have a heavy presence in the community. Please be conscious of this as you're traveling through Estes Park. Please join tonight's Facebook Live community meeting at 7:30 p.m. for updates on the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome (Thompson Zone) fires: www.facebook.com/ CameronPeakFire (no account needed). Official fire information resources:

• Sign up for real-time emergency alerts and view the evacuation zones map: www.nocoalert.org • For text updates on the Troublesome Fire, text the word TFIRE to 888777. • For text updates on the Cameron Peak Fire, text the word LCEVAC to 888777. • Watch www.cotrip.org for updates on state highways or call 511. • Joint Information Center: 970-980-2500 (recorded line only as of 11/2) and www.larimer.org/cameronpeak-fire (evacuation resources, shelter, animals, etc.) • Information on the East Troublesome Fire Thompson Zone and Cameron Peak Fires is available at inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/6964/ or www.facebook.com/cameronpeakfire. Email: 2020.cameronpeak@firenet.gov or call 970-541-1008 • Smoke Update: https://fires.airfire.org/outlooks/NorthCentralColorado • Rocky Mountain National Park (currently closed): www.nps.gov/romo/learn/fire-information-and-regulations. htm • Support firefighters and public safety by following the fire bans. • Have a plan, be ready - resources in English and Spanish www.estesvalleyfire.org/ cameron-peak-fire-resources • Information from the Town of Estes Park at www.facebook.com/ townofestesparkco and www.estes.org/emergency

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A Promise To Keep, Safety To Seek, Words To Speak The wildfires that have been threatening Estes are keeping my phone ringing and email pinging with queries from townspeople. Throughout, using phone, email, Facebook and Estes Park Jibber Jabber, I did my best to answer all questions about the risks posed by the wildfires to Estes and surrounding areas as well as provide information about tourism, getting mail, the post office reopening, Halloween, and so on. My takeaways from these experiences

priately released information differing from the agreed upon information points. In December, when fires abate, town staff will participate in the debriefings of the joint- operations of the local, county, state and federal departments, during which they’ll describe the instances. In January the board of the town and I will hear the debrief results at a study session.

Congressman Neguse, Senator Bennet, Mayor Wendy Koenig, Fire Chief Dave Wolf and Fire Chief Kevin Zagorda at EOC meeting.

are threefold. One, the people who contacted me were respectful, decent and justifiably concerned. Two, they needed to make informed decisions and lacked information to do so. And three, they generally did not understand the town has a system in place for disseminating information to its townspeople during emergencies. Often during the past weeks, I promised myself, that when my duties associated with the fires eased up, I’d speak to the Town staff about my takeaways, and use this report-out to share with you what they shared with me. Well, I did that, and now I share with you. Town Administrator Travis Machalek and Kate Rush, Public Information Officer of the Town, are working from the Emergency Operations Command (EOC). There, they obtain up-to-date information about the fires from the Incident Command Team (ICT). They use the information to issue official news releases that they post on the Town’s website www.estes.org, Facebook page and Twitter feed. Posts go via email to nearly 3,250 licensed businesses (If you want to receive future releases, go to www.estes.org/subscribe). Trustees and I receive updates from Machalek twice daily. Plus, Everbridge emergency sends evacuation notifications and updates to its subscribers. During the recent emergency, there were a few instances when entities outside of the Town of Estes Park inappro-

On October 28, a new ICT took charge. The next day, US Senator Michael Bennet and Representative Joe Neguse met with the ICT at the EOC for a briefing about management of the wildfires and identification of necessary supports for the Estes Valley during which, RMNP Superintendent Darla Siddles described how pine beetle kill is feeding the fire. Fire Chief Dave Wolf and Captain Eric Rose showed map details and photos of active fires. Fire Chief Kevin Zagorda, described the need for replacing equipment at the Glen Haven Fire Station and paying volunteer firefighters for extensive time spent fighting wildfires. A big thanks to the business community—Donna Carlson of the Estes Chamber of Commerce, Guy Beesley of EPH, and Dave Coleson with Park School District—for a variance-approved safe Halloween event for the children of Estes. The event replaced a larger Halloween celebration canceled due to updated Covid-19 guidelines and a pressing need for keeping downtown clear for fire vehicles should fires flare up. Much has been happening. The teamwork that’s keeping our community safe is beyond impressive, as are efforts to keep the townspeople informed about the seemingly ever-changing landscape of the wildfires and pandemic. Please join me in offering up a heartfelt thank you to all who are playing a part.

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Conflict Resolution: The Perils Of “Thinking Under The Influence” By: Denise Lord, Restorative Justice Manager/Executive Director There is a lot to lose in thinking we already know. Whether it is about who a person is, how they might show up, what they might want, or even what they might expect of us. “Thinking under the influence” based on our past experiences leads to prejudging. When those underlying assumptions take center stage, they remove the opportunity for both parties to actively and constructively work through real and unique tensions. We had an opportunity to learn from Celeste Headlee, author of the 2020 Conflict Resolution Month featured title, “We Need to Talk: how to have conversations that matter.” In her talk, she spoke about the impact of our framing, and the importance of considering both the known and unknown. When we think about how we show up in conversation, it is imperative to note how our past impacts our present and our future, and the role that our conscious and unconscious beliefs play in our decisions and the way we behave. For most, it is great when these align. However, there are instances when despite our best intentions, the way we process information and our resulting behavior can cause both internal and external friction. Imagine looking up and seeing a complete stranger. We might be immediately reminded of our best friend, or instead, an outspoken uncle. We haven't given this stranger a chance to speak before our pre-programmed thoughts and triggers start kicking in. Our unique experiences and perspective create a lens through which we view and engage in all things in life, including conflict. As such, the way we engage is influenced by those before us and will impact those after us too. Take the example of a tree on shared property. If my initial experience with that circumstance was negative - rotten fruit and yard debris, along with a seemingly disagreeable neighbor - my perception of a new situation that resembles the previous becomes constrained by that negative lens. Likewise, the reverse is true. If my previous experience was positive, then I'm more likely to go into the new situation

with the hope that it can be resolved constructively because of my previous success. In this example, it is easy to note how a prior interaction paints our perceptions of and engagement with future experiences. We've been through something similar and have a sense of how it resulted. We might presume that the similar situation will present in a comparable way. Just as we wouldn't want to go to a mediator who decides the outcome of our situation based on how they saw a similar case resolve, it behooves us not to do the same with our own engagement. While I don't want to downplay the value of lived experience, I also want to emphasize the danger in associating outcomes or limiting potential for engagement because we think they are similar enough to be the same. I can't tell you how many times our office has been prompted to reach out to those who are in conflict only to hear from those individuals that they know exactly how the situation is going to be. They have played out the scenario in their head, have come to a conclusion about what will happen, and, based on the imagined outcome, no longer wish to engage. Instead of “thinking under the influence” by assuming something is or will be the same, we can note when we liken our current experience to something experienced previously. When we think, “this (person/thing/experience)] reminds me of...” or “this sounds familiar,” our lens is fogged by past encounters. These statements are helpful hints to note our own assumption and the role it may play in how we perceive a person or situation. In many cases, we are unfairly comparing. Operating off of assumptions impairs our ability to make the best possible decisions. With self-awareness, curiosity and humility we create space for healthy exploration of both our perceptions and our interactions. And in doing so, we identify the unique value and tensions of our situation, perhaps finding greater ease in navigating our challenges and a higher level of satisfaction with their outcomes.

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National Philanthropy Day Volunteers. Donors. Give-Back Businesses. Nonprofits. Townies to the Rescue. To all who do good in this valley, THANK YOU. If you’re grateful and you know it, post this big red heart in your window. Estes Park

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Show Your Big Red Heart, Estes Park! For eleven years now, Estes Park has come together to celebrate National Philanthropy Day. The event was started by the founding board of the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC). It was first hosted at the library with baked goods and punch. It has become an annual celebration at the YMCA of the Rockies; a feel-good party of the year for 400 do-gooders. Times and conditions do not allow us to gather shoulder-to-shoulder over heavy h’ors d’oevres (but, doesn’t that sound delightful?!...). Traditionally, businesses, youth, leaders in the community and long-time philanthropic citizens are

ure are the ones that create the “Forest of Philanthropyâ€? in the Estes Valley. These groups of do-gooders are our neighbors, colleagues, and friends. National Philanthropy Day is an opportunity to say THANK YOU, to all who step up or set out to make a positive impact in all ways—big and small. EPNRC encourages you to recognize someone you know who makes this valley the best it can be. What has impacted you this year? What are you grateful for? Check out the giant red heart. Cut it out and shout out your gratitude. You can draw on it, or put someone’s name on it. You can put it in your window, you can post it on social media, you can National mail it to someone‌. Philanthropy Day EPNRC will be delivering in Estes Park hearts to some of our local November 2020 give-back businesses for them to post. Keep an eye out for hearts in windows and join in this giant, warm fuzzy, red-hearted community takeover! Keep your A Big Red Hearted THANK YOU to all the do gooders. hearts pumping through Thanksgiving weekend. all recognized. Circumstances have dicThere has never been a better time to be tated that our organizations adapt and grateful. thrive. The persistence and perseverance National Philanthropy Day begins onof our community must be recognized line on November 5th via Facebook @epfor its depth and entirety. nonprofit. Be inspired! Post what you So many must join forces to ensure our believe “enriches Estes with a giving community thrives: volunteers, donors, heartâ€? on your social media platforms. nonprofit staff, board members‌all Tag #estesphilanthropy #EPNRC. who give of their time, talents, and treas-








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Nourishing Network Serves Three Free Meals A Week Catch The Glow Parade Format Changes In 2020 Due to ongoing public health and safety precautions, the Town of Estes Park's Events Department announces changes to the 2020 Catch the Glow Parade. Instead of a traditional mobile parade, the Catch the Glow Festival of Lights will be stationary and hosted on the grounds of the Town's Events Complex, at 1125 Rooftop Way. It will also be available for viewing for multiple evenings over two weekends, starting the evening after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 27. "Current event restrictions made it impossible for us to hold a traditional parade, but we are looking forward to offering this family favorite event in a new, creative way that will be safe, convenient, and available to all," said Rob Hinkle, Director of Events and Visitor Services. Plans are evolving, but the Festival of Lights will continue to feature whimsical new float designs by the parade's Creative Director, local artist Michael Young, and

also floats built and provided by local nonprofit organizations. All floats and the Events Complex grounds will be brilliantly lighted. Spectators will be able to drive "through" the parade floats in the comfort, safety, and warmth of their own vehicles. Santa himself will greet everyone as they pass. As always, this event is free of charge. The final schedule will be released soon at www.estesparkeventscomplex.com. Business sponsors are needed to be able to offer this much-anticipated event. Due to the unusual circumstances this year, sponsorship fees have been reduced to encourage more businesses to participate. Sponsorship of Town-constructed floats, which include a highly-visible banner featuring the name of the business sponsor, start at $300. For more information please contact the Town of Estes Park Events Division at 970-586-6104, or events@estes.org.

