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Black Bears Searching For Food!

This mama bear and her cub were seen recently in RMNP. Black bears are omnivores and will eat both plants and animals. Photo by Jim & Juaniece Ward

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Board Approves New Four-Year Contract With Town Administrator tionship with Town Board The Estes Park Town Board unanimously approved a new four-year con• Strategic long-term planning skills tract with Town Administrator Frank • Respected partner to agencies across Lancaster at its May 26 meeting. Mayor Larimer and Weld Counties, and the Bill Pinkham noted, “Over the past three State of Colorado years, Frank has provided solid leader• Over 21 years of experience managing ship for the Town staff and community local government in the face of real adversity • Strong staff development including responses to and communication skills fires, a flood, economic Along with Lancaster’s peruncertainty, recovery and formance review, the board growth.” On behalf of the completed a market analysis board, Pinkham continof compensation for similar ued, “We appreciate executive management posiFrank’s proven dedication tions among public organito serving Estes Park, and zations in Larimer County, he has our solid support as southern and central Weld we move into the future.” County, Boulder County inLancaster’s contract cluding the U.S. 36 corridor, Frank Lancaster adoption was preceded by and Colorado resort coman annual review of his performance by with seasonality traits similar to munities the Town Board. Pinkham noted, those of Estes Park. Based on the market “Frank’s performance speaks for itself, analysis and his performance review, and several of the board’s observations Lancaster’s new annual salary is just underscore how fortunate we are to have above the average for Front Range comhim in the role of Town Administrator.” munities at $155,000. This is his first • Excellent leadership during emersalary increase since he was hired in gency responses and recovery 2012. Pinkham noted, “This is an in• Partnership-oriented, communitycrease of about 15 percent over Frank’s minded initial salary with the Town, which was • Fiscally responsible, and aggressive well below market average.” He continapproach to seeking grants ued, “The board believes the new salary • Focus on continued improvement in more accurately reflects his experience, performance, and ever increasing-workTown processes and services • Excellent communications and rela- load and responsibilities.”

Help Keep Estes Clean And Beautiful, Keep Residential Waste Out Of Public Trash Bins With a surge in the use of public trash bins for illegal disposal of bags of residential trash and garbage, the Town of Estes Park is asking residents to use a local trash collection service or the transfer station for waste disposal. Public Works staff empty public trash cans on a schedule that meets the needs of typical public use. Problems arise when these cans rapidly fill because of household trash, often in grocery or trash bags, by people who do not want to pay for other disposal options. The result is overflowing trash bins and unsightly mess that attracts birds, raccoons and bears. Other consequences of using public containers for household waste: It is against the law - essentially it is theft, or disposal without consent. Police officers can cite offenders with a fine of up to $300.00. It creates extra work at taxpayer expense for the Estes Park Police Department and Public Works Department staff. It creates an unhealthy environment for people and wildlife. It spoils the beauty of Estes Park. It can deter customer patronage of nearby businesses. When trash is thrown into a recycling container because the trash bin next to it is full, the contaminated recyclables cannot be recycled and become trash. For more information or to report an issue, please contact the Estes Park Police Department at 970-586-4000.

Town’s Annual Volunteer Recognition Event To Be Held In August

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The Town of Estes Park will honor its 2014 volunteers at a brunch on August 12 at the Estes Park Event Center. The theme chosen for this year's event is "We can't spell sUccess without U!" Volunteers will receive an invitation by mail in early July. The annual Volunteer Recognition Day and Volunteer Appreciation event has historically been held in May each year. The event was moved to August in 2014 in order to utilize

the newly opened Event Center. Due to feedback received from volunteers, the team has decided to hold the 2015 event in August. The Town's Volunteer Recognition Team consists of staff members Suzanna Simpson, Alicia Mittelman, Alison Gdovicak, Beth Headley, Jen Imber, Jolene Svancara, Karen Thompson, Lexy Jacobson and Peni Barnes. For more information, please call 970577-3700.


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For An Emergency To Prepare Your Property For Runoff Spring runoff is here, and as the snow pack begins to melt, residents in low-lying areas should take action now before it's too late. While the Town will respond to public safety emergencies, it cannot divert resources to assist residents with private property protection. It is every citizen's responsibility to consider how risks on his or her property affect neighbors up and downstream. Property owners must make the following considerations: Ensure privately-owned culverts are clear of debris and large enough to accommodate peak flows. The water will otherwise back up or move to another channel, and may cause problems. Sand bags or hydro barriers can be used for temporary containment at undersized culverts. Stabilize undercut and unstable river banks and reduce blockage potential. a. Cut down unstable trees (leave stump and roots in place) that could fall and block water flow along the channel or at downstream bridges and culverts. b. Leave existing roots and small woody and vegetative debris on riverbanks to reduce flow velocities and resist bank erosion. c. Apply quickgrowing seed mixes. d. Selectively remove problematic debris from river; permits required. e. Permits for all work in the floodplain are required. In Estes Park town limits, call 970-577-3726; in Larimer County, call

970-498-5703. Mitigation advice is available during the permit process. Prevent or reduce flood water damage using sand bags or hydro barriers. a. Place bags next to buildings to divert water or to stabilize banks, never in the river channels. b. Local hardware and lumber stores sell sand bags and hydro barriers. Sump pumps must be discharged back into the ground or storm drain -- never down the drain into sanitary sewer. This has the potential to overwhelm sewer plants. Prepare before the water rises. Do not risk your own safety around swift-flowing water. Keep pets and children away from moving water; it is deceptively strong and you may be swept away. Sign up for free emergency notifications on your cell phone, work phone, text message, email, home phone, etc. Choose the locations you wish to be contacted about (within the boundaries of Larimer County). Visit www.leta911.org or call 970-9622170. Runoff conditions are monitored around-the-clock, and residents are asked to report potential problems such as threatened infrastructure, the movement of stream channels and streams flowing out of their banks to the nonemergency line at the Estes Park Police Department, 970586-4000. It is not necessary to report normal rises in water level, which are to be expected during runoff. Always call 9-1-1 in a life safety emergency. For numerous resources and information sources, visit www.estes.org/riversandrunoff EPNEWS.com file photos

Neighborhood Meeting Monday Regarding Performing Arts Center Estes Performance, Inc., (EPIC) invites you to a Neighborhood Meeting about the most recent plans of the Rocky Mountain Performing Arts Center at its downtown location on East Elkhorn Avenue. We will be conducting this Neighborhood Meeting twice on Monday, June 8th. The first meeting will be at 8:00 a.m. and the second one will be at 4:30 p.m. in the Hondius Room of the Estes Valley Library. In conjunction with EPIC's application to the Town of Estes Park for development review, we wish to share our latest plans with you and take time to answer your questions about the project. EPIC

Board members will be present along with their architect, engineer, builder and Town technical staff. Please join us for this update and a chance to raise questions you may have about the future Rocky Mountain Performing Arts Center. EPIC Board Members will keep a record of the questions and answers to contribute to their final plans. Stan Black, Board President, Board members: Tom Dority, Teresa Mueller, Ron Wilcox, Bob Gunn, Jim Pickering, Diane Muno, Adam Shake, Julie Phares and Damien Boynton.

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Jazz Fest And Art Walk This Weekend In Estes Park painting and tile painting. Kids are enTake in the beauty of Estes Park, enjoy couraged to show off their artistic side numerous art experiences and listen to with sidewalk chalk or on the graffiti the sounds of jazz. Estes Park's free anwall. nual Jazz Fest/Art Walk weekend kicks off the season in style! What better way Saturday, June 6th to open the summer season in Estes Park Noon-12:45-Estes Park Jazz Big Bandthan with jazz playing amid the beautiful Swingin’ Big Band Sounds rock backdrop of Performance Park outdoor amphitheater? For two days the mountains are alive with the sounds of great jazz, extraordinary art and family activities. The Estes Park Jazz fest has become one of Colorado's premier Jazz Festivals, noted for its commitment to excellence in Jazz. Presenting the finest national and regional Jazz artists, the festival features stellar line-ups of performers, representing the music from New Orleans roots to its thriving and diverse present, and venturing into the music's Max Wagner vibrant future. At the 25th annual Estes Park Jazz Festi1:05-2:10-United States Air Force Falval, enjoy music from seven Jazz bands & conaires-Modern Big Band Jazz musicians over two days. Sip on the fine 2:30-3:35-The Drew Morell Septet-feawine of local Colorado wine selections in the wine garden. Enjoy tastings from Estes Park's Snowy Peaks Winery along with Turquoise Mesa Winery, Hunter's Moon Meadery and Branch Out Cider. Jazz Fest guests will also enjoy exploring unique art experiences from art vendors, live painting at Bond Park and art galleries throughout the village. New in 2015: Find art and music workshops for kids in Bond Park from 12-3 p.m. each day (only $5 turing favorite Jazz standards from legper child)! Kids have the opportunity to endary pianist/composer Horace Silver, join in on the music with their handwith guest vocalist Teresa Carroll made instruments, including plastic egg 3:55-5:00-Ken Walker Sextet-Modern shakers, jingling tambourines and even Mainstream Jazz French horns! Local volunteers will be The Jazz Continues At Night assisting in wire wrapping jewelry, face

6:30-9:30 p.m .on Saturday Night, June 6th - The Max Wagner Quartet, downtown at Mama Rose’s Italian Restaurant The Max Wagner Quartet: Capri Records recording artist Max Wagner on Saxophone & Jazz Vocals, with Eric Gunnison-Piano, Ken Walker -Bass, and Todd Reid -Drums. Expect an exciting, entertaining and intimate evening of Straight Ahead Jazz with The Max Wagner Quartet! Mama Rose’s is an official sponsor of The Estes Park Jazz Festival, 970-5863330 (reservations suggested) 338 E. Elkhorn Ave. Sunday, June 7th Noon-1:20-Nelson Rangel-World Class Saxophone and Flute 1:45-3:05 -Fuller Sound: A Tribute to Fred and Elthopia Fuller-Denver’s Star Studded Jazz Family 3:30-5:00-Conjunto Colores-Denver’s Original Salsa and Latin Jazz Band The Estes Park Jazz Festival is produced by the Special Events Department of the Town of Estes Park and was founded by and is directed by, Jazz artist, Max Wagner. The festival takes place from Noon to 5 p.m. at Performance Park which is located at 417 West Elkhorn Avenue, at the West end of downtown Estes Park, Colorado. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and a picnic; or enjoy selections from Poppy’s Pizza on site. No dogs are allowed in the listening area. The Festival is presented free to the public courtesy of the Town of Estes Park and our sponsors: Mama Rose’s & Poppy’s Pizza, KUVO Jazz Radio 89.3 FM, and Snowy Peaks Winery.