By: Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center

The Nourishing Network connects community to food and social services. This program is active three days a week: Saturdays at Falcon Ridge 8-9 a.m. (1629 Soaring Circle), Mondays for lunch at the American Legion Circle 119 [new location], noon-1 p.m., and Wednesdays for dinner at the American Legion Circle 119 from 4:30-6 p.m. Each meal is prepped to feed 300 people. This program is a gift from the Safeway Foundation. It is meant for the people of Estes Park. At each meal site, the Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center and other nonprofits will be on hand to refer community members to local services they—or someone they know—may need. This program is first come, first serve;

masks and social distancing must be respected. Saturday breakfast, Monday lunch, and Wednesday dinner will continue through December 16. Volunteers are also on hand to deliver boxes of food to groups, folks hard at work, volunteers doing good. Let us know if you know of a site that would benefit from a little home-made goodness. Please email Karen@epnonprofit.org or go to EPNonprofit.org for more information. This program is fully funded via a $100,000 Nourishing Neighbors grant from the Safeway Foundation. During this exceptionally challenging time, we were fortunate to receive such a generous gift on behalf of our community to help meet the increased (and ongoing) demand for food assistance. Who couldn’t use a home-made meal?

The Nourishing Network allows local chefs and kitchens to cook for the community. Thanks to Liesl Jo of Rations Food Truck for providing a Welcome Home Community Meal last Friday at Rock Cut Brewing. Over the course of the afternoon and early evening, 300 people came through for comforting mac and cheese and hearty bison and beef chili. It was wonderful to see so many friends and new neighbors. Welcome home, Estes Park!



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Generously supported by the Safeway Foundation; hosted by the American Legion Circle 119, organized by EPNRC.


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This time of year we start to see an increase in the number of catalogs showing up in our mailboxes (despite the difficulties with getting our mail these days). We’re heading into the highest volume shopping season of the year and since we aren’t going to the stores to shop, they’re coming to us. The malls are making house calls! I don’t know how I ended up on all these mailing lists. I’m not a catalog shopper and rarely make online purchases. (These days I’m not interested in shopping much at all. With the forced isolation of COVID, the wayward economy, and society’s rapid consumption of our planet’s precious resources, I don’t have the appetite for it.) But somehow the word has gotten out that I’m a prime target for catalog marketing. I don’t give the slightest glance to most of the catalogs delivered to my physical inbox, but every once in awhile I’ll flip through one before I toss it in the recycle bin. What I discovered is that some magazines provide a hefty dose of levity in the form of T-shirt memes. In case you’re not seeing them—if you’re not getting the large quantity of catalogs I am, I thought I’d share some of the better quips here: • Don’t grow up. It’s a trap. • Dusted once. It came back. Not falling for that again. • I thought growing old would take longer. • Sometimes it takes me all day to get nothing done. • I’ve never been held hostage, but I have been in a group text. • Just once I want a username and password prompt to say, “close enough.” • I accidentally went grocery shopping on an empty stomach. Now I’m the proud owner of Aisle 6. • I disappear into books. What’s your superpower? • I thought the dryer made my clothes shrink. Turns out it was the refrigerator. • If you can’t remember my name, just say, “chocolate. ” I’ll turn around. • I’m a multitasker. I can listen, ignore and forget, all at the same time. • If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you. • My mind is like my web browser. Nineteen tabs are open, three are frozen and I have no idea where the music is coming from. • Sometimes I wake up grumpy. Other times I let him sleep. • The officer said, “You drinking? ” I said, “You buying? ” We just laughed and laughed. I need bail money. • One minute you’re young and fun. The next, you’re turning down the car stereo to see better. • A little gray hair is a small price to pay for all this wisdom. • If I say I will do it, I will do it! No need to remind me every six months.

• I’m not short. I’m fun size. • Musician: someone who packs $500 worth of gear into a car and drives 100 miles to make $50. • The adult version of “head, shoulders, knees and toes” is “wallet, glasses, keys and phone. ” • I bake because punching people is frowned upon. • Sawdust is man glitter. • Exercise? I thought you said ‘extra fries. ’ • This year instead of giving gifts, I’m giving everyone my opinion. • When is this ‘old enough to know better’ supposed to kick in? • Bacon is the answer. What was the question? • My body is a temple: ancient and crumbling. • Losing weight doesn’t seem to be working for me. From now on I’m going to concentrate on getting taller. • When women get to a certain age they start accumulating cats. This is known as many paws. • I had a hen who could count her own eggs. She was a methemachicken. • That’s a horrible idea. What time? • I went to an antique show and people were bidding on me. • Being cremated is my last hope for a smoking hot body. • If a redhead goes crazy, is it called Ginger snaps? • I may be wrong, but I doubt it. • You’re never too old for nap time. • My wife says I only have two faults: I don’t listen and something else… • Sometimes I question my sanity. But the unicorn in the kitchen told me I’m fine. • If by “crunches” you mean the sound bacon makes when you eat it, then yes, I do crunches. • Sometimes I wonder what happened to the people who asked me for directions. • I’d grow my own food if only I could find bacon seeds. • Irony: the opposite of wrinkly. • It was me. I let the dogs out. • Stay out of the kitchen. Play pickleball. • Everyone is born right-handed. Only the gifted overcome it. • English is weird. It can be understood through tough, thorough, thought though. Any my favorite—when it comes to writing a column for the Estes Park News: • Don’t rush me. I’m waiting for the last minute. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, donoholdt@gmail.com. © 2020 Sarah Donohoe

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A Heartfelt Thank You To The Editor: A bottomless heartfelt thank-you to the tireless, dedicated, fabulous firefighters who managed to save our little town, despite all odds. Eternal hurrahs to our hometown heroes. Also, to all the emergency and town personnel who did such a fine job in preparing for and coping with our awesome evacuation. There were really miracles and angels abounding. And to the essential workers, who are often endangered themselves. Finally, to the citizens, who braved the horrors and survived — many of whom I seemed to encounter repeatedly in Longmont, while seeking shelter and supplies. And a big thank-you to the Safeway Pharmacy here, who sent forgotten and needed medication to the Safeway on Hover in Longmont, for me to pick up, and the Safeway Pharmacy there, for understanding and providing the required medication and comfort. It takes several villages. And we all did it, together. Mountain Strong, Juley Harvey

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Tax Reimbursement Program Offered For Properties Destroyed By Natural Disasters

Homeowners whose properties were destroyed by natural disasters might qualify for a property tax payment program offered by the State of Colorado. A video explaining the details of the program can be viewed at the Larimer County Assessor’s webpage by visiting www.larimer.org/assessor. “This video on the tax credit and frequently asked questions on fires and natural disasters will help property owners understand the Larimer County Assessor’s procedures as they start their rebuilding process,” said Larimer County Assessor Bob Overbeck. The program covers property tax

reimbursement for destroyed properties from fire, floods, explosion, tornados, and other natural causes. The program is designed to help property owners who qualify by paying their property tax obligations if their property was destroyed from a natural disaster in Larimer County. The tax payment is for the year the destruction to the property occurred. Property owners with destroyed properties are encouraged to contact the Larimer County Assessor’s Office at (970) 498-7050 or by email at overbebc@larimer.org for further information or questions about the program.

History Of AM Radio At Estes Park Archives Program November 7 The commercial Estes Park AM radio station at frequency 1470 kHz, now owned by the town, enjoyed a 40 plus year local history of broadcasting from a variety of locations under a range of owners, formats, and call letters. The Estes Park Archives will spend the month of November attempting to untangle the order and history of this “alphabet soup” of AM radio stations home-grown in Estes Park, which has always been parked at 1470 on the dial, but waxed and waned with the economy and perceived importance of local radio. While Estes Park was providing a daily summer radio program to outside stations (like KFKA in Greeley) as early as the 1930s, the first station located in and broadcasting exclusively to Estes Park and vicinity appears to be KKEP, which began advertising its existence in local newspapers in 1967. It bears noting this assertion contradicts “Wikipedia” information posted on the internet, which could be explained by a

Wikipedia error, or potentially because KKEP was a “pseudonym” for the actual call letters registered with the FCC. Join us this Saturday, November 7, at 240 Moraine Avenue for the first in the series of AM 1470 reminiscences, a look at KKEP, a station with live disc jockeys and a 12-hour daily broadcast schedule located for most or all of its short life at the Black Canyon Ranch. The pandemic-modified program format implemented this spring still holds, with attendance restricted to individual families wearing masks at any one time, and lectures repeating every 30 minutes at the top and bottom of the hour between 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Reservations are not required, but if you owned, worked for, or remember listening to local AM radio beginning in the 1960s, dropping in over the next few weeks to say hello or, or at least a call to 586-4889, would be greatly appreciated.

A montage of some of the Estes Park commercial radio stations broadcasting over AM 1470 from 1967 to 2011. If you remember them, you are definitely a long-timer. Courtesy Estes Park Archives

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News Update For The Art Center Of Estes Park

The Art Center will be closed until November 13, when we will reopen with the continuation of Carol Gregory’s “Celebrate Nature.” This show will close on November 16th. Dan Marshall’s Exhibit “Planes, Trains and Animals” will now open on November 20th. Since the Art Center is closed this weekend, there will be no First Friday offering of a door prize. “Painting with Cathy Goodale” is still scheduled for November 11 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m.

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Blessing Box contents:

Contenido de la caja de bendición:

Choice of Ham or Turkey Stu ng, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy Cranberry, Pumpkin, Applesauce Corn and Greenbeans Fresh Carrots, Potatoes, Onions Dinner Rolls 2 Snack items 2 Side Dish Recipes Apple or Pumpkin Pie 1 Ra e Ticket for Drawing

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Elección de Jamón o Pavo Relleno, Puré de Patatas, gravy Arándano, Calabaza, Salsa de Manzana Maíz y Ejotes Zanahorias frescas, Papas, Cebollas Panecitos para cena 2 Artículos de Bocadillo 2 Recetas de Entremés Tarta de Calabaza o Manzana 1 Boleto de Rifa para premio

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Estes Park Health Provides Accurate And Fast COVID-19 Test Results

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allow people to notify others of their exposure and quarantine. When people know if they are positive or negative in a couple of hours instead of several days, the entire community is safer and more productive.” Estes Park Health Foundation is fully funding the cost of COVID-19 tests at Estes Park Health for uninsured residents of the Estes Valley. If you think you need a test, contact Estes Park Health’s Clinic COVID Triage Team at 970-577-4400. In addition to funding COVID-19 tests with 2-hour results for the uninsured, Since September, Estes Park Health has Estes Park Health Foundation is raising been providing COVID-19 test results in funds to cover the cost of vaccines for two hours. According to Cindy Berlanga, uninsured residents of the Estes Valley. Director of Laboratory Services at Estes Vaccines aren’t available yet, but when Park Health, approximately 320 tests they are, EPHF will be ready to support have been run of which 22 have been the community in driving COVID-19 positive. In July, Estes Park Health Founfrom the Estes Valley. If you’re interested dation fully funded the purchase of in donating or learning more, visit GiveCOVID-19 direct RT-PCR testing equiptoEPH.org/COVID19 or call EPHF’s Exment and the equipment went online in ecutive Director Kevin Mullin at 970September. 577-4306. “Providing quick and accurate test reThe Estes Park Health Foundation insults for the Estes Valley Community is creases community awareness of Estes key to preventing the spread of COVIDPark Health, and develops, manages and 19,” said Kevin Mullin, Executive Direcdistributes funds to assist EPH in fulfilltor at Estes Park Health Foundation. ing its mission. To learn more about ini“Negative test results keep people at tiatives or to volunteer, contact them at work and school, while positive results GiveToEPH.org or 970-577-4370.


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Veterans Day Nourishing Network Dinner Hosted By The Legion Congress passed a resolution to establish an annual observance, and Nov. 11th officially became a national holiday in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day in May which is a holiday designed to pay tribute to those who died serving in the military, Veterans Day honors all American veterans—living or dead—and especially recognizes living veterans who served honLike many events scheduled to take orably in either war or peacetime. In place in 2020, Veterans Day in Estes 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower Park will look different this year. Unfor- officially changed the name of the holitunately, due to COVID-19, the Ameriday from Armistice Day to Veterans can Legion is unable to hold its tradiDay to make it more inclusive. tional ceremonies or serve the annual The Uniform Holidays Bill was passed Veterans Breakfast. by Congress in 1968, which moved the Instead, the Legion is extending a specelebration of Veterans Day to the cial invitation to veterans and their fami- fourth Monday in October. The law lies to attend the free Nourishing Netwent into effect three years later, but in work dinner Wednesday, Nov 11th. Food 1975 President Gerald Ford returned will be served from 4:30-6 p.m. with The Veterans Day to November 11th due to Rock Inn providing bison meatballs with the important historical significance of mashed potatoes and gravy. Meals can the date. be enjoyed at the Legion or taken home In 2019 the Veterans Administration as carry-out. Special commemorative (VA) estimated that 18.8 million men gifts will be given to all veterans who atand women in the United States were tend that day. The entire community is veterans, which accounts for about 8 invited to take part in honoring the area’s percent of the civilian population over veterans during this dinner. the age of 18. Of all veterans, 1 in 10 is a One meaningful tradition that will con- woman. tinue as planned is the placing of AmeriThe VA also estimates that almost 42 can flags on veterans’ graves at the Estes million Americans have fought in wars, Park Memorial Gardens. Volunteers are dating from the American Revolution in welcome to join Legion and Auxiliary 1775 to Desert Storm in 1991. Since members in installing the flags. Those Sept. 11, 2001, the beginning of the interested in helping should meet at the “War on Terror,” 3.3 million veterans th cemetery at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov 8 . have served in the U.S. military. Today, The Veterans Day holiday originated as there are about 1.4 million active-duty “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the military service members living in the first anniversary of the end of the fightUnited States or deployed in more than ing in World War I. It was in 1926 that 150 countries.

Join the American Legion in honoring our Veterans on Veterans Day—Wednesday, Nov. 11th All Veterans, their families, and the community are invited to celebrate together that evening at the free Nourishing Network Dinner served from 4:30‐6 p.m. at the Legion. Meals will be provided by The Rock Inn and may be eaten in the Legion Hall or be requested as carry‐out to be enjoyed at home. Each Veteran attending will be given a small gift of appreciation. See you there!


Vet Assistance 9‐11 a.m. Tuesdays & Wednesdays Assistance for Veterans & their families regarding benefits & related topics.


Sundae Sunday BINGO 6 p.m. Sundays Win cash! Enjoy a brownie sundae! Tuesday Trivia 6 p.m. Tuesdays Challenge your friends and test your knowledge. Queen of Hearts 7 p.m. Fridays Win cash!


Nourishing Network Free Breakfast 8‐9 a.m. Saturdays Van at Falcon Ridge. Nourishing Network Free Lunch Noon‐1 p.m. Mondays Serving the community at the Legion. Nourishing Network Free Dinner 4:30‐6 p.m. Wednesdays Serving the community at the Legion. Bring the family, get some meals for your neigh‐ bors. Dine‐in or carryout. Tavern Menu 4‐7 p.m. Saturday—Thursday Appetizers & light foods. Chuckwagon Dinner 5:30‐7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6 Ribs, baked beans & taters $15 per person Steak Night 5:30‐7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 $20 per person


Foundation Board 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9 Sunrise Rotary 6 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 Auxiliary Executive Committee 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 Auxiliary Membership 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10 Operations Team 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 Masks are required at Circle 119 until you are seated at a table, social distancing required & all other Larimer County Health Department rules observed.

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Another Great Season Of Noxious Weed Removal the Estes Valley weed booklets. The weed booklet is also available electronically at the TOEP website: www.estes.org/weeds. Weed booklets are available year around at the Estes Valley Library, TOEP Public Works Office and TOEP Police Department, and seasonally at Ace Hardware The Estes Land Stewardship Associaand True Value. tion (ELSA), along with the Town of Estes Park (TOEP), hosted four very Thanks to EP News for publishing successful Weed Drop-off events this the weekly Estes Valley’s Weed Alert past season in June, July, August and articles from April thru September, September 2020. 1,322 tall yard bags of and featuring articles for the Weed weeds were collected with 542 folks in Drop-off events. There has been an inattendance which is fewer bags of creased interest in being good stewweeds than last year’s record of 2,135 ards of one’s property. ELSA encourbags with 696 folks in attendance. 2020 ages all HOAs and POAs to make has been a challenging year with booklets available to their members, drought, wildfires, COVID restricand encourage weed management in tions, etc. their neighborhoods. Noxious Weed Violations and Code Compliance are The good news is that several individuals indicated they were identifying being managed by the TOEP Police and digging immature weeds earlier to Department – estes.org/codecompliance or 970-586avoid bagging, and they were seeing improvement in their property after a 4000. couple of years of persistence. VolunNormally the Estes Land Stewardship teers served over 75 hours on-site for Association meets the first Thursday these four events. Awareness and edu- of the month (January through June, cational materials from ELSA are and in August, September, and Noshowing positive results in the Estes vember) at 9:30 a.m. in the George Hix Valley. ELSA also hosted a display of Room at US Bank. (Currently ELSA is noxious weeds at the Estes Valley Linot meeting due to COVID restricbrary during the month of July. tions.) The Estes Land Stewardship Association can be contacted at This year ELSA distributed over ELSA.weeds@gmail.com. 1,500 Twenty Ob-noxious Weeds in


Help Our Community By Donating To Blue Santa Through Dec. 7

Every holiday season, the Blue Santa program collects non-perishable food, gifts and hygiene products for disabled, shut-in and elderly community members that need a little extra holiday cheer. In order to keep residents safe this year during the pandemic, only monetary donations will be accepted. Donation jars with the Blue Santa logo will be placed around town at various businesses. A complete list of these locations can be found at www.estes.org/bluesanta. Donations can also be mailed to Blue Santa Program, c/o Estes Park Police Auxiliary, PO Box 1287, Estes Park, CO 80517. It is anticipated that Blue Santa will assist nearly 100 people this year, and it's not too late to nominate someone in need of assistance. To nominate a disabled, shut-in or elderly community member in need, please contact Captain Corey Pass at 970-577-3828 or cpass@estes.org.

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YOU VOTED! NOW, WE LIVE WITH THE VOTE! I really wanted an article I was writing on voting to appear in the EPNews before the election, however, the evacuation stopped that, but I can still share some of my thoughts with you… and then some thoughts about our ‘post-election’ reactions. I wrote: “It’s that time when we all have an opportunity to make a difference. Every four years we have a privilege that is not afforded millions in our world…the joy of voting, of making our voice heard, as we place our ballot in the box. Unfortunately, many are like the person who was invited to bring a bottle of wine to a party: “All the wine will be poured into one massive container and we will enjoy servings from our combined contribution.” One man reasoned that since he was strapped for cash, instead of putting in a bottle of wine he would bring a wine bottle filled with wine-looking water. Since others would be contributing full bottles of wine and a large crowd was invited, no one would notice if it was ‘watered down’ a little bit. Unfortunately, when the first glass of wine was drawn, it was ‘wine-looking water’ since most of the guests had reasoned similarly. It would be easy to reason, at election time, ‘Well, everyone will be voting and the outcome arrived at without my vote, therefore, I just won’t vote!’ If many reason this way, during an election year, then an invalid vote will be the result. Cal Blouch, in an editorial in an area newspaper, noted that in a Penn State University report, in 2016 only 51.8% of the eligible voters voted. So, half the people decided for the whole nation. Vote! But there are some important things to remember as you voted: (1) Voting with your mind. I’m sure you researched the facts about the candidates and issues so you made an informed decision. Many people vote with their ‘hearts’, not their ‘heads’, and many candidates and issues count on that, so they play on our emotions, rather than giving us the truth in a matter. Hopefully, you did your own ‘Fact Check’ and then voted accordingly; (2) Voting with your conscience. “Let your conscience be your guide” is an oft heard suggestion, and it is good to listen to as we voted. There are often things that just don’t seem right to us, that our conscience says just aren’t right, think carefully before supporting such an issue or candidate. While we know that our conscience is not always the best guide, we must weigh what it is telling us in making our choices. (3) Voting with God’s conscience in mind. God has spoken to us through His Word about many principles that are going to be addressed in each year’s election: the sanctity of life; the fairness in dealing financially and in other areas like legislation with people of all races and economic levels; honesty and other proper qualities in the candidates that we put into office, and other areas God has addressed; (4) Voting prayerfully. In our voting we need to pray that God’s Will will be done. This is simply to acknowledge that what the Bible says is true…that God is the one who puts people in power and He is the one that removes them. “The powers that be are ordained of God.” But that was ‘then’, and this is ‘now’. The election is now over and if we did or did not vote it doesn’t really matter at this point. The question now is, is ‘Will you accept the results of the election or stubbornly refuse to accept the decision of the majority and ‘resist the ‘powers-that-be’?’ A bumper sticker after a former election heralded that rebellious spirit: “He’s not my president”! The reality of the matter is that ‘he IS our president’… senator, representative, or ???... whether you voted for him or not…and the same is true of all the other elected officials. Our nation needs to accept the results of the election and work together to rebuild a ‘UNITED’ States. In the Bible a man was asked: “Will you continue to ‘kick against the goads’ (deny and rebel against reality), and he responded by accepting and doing God’s. What about us? Will we accept God’s ‘powers that be’ and work together so that God can bless America? I hope so!