Operating Permits Required For Vacation Home Rentals And B&Bs In The Estes Valley Development Area In 2010, the Larimer County Board of County Commissioners and the Estes Park Board of Trustees amended the Estes Valley Development Code to require all Estes Valley vacation home rentals (rented for fewer than 30 days) and bed and breakfast inns (B&B) to obtain an annual operating permit. A business license will serve as the permit for properties within Estes Park Town limits. However, a separate annual operating permit is required for all vacation home rentals and B&Bs in the unincorporated county area of the Estes Valley Development Area, excluding those which are zoned “A” Accommodation. A map of the development area is available at www.estes.org/maps. There is no cost for the annual operating permits for county properties. Permits may be obtained from the Town of Estes Park Town Clerk’s office in Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue in Estes Park. Properties operating without a permit are subject to enforcement action. In the unincorporated Estes Valley, enforcement action can result in a hearing before the Larimer County Commissioners,

citation into District Court, and fines. Inside Town limits, enforcement action can result in a citation into Municipal Court and fines. The permit process will ensure compliance with local regulations, which are intended to allow vacation rental use to occur in residential neighborhoods, while protecting the residential character of neighborhoods. The Estes Valley Development Code regulates all vacation homes operating in the Estes Valley. • Vacation Rentals must obtain a business license to legally operate with in the Town limits of Estes Park. Vacation rentals located in the unincorporated Estes Valley must obtain a vacation rental permit to legally operate. • A Property manager or local resident must be designated on the permit application to act as a representative of the owner and be available twenty-four hours a day, with regard to any complaint or violation. • Occupancy is limited to a maximum of eight people at any one time. The limit is further limited to two individuals per bedroom, plus two individuals.

• Parking is limited to a maximum of three vehicles parked outside at any one time. • Vehicular traffic and noise levels shall not be out of character with residential use. • Noise levels are regulated. Noise complaints can be handled by the Estes Park Police or Larimer County Sheriff ’s Office. The covenants of homeowners associations may be more restrictive and even prohibit vacation rentals. For more information on applicable zoning regulations, please contact the Town of Estes Park Community Development Department at 970-577-3720. Accommodation rentals of fewer than 30 days are subject to sales taxes. The permit process for vacation home rentals and B&Bs in residential neighborhoods will also assist in the collection of the appropriate taxes which may include state, county, town and local marketing district taxes. For more information on these taxes, please visit www.estes.org/salestax.


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29th Annual Fishing Derby This Saturday Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), in conjunction with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, will sponsor their 29th annual Fishing Derby this Saturday, June 6 to benefit EVRPD youth programs. The Fishing Derby will be held on the shores of beautiful Lake Estes. The Fishing Derby is for all ages. Prizes will be given for “Largest Fish” in four age groups: 9 & under, 10-15, 16-59, and 60 & over – male & female in each age group. Many prizes have been donated by local merchants. Lake Estes received fish from the Colorado Parks and Wildlife prior to Derby Day. The derby will run from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. at the Lake Estes Marina Store, 1770 Big Thompson Avenue (Hwy. 34). Registration

fee is $4.00 on day of derby. Pre-registration is $3.00. For more information and/or registration form,visit the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District web site, www.evrpd.com or contact the Lake Estes Marina at 970/586-2011.

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Special Party- for opening of Jurassic World- Thurs June 11th 6/11 @ 7:30pm Jurassic World 3D June 6 & 7 are “free fishing” days in the State of Colorado. No Colorado State fishing license is required these two days. The $5.00 day-use fee for vehicles at Lake Estes will be waived on Derby Day. Come to Estes Park for a great day of fishing and fun! EPNEWS.com file photos

Flood Effect On Trout Populations The trout in the Big Thompson and St. Vrain rivers took a double hit with the 2013 flood: the flood itself and the highway reconstruction that followed. As a result, fish populations are a fraction of what they were prior—in some places, almost non-existent. Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) biologist Ben Swigle will share data on the effect of the flood and subsequent reconstruction in a presentation to Alpine Anglers on June 10th at 7:00 p.m. at the Estes Park Museum. Swigle will compare trout population data prior to the 2013 flood to the results of monitoring studies just after the flood

and again one year later. He will describe the effect of the flood and reconstruction on the trout, and he suggests an approach to natural stream channel design that could both improve the efficiency of emergency flood response and also provide more protection to wildlife. Sharing the program will be U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Chris Kennedy who will present plans—and solicit volunteer assistance—for native cutthroat trout recovery efforts in Rocky Mountain National Park. The public is invited, so come learn how you can help with an electro-fishing survey or use a fishing rod for "hook and line sampling."

Week of: June 5th- 11th

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Mad Max - 1 week only Fri 6/5 & Sat 6/6:

Tickets now on sale 4:30pm-3D, 7pm-2D & 9:30pm- 3D The Living Dream100 Years of RMNP will play each Wednesday at 2pm starting June 24th through the end of Summer. 100 Year Anniversary of RMNP!

Sunday 6/7 thru Wed 6/10: 5pm- 2D & 7:30pm- 3D

www.historicparktheatre.com

Thursday 6/11: 5pm only- 3D 970-586-8904


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Trail Ridge Road Now Open For The Season Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened last Friday, May 29. Due to heavy melting on the road during the day and freezing temperatures at night, visitors should plan for possible night closures until conditions change. This May’s snowy and wet weather patterns hampered this year’s efforts to get the road open by Memorial Day. Road crews and rangers will reassess conditions each morning and reopen the road when and if conditions allow. Alpine Visitor Center and Trail Ridge Store are expected to open soon. Trail Ridge Road historically opens on Memorial Day weekend; last year the road opened on May 23. The earliest the road has opened was on May 7, 2002; the latest June 26, 1943. Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous paved road in the United States, climbs to 12,183 feet and connects the towns of Estes Park and Grand Lake. Trail Ridge Road officially closed for the season last year on Novem-

ber 4. National Park Service plow operators normally begin clearing the snow in the middle of April. Crews from the west side of the park and crews from the east side of the park move along the road and eventually meet near the Alpine Visitor Center. The visitor center is the highest in the National Park Service, sitting at 11,796 feet above sea level. Spring storms often impact plowing activities. This year, plow operators encountered average snow

drifts from 18 to 22 feet. Significant storms on the east side of the divide in May provided additional challenges for park snowplow operators. Because weather conditions may change rapidly, park visitors should be prepared to adjust travel plans accordingly and are encouraged to call the park’s Trail Ridge Road recorded phone line at (970) 5861222. Park staff will update the recorded line during and after regular office hours, when the road status changes. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park visit www.nps.gov/romo or call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206. Photos Jim Ward

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Free Residential Slash Collection This Weekend To help you prepare for the coming wildfire season, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District is hosting a slash drop-off event. From 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. this Friday & Saturday, June 5th, and 6th, property owners within the fire district are encouraged to bring slash to the Town of Estes Park property located at 640 Elm Road. The site entrance is on the rightside of Elm Road, just past the turn off to the Waste Management Transfer Station. Appropriate materials (outlined below) can only be accepted during the designated times within the gated area. Please note that if guidelines are not followed, the Fire District may not be able to host future slash drop-off events. Slash consists of tree trimmings, small tree trunks and shrubs that have been removed to create or improve defensible space around structures. Materials accepted: • Branches/tree trimmings • Small tree trunks • Shrubs (no root balls) NOT acceptable: • Pine needles, cones and other small yard debris • Stumps • Flood debris • Material from businesses/commercial sites EVFPD extends thanks to the volunteers working these events and to the Town of Estes Park for providing the drop-off location and assistance with moving materials. Start improving the defensible space

around your home now! Fire fighters appreciate all the work property owners do to reduce wildfire hazards before there is an immediate threat. Once a wildfire threatens an area, there isn’t time to do this important mitigation work. Here are some actions you can take to create a Firewise home with surrounding defensible space. • Thin continuous tree and brush cover around all structures. • Clean out gutters and roof areas where pine needles collect. • Clean pine needles and other debris from under decks and in corners of structures. • Mow grass and weeds around structures. • Prune tree branches to eliminate the possibility of fire reaching the branches. • Remove any small tree or shrub from under large trees to eliminate a ladder for fire up to the tree branches. • Stack firewood at least 30 feet away from any structure. • Post reflective house numbers at the edge of the road so they are clearly visible both day and night. • Make sure the driveway is at least 12 feet wide and all tree branches are cleared to a height of 14 feet to allow emergency response vehicles safe access to all structures. To have a Residential Firewise Risk Assessment completed for your property, please contact Mike Lepore, Wildland/Urban Interface Education Coordinator at 970-577-3682.