Bob Lewis

Estes Park Senior Citizens Center Menu November 9 – 13 Monday, Nov 9 Breakfast Burrito w/ green chili on the side Tuesday, Nov 10 Chicken Fried Steak w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetable Wed., Nov 11 Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich (topped w/ avocado, bacon & cheddar cheese) & pasta salad Thurs., Nov 12 Spaghetti w/ Meatballs, garlic bread & side salad Friday, Nov 13 Fish & Homemade Chips & soup

November 16 – 20 Monday, Nov 16 Tuesday, Nov 17 Wed., Nov 18 Thursday, Nov 19 Friday, Nov 20

Crispy Chicken BLT Sandwich & potato salad Swiss Mushroom Burger & 3-bean salad Hot Roast Beef Sandwich w/ mashed potatoes, gravy & vegetable Vegetarian Lasagna w/ garlic bread & side salad Salmon (4 oz) w/ Rice Pilaf & soup

All noon meals are $5 for current EP Senior Citizens Center members and are by reservation only. Reservations must be made by 1:00 PM at least one business day in advance. Note, if you want to reserve a meal for Monday, Nov 9th, you need to call before 1:00 PM on Friday, Nov 6th. For reservations call 970-581-2195 and leave a detailed message. Pre-paid meal tickets and membership forms are available at the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center located at 1760 Olympian Lane and at estesparkseniors.org The Center is still closed. No Activities. Meals to Go will be delivered to your vehicle at the Senior Citizens Center! Pick up times 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Check out our website: estesparkseniors.org

Update On The Quota Home Tour And Festival Of Trees

By: Kris Hazelton

The financial health of nonprofit organizations in Estes Park have been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and our very own Estes Park Quota Club is facing challenges of their own. Quota normally hosts several annual fundraisers throughout the year, yet due to the pandemic, they are facing challenges when trying to find a way to do so responsibly. In the interest of keeping those in our community and visitors to Estes Park safe from COVID, members of Estes Park Quota recently decided that their annual Holiday Home Tour will not be held this year. The decision was made due to complications of hosting a safe event for both participants, homeowners and members of their club. Quota will however, host their annual Festival of Trees... with a few changes. The event will be held at a new location this year, in the lobby of the Estes Park Resort. Proceeds from these beautiful, one-of-a kind decorated trees support many Quota community projects such as the Loan Closet, ambulances for our community, AEDs, services to children and seniors, student grants and more. The trees will be on display from November 13-December 18 and the drawing to win the trees will be held on December 18. Trees are currently being distributed to those interested in decorating them, and there are just a few trees left to distribute! Quota will supply you a small, lighted tree, you supply the decorations and decorating of the tree which will be displayed and offered as part of the Festival of Trees and given to the winner of the drawing. If you are interested in dec-

orating a tree for this Quota fund-raiser, here are the specifications: Guidelines for your tree: 1. Please decorate fully and secure items for transport. (Wiring the ornaments/decorations on is HIGHLY recommended so they will not fall off and break) The trees come pre-lit. You may use a theme (i.e., teddy bears, snowmen), if desired. A tree skirt is optional. 2. It is completely optional to include a gift, gift certificate, or other items with the tree, (i.e., stuffed animal, movie tickets, dinner certificate) - these should be offered only by you or your business. – Please do not solicit certificates from merchants using Quota’s name. Certificates may be offered by individuals or businesses who are kind enough to decorate a tree for this event. 3. You may drop off your tree at the Estes Park Resort on Friday, November 13 from 9-11 a.m. or you may make arrangements to have a tree committee member pick it up from you. 4. We will label your tree with your name or the name of your business, and will list gifts or certificates offered with the tree. 5. Please feel free to call Gail at 4812372, Lori at 232-5511 or Kris at 2312635 with any questions. 6. Have fun with this and thank you very much for your participation. Please let us know if you are interested in participating in this fun fundraiser., there are only a few trees left to decorate! Make sure to mark your calendars for the Festival of Trees on display and help support Estes Park Quota as they work to restructure, revamp and revise the way they will continue to raise funds for our community.


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Watch For Wildlife, Avoid Collisions During Daylight Saving Time Changing your clocks with your driv- gram Manager Jeff Peterson. “In Colhigh fences along highways. ing habits during daylight saving time orado, approximately 4,000 wildlifeOne successful wildlife transportacan help prevent wildlife-vehicle colli- vehicle collisions are reported each tion solution is the Colorado Highway sions. Wildlife experts advise drivers year. The seasonal movements of these that wildlife is on the move so be aware, drive with caution, and slow down especially at night. Last Sunday, Nov. 1, marked the end of daylight saving time in Colorado. This means drivers set their clocks back an hour, see dusk earlier, and witness more wild animals migrating to their wintering habitats during rush hour traffic on highways. As the sunlight fades during highvolume commutes, Colorado Parks and Wildlife asks drivers to stay alert and share roads with wildlife. Autumn is peak seasonal mating and migration for many species, so drivers should watch for wildlife as they begin to experience darker commutes. “We all want to move around safely, humans and wildlife alike,” said District Wildlife Manager Devin Duval, who oversees the Vail area. “With colder weather, big game species are As the sunlight fades during high-volume commutes, stay alert and share roads with moving to lower ground, which is wildlife. where most of the state’s roads and communities are found, so we encouranimals can cause increased wildlife9 Wildlife Crossing Project. In 2016, age drivers to be mindful of wildlife.” vehicle collisions if drivers are unCDOT in cooperation with CPW and The Colorado Department of Trans- aware more wildlife is on or near the many other partners completed Colportation also advises motorists to stay roadways.” orado’s first-of-its-kind wildlife overvigilant, drive with caution and slow In an effort to decrease the number pass and underpass system on Highdown, especially now that several of wildlife-vehicle collisions in Colway 9 between Green Mountain snowstorms have taken place and orado, CDOT has collaborated with Reservoir and Kremmling. This innopushed wildlife from the high country CPW to study, gather data and convative solution to keep wildlife off a into lower elevations. struct migration structures designed busy road resulted in a 90 percent re“Big game like deer, elk and moose for wildlife to safely cross busy highduction in wildlife-vehicle collisions in are making their way to the terrain ways. Migration structures include that area. To learn more about wildlife where they can more easily find food wildlife overpasses, underpasses, escrossings in Colorado, visit codot.gov. and water,” said CDOT Wildlife Procape ramps, and wildlife guards and Although Colorado is working to

construct more safe passageways for wildlife on highways, motorists still play a critical role in preventing wildlife-vehicle collisions. CPW and CDOT offer several precautions that should be followed year-round, but especially during the fall daylight saving time change. Slow down. Moderate speeds maintain a driver’s reaction time and allow an appropriate response to animals on or near roads. Stay alert. Pay close attention to the roadway, particularly between dusk and dawn. Scan ahead. Watch for movement and shining eyes along roadsides. Obey traffic signs. Many highways have wildlife warning signs intended to alert motorists of known wildlife movement areas. Though incidents can happen anywhere, transportation authorities attempt to reduce the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions by posting signage and lowering speeds in areas where wildlife are active. Always wear a seat belt. Unfortunately, not every collision is avoidable, and the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration states that the risk of serious injury and death in a crash is reduced by half when seat belts are worn. Drivers involved in a wildlife-vehicle collision should report the accident to the Colorado State Patrol by calling *CSP (star key and 277). For more information about wildlife and Colorado highways, visit www.cpw.state.co.us or www.codot.gov/programs/ environmental/wildlife.

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Five Fun Facts About... The Mule Deer 4. The antlers of mule deer bucks are dichotomously or bifurcated, meaning the main beam branches into two and each of those branch again. 5. Mule deer have a rut, or mating, season that spans from late

A mule deer buck pronking across the snow.

low-intensity burn areas, these foragers thrive on the new shoots. In some areas, the populations may actually increase following a wildfire. 1. Mule deer are called that because of By: Dawn Wilson their exceedingly large, mule-like ears, This week’s featured animal is the which are about three-fourths the mule deer. With everything that has length of the head. changed in the national forest sur2. These iconic mammals of the westrounding Estes Valley and in Rocky ern U. S. have a unique bounding moMountain National Park because of the tion when they run, called “pronking” Cameron Peak and East Troublesome or “stotting,” in which all four hooves Fires, I wanted to showcase an animal push off the ground at the same time that can benefit from wildfire. Deer causing the animal to spring into the air. depend on young forest habitat, and in Other animals that do a similar movethe areas where the growth will return ment are pronghorn, springbok and almost immediately in the spring, like gazelles. in the meadows and ground cover in 3. Mule deer typically have two fawns

The oversized ears of the mule deer—the mule-like ears they are named for—are even more pronounced on young fawns.

A mule deer buck stops for a moment after sparring with a bush in Rocky Mountain National Park.

each year in late spring. Young does may only have one and three happens on occasion, like the doe with three fawns in eastern Estes Park.

October through early December. During this time, the bucks will be seen following does and sparring with other males to determine dominance. Dawn Wilson is a professional and award-winning nature photographer who lives in Estes Park year-round. You can see more of her work, join one of her Rocky tours, and purchase prints and calendars at DawnWilsonPhotography.com.

Holiday Shop In Allenspark Begins This Weekend

Looking for unique and original holiday gifts? Then head to the Holiday Shop at The Old Gallery in Allenspark going on every weekend until December 20. Original art created by a wide variety of artists and creations by local crafters can be found in all price ranges. The Old Gallery is one of the most unique galleries in all of Colorado, fea-

turing fine arts created by local artists from Boulder and Larimer counties,” said artist Kathy Banich. “The art ranges from oil paintings, watercolors and drawings to stained glass, jewelry, ceramics and gourds,” she said. Artists have created cards, calendars, coasters, orna-

Kamp, Terry Kasprzak and Vicki Dyas. Guest artists and crafters participating include Annie Meulener, Bruce Van Der Kamp, Celia Mills, Ellen Ehrhardt, The Hilltop Guild, Janine Elletire, Kim Kittle, Mary Morse, Patrick Sweangen, Susan Krauth and Tara Lynn Towers. You’ll find glass Christmas ornaments, vases, scarfs, blankets, ceramics, pine cone wreaths, silk and fiber arts, handmade soaps, tea towels, handbags and more. ments and Located at 14863 Highway 7 at the enmore for trance to Allenspark, The Old Gallery this special is 20 minutes south of Estes Park and event. 20 minutes from Lyons. It’s a beautiLocal fully renovated 1940s log structure that crafters are is home to 20 local artists. also particiThe Old Gallery is a non-profit that pating in provides art, education, entertainment the show. and social services to area residents “This is the and visitors, including the Community first year Cupboard Food Bank, Community we’ve inCloset, art and yoga classes, concerts vited and even juggling classes. crafters to participate in our Holiday Shop event,” “The Old Gallery really captures the said Banich. “It expands our offerings spirit of this mountain community. It’s a place for our local artists to display for holiday gifts that are unique and and sell their work,” said Banich. distinctive.” Winter hours at The Old Gallery are Artists featured in the show and sale 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, include Anne Curtis, Cheryl Penningweather permitting. ton, Judi Mitchell, Kathy Banich, Leslie Emerson, Linda Toukan, Sally Van Der

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Trailblazer Broadband Builds Redundant Denver Uplink Trailblazer Broadband is the first internet service provider in Estes Park to build a redundant 100 gigabit per second uplink to Denver. Since late September, Trailblazer Broadband customers may have noticed their internet connection has been enhanced as a result of this improved routing. Not all broadband connections are created equal. Trailblazer Broadband is building the only true 1 GIG broadband service in Estes Park which provides high speed, reliable internet service over fiber optic lines. Delivering state-of-theart broadband also requires a great connection to the rest of the world. For Estes Park internet users, the best route to the internet is through Denver, which is a key carrier hub for almost all major broadband providers. Internet routing can be compared to taking a road trip in a car. Some highways have faster speed limits than others and some routes require fewer miles to reach your destination. When data is sent and received on the internet, the route can make a huge difference in the response times and download speeds that users experience when connecting to the variety of websites and services on the internet. Sending Trailblazer's internet traffic through Denver opens up the most optimal routing paths to almost any destination on the internet. For even greater reliability, Trailblazer Broadband currently

utilizes multiple diverse fiber paths out of Estes Park. If one fiber path is compromised, another one is instantly and automatically used to reroute internet traffic. Creating the 100 Gbps broadband link to Denver was a collaborative effort that involved help from the neighboring communities of Loveland and Fort Collins. Over the last several years Estes Park, Loveland, & Fort Collins worked together to form an Inter-Governmental Agreement, or IGA, that enabled all three communities to create a redundant fiber ring in northern Colorado. Because of this collaboration, Fort Collins was able to execute a long term lease of CDOT dark fiber between Fort Collins and Denver and utilize the fiber to establish a 100 Gbps circuit to Estes Park. The circuit capacity can be increased as necessary to keep up with demand. Trailblazer Broadband is municipally owned and is Estes Park's only locally supported high-speed broadband service provided over fiber optic lines. For more information, contact Trailblazer Customer Experience Manager Kim Smith at ksmith@trailblazerbroadband.com or (970)577-3770. More Trailblazer news is available at www.trailblazerbroadband.com and www.facebook.com/ TrailblazerBroadband.

Estes Park Woman’s Club Meeting To Be Held November 11 Estes Park Woman’s Club will meet at 12 p.m. on November 11, 2020 via Zoom. Members will receive a Zoom invite. Jessica Lindner, Service Coordinator, The Avery Center will talk about The Avery Center and Sex Trafficking in Northern Colorado. The Avery Center—formerly Free Our Girls—was founded in 2014 to address the gap in direct services for adults experiencing commercial sex trafficking in Northern Colorado and across the United States. As the only anti-trafficking direct service organization north of Denver, and as one of only a handful of survivor-led organizations across the United States, the organization began seeing hundreds of referrals and requests for support. In 2015, Free Our Girls recognized that expanding service parameters to meet the needs of adult victims and survivors was critical. In 2017, Free Our Girls embarked on a research project in partnership with the Univer-

sity of Northern Colorado to interview individuals across the United States who were currently experiencing, or who had previously experienced, exploitation. As result of this partnership, Free Our Girls was reorganized into The Avery Center. The new Avery Center services were also expanded to now include academic research, training, consulting, and policy advocacy work. The Avery Center is unique among similar service organization because they operate from the prospective that most survivors of domestic sex trafficking require psychological intervention and aftercare deprogramming prior to reintegrating into their community. The Avery Center’s research arm focuses on advocating and evaluating demand and harm reduction frameworks to identify and hold accountable those that fuel exploitation, and to better identify, intervene, and empower those who have experienced exploitation. The service arm focuses on economic empowerment-focused programs such as: financial literacy, job training, peer support, and basic needs resource delivery. The majority of their direct services are located in a Victorian house in downtown Greeley which also houses Sparrow’s Landing Boutique a upscale resale shop. Any questions contact Ann Dinsmoor at 577-1316.

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Snowbelle, Tiger Lily & Jessie Need New, Loving Homes Snowbelle is about eight years old. Her family had to move away and they couldn’t take her with them. She loves being loved and has lived with children and a small dog. She is an indoor cat and a great mouser. Tiger Lily is shy but sweet. She has lived with a small dog and kids but would do best in a quiet home. She is an indoor cat only, but is a good mouser. Jessie is about two years old. She is looking for an active family. She loves going for walks. She just raised her family of five and is now a single mom, ready for a new home of her own. She does well with dogs but seems to be afraid of cats. She weighs about 20 lbs. All of these sweet pets are currently being cared for by members of the Pet Association of Estes Park. Please call 970-286-1652 to meet any of these special pets. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that is your local humane society. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, please call 970-286-1652.


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News From The Family Resource Center Association October 1st, 2020. In order to become a Premium-level Member, a family resource center (FRC) must demonstrate organizational suitability and fidelity to the Family Pathways Model. Movement to this level of membership takes over 12 months of training and implementation work for a FRC. With this distinction, EVICS is now eligible for additional pass-through The Family Resource Center Associa- funding and opportunities from tion (FRCA) is proud to have apFRCA. Congratulations EVICS. FRCA proved EVICS as a Premium-level is excited to continue this work toMember Center of FRCA beginning gether.

Congratulations to Hailey Rasmussen, the Estes Park High School Student of the Week for November 6, 2020. At EPHS Hailey enjoys being a member of the volleyball and basketball teams, being President of the FFA chapter and CEO of the Business and Marketing class. She is a member of the National Honor Society, is on the honor roll and has earned her varsity letter in both volleyball and basketball. Outside of school she likes riding horses, hanging out with friends and working. She is happy to say she owns and cares for a heifer that is part of her FFA SAE 11th (Supervised Agricultural Experience) project that will have a calf next spring. Hailey’s favorite quote is, “When you feel like quitting, think about why you started� author unknown. She said, “This quote is a great reminder to myself that even when times get hard, we have to remember

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

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2020 offers all of us the opportunity to celebrate not only the passage of the 19th Amendment but also the achievements of women over that last 100 years. Celebrations are planned nation-wide, in every state and in local communities. A number of local organizations and community leaders, under the leadership of Jean McGuire, have formed a committee to coordinate the local celebration under the title, “100 Years: A Celebration of Women.” As a part of the festivities, we plan to collect stories about Estes Valley women in the form of paragraphs. Submission period: now through the end of November. Maximum length: 200 words, A story about any woman with a connection to Estes Park. These paragraphs will be collected by the Estes Valley Library. They will then appear in the local newspapers and 100 will be chosen to be published as a booklet for November release. Submit your paragraphs digitally (preferred) to chomanwendell@estesvalleylibrary.org or hard copy to the front desk. Here are the next of the submissions.

Showtimes For Nov. 6 – Nov. 12 LET HIM GO (R) Runtime: 114min Daily at 4:15p and 7:15p Matinees: Sat and Sun 1:15p Late Night: Fri and Sat at 9:45p

The Story Of Barbara MacAlpine By: Barbara Werner

COME PLAY (PG-13) Runtime: 105min Daily at 4:30p and 7:30p Matinees: Sat and Sun at 1:30p Late Night: Fri and Sat at 10p

THE WAR WITH GRANDPA (PG) Runtime: 94min Daily at 4p and 7p Matinees: Sat and Sun at 1p Late Night: Fri and Sat at 9:30p

altitude garden. Barbara MacAlpine and her husband, Barbara was impressed by the dediGordon, moved to Estes Park in 2014 cated service of so many volunteers. eager to continue their life-long vegYet she knew that unresolved issues etable gardening. Since covenants pre- were continuing to divide the commuvented a greenhouse at home, they vol- nity. unteered to help create the new Prior to moving to Estes Park Barcommunity garden. Barbara coordibara was a professor of environmental nated volunteers to measure the plots, studies and a university science librarbuild the raised beds, and erect the tall ian. This gave her experience with reperimeter fence. searching issues, evaluating informaIn 2016, she volunteered as Chair of tion, and then working respectfully the Estes Valley Community Garden within groups for collaborative deciBoard. Her organizational and people sion-making. At its core, she knew, skills helped the EVCC meet early that’s what the Town Board does. Barchallenges posed by critters who were bara feels strongly that increased comhelping themselves to the fresh promunication between the citizens and duce and by the collapse of the west town officials will encourage greater fence by the 2017 gale force winter understanding of the issues and reawinds. The rebuilt fence expanded the sons behind decisions. She successgarden area to include more raised fully ran for Town Board in 2020. beds at this increasingly popular high-

The Story Of Lynda S. Vogel THE SHINING (R) Runtime: 158min

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Sunday at 1p Monday at 7p

By: Lars Sage

In reviewing the list of her accomplishments, one can see Lynda Vogel’s dedication to the arts in Estes Park. She was involved in the establishment of both the Art Center of Estes Park and the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park, two major nonprofit arts organizations. Vogel was not only a cofounder of the Art Center, but served as Exhibits Curator and Artist Liaison, from 1987-1991. She worked for the Town in connection with the Estes Park Museum and additionally as an independent contractor for the restoration of Buel Porter Christmas scenes. Vogel truly made her mark through her efforts to help establish the Cul-

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tural Arts Council in 1989, as a volunteer coordinator and as Director starting 1990. Vogel formed the organization into a community service organization presenting multi-faceted programs serving persons of all ages. Under her leadership, a number of programs were developed including what could be considered her crowning achievements. Plein Air of the Rockies, an annual National Paint Out attracting artists from across the country and internationally is one. Throughout her 25 years as director, a long list can be made of programs and special exhibitions she established, such as ARTS for the PARKS (7 tours) and Women Artists of the West. Lynda now resides in New Hampshire.