WEEKLY REPORT The Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) Chief Officers and Safety Officers generally respond in their personal vehicles (POV). Fire fighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles; as this allows for faster response by officers and medical personnel to assess the emergency and provide medical care. May 24 At 1:23 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance. At 8:23 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to the area of Dry Gulch Road on a smoke report. May 26 At 2:42 p.m. the EVFPD Dive Team was paged to assist the Division of Wildlife. At 4:00 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to 1502 Country Club Drive for a gas line that had been cut. At 8:30 p.m. an EVFPD officer was

paged to 819 Fawn Lane for an odor investigation. May 27 At 5:24 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance. May 28 At 7:53 a.m. an EVFPD officer was paged to the area of Spruce Avenue for a smoke investigation. May 29 At 6:54 a.m. the EVFPD was paged to 2326 Arapaho Road for an odor investigation. At 4:45 the EVFPD was paged to 451 East Wonderview Avenue for a vehicle that hit a building. May 30 At 1:31 p.m. an EVFPD officer was paged to 49 Rock Canyon Road for a possible illegal burn. At 2:05 p.m. the EVFPD was paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance.

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What Flows Beneath By: Chris Bieker, Manager, As environmental stewards, Upper Upper Thompson Thompson Sanitation Sanitation District District accomplishes When you flush your toilet do this process; in turn you know where your waste goes? helping all of us take Out of sight, out of mind – most care of the stunning people never give their waste a Rocky Mountain wonsecond thought. Do you underderland in which we stand the process involved in treatlive. ing your waste, transforming it Delivering reliable into clear water before releasing it Chris Bieker sanitation service to into the Big Thompson River? A 5,011 residential and commercial custypical biological wastewater treatment tomers is no simple task. However, 14 dedprocess is capable of removing 99.9% of icated District employees work hard every the solids and contaminants of your flush. day to ensure efficient and cost effective sanitation service emphasizing environmental protection. Upper Thompson Sanitation District’s amazing treatment system which cleans our wastewater consists of: over 90 miles of sewer pipes, 3 lift stations, 1 equalization basin, 4 aeration basins, 3 clarifiers, and 2 solids handling tanks. The system conveys, on average, approximately 719 thousand gallons per day or 262.5 million gallons of flow annually. It’s Your Sanitation District In 1971 the District was created by Estes Valley residents for Estes Valley residents and continues to operate as a non-profit, cost based enterprise for the sole purpose of providing dependable sanitation service to its customers. Ownership of all infrastructure and facilities is retained through an alliance of its customers. Upper Thompson Sanitation District op-

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erates with the philosophy of placing the safety and wellbeing of the environment, its customers, employees and community first. The District Board of Directors and staff feel very privileged to be entrusted with operation and management of the District’s significant assets. Challenges of Today and Tomorrow The District’s ongoing challenge is to deliver dependable and affordable sanitation service today, while managing the infrastructure wisely to meet Estes Valley sanitation needs of the future. As with any aging system, a four decade old sewer collection system and treatment plant demand constant attention and maintenance. Over the years the staff has done a superb job of efficiently maintaining District infrastructure and facilities. However, the District cannot escape the reality of planning for future growth of the Estes Valley while meeting impending and escalating state and federal discharge requirements. The District faces complex and costly issues to address in order to protect the environment and provide affordable, reliable wastewater treatment service to its stakeholders. The havoc wreaked on our infrastructure during the September 2013 flood is a perfect example of a complex and costly issue the District continues to overcome. Our knowledgeable staff answered the challenge of repairing the plant to operational status meeting discharge permit limits within days after the flood. Additionally, Fall River and Thompson River drainage repair work is nearly complete and the District’s current focus is on sewer line repair in the Fish Creek corridor. While working tirelessly and making consistent advancement, construction crews have encountered frequent obstacles, including unfavorable weather conditions. In spite of these challenges, sanitation service has remained uninterrupted and permanent sanitation line repair is expected to be complete by late summer 2015. The District recognizes the September 2013 flood was a great hardship to our customers. We wish to expresses sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Estes Valley residents for their unwavering patience and understanding as infrastructure reconstruction continues. Recovery from the flood continues to be an arduous jour-

ney for all of Estes Park. Meeting future state and federal mandates required for the discharge permit are additional challenges for the District. Forthcoming regulations will require extensive upgrades to the treatment facility. Unfortunately, we do not have a choice in the matter. We must not allow ourselves to kick the proverbial can down the road. Sound forethought and planning will move the District forward with rational and fiscal prudence as we confront these issues. It’s also about collaboration. The success of Upper Thompson Sanitation District relies on great leadership from the Board of Directors and District Manager, continued dedication from the staff, and ongoing support from customers. Upper Thompson Sanitation District is not unique regarding the physical and financial complexities of repair and replacement of aging infrastructure and meeting new state and federal regulations. In 2012 it was estimated that unfunded water and sewer infrastructure repair and replacement in the United States ranged between 1 and 3 trillion dollars within the next twenty years. Last year’s Water Environment Federation Conference catchphrase was, “It’s all over if we don’t fix what’s under”. That phrase resonates frequently in my mind as the District recovers from the flood, maintains current facilities, and stands ready to serve Estes valley sanitation needs of the future. Join Us at the Open House and Tour In recognition of 44 years of successful operation and to share with the community what we do, Upper Thompson Sanitation District is pleased to announce the first annual open house and facilities tour. We want to celebrate and educate about our role as environmental stewards. I invite our customers and the community to an open house and tour of our facilities. Come see what we’re about, and help celebrate the success the District has enjoyed throughout the years. Open house tours of the District facilities are scheduled on Tuesday, June 9 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 13, every hour from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; and Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Please call the District office at 970-586-4544 to make a tour reservation. We hope to see you there!


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epnews.com In honor of National Trails Day tomorrow, Joe Potter, a hiker who has loved the trails in Rocky Mountain National Park for more than 50 years, submitted his thoughts on the gifts of the trail: The trail promises discovery of the world around us and the world within us. It gives us adventure and presents us with a physical challenge. It not only gives us a reverence for the beauty of nature, but it allows us to participate in that reverence. The trail gives us the reward of satisfaction when we reach our destination and it teaches in the process. It teaches us patience. It also teaches us to enjoy each step along the way, to look for and even count on the small and sometimes big surprises just around each bend. We learn to appreciate the value of all our senses as we immerse ourselves in the profusion of nature’s diversity all around us. Our eyes are astonished and delighted by images from the macro to the micro and everything in between. From the clouds that swirl around a windswept, majestic peak to the tiny, perfect beauty of a tundra flower’s bloom that can only be appreciated through a magnifying glass. One of my favorite sights is the interplay between light and leaf on a sunny afternoon as a quaking aspen responds to a quiet breeze. The sense of touch can also be rewarded by the trail. I welcome the cold shock of a snowmelt-fed stream as it soothes my tired feet on a hot afternoon. Or perhaps on that same afternoon I might enjoy a more gentle coolness as I glide my fingers over the smooth touch of a single long blade of a cattail leaf. I love the smell of a thickly forested hillside of lodgepole pine, especially after a rain, and the vanilla scented bark of a stately ponderosa pine or even the musky stink of the groundcover, Jacob’s ladder. The sounds of a trail can also compensate us. A youthful, rollicking stream as it tumbles down a hillside clapping rocks as it goes enlivens me with its exuberant joy. I love a trail that follows, crosses or companions such a stream for a distance. Sometimes the absolute stillness on a mountain trail makes me stop. I catch my breath, not for the usual reason of being winded, but because I don’t want even the slight sound of my breath to intrude upon the supremely serene silence. Yet in that moment when time stands still, I become aware of it moving again when I hear the wind murmur through uncountable billions of conifer needles. While eating lunch one cloudy late morning at Chasm Lake I had an unforgettable aural experience. Looking toward the immense east face of Longs Peak, I heard a sustained and echoing “shhh” that kept growing in volume. Soon thousands

of tiny splashes on the surface of the lake made me realize that a hailstorm had been moving toward me from the face of Longs, then across the water. I quickly found a rock ledge to hover under as the rocks all around me were slapped hard by quarter-sized hailstones. I’ve never forgotten that sound experience given to me by the Chasm Lake bowl at the base of Longs’ imposing east face. I haven’t had many tasting experiences given to me by the trail. One place, however, more than halfway up one of my favorite hikes in the Park—to Mill’s Lake— reliably yields a modest bounty of wild raspberries in the second half of summer year after year. I’ll eat just one and savor its sweetness, taking joy in the tasty tradition of that trail. Beside the obvious sensory gratification of a trail, it also offers spiritual fulfillment for those who perceive it. On the trail we interface with nature’s staggeringly slow and timeless rhythms and its immeasurably complex yet exquisite beauty. We are awed, uplifted and thankful; so thankful to have eyes to see, ears to hear and legs to carry us closer to nature’s profound mysteries. We commune with a vast creation whose height, depth and breadth are far beyond our comprehension. Not only does the trail inspire us, it tests our strength, endurance and determination. We learn about ourselves that way. In 1966, when I was 17 years old, I climbed Longs Peak with my dad. I’ve always treasured this memory of my dad, especially since his death in 2003. When I turned 60 and my dad had been gone for six years, I was determined to climb Longs once again. I correctly reasoned that as time passed this feat would never be any easier for me. I just didn’t know how hard it would be. Longs Peak tested and challenged me physically more than anything else I’ve ever attempted. During the hand-overhand “home stretch” with the very tough “trough” behind me, I was spurred on by a resurgent energy as I made my way to the level summit. On the top, after collecting myself for a few moments, I was overcome with emotion. I felt a closeness to my dad I had never experienced since his death. The trail gave me something that day I’ve never felt before or since. The meaning of that day transcended death itself. I had reached my goal, the top of Longs. But the trail’s gift to me and the process of attaining it blessed me far more than I ever could have imagined. You may let The Thunker know what you think at her e-mail address, donoholdt@gmail.com. © 2015 Sarah Donohoe

Long Term Recovery Office Extending Hours The Long Term Recovery Office will be extending their hours to better accommodate the needs of flood and fire survivors. In the month of June the office hours will be: Mondays 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Tuesday - Friday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. -12 p.m.