The Story Of Pam Standard, A 41 Year Saver Of Lives By: Neal Standard

Pam attended Colorado State University in pre med and The University of Colorado College of Nursing, graduating with a Masters’ Degree in Neonatology - the medical care of premature newborn infants. For the next 41 years Pam’s routine was to work her day duties at Lutheran Hospital in Wheat Ridge. Her job at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette consisted of saving the lives of newborn premature infants. She had a reputation from the start as a compassionate and highly dedicated life saver of premature newborns. Over the years she received performance awards too numerous to list and the heartfelt gratefulness of premature infants’ parents whose lives she helped save. She retired June 1, 2020. In Neal and Pam’s 38 year marriage, she was the project manager (and chief carpenter) of the reconditioning of one home and the construction of two homes. They moved to Estes Park in 2015. Pam is an avid quilter and was active with the Trail Ridge Quilters/Newcomers Club, which has raised $260,000 for the Estes Park Hospital Foundation. Pam is an amazing wife, amazing mother and grandmother (two of three grandchildren were born premature – she was all over them).

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Real Estate Sales V Property Management V Vacation Accommodations

2020 Collector Holiday Ornament Available For Purchase Since 1986, the Town of Estes Park employees' Helping Hands Committee has created commemorative annual holiday ornaments for purchase by the public. The proceeds from ornament sales are used to provide high school senior scholarships and assistance to local families in need. The 2020 ornament features a photo of a big horn sheep taken near the top of Trail Ridge Road in RMNP. Photo credit to Duane Hudson. Ornaments are available for $14 each. Due to the closure of Town Hall, ornaments are available for purchase through mail only; shipping charges will apply. Ornaments are available for purchase at Peaks Hallmark in Upper Stanley Village during normal busi-

ness hours. To order by mail, please send request and payment (no cash) to: Town of Estes Park Helping Hands Committee at P. O. Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517. Please calculate the order total to include shipping costs. Shipping for one ornament is $6.00, shipping for two ornaments is $6.50, shipping for three ornaments is $12.50, and shipping for four ornaments is $13. Payment with a card is an option; however, additional fees will apply. For more information or to pay with a card, please contact Kim McEachern at kimmceachern@estes.org or by calling 970577-3567. The 2020 ornament may be viewed at www.estes.org/ helpinghandsornament.

Happy Birthday, Isaac

Happy 15th Birthday, Isaac Aldridge. Love from Dripping Springs, TX Grammy and Gramps

LOTS IN GREY FOX ESTATES, GOING FAST! These wonderful lots are going fast. Building envelope for increased privacy and to ensure quality construction in this subdivision. Your choice from an open meadow to the wooded more secluded lot to build your primary home and guest house. 300 Green Pine Ct ~ $149,000 345 Green Pine Ct ~ $159,000

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WONDERFUL CARRIAGE HILLS HOME This 4 bedroom 3 bath home is located in Carriage Hills on .49 acre lot with wonderful southern exposure. The main level has an open kitchen and living room area with a large window to take in the view of Twin Sisters. Recently added to the main level is a master suite with walk-out to private deck and an efficiently designed handicap bath with large walkin shower and walk-in jetted tub. 2 additional bedrooms and a full bath are upstairs with another bedroom suite downstairs with 3/4 bath. Completing the property is a detached oversized two car garage. New paint and carpet throughout giving a fresh new feel. Call Trisha for an appointment to view 2411 Larkspur, offered for $499,000.


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What’s Happening At The Estes Valley Library LIBRARY HOURS Current Open Hours: Mondays - Thursdays, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Library collections are open for browsing and check-out. Multiple computers are available, with printing, scanning and photocopying. The second floor and all meeting and study rooms are closed for now. Outdoor 24/7 Wi-Fi with charging outlets. Full details at estesvalleylibrary.org. Curbside Service by Appointment Place holds in the catalog, then watch for an email notice, and schedule a convenient pick-up time. Full details at estesvalleylibrary.org. DIGITAL COLLECTIONS The library’s complete collection of digital content, including books, movies, audio, comic books and TV shows, is now fully searchable in one catalog. Digital content may be dowloaded to your phone, table or laptop from anywhere 24/7 with your library card. Full instructions are at estesvalleylibrary.org. Or email the library at answers@estesvalleylibrary.org if you have questions. ONE BOOK ONE VALLEY 2021 Title Reveal Friday, Nov. 13, 12 noon, on Facebook and YouTube. The 2021 title for the annual reading event, One Book One Valley, will be revealed on Friday, November 13 at 12

noon. The book was selected by local readers in an all-community vote this past summer. Visit estesvalleylibrary.org for more details. GRAB & GO KITS

the library, or email mkozlowski@estesvalleylibrary.org to have one reserved. Book Club & Read-Along: “Wee Free Men” November 9 - 14, on Zoom. This installment of Terry Pratchett’s popular “Discworld” series tells the story of young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching, who must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Read-Along is at 4:30 p.m. on November 9, 11 and 13, with a book discussion on Saturday, November 14 at 1:30 p.m. Register at estesvalleylibrary.org and receive a complimentary copy of the book. Preschool and Baby Storytimes Online Speaking of Spices: Berbere New each week on YouTube. Grab and Go Kits make it easy to try Children ages 0 to 6 and their famiout a craft project at home, with all lies can enjoy stories, songs, puppets the supplies needed. Current kits for and activities, online each week with adults include a package with the spice called “berbere.” Share of a photo of your culinary creation and enter to win a free cookbook. See kits currently available by visiting estesvalleylibrary.org/collections/kits. KIDS & FAMILY DIY Grab-and-Go Kit: “Bee Dance” Starting Monday, November 9, while supplies last. Visit the library and take home an early-literacy read-aloud kit that includes the children’s book “Bee Dance,” an activity sheet, and craft materials. Pick up a kit while visiting

new themes. See the upcoming roster at estesvalleylibrary.org and watch previous recordings on the library’s YouTube channel. BOOK-A-LIBRARIAN Free Legal Self-Help Clinic Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2 - 5 p.m., by phone appointment. One-on-one legal advice. For library cardholders who do not have a personal attorney. Appointments are necessary, and can be scheduled by calling 970-586-8116. More information at estesvalleylibrary.org/legalclinic. OUTDOOR WI-FI & CHARGING STATIONS The free Estes Valley Library WiFi network can be accessed outdoors 24/7 from the library parking lot, and from the seating around the library building, which contains a pipeline of charging outlets. Connecting is easy: no password, and no time limits. Also nearby is the Town of Estes Park’s free Wapiti WiFi, which stretches from Town Hall into Bond Park. FRIENDS & FOUNDATION Cliffhanger Used Books Cliffhanger Used Books, operated by the Library Friends & Foundation, is open Mondays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. (closed on Tuesdays). The store is located at 191 W. Riverside Drive. Featuring thousands of books, movies, and audio at bargain prices. The military section is on sale during November.

One Book One Valley: Readers’ Choice ”Wee Free Men:” November’s Family To Be Announced November 13 Book Club And Read-Along The suspense is over—almost. The votes have been tallied and a winner has been chosen. And we’re not talking politics or elections. These are the votes cast last summer by Estes Valley readers for the 2021 One Book One Valley. In June, the Estes Valley Library invited local readers to rank their preferred choices from a “final four” of book titles. The four books in the running were, alphabetically by author: “Virgil Wander” by Leif Enger “Running with Sherman” by Christopher McDougall “The Dutch House” by Ann Patchett “The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” by Kim Michele Richardson The winning title will be announced live on Friday, November 13 at 12:00 noon through a video presentation on the library’s Facebook and YouTube pages. To watch the announcement, all you’ll need is an Internet or Wi-Fi connection. Visit the

library’s Facebook page or follow the links from estesvalleylibrary.org. The winning title will also be posted on the library’s homepage later that afternoon. Beginning November 13 at noon, 100 copies of the book will be available for a three-week checkout with your library card. Digital downloads will also be available as another convenient option. One Book One Valley, an annual reading celebration hosted through the Estes Valley Library, is about community. The project invites conversation and learning with fellow readersand the opportunity to make new friends and acquaintances in the process. Special thanks goes to the generous donors to the Estes Valley Library Friends & Foundation, who make One Book One Valley possible each year. Look for announcements in December about the online program activities and discussions that will be happening in January 2021.

Families are invited to a shared reading and discussion opportunity through the library’s next Family Book Club and Read-Along, hosted on Zoom. This month’s featured book is “The Wee Free Men” by Terry Pratchett, a fantasy-adventure that is part of the internationally-popular Discworld series. Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help: the local Nac Mac Feegle—a. k.a. the Wee Free Men—a clan of fierce, sheep-stealing, swordwielding, six-inchhigh blue men. Children’s

Librarian Chase Chauffe will present a live three-part Read-Along of “The Wee Free Men” on November 9, 11, and 13 at 4:30 p.m. Participants are then invited to join the book discussion on Saturday, November 14 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. All events are online via Zoom. Participants may register now at estesvalleylibrary.org, and stop by the library for a complimentary copy of the book.

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Bright Christmas Beginning 36th Year

Larimer County Childcare Fund Now Accepting Applications Fund received $300,000 from Larimer County to support families negatively affected by COVID-19. United Way of Larimer County is accepting applications from childcare providers and nonprofit agencies on behalf of families who qualify for the Larimer County Childcare Fund. Larimer County approved the distribution of $300,000 of Coronavirus Relief Funds, to be spent by December 30, 2020, to support families who have childcare needs and who have been negatively affected by COVID-19. “We are grateful for this partnership with the County to alleviate some of the COVID burden on families in our community. These funds amplify the United Way of Larimer County’s prior commitment to increasing access to childcare. With the loss of in-person schooling, additional restrictions on childcare providers, and other factors related to the pandemic, every dollar invested will have returns for children, families, and our economy,” says to Deirdre Sullivan, President and CEO of United Way of Larimer County. Childcare providers apply for funds on behalf of families. For families interested in requesting funding, the parent/guardian of a child must meet all of the following criteria and work with their childcare provider to apply: • Larimer County resident with children ages 0 – 5 who is an essential employee during COVID-19 response, or actively looking for employment due to COVID-19 impacts to their previous work • Larimer County resident with children ages 6-12 who has been impacted by the absence of in-person school during working hours • Seeking care from a licensed (ages 0-5) childcare provider, Neighborhood Youth Organization, or nonprofit community organization (non-religious in nature) who offers childcare, activities, and/or enrichment programming to children ages 6-12 and is located in Larimer County • Household income less than the most recently published self-sufficiency wage for Larimer County (2020 Self-Sufficiency Standards by County) • Single parents who are interested in a childcare scholarship to pursue vocational education or higher education should apply to the United Way WomenGive Scholarship Program • A portion of these funds will support financial assistance to families at licensed home providers and available through the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County “COVID has exacerbated an existing

crisis in the early care and education field,” says Christina Taylor, Executive Director of the Early Childhood Council of Larimer County. “These funds will be put to immediate use to support families and providers and strengthen community partnerships for long-term solutions to address the role of early care and education as well as out of school care in our community’s social and economic health.” Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all funds are awarded. Funds will be awarded to providers on a first-come, first-served basis. The Childcare Fund will increase the number of families making low-to-moderate incomes who can access high quality care by closing the gap between a family’s ability to pay and the amount charged by a provider. In addition to scholarship funds, nonprofit providers can apply for general operating support to partially reimburse child care programs for additional costs incurred as a result of COVID-19, as we recognize that remaining open to support families required many adjustments and investments. Childcare costs are often referred to as a family’s “second mortgage.” A 2020 study of 2019 childcare rates found the average monthly cost of licensed care in a childcare center to be $1,124, nearly one-third of the average family’s take-home pay. The Larimer County Childcare Fund allows parents to choose the licensed childcare setting of their choice. Given the flexibility of Colorado Childcare Contribution Tax Credit policy, taxdeductible contributions made to the fund may be distributed to public, private or nonprofit providers. Visit www.uwaylc.org/ChildcareFund to learn more about the Larimer County Childcare Fund, including how to apply, ways to give, and more. United Way of Larimer County (UWLC) is a one-stop resource for generosity in our community, ensuring that gifts of time, talent and treasure address today's greatest needs - and reduce tomorrow's. Community needs change over time, which is why UWLC encourages nimble and innovative human services and a commitment to nonprofit excellence. UWLC strives to strengthen our community by supporting youth & education, financial stability, community engagement, and nonprofit excellence in Larimer County. To learn more about United Way of Larimer County and how you can get involved with your community, visit www.uwaylc.org.

Bright Christmas, a local nonprofit, is celebrating its 36th year of helping local families in need throughout the Estes area. Because of your generosity, we are able to assist children with needs throughout the year, from providing school supplies to meeting emergency family needs, and of course, helping many have a brighter Christmas! Our partnership with Crossroads ministry and the local schools helps us reach the families who qualify for our programs. Our 2019 Christmas distribution to families in need was very successful due to the great community support we receive. In recent years we have been able to help at least 125 families per year. Families in need are “adopted” by other families, businesses, churches, clubs and individuals for Christmas gifts. With the funds that are donated, we purchase food, cleaning supplies and personal care items for each family. Our 2020 Christmas program will be done a bit differently due to current health concerns, but our commitment to helping families remains the same. We start registering families within a few weeks and are excited about our distribution to those families in mid-December. Registration for the Bright Christmas program will be held at Crossroads Ministry (851 Dry Gulch Road) on Wednesdays (Nov. 11, Nov. 18) between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. or on Saturdays (Nov. 7, Nov. 14) between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Our representatives will be at Crossroads on these dates to help with the paperwork. This is an anonymous program and only your children’s first

names will be known to the sponsors. All applicants will be required to submit qualifying documents to be considered for the program. Please be prepared to provide us with copies of 1. Residency- a utility bill with your name and local address on it or lease/rental agreement copy 2. Income verification- for both parents and other employed household members (pay stubs/current employment) 3. Current personal identification for yourself and all school aged children In keeping with current health guidelines, all participants will be required to wear a face covering at registration. Please sign up early! We limit the number of families we can serve each year. If you are interested in “adopting” a qualified family for Christmas gifts, please contact us. We will gladly match you with a family that needs help with a brighter Christmas. Call Jean Austin at 970 635-3302, Nancy Gregg at 970-4814390 or send an email to brightchristmas.ep@gmail.com to become a sponsor or for more information. If you would like to donate a new gift to be used for any child, please drop it off at Ace Hardware (Lone Pine Drive), MedX or Between Friends, a new consignment shop at 433 S. St. Vrain. If you would like to donate a financial gift to help us with the costs of this program, please make your check payable to Bright Christmas and mail to P. O. Box 2981, Estes Park, Co 80517. We are a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

Bright Christmas, una organización local sin fines de lucro, está celebrando su 36 año de ayudar a las familias locales necesitadas en toda el área de Estes. ¡Debido a su generosidad, somos capaces de ayudar a los niños con las necesidades durante todo el año, desde proporcionar útiles escolares hasta satisfacer las necesidades familiares de emergencia, y por supuesto, ayudar a muchos a tener una Navidad más brillante! Nuestra asociación con Crossroads Ministry e las escuelas locales nos ayuda a llegar a las familias que califican para nuestros programas. Nuestra distribución navideña de 2019 a las familias necesitadas fue muy exitosa debido al gran apoyo de la comunidad que recibimos. En los últimos años hemos podido ayudar al menos a 125 familias al año. Las familias necesitadas son "adoptadas" por otras familias, empresas, iglesias, clubes e individuos para regalos de Navidad. Con los fondos que se donan, compramos alimentos, artículos de limpieza y artículos de cuidado personal para cada familia. Nuestro programa de Navidad 2020 se llevará a cabo de una manera un poco diferente debido a los problemas de salud actuales, pero nuestro compromiso de ayudar a las familias sigue siendo el mismo. Comenzamos a registrar familias dentro de unas semanas y estamos entusiasmados de nuestra distribución a esas familias a mediados de diciembre. La inscripción para el programa Bright Christmas se llevará a cabo en Crossroads Ministry (851 Dry Gulch Road) los miércoles (11 de noviembre, 18 de noviembre) entre las 1:00 PM y las 4:00 PM o los sábados (7 de noviembre, 14 de noviembre) entre las 10:00 AM y las 1:00 PM. Nuestros representantes estarán en Crossroads en estas fechas para ayudar con el papeleo. Este es un programa anónimo y sólo los nombres de sus hijos

serán conocidos por los patrocinadores. Todos los solicitantes deberán presentar documentos calificados para ser considerados para el programa. Por favor, esté preparado para proporcionarnos copias de 1. Domicilio- factura de gas o electricidad con su nombre y dirección local en ella o copia del contrato de arrendamiento / alquiler 2. Verificación de ingresos- tanto para los padres como para otros miembros del hogar que trabajan (talones de pago/empleo actual) 3. Identificación personal actual para usted y todos los niños de edad escolar De acuerdo con las pautas de salud actuales, todos los participantes deberán llevar una cubierta facial en el momento del registro. ¡Por favor, regístrese temprano! Limitamos el número de familias que podemos servir cada año. Si usted está interesado en "adoptar" una familia calificada para regalos de Navidad, por favor póngase en contacto con nosotros. Con mucho gusto le asociaremos con una familia que necesita ayuda con una Navidad más brillante. Llame a Jean Austin al 970 635-3302, Nancy Gregg al 970 481-4390 o envíe un correo electrónico a brightchristmas.ep@gmail.com para convertirse en patrocinador o para obtener más información. Si desea donar un nuevo regalo para cualquier niño, por favor llévelo a Ace Hardware (Lone Pine Drive), MedX o Between Friends, una nueva tienda en 433 S. St. Vrain. Si desea donar un regalo financiero para ayudarnos con los costos de este programa, por favor haga su cheque pagadero a Bright Christmas y envíelo por correo a P. O. Box 2981, Estes Park, Co 80517. Somos una organización sin fines de lucro 501(c) (3).

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Expression Of Gratitude For Our Community And The Thanksgiving Gathering! 2020 has been such a difficult year for all of us, but of particular difficulty for me personally, has been the decision we had to make concerning your Thanksgiving Gathering. For 19 years, Larraine (Koffee Lady) and myself (Big Turkey) have embraced such joy, reward, community support...unbelievable to both of us. Please know each of you, how grateful we are for your year after year volunteerism, your financial support, your baked goods and the businesses in town that took the extra

step to support us...you know who you are! You have built a tremendous legacy to be remembered always! I have struggled to find the appropriate words to express my thankfulness for each of you and our unbelievable community. Let it remain clear, you will all remain in my heart and memory as “my family!” Bless you and have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Thank you, Steve "Big Turkey" Misch

By: Judi Smith

There has always been a greenhouse effect on Earth. It warms the surface, causes movement of the air, and keeps the temperature “livable.” Too little greenhouse gases allow the warmth to escape from the planet. Too much prevents the natural radiation from evacuating, causing the escalation of interior temperature. We know, first hand, that hot, dry climate tends to dry out plant life, including not only tomatoes in the back yard, but also the trees of the forest. When the Earth warms, it causes wind. Wind aggravates flood, hurricane, tornado, and fire. It is believed by many scientists that changes in moisture causes stress on faults, and ultimately effects earthquakes. Even when climate change does not trigger an event, it does increase the intensity and therefore the damage done by the storm. It is an undeniable fact that the intensification of parts per million of pollutants in the air we breathe, not only in the cities but in the count obtained over Rocky Mountain National Park, has increased the incidence and depth of respiratory disease. Since the arrival of the pandemic, which is also exaggerated by the air pollution, there has been more and more interest in finding a solution. With the fires across the western USA, the earthquake in Turkey, the typhoon in the Philippines, and recent hurricanes in Louisiana, we must discover a resolution. Gasoline and other petroleum products are the primary fuel for transportation

in this country. Electric vehicles, including the new Estes Park Trolley, are the way of the future. Petroleum, natural gas, and coal are not renewable resources. Solar, wind, and water are now indispensable. The current “Renewable Energy Purchase Program” is a statement of support. If enough of us join this endeavor, it should increase the renewable percentage of energy in Estes, Longmont, Loveland, and Fort Collins. And the recent promise of the PRPA to pursue 100% renewable energy by 2030 will be a major step in the right direction. If this does not materialize, it will be up to us as individuals to find better solutions. Each of us needs to research the causes and solutions and make our own decisions. We each need to be part of the solution. Every little bit helps – but – it will take a concerted, collaborative, world-wide effort. Four million people (give or take) participated in the climate strikes that teenaged Greta Thornberg inspired in 2019. That helped to call attention to the problem. But now we must do something about it. Perhaps it is time to set a goal broad enough to stop the increasingly destructive cycle of flood, fire, earthquake, hurricane, and tornado and then assemble scientists to set the necessary steps to attain it. Perhaps it will be necessary to ensure the results by use of law. Mars has too little greenhouse gas. Venus has too much. If we want the Earth to remain “just,” we must change our ways. Agree? Disagree? RRRcyc@signsandwishes.com

Exploring Possibility Of PCA Church In Estes Park Looking for a church committed to the Word of God? A church that preaches Reformed Theology? The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) might be the church you are looking for. Committed to Reformed Theology, the PCA believes in the tenets of John Calvin and Martin Luther; believes the Bible in its entirety; that the Bible is unchanging and infallible; and it is as relevant today as it was 2,000 years ago. THE FIVE SOLAS Sola Scriptura - Scripture Alone; Sola Fide - Faith Alone; Sola Gratia - Grace Alone Solus Christus - Christ Alone Soli Deo Gloria - Glory to God Alone Names that you might be familiar with who are affiliated with or have impacted the PCA include Theologian Jonathan

Edwards (dec.) of the 18th Century, Francis Schaeffer (dec.) of Libre, and R. C. Sproul (dec.) of Ligonier Ministries. Both, Covenant College located on Lookout Mountain, GA and Covenant Seminary in Saint Louis, are PCA schools. Other notable names in the PCA include James Montgomery Boice (dec.) of Tenth Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia (dating back to 1829), and D. James Kennedy (dec.) of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale. The PCA is looking at the possibility of planting a church in the Estes Valley, but needs to know how viable it is. In other words, it needs to know if there are enough people to support a church committed to the teaching of Reformed Theology. For more information or to express interest, call Jay Lykins at 970481-3554.