Feel free to stop by the office for current resources, interests in volunteering, or other flood-related needs. The phone number is 970-586-5051. The Loveland Long Term Recovery Office is open for 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and their phone number is 970-461-2222.

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“Run” To Volunteer At Estes Park Marathon & Half

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The 2015 CODA COFFEE Estes Park Marathon & Half is celebrating its 12th anniversary. Welcoming runners and walkers from around the world, the Estes Park Marathon & Half (EPM & H) has become a nationally recognized destination race. Featured in Runners World Magazine, runners will confirm the unique destination that Estes Park offers and its well-organized races. Running next to the mountains of Rocky Mountain National Park and the shoreline of Lake Estes, runners continually cross the finish line feeling inspired and grateful to experience the beauty of nature. The detailed efforts, that create a well-organized race, rarely go unnoticed by race participants. Organizers consistently receive thank you sentiment for our dedicated volunteers and organization. Please consider joining us as a volunteer or race participant during the weekend. Saturday, June 20 is the Kids, Kids, Kids: Bike, Run, Fun festival at Bond Park and the Sunday, June 21 running events include a full & half marathon, 10K, 5K and a Marathon Relay benefit-

ting the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. This year, former US Olympian, Jeff Galloway will be part of the race weekend events. Jeff Galloway will be providing the popular Runners School on Saturday, June 20th, 9:30 – 12:30 at EPHS. Jeff Galloway is best known for ‘bringing running to the masses’, thru his Run, walk, run method and being the featured spokesperson for the Disney World Marathon. His running school is for the curious and the runner- all abilities and ages are welcome to attend. For more information, please go to www.epmarathon.org The Estes Park Running Club is requesting community members to volunteer during EPM Courtesy photo & H race weekend. Whether you can volunteer for only a few hours or the whole weekend, your help will be greatly appreciated. Being a volunteer is a lot of fun! And you get a free T-Shirt and help support our fundraising efforts for local youth programs. The EPM & H has grown and developed to be a successful destination race, which could not be achieved without your involvement. We thank you in advance for being part of our team!

Town Seeks Public Input On Dry Gulch Road Rehabilitation Project The Town of Estes Park will host a community meeting to discuss details of the Dry Gulch Road rehabilitation project. The meeting will take place Thursday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at the Estes Park Museum, 200 Fourth Street. Public input will be requested on the proposed design for the road. The Town’s consultants at the Farnsworth Group will present the proposed design and construction details for the project. The discussion will focus on the current design concept, construction schedule, construction phasing, road

closures and re-routing of traffic. This project will include complete reconstruction of the roadway as well as a new sidewalk. Construction is expected to begin this summer. Visit www.estes.org/publicworksprojects for future updates or contact the Town of Estes Park Public Works Department at 970-577-3587. Subscribe to receive Town news and/or meeting agendas in your email inbox by visiting www.estes.org.


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Band Of Brothers A frayed and faded olive-green World War II duffel bag stenciled with my father’s name and serial number rests on a shelf in our garage, stuffed with family camping gear; it is one of my dearest treasures. I first saw it in 1945 when the returning GI stepped off a Shortline bus in Central Valley, NY, the bag slung over his shoulder; he crossed Route 32, hoisted my twin brother Ross and me high and hugged us tightly. We were four years old and safe; Daddy was home from the war! Tomorrow we remember and honor the 71st anniversary of D-Day. Each year their number diminishes as the “greatest generation” succumbs to time and fate. It is fitting that we pause to recall their lives and the heroism with which they turned back that tide of darkness to win us peace. “I had a unique experience in the Tenth. It was wonderful training; only now can I truly understand the tremendous influence my service with the 10th Mountain Infantry Division has had on my choice of career, my choice of friends, my world travels, my lifestyle, and even where I have lived most of my life.” Robert Krear, now 93 years old, was born in Pittsburgh. He roamed western Pennsylvania forests in the early 1940s, developing a love for nature while hiking, trapping, fishing and hunting. An avid gymnast (rings and horizontal bar), Krear enrolled at Penn State to major in forestry, joined ROTC, and was a member of the University ski team. Near the end of his freshman year he leaned the military was creating an unorthodox division of alpine troops in the mountains of Colorado. He volunteered (submitting three required letters of recommendation), was accepted, and soon joined thousands of college skiers for grueling training at Camp Hale, near Leadville. The 10th Mountain was probably the most highly educated fighting unit in the history of the U.S. armed forces, with an average I.Q. of 135; 80% of the men were eligible for Officer Candidate School. Krear served as sergeant in a rifle platoon. The Tenth Mountain Division was not the military’s idea. New Englander Minot Dole, head of the National Ski Patrol System (NSPS), had been monitoring Finnish and Russian combat; he went to Washington, DC, to persuade the army it needed mountain-trained men, but they preferred flatlanders. Dole was persistent, and pointed out that twenty thousand Italian soldiers had frozen to death in the Carpathians. This drew notice, so one regiment (87th Mountain) was formed; it quickly became three, and the legendary 10th Division was born. The Pentagon still wanted no part of it, so NSPS took responsibility for recruiting collegiate skiers, attracting the cream of the crop. Buttressed by rigorous training in thin air above 10,000’ the Tenth Mountain Division quickly became extremely physically fit, hardened to altitude and weather, and ready for combat. However, Krear and his comrades languished at Camp Hale for a year; no-one wanted them because (among other reasons) they transported everything using 3000 mules.

Unexpectedly, the division was shifted in June 1944 to Camp Swift (near Austin, TX), where the land was flat and the temperature was high. Morale fell and confusion reigned briefly. “For the first few days some of the men dropped from the heat, but we were in such excellent physical condition that we quickly adjusted…We could not understand why this was being done to us, but because of our splendid physical condition we proved we could take anything Texas could hand out—the 110 degree heat, the high humidity, the mosquitoes, chiggers, black widow spiders, rattlesnakes, coral snakes, copperheads, as well as the foul water we had to drink on some field exercises.” In November 1944 World War I Medal-of-Honor winner General George Hays was pulled from Europe to take command of the Tenth. He saw their potential, and knew General Mark Clark needed a division in Italy. After a seasick voyage on rough winter seas, Bob Krear landed at Naples, went up to Pisa for training, and was in the northern Apennine Mountains by January 1945. Here Germans held the high ground and Allied troops commanded lower elevations. In mid-February General Hays ordered attack on Monte Belvedere, which had been taken and lost twice, with heavy casualties. “The assault on Belvedere couldn’t be successful unless Riva Ridge fell first [special note to Vail skiers—yes, that’s its provenance]. The Germans knew we couldn’t climb Riva so in fog on February 18 at 11:00 p.m. we began the 1500’ ascent using ropes and pitons. We carried heavy packs and lots of ammo as we mounted the 70degree slope. At 6:00 a.m. none had fallen and the Germans were asleep; our hand grenades woke them. It was brisk fight but we took the Ridge and then Belvedere. The Germans and American were shocked— they couldn’t believe we had done it. It was our most famous battle. I always think about it. No-one in the 10th ever forgot. We live it all the time. We proved to the Pentagon we could do it.” “From then on the Germans were retreating; they needed the Po Valley—the breadbasket for all German forces in Europe— but we took it from them, and they lost the war in Italy. We pushed through the Alps in mid-April and chased them across the Po Valley. The Germans gave up on May 2. During our combat we lost more men than any other infantry division in Italy—992 men killed. There’s a monument in Tennessee Pass north of Leadville, a granite slab dedicated to the 992 who did not return.” Cruelly, Robert Krear’s older brother, bombardier-navigator Lt. Richard Krear, was killed in 1944 when his B-24 Liberator, damaged by German antiaircraft fire, crashed in the North Sea after a bombing raid on Kiel. Sergeant Robert Krear was discharged from the United States Army on December 31, 1945. Using the G.I. Bill he re-entered Penn State, where he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Forestry. He went on to earn a Master’s degree in Zoology at the Univer-

sity of Wyoming and a Ph.D. in Animal Behavior and Mountain Ecology from the University of Colorado. He was a Ranger in seven National Parks (Grand Teton, Rocky, Sequoia, Zion, Everglades, Olympic and Death Valley) and Tonto National Forest (AZ). His work in 1956 with Olaus Murie in the Brooks Range of Alaska led to the creation of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. He taught at several universities and has studied wildlife ecology in East Africa, Belize, Peru and the Galapagos. He is the author of two books. “In the Tenth I met wonderful men who helped to shape my life. I learned compassion from their commitment to peace. To this day we have very strong bonds. My experience in the Tenth was the greatest of my life; everything rises from there. All my roads arise from service in the 10th Mountain Division.”

Robert Krear moved to Estes Park in 1984, and has numerous friends, books and wildlife to keep him company. His advice for young people? “They should start in the woods when little. They should associate with people who know the wilderness, and take their counsel.” Thank you, Robert Krear, for your exemplary life. And thanks to all men and women who lugged olive-green duffel bags home from war. Unending gratitude to those who gave their lives in service to America in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan or any other place of struggle. Remember them. Next Column: Celebrate Seniors. Estes. Nice town. Nice people. Reader response welcome: ATL7522@gmail.com


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Black Bears Bears should be wild, and bears should be free. They should lumber in the mountains, or sleep in a tree. And remember to stay far, far away, when you watch them at sleep or at play. Be bear smart and learn what bears should not get, such as trash, birdseed, and food for your pet. Berries, fish, and grasses are things bears like to eat. They can get in trouble eating trash out on the street. So keep all trash away from bears and yell when they come near. Yell loud and blow a horn so they are sure to hear.

Hang baskets with brightly colored flowers, These will grow and last all summer using summer showers. Reds, purples, oranges; petunias, marigolds, and bluebells, Flowers that birds love which have nectar and natural smells. So let's enjoy our wildlife and keep them safe and healthy. Let bears be as bears should be, living naturally. Be bear smart, keep bears wild, keep bears trouble free. Let them lumber in the mountains and sleep in a tree. -- Johanna Darden

Hummingbird feeders attract bears and that is bad. They get bears in trouble and that is vey sad. Hummingbirds are lovely, so let's keep them healthy. Let them be as birds should be living naturally.

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Town Seeks Public Input On Estes Park Transit Facility And Parking Structure Design Community members are invited to join the Town of Estes Park and consultants to review a proposed new design for the Estes Park Transit Facility and Parking Structure, which is anticipated to be constructed in 2016 at the Estes Park Visitor Center parking lot south of the Big Thompson River. The meeting takes place Wednesday, June 10 at 6 p.m. in Rooms 202 and 203 of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue. Public input regarding the structure height and architectural features is desired. Funding for an initial phase with 98 new spaces on two levels is available, and the addition of more levels will be possible if future funding becomes available. A total of 296 new parking spaces could be achieved in a future four-level structure. The Transit Facility and Parking Structure facility was originally designed with community assistance in 2014 to be built east of the Visitor Center off Big Thompson Avenue. This structure was designed to provide 101 new parking spaces. In December of 2014, the Town Board rejected all construction proposals due in part to the significant rise in construction costs following the 2013 flood. All bids exceeded the available funds for the project, ranging from approximately $1.5 to $2.5 million over budget. The board authorized staff to evaluate the feasibility of building the parking structure south of the Big Thompson River on the site of the Visitor Center south parking area. In future construction phases, this structure

could provide nearly three times the parking capacity of the original site. Vehicles would access this structure from U.S. 36. The relocation of the Estes Park Transit Facility and Parking Structure will require obtaining a permit from the Bureau of Reclamation to place the structure partially on its land. The remainder of the necessary land belongs to the Town. The Town and Bureau of Reclamation must complete a new National Environmental Policy Act assessment of the project impacts. If these steps are successfully completed, the project could be bid late in 2015. Construction could extend thru the summer of 2016. The Estes Park Transit Facility and Parking Structure will increase parking availability in the downtown area, reduce emissions in the Estes Valley and Rocky Mountain National Park, and serve as another hub for transit systems. This project is currently funded by approximately $3.9 million in grants from the Federal Transit Administration, Federal Highway Administration, CDOT and Rocky Mountain National Park. Grant funding is specifically designated for this structure to be located at the Estes Park Visitor Center. The Town has budgeted a matching contribution of $1.7 million from its Community Reinvestment Fund For more information, please visit www.estes.org/publicworksprojects or contact the Public Works Department at 970-577-3587.


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The Estes Park Cycling Coalition invites cyclists of all abilities and bikes of all tire widths to join the Saturday morning “show-n-go” ride. Meet at Kind Coffee, located at 470 E. Elkhorn Ave, at 7:30 a.m. Route length and difficulty will vary but there’s always spectacular scenery and great company! Ride rain or sunshine! For current info visit facebook.com/estesparkcc

Elkhorn Dash Saturday, June 13

The Elkhorn Dash is a short and fun race down Elkhorn Ave. which is a great pre-event for the Estes Park Marathon & Half. Get your legs turning over quickly, for this one mile event. No time for window shopping, because this short distance is all about speed! Beginning west of the entrance to the historic Elkhorn Lodge, participants will run down mainstreet and finish at the US Bank parking lot. The Elkhorn Dash takes place Saturday, June 13, 2015, start time: 7:00 a.m. • Start Location: West Elkhorn Ave and Old Ranger Road intersection area • Finish Location: US Bank parking lot • Race Day Registration: 6:15 – 6:45 a.m., West Park Shopping Center parking lot. • Mail in registration: Estes Park Running Club, PO Box 17173, Estes Park, CO 80517. • Cost: $20. Adults and $10. Youth (17 years and under). • Prizes: First place age group finishers receive discounted entries to 5K or 10K races at the Estes Park Marathon & Half on June 21st, 2015.

Wildlife Responder Available To Help

Knowledge, experience, skills to assist and educate individuals with and about wildlife encounters/situations. Specialty is elk, deer, bears, mountain lions. Part of Rocky Mtn. Cat Conservancy Research. If you see a kill site, call asap, or if you want more information or help with a wildlife situation, call Jayne the “Bear Lady” at 970-586-9427, or 970 685-8756

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Potential Beneficiaries Of The 2016 Duck Race Above-‘Big Duck’ 2016 Rene Moquin, Lucky Duck and ‘Big Duck’ 2015 Ken TeSelle are ready for the next Estes Park Duck Race. Courtesy photo

The ducks have barely dried off from the 2015 Estes Park Rotary Duck Race, and planning is underway for the 2016 event. At the final Duck Race Committee meeting, held on May 28, the Big Duck hat passed from Ken TeSelle to Rene Moquin, who will lead the 2016 race. Moquin served as Little Duck for the 2015 race, getting his feet wet, operationally speaking. “I want to thank Ken TeSelle and his entire crew for an outstanding 2015 Duck Race. When we look at the 2015 statistics we can all be proud of our overall effort,� Moquin said. The first meetings to plan the May 2016 Duck Race will be focus groups to which all potential beneficiary groups are invited. Any charity or organization that is considering being a part of the 2016 Duck Race is asked to attend one of three sessions, all slated for this month in the Wasson Room of the Estes Valley Library. The focus group meetings will solicit input regarding the Duck Race and the critical role that each charity or group plays in the overall success of the event. Moquin and Larry Williams, coordinator of participating organizations for the race, will lead the meetings. “The 2015 Duck Race was a great success. Over $110,000 was raised through duck adoptions. Thanks to all the organizations who sold duck adoptions, hosted activities at Bond Park and supported the event,� Moquin said.

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Focus groups will be held on: • June 12 3:00-4:30 p.m. • June 18 4:00-5:30 p.m. • June 25 4:00-5:30 p.m. Representatives of charities or groups wishing to be considered as a beneficiary of the 2016 should contact Moquin by email at renemoquin@centurylink.net or phone at 970-586-3905 and indicate which session they will be attending. “We ask that representation from each organization be limited to one person due to limited space. Again the focus groups are open to 2015 participating organizations as well as any new organization that might have an interest in apply for 2016,â€? Moquin said. The primary purpose of the annual Duck Race is to raise funds for organizations in the Estes Park community. In 2015, 61 organizations benefited from the Race. Going forward, Moquin would like to build on the collaborative spirit of past races. “I want to continue the efforts begun in 2015 to create a truly community-wide festival event. We represent the oldest and largest annual fund raising event in town. We have the support of the Town, the Lodging Association, Visit Estes Park, the Stanley Hotel and other groups. Now we can build on those relationships. I am open to collaborating with anyone who wants to continue to make this event successful,â€? he said.



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By: Jon Nicholas, Pres./CEO EP EDC You have important insights into Estes Park?s future economic opportunities. The Estes Park Economic Development Corporation (Estes Park EDC) will hold the next round of public meetings with Avalanche Consulting concerning the Estes Valley?s economic diversity and long-term resiliency planning process on Monday, June 8 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., and on Wednesday, June 10 from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. Both meetings will be held at the Estes Park Museum. These discussions will focus on identifying business sectors for attraction to our region as well as the potential expansion of existing businesses. Identifying those types of businesses that we can expand or attract to our region will guide efforts on a variety of fronts. These discussions with local businesses and residents will especially help us build upon our existing strengths.

The purpose of the Strategy is to first provide the Estes Valley with a clear vision for its future. The Strategy also will prioritize actions that will lead to a more prosperous year-round economy and vibrant quality of life. Every community has limited resources and must make choices about its priorities. For success, those choices and priorities should reflect a community?s values. This will be Avalanche?s third visit to Estes Park as part of the planning process. The strategic planning process began in February 2015 and is scheduled to conclude in September 2015. Avalanche Consulting will also participate in a Town Board study session to discuss industry targeting on Tuesday, June 9. Estes Park EDC and the Town of Estes Park have retained Avalanche Consulting through a flood recovery award from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration.


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WEEKLY REPORT The charge(s) are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. On May 18 at 4:37 p.m. police contacted a 40 year old Estes Park male driver at Steamer Dr. and Big Thompson Ave. who was involved in a motor vehicle accident. Upon further investigation, the male was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol and he refused any chemical tests to determine blood alcohol content. The male was charged with DUI and careless driving and transported to Larimer County Detention Center. On May 19 at 4:46 p.m. police received a report of an unknown suspect who defecated in a driveway at 1840 Sleepy Hollow Ct. At this time, there are no suspects and no leads, anyone with any information on this case is asked to call the EPPD non-emergency number at 5864000 to help police solve this crime. On May 19 at 10:39 p.m. police arrested a 40 year old Greeley, CO male for harassment and domestic violence for calling a female victim 122 times in three hours. The male was charged and transported to Larimer County Detention Center. On May 22 at 11:13 police were called to 555 Prospect Ave. on a report of fraud. Upon further investigation, police charged a 42 year old female from Westminster, CO with theft, unauthorized use of a financial transaction device, identity theft, and crimes against an atrisk adult. She was transported to Larimer County Detention Center. On May 22 at 2:53 p.m. police stopped an 18 year old male driver from Estes Park for failure to signal at Steamer Parkway and Steamer Court. The male showed indications of impairment and failed roadside maneuvers. He was charged with DUID, prohibitive use of a weapon, theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of less than one ounce of marijuana, failure to display insurance, no valid vehicle registration, driving without a drivers license on person and an improper turn. He was transported to Larimer County Detention Center. On May 23 at 10:31 p.m. police stopped a 48 year old female driver from Corona,

CA at 900 Big Thompson Ave. on a REDDI report and for weaving. The female failed roadside maneuvers and opted for a blood test to determine blood alcohol content, results are pending. She was charged with DUI, DUI per se and failure to drive in a single lane. She was later released on a summons to a responsible person. On May 25 at 11:17 p.m. police were called to 1730 Raven Ave. on a noise complaint. Upon arrival, police charged a 25 year old female with harassment and domestic violence against a 28 year old male victim. She was transported to Larimer County Detention Center. On May 27 at 2:23 p.m. police arrived at 453 E. Wonderview and charged a 23 year old Estes Park male with fraud and deceit for forging a prescription and unlawful distribution of a schedule 2 substance and for tampering with physical evidence. He was transported to Larimer County Detention Center. On May 27 at 5:41 p.m. police were called to 950 Comanche St. on a report of a theft. Police are asking for the public’s help in solving this crime, at some time, a person(s) took some steel and plumbing scraps from a scrap pile at this location. Please call EPPD at 586-4000 with any information that might help police solve this theft.

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Mission 66: Twentieth Century Legacy And Heritage In Our National Parks

Rocky Mountain National Park bought and razed Stead’s Ranch in 1962. Courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park

Between the years 1931 and 1949, national park visits increased from 3.5 million to 30 million, but the federal government had not been able to do much to

maintain park sites and facilities. The Park Service needed a plan, and the funding, to grow the park system. Beginning in 1956, Mission 66 sought to ele-

vate national parks to a modern standard of comfort and efficiency and to conserve natural resources by 1966, the year the National Park Service turned fifty. Kristi Roberts will present about why this legacy is important and what we can do to help preserve it on Saturday, June 13 at 3:00 p.m. at the Estes Park Museum. No reservations are required for this free program. Women by Mission 66 sign courtesy National Park Service. Roberts is the Historic Preservation Outreach and for historic sites across Colorado. She previTechnology Specialist at the Hisously worked for the Forest Service at the Taltory Colorado State Historical lac Historic Site in Lake Tahoe and has a backFund, where she helps grant appli- ground in Public History and Environmental cants navigate the application History. process and foster an appreciation Located at 200 Fourth Street, the Estes Park Museum galleries are open Friday and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The mission of the Estes Park Museum is to collect, interpret and preserve local history, as well as to present exhibits, programs and events for the education and benefit of residents and visitors of all ages. For more information call the Estes Park Museum at 970-586-6256 or visit the Museum’s website at www.estes.org/ museum. Museum admission is free.

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Learning About The ColoradoBig Thompson Project

towns on the eastern slope. Located at 200 Fourth Street, the Estes Park Museum galleries are open Friday and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. The mission of the Estes Park Museum is to collect, interpret and preserve local history, as well as to present exhibits, programs and events for the education and benefit of residents and visitors of all ages. For more information call the Estes Park Museum at 970-586-6256 or visit the Museum’s website at www.estes.org/museum. Museum admission is free. The C-BT was one of the most ambitious water diversion projects ever built. Constructing the Alva B. Adams tunnel. Photos courtesy Estes Park Museum

Join Greg Silkensen of the Northern Colorado Water Conservation District on Wednesday, June 10 at 2:00 p.m. at the Estes Park Museum. Silkensen will provide an overview about regional irrigation history and an explanation about the conditions that led to the construction of the Colorado-Big Thompson (C-BT). This is a free program, no reservations are required. The C-BT project was one of the most ambitious water diversion projects ever undertaken by the federal government, and it occurred in Estes Park between

1938 and 1959. Government workers lived in Estes Park while building this massive project, which carries water from the Colorado River, on the western slope, under Rocky Mountain National Park, to the Big Thompson River, where it then waters the homes and fields of various

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Genealogical Society Meeting June 11 At Estes Valley Library The Estes Park Genealogical Society will meet on Thursday, June 11th at 4 p.m. in the Wasson Room of the Estes Valley Public Library. This month’s speaker will be Judy Emmett, local resident and long time society member. Her topic is “How to Find the Indian in Your Genetic Cupboard.“ Judy will discuss exploring paper trails, online research and DNA. Judy holds a B.S. Degree in Anthropology with emphasis on American Indian cultures. She has worked with American Indian youth (Hopi and Dene) to help them acquire GEDs and college education. As a Colorado State Employment Service Representative, many of her clients were Indians, usually Lakota. The public is always welcome to attend.

Jazz In June 2015 Lineup Free Concerts At Performance Park Sponsored by the Town of Estes Park Thursday, June 11-Temple Jazz Orchestra with Saxophonist Ed Calle 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 19-William and the Romantics 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 26-The John Mills Orchestra 7:00 p.m. Saturday, June 27-The Academy Jazz Ensemble 2:00 p.m., Blue 88’s 4:00 p.m. and the Boulder Big Band 6:00 p.m. Temple Jazz Orchestra started fifteen years ago as a part of the Jazz studies program at Temple College. It has evolved into a professional ensemble whose members include some of the best big band musicians and educators in central Texas. TJO was founded by its current director, Tom Fairlie, who triples as director/conductor of the Temple Symphony Orchestra and division director of Fine Arts at Temple College. TJO is touring on a performance grant with guest soloist Ed Calle, who is known for his extraordinary ability to play Latin and contemporary jazz and pop. He appears on Grammy-award-winning albums by Frank Sinatra, Vicky Carr, Arturo Sandoval, and Jon Secada, as well as on numerous television and motion picture soundtracks. He also has recorded and performed around the world with such artists as Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias, Michael Bolton, Bob James, Bobby Caldwell, Rihanna, Extreme, and Vanessa Williams. Among his many solo recordings, Ed Calle Plays Santana garnered a Latin Grammy Award nomination in 2005. His latest release In the Zone (2006) features original compositions and jazz standards and earned a Latin Grammy nomination in 2007.

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Estes Valley Land Trust Announces First Summer Breakfast science program engages people from all walks of life to help monitor changes in plants through the seasons. This project aims to better understand plant communities and how their survival affects pollinators and other wildlife. EVLT’s June Educational Breakfast Event on Friday, June 19 will feature a discussion of many ecological studies of Mike Figgs, pikas, wildflowers, raptors, and many other species, that rely on citizens to collect data. Photo by Jim Swaney. Ecologist and Natural All are welcome to a fun and interesting on Friday, June 19th at 8:00 a.m. This first Resources Planner, will discuss his 33event as Estes Valley Land Trust (EVLT) breakfast event is at Hermit Park Open year Cliff-nesting Raptors in the Northbegins its Educational Summer Breakfast Space and is entitled “Citizen Science ern Front Range study. With his wife, Series, themed “Our Changing Nature,” Opportunities.” It features an impressive Nan Lederer, and the help of volunteers, panel of scientists and Figgs studies how increasing developeducators who will disment and recreational activities in the cuss ecological research Front Range are impacting the populaprograms that depend on tions of golden eagles, peregrine falcons average citizens to collect and prairie falcons in Larimer, Boulder, data that monitor and Jefferson Counties. changes in the natural University researcher Chris Ray will foworld. cus on the Front Range Pika Project, a Heather Young, Educa- research collaboration between local citition Program Coordina- zens, the Denver Zoo, Rocky Mountain tor for Larimer County, Wild, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and will discuss Project the University of Colorado-Boulder. Ray Noah, an innovative inwill explain how the study relies on volternet venture with the unteers to collect data about pikas, regoal of documenting all sulting in informative maps and supportthe world’s organisms. ing data used by researchers, land Citizen scientists everymanagers and the general public. where are contributing to Therese Johnson, Acting Director of the ecological data colContinental Divide Research Learning lection. Center (CDRLC), will cover citizen sciSarah Newman, Proence opportunities in Rocky Mountain gram Manager for National Park. CDRLC coordinates more NEON’s Citizen Science Education and Public Engagement, will explain the activities of Project BudBurst. This nationally recognized citizen-

than 120 active research programs on elk, dragonflies, butterflies, hummingbirds, limber pines, beavers, etc., providing a wide range of opportunities for interested citizens. The June educational event will be held at Hermit Park, a spectacular 1,362 acres of conserved open space nestled in the hills just two miles southeast of Estes Park off Highway 36. The gathering will be held in the newly renovated Hermit Park Open Space Group Pavilion. Hermit Park Open Space is owned and managed by Larimer County Open Lands, with a conservation easement held by Estes Valley Land Trust. Larimer County is providing a complimentary day-use admission to all attendees of this breakfast event. The charge for the event is $15 ($5 for K-12 students, $0 for preschoolers) payable by check or cash at the breakfast. The delicious breakfast is served by Catering for All Occasions and includes an egg entrée, fresh fruit, pastries, juice, and hot coffee. Reservations for the breakfast event are required no later than Monday, June 15th at 10 a.m. You can call the Land Trust office at 970-577-6837 (you may leave a message) or send an email to evlt@evlandtrust.org. Please provide the first and last name of each attendee (for nametags) and an email address (to receive your complimentary entry pass to Hermit Park). Please indicate if any of your attendees are students or preschoolers. All reservations will be confirmed. Attendees should plan to arrive at the Hermit Park Open Space entrance station at least fifteen minutes before the breakfast to allow time to drive the winding mile to the pavilion area, park and walk the short distance to the pavilion. Please remember that this event will be held outdoors (on Friday morning, not the usual Saturday). Bring a jacket and drinking water for personal use after breakfast. As always, dress appropriately for unpredictable weather. Pika photo by Dick Orleans.


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ESTES PARK HAPPENINGS

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Monday – June 8 Raspberry ham, Au gratin potatoes, Vegetable medley, Cookie Tuesday – June 9 Seasoned baked chicken, Red potatoes, Peas and carrots, Fruit crisp Wednesday – June 10 Spaghetti and meat marinara, Fresh green garden salad, Garlic bread, Cake Thursday – June 11 Hot hero sandwich, Salad, Chips, Cake Friday – June 12 Baked cod, Potato casserole, Fresh coleslaw, Cobbler

June 5 – June 12, 2015

EVENTS th

June 6: 29 Annual Fishing Derby. Lake Estes Marina. 8 am

June 11: Temple Jazz Orchestra: Jazz in June Series. Performance Park. 7 pm

June 6, 7: Jazz Fest and Art Walk. Performance Park. 10 am

June 12 & 13: The Onterio Society of Estes Park RMNP Centennial Celebration Concert. Estes Park High School Auditorium. 7 pm

June 6: The Big 40 Anniversary of Estes Park Medical Center. Estes Park Events Complex. 6 pm

June 12: Hog MaGundy Band. Rock Inn. 9 pm

Rocky Mountain Conservancy. Nature seminars for everyone in the family. Fees apply. For details, locations and registration call 970-586-3262. June 6: North American Eagles. 8:30 am June 6: Technology of Your Ancestors: Primitive Survival Skills. 9 am

Weekly on Tues and Thurs: Open Bluegrass Jam. Rock Inn. 6 pm

June 6: Rocky Mountain Molecules: Chemical Storylines of Wonder. Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. 7 pm

Weekly on Tues: Free 5K Group Run. Starts at the Stanley Hotel. 6 pm

Weekly on Wed: Open Mic. Lonigans Pub. 9 pm

June 9: Grand Lake Safari: An Educational Adventure by Bus. 8 am

Weekly on Tues & Thurs: BINGO at the American Legion. American Legion Post 119

Weekly on Fri & Sat: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 5 pm

June 10: Plant & Wildflower Identification with a Naturalist. 8 am

Weekly on Wed, Thurs, Fri 7 Sat: Garry Valero. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s steakhouse. 7 pm Wed & Thurs, 8 pm Fri & Sat

June 10: Journey to the Top! A Trail Ridge Road Bus Adventure. 9 am

June 7: 5th Annual Lawson Skate Comp & Longboard Challenge. Lawson Skate Park. 2 pm

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT June 5: Them Travelin' Birds Duo. Rock Inn. 5 pm June 5 & 12: Open Mic Night with the Mountain Town Rockers. Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort 6:30 pm June 6: Andrew Wynne. Rock Inn. 6 pm June 6: Mountain Town Trio. Elk Meadow Lodge & RV Resort. 6:30 pm June 7: Sean Flynn Acoustic. Rock Inn. 11 am June 7: Music in the Mountains: Faculty Concerts. Rocky Ridge Music Concert Hall. 3 pm June 7: Cowboy sing-Along with Brad Fitch. Bond Park. 7 pm June 9: Writers Open Mic. Inkwell & Brew. 4 pm June 9: James Davis. Spanish and Classical Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6 pm June 9: Open Mic – Hosted by Jon Pickett. Ed’s Cantina. 7 pm June 10: James Davis. Spanish and Classical Guitar. Twin Owls Steakhouse. 6 pm June 11 & 18: Ladies Night with the Mountain Town Rockers. Estes Park Resort. 6 pm

Weekly on Fri & Sat: Karaoke. Lonigans Pub. 9 pm

SEMINARS, CLASSES & LECTURES June 5: Duct Tape Crafts. Estes Park Library. 2 pm June 10: Learn about the Colorado Big Thompson Project. Estes Park Museum. 2 pm June 10: Superhero Yoga for Kids. Stanley Park Shelter. 2:30 pm Weekly on Mon, Wed, Fri & Sat: Sip & Paint. Learn to paint while enjoying drinks. Murphy’s Resort. Mon & Wed at 6 pm. Fri & Sat at 7 pm Weekly on Wednesday: Bugs & Brews. Tie flies, fishing talk and tasty brews Rock Inn. 6 pm

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK Celebrate 100 years of Rocky Mountain National Park by visiting the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center to learn more about wildlife, the junior ranger program, recreational opportunities and more! Ranger-led programs on weekends. Details call: 970-586-120

June 10: Connections: Real Stories of Live Interacting with Life. 1 pm June 11: Summer Birding with a Naturalist. 7 am June 12: Unexpected Beauty: The Orchids of RMNP. 8:30 am June 12: Sunset Safari: An Educational Adventure by Bus. Fall River Visitor Center 6 pm

EXHIBITS June 5: Wild Inspirations. Aspen & Evergreen Gallery. 5 pm June 5: Long May They Run - A Tribute to American Wildlife. Cultural Arts Council Gallery. June 6: Celebrating Rocky – Invitational Show and Sale. Cultural Arts Center. Through July 26 June 12 – 14: Face the Fiber in the Rockies. Park Village Playhouse. Capturing the Light. Cultural Arts Council. Continues through May 31 Fiber X Three. Art Center of Estes Park. Continues through June 21 Climb On! History of Rock Climbing in Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park. Estes Park Museum. Continues through Oct. 4

June 11: Sean Flynn Acoustic. Rock Inn. 6 pm

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ARE YOU USING YOUR ‘AWESOME POWER’? One joy my wife and I experience living in this area, especially at this time of year, is to get up in the morning, peer out our patio door and watch a small bunny that resides under our deck. We talk quietly, assuring him we are glad he is there. His little ears move back and forth, listening not only to the sound of our voices, but also for sounds that might indicate a danger to him. He listens carefully, as do those deer that feed or lie down in our back yard. God has blessed them with a listening ear. To these creatures careful listening is a matter of survival. For the rest of us we might not think of it as such. We practice ‘selective listening’, tuning out those things we do not want to listen to and focusing on those we do. And yet, when we stop to think about it, listening is a matter of survival for us as well. At times people have been in a roadway or on a railroad track, listening to their personal device, oblivious to the car or train approaching until it was too late. More often, listening is necessary to the survival and growth of meaningful relationships. Spouses say, “He… she…doesn’t listen to me” or “He…she…don’t talk to me”, which usually suggests that the partner didn’t find a listening ear when they did talk, so they quit trying. What about with our children? A little boy tries to share something with a father he loves and admires but finally walks away, murmuring, “Why is it that when I try to talk to him I always get a ‘busy signal’?”. One research study concluded that the average father spends less than fifteen minutes per week in oneon-one visits with each child in his home. How can a close relationship ‘survive’, in such a situation, let alone result in a close friendship and relationship? But how can we change that? ‘Listening skills’ were not usually taught in school. We learned to read, to write, and to speak, but no one taught us how to listen. Coupled with that lack of training about ‘how’, there is that added challenge to ‘care’ enough to hear what a person has to say. A professional counselor was once asked, “How can you spend all day listening to people’s problems?” The counselor’s response: “Who listens?” I want to challenge you to develop the ‘awesome power of the listening ear’. How can you do that? First, go to a restaurant…like where I study…and listen to people converse. You will soon be able to determine who are ‘listeners’ and who are not. Paul Tournier, a world-renowned counselor writes, “It is impossible to over-emphasize the immense need of human beings to be listened to…In most conversations there is a good deal of talk but no real listening. Such conversations are merely dialogues of the deaf.” One big limiting factor is reflected in these words that show the tendency of many of us. “I pay careful attention to other people’s woes, no matter how dull it is to hear their real or fancied throes. I pay to every gloomy line attention undiminished, because I plan to start on mine the moment theirs is finished.” Someone has observed that “In the U.S. conversation is a competitive exercise in which the first person to draw a breath is declared the listener.” In other words, we are so anxious to tell our story, rather than determining in our hearts that we want to learn about the other person…spouse, child, friend, acquaintance...so much that we will carefully listen to what they have to say. You will be blessed as you cultivate this ‘awesome power of the listening ear’ by giving them your undivided attention. Only then can you be of help in other ways as well. Like to learn more about this important skill and topic? Lord willing, in the fall we will conduct a workshop entitled, “Helping Skills for Caring Christians”. We all can be effective ‘helpers’ if we ‘care about people’ and learn to listen effectively. (Bob)

Local Accountant Teresa Mueller Honored With Prestigious Award Mueller & Associates, CPA is proud to announce that Teresa Mueller, Director of Accounting, has been honored once again as a Top 100 ProAdvisor by Intu-

products and services. “This award is a source of great pride to our firm,” stated Teresa Mueller. “Not only does it demonstrate our dedication

itive Accountant in their anto providing our clients with nual ranking of QuickBooks the highest level of service, ProAdvisors. This list recogbut also that our peers recnizes the leading consultants ognize such commitment.” who have embraced the About Mueller & AssociProAdvisor program and have ates, CPA-Mueller & Associleveraged it in order to better ates, CPA, LLC is a full-serserve their clients and grow vice tax and accounting firm their own businesses. based in Loveland, Colorado Teresa was chosen from with an additional office in among the more than 65,000 Estes Park. Entity Selection, ProAdvisors throughout the Tax Elections, Enterprise USA, and is being recognized Zone Credit Analysis, BusiTeresa Mueller as a leading consultant who ness Strategy, Fraud Prevenhas leveraged the QuickBooks tion, Merger and AcquisiProAdvisor program to both better serve tions and QuickBooks Setup and Support her clients and grow the accounting prac- are key services we provide to our clients. tice at Mueller & Associates, CPA. More information can be found at Intuitive Accountant is an independent www.mueller-cpa.com and read what news and information source for small our clients say about us at www.thesbusiness advisors who utilize Intuit Inc. martcpa.com

May Business After Hours

Business After Hours was celebrated last Thursday at the Stanley Hotel in the Music Room. Fantastic appetizers were served to more than 50 guests. David Ciani, General Manager of the Stanley Hotel, welcomed the Estes Valley Partners for Commerce (EVPC) members and guests at the beginning of the evening. The group was updated on the Stanley's different projects by Greg Rosener including the "Maze" and Cyd-

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ney Springer spoke about the Art District progress. Adam Shake, President of EVPC talked to the group about the different sub groups, the Arts District, Chaired by Cydney Springer, the Restaurant Group chaired by Rob Pieper and Downtown Business Partners, chaired by Amy Hamrick. The evening was filled with excellent treats, great information and of course the company of many friends and business associates.

Honk For Peace!

The Vigil for Peace group continues to gather at the corner of Bond Park and Riverside/Virginia Avenues to hold up signs and flags encouraging passing drivers to ‘Honk for Peace.’ Every week on Wednesdays, from 12:00 - 12:30 p.m., they donate 30 minutes of their time regardless of weather to bring awareness and they welcome others to do the same. Bring the kids; stop by while shopping and doing errands; or join in on your lunch break. Have fun counting all the honks - 171 last week - and do your peaceful part! Above, Linda Hanak, Betsy Bayer, Bunny Williams, Jean Weaver and Bob Johnson, not pictured, Linda Bensey. Courtesy photo


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Join Rocky Mountain National Park As They Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day and expert birders to help beginners identify birds; all ages and abilities are welcomed. Bring warm clothes, water, good walking shoes, binoculars and a snack. The event will end at noon, but visitors are encouraged to continue their birding adventures throughout the day. International Migratory Bird Day is celebrated each spring across the United States and Canada. This special event recognizes the movement of nearly 350 species of birds from their wintering grounds in South America, Central America, Mexico and the Caribbean to nesting habitats in North America. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of IMDB with the theme of “Restore Habitats, Restore Birds.” Photo by Jim & Juaniece Ward. This year IMBD participants at over 700 Celebrate International Migratory Bird locations from Canada to Argentina will Day (IMBD) in Rocky Mountain Nalearn how restoring local habitats can tional Park by participating in this week- benefit migratory birds, the symbolic end's event. On Saturday, June 6, we will harbingers of the seasons. Many of these offer a bird walk in various field locations events will include habitat restoration acin the park. Learn more about migratory tivities like clean-ups and planting native birds while exploring the park with expe- species, as well as educational presentarienced bird watchers. The event will be- tions, bird walks, and creative art activigin at 8:00 a.m. at the Beaver Meadows ties. Visitor Center. After a short introducBring your family and friends - join tion, visitors and bird walk leaders will Rocky Mountain National Park in raising caravan into the park to view birds in a awareness of birds and why they matter variety of habitats. The activity is free of through International Migratory Bird charge, but park entrance fees will apply. Day. This guided walk will feature naturalists

Estes Park Village Band Presents First Summer Concert At Good Samaritan Village The Estes Park Village Band will be celebrating Flag Day at the first outdoor concert of its summer season on Thursday, June 11. The free concert will begin at 6:00 p.m., (please note the earlier start for this concert) in the parking lot of the Good Samaritan Village in Estes Park. The band is celebrating its 33rd year of performing for the Estes Park community and its visitors. Sharing the conducting duties for the concert will be Loren Johnson, Jeff Klintberg and Chuck Varilek. Varilek will begin the concert with “The Star Spangled Banner,” followed by “God Bless America.” The band will continue with “Robinson’s Grand Entrée March” by Karl King. Johnson will next direct the band, beginning with “This Is My Country” as arranged by Estes Park resident Jerry Brubaker and “The Thunderer March,” by John Philip Sousa. Johnson will next direct “Themes Like Old Times II” featuring popular songs from the early 1900s. Klintberg will then lead the band on the Sousa march, “Bullets And Bayonets.” Estes Park High School Band Director Sheridan Monroe will next be featured as clarinet soloist on “Serenade” by Alfred Reed. “Mancini” will be then be presented, highlighting several of Henry Mancini’s biggest hits. Varilek will once again direct the band, beginning with “The American Stride” by H. A. VanderCook, followed by the Glenn

Miller hit, “A String Of Pearls.” Julie Varilek will then lead the audience in a medley of patriotic songs in Brubaker’s “The Ultimate Patriotic Sing-Along. The concert will conclude with the performance of Henry Fillmore’s march “His Honor.” Estes Park Good Samaritan Village is a retirement community providing housing and services to senior adults. The Village is located approximately 1 mile north of Hwy. 34 on the west side of Devils Gulch Road on Ptarmigan Trail. The band members would like to thank Carey Stevanus of Good Samaritan Village for her support in this annual event. Audience members are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for the outdoor concert. American flags will be given to the audience members before the concert. The Village Band is an affiliate member of the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park. The group has received Community Service Grants from the town of Estes Park, including this past year. Some of the music performed at this concert was purchased through the grant awards. The Estes Park Village Band is a community band made up of musicians from the Estes Park area as well as from surrounding communities. New members are always welcome to perform with the band. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings, starting at 7:30 p.m. in the Estes Park High School bandroom. Call Chuck Varilek at 586-8776 for more information.

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Loving Pets In Need Of New Forever Homes This week there are some really wonderful pets in need of new, forever homes. They are all very sweet and loving. Leo is a two year old male black and white long haired kitty. He loves sit in your lap and purr! Hermione is an adorable two month old black and white long haired female kitten. She is a lover for sure! Petey is a one year old tan male corgi mix who just wants a family to love. Lily is a spayed 10 year old Yorkie. This sweet little girl is very playful and gets along with other dogs, kids and cats. Picaboo is a three year old beagle, fully potty trained, good with kids and doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pay too much attention to cats.

Would love an active family with kids. All of these pets can be found at the Estes Park Pet Lodge at the Animal Medical Center on Manford Avenue or call 586-9282 for more information. All pets are offered through the Pet Association of Estes Park, a non-profit organization that works to find homes for stray and abandoned pets, control dog and cat populations by funding sterilization programs, educate members of the community, especially young people, about the humane treatment of animals and the responsibilities of pet ownership; and promote community involvement in the use of pets as therapeutic agents (e.g., in nursing homes). The Estes Park Pet Association is your local humane society.

You can make a tax-deductible donation to the Pet Association by sending your check to P.O. Box 4342, Estes Park, CO 80517. For more information, contact Carolyn Fairbanks, President of the Pet Association at (970) 586-5121.

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This Is No Fish Story! 5-30-15 89 year old Bob Bell, from Bay Harbor Island, Florida, catches his limit while fishing at Lake Estes using nightcrawlers for bait. Photo by Jim Ward.


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June 11 Lunch And Learn Roundtable Explores Time Management Techniques EPNRC is pleased to announce June’s Lunch & Learn Roundtable Discussion, Time Management Tips for the Busy Professional (or Volunteer!) This program will be held on Thursday, June 11 from Noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Hondius Room at the Estes Valley Library. Time – we could all use more of it! But as there are not 30 hours in a day, we must manage it the best ways we can. Join us for this lunch & learn discussion where we will explore what tips and tricks work for you in managing your time. We will view a few Work Smart videos and ponder whether the tips provided could really make a difference. Included will be: How to Write a To-Do List & Know Where your Time Goes - Learn to reflect, in detail, about your week, where your time goes and how to write a smart to-do list. By making a list and reflecting on your time, you will be able to accurately shift your priorities to other items instead of wasting time. How to Power Through a Mountain of Email - It's your first day back at work after a week-long vacation and you're staring down an email inbox stuffed with 1,600 unread messages. Or--forget vacation--you've just been busy outside the inbox and now you've got a mountain of backlog to get through. If you don't have all day to spend just dealing with email, use some cleanup shortcuts for getting to the bottom of the pile quick. Take Back