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Helen Scott Keutzer June 29, 1928-October 24, 2020 Helen passed away quietly in her sleep in the early hours of Saturday, October 24, at Boulder Community Hospital where she was being treated for complications from pneumonia. She was fiercely independent to the very end, living by herself in Estes Park, and baking loaves of French bread for her kids just three weeks earlier. She renewed her driver’s license the day after her 92nd birthday, acing the vision test without the assistance of glasses. Helen Virginia Scott was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, and stayed in the South until moving to Boulder in 1954 to be near her sister. You missed something if you never had Helen’s southern fried chicken. In February, 1961, Helen got a secretarial job with the National Park Service and moved with her children and a cat to Grand Lake, never having been there before. After two years, she was promoted to Secretary to the Superintendent of Rocky Mountain National Park and served as secretary to ten superintendents over the course of her 34 year career with the Park Service.

Those who knew her know Helen loved shopping and she loved Elvis. She also loved helping others, delighting especially in pet sitting, helping as sous chef and cleanup at parties, and even doing her kids’ ironing until recently. Helen is survived by her son Leon Clifton from Isle of Wight, UK, daughter Gayle Ellis and husband Randy of Boulder, son Michael Keutzer and wife Amy of Franktown, and honorary son Jim Schofield and wife Ceanne of Boulder. She leaves four grandchildren: Will Clifton, India Clifton, Heidi Kelly, and Logan Schofield. There will be a visitation Friday, November 6, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Carroll-Lewellen Funeral Home at 5th and Terry in Longmont. Helen was a lover of animals, both domestic and wild. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Helen Keutzer’s honor to the Estes Park Pet Association, P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. In this time of COVID, the family will have a private burial in Estes Park Cemetery when we can.

Rev. Dr. Earl Matson “Gifted and Lifted by God” Earl Eugene Matson was born on September 27, 1937 in Fargo, North Dakota and died peacefully in the Estes Park Health Living Center on October 20, 2020 at the age of 83. He wrote that his life could be captioned as “Gifted and Lifted by God” -- he is now moving on in that journey of transformation to glory. Earl lived his entire childhood and youth with his parents L. Milo Matson and Ruth Berg Matson in Moorhead, Minnesota. The strong Swedish family upbringing was remembered as a home of love, comfort, acceptance and centered on God. Earl was the second child (after brother Duane) followed by two more brothers, David (deceased) and Paul, who lives in Henderson, Nevada with his wife Kathy. After graduation from Moorhead High School in 1955, Earl attended Concordia Lutheran College. In 1959 he left Moorhead to enroll at Augustana Theological Seminary in Rock Island, Illinois and study for the ministry. He was ordained in 1963 and served two Lutheran congregations in Lockport and Rockford, Illinois. Recalling the tumultuous times of the ‘60s, Earl often mentioned the deepening passion for social and justice issues which influenced him to advocate and serve in areas to help others. It was also during this period when the Matson family vacationed in Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park and Earl was seduced by the beautiful “Rocky Mountain High” that he grew to love. In 1971 Earl was called to be the Pastor at Bethany Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs. He also served as chaplain with the police department to counsel for victims of trauma and violence. Earl continued his quest to “move north” toward Estes Park in 1981 where he was called to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Denver, then to Christ the Servant in Louisville, CO. Still yearning for the Rocky Mountains, Earl met in 1994 with a few folks from Estes Park (which he recalled with great joy) and was called to become the pastor of the developing mission congregation of Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church where he served until his retirement in September 1999.

On Reformation Day of 1994, a visitor to the worship service introduced herself to Earl--Nancy Pellet from St. Louis, who planned to move to Estes Park the following May. Earl and Nancy were married in the Moraine Park Amphitheatre on October 21, 1995 and served the congregation until September 1999 when Earl retired. Earl and Nancy travelled, camped, hiked, and were part of many organizations and non-profits in Estes Park…. Earl was a volunteer chaplain with the EP Police Department and the Estes Park Medical Center, as well as being hospice chaplain. He worked with Estes Valley Victim Advocates, Bread for the World, Habitat for Humanity, Restorative Justice and was a member of the RMNP Crisis Incident Team. All his years in Estes Park he enjoyed membership with the Rotary Club of Estes Park, serving a term as President. Earl loved golfing, hiking, camping, photography and regular workouts at MedX. Earl’s favorite and most enjoyable activity was volunteering at Bear Lake with RMNP folks; he loved meeting visitors and sharing his joy in being there in the National Park. He attended many community activities, fundraisers, parades, and parties---laughing, joking (Ole and Lena) and being with people. Quiet time at home was spent reading mystery novels, watching Rockies and Broncos, entertaining friends... and Happy Hour. Earl is survived by his wife, Nancy. He is also survived by his sons Mark (Elvira) Matson of Estes Park; Stephen (Suzanne) Matson of Fort Morgan; Tim (Lori) Matson of Monument and his daughter Kari Shea of Colorado Springs. He is stepfather to Aimee (Troy) Clarence and Robin (Dennis) Tidwell. Grandchildren are Peter, Brittany, Ryan, Julia, Morgan (Gentry) Riggen, Grace, Faith and Jillian; and two great-grandsons – Tristan and Elliot. Memorial gifts may be made to Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church, 2000 Ptarmigan Trail, Estes Park, CO 80517 and designated for a Columbarium to be built; or to any charity you may wish. A Memorial Service will be celebrated at a later date, probably 2021. See www.allnuttestespark.com.

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Maggie Hanna Estes Park resident, Maggie Hanna died at her son’s home in Arvada, CO Thursday October 29, 2020. She was 72 years old. Margaret Mellor was born January 7, 1948 in Little Rock, AR. Her parents were Jesse and Julia (Irby) Mellor. Maggie received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri and a Master’s degree from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. On June 6, 1970 she married Thomas Hanna in Webster Groves, MO. With Tom serving in the United States Air Force, the couple lived in several states and foreign countries. Maggie taught school in Missouri and Texas. She attended Churches in the various cities in which the family lived, including the Evangel-

ical Free Church in Columbia, MO, San Antonio and Estes Park. In her spare time, Maggie was a seamstress and enjoyed downhill skiing, playing soccer and baking. She is survived by her husband Tom of Estes Park, son Braden Hanna, his wife Kelly and their children Caelis and Maira of Arvada, CO, daughter Erin and her children Uriah and Ariel of Portland. OR, daughter Megan Jennings, her husband Zach and their children Harper, Kaya and Beckett of Austin, TX. She is also survived by two brothers, Guy Mellor and his wife Linda, and Jim Mellor and wife Ruth. Services will be held at Fort Sam National Cemetery in San Antonio. See www.allnuttestespark.com.

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Dan Hause 5/2/1947 – 10/18/2020 By reading these words, you’ve probably figured out that I've left this life and am headed to my next destination. I'm looking forward to the journey. I had a wonderful life here, full of family, friends and fond memories that will fill my soul throughout eternity. I have no regrets. Well, maybe a couple, but they're pretty insignificant if you consider the grand scheme of things. Nothing that's going to keep me awake at night. Wow, this is some bohemian obituary so far, don't you think? But you see, I had the luxury of preparing this before I left planet Earth, talking to Roxy and Butch (that's my sister and brother, in case you need that for the record) for hours during my final days. We recorded my ramblings and Butch sifted through everything and the three of us put this together with my approval and my blessing. So, I want to take a quick look back, but I'm not going to spend a lot of time doing that. If you want more details, give it a little time and call Roxy or Butch and they can fill in the gaps. Fair enough? Our family lived on a small farm between Brighton and Ft. Lupton in the heart of the Independence community. Our folks ran a salting station (pickle dock, as we called it) and Dad farmed a chunk of sand east of the place and grew some of the best wheat in the country. He also kept a string of "gummer" cows in the pasture so we always had meat in the freezer. I learned everything I needed to know about life from working on that farm, milking cows, stacking hay and plowing dryland in the summer heat. We worked together, as a family and with our neighbors, to make sure we all had enough to get through. I wish I could tell the kids reading this how important that was to me. You old farts know exactly what I'm talking about. I started first grade at the Independence School and graduated from Brighton High School. I worked a few summers at Meeker Park Lodge wrangling dudes at the livery stable and loving my time in the mountains. In fact, my sister and I ended up buying a cabin about 200 yards from where I worked those summers. That cabin was my favorite place to hang. Absolute Heaven. After serving in the Navy, I went to college and wound up with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Pharmacology. I know it's not as impressive to you aca-

demics as a PhD, but it worked for me. As most of you know, my life's work was in medicine, specifically as a pharmacist. I'm really proud of that, and I know that my knowledge and skills in that field helped a lot of people who were trying to navigate a way through their own suffering. I don't know if I saved any lives, and it really doesn't matter one way or another. I just know that I could help when help was needed, and that's what made my life worthwhile. After I retired, I found I wanted to spend more of my time helping people, but without handing them drugs. So, I volunteered for Meals on Wheels in Greeley, run by my amazing late aunt Mary Margaret Cox. Then I bought a travel trailer and started spending my winters in Port Aransas, Texas, not far from where I did my time in the Navy in Beeville. I cooked meals for vets, the Coast Guard and the homeless, rescued turtles on South Padre Island, and helped the seniors in my community maintain their homes and live quality lives. Coming back to Brighton in the summers, I spent a lot of time at La Puente in Alamosa, a loving, caring organization that takes care of the homeless in one of the most poverty-stricken places in Colorado. I cut firewood by the cord, hauled water and tarps and cooked meals. I’m giving my friends at La Puente my old pick-up truck. I know they’ll get a lot of use out of it. The battery is brand new, but go easy on the clutch. And speaking of La Puente, if you feel like sending them a memorial donation, I’d be real happy with that. Their info is: La Puente Legacy Fund: Dan Hause Memorial P.O. Box 1235 Alamosa, CO 81101. I’ve got 50-year pins from the Elks and Masons. Time well spent with both outfits. And to my friends from the Tallow River Trappers – I’ll miss sitting around our campfires telling lies, eating anything we could cook up in the Dutch oven and drinking Captain Morgan’s and choke cherry bounce. We kept the West alive, guys. Well, I could go on for a bit more, but, frankly, I'm really tired and ready to get outta here. Time to git 'er done, if you know what I mean. Much love to all that I cared about, and cared for me in return. Y'all have been great. You made my life good to the end. Bye bye and buy American. Dan

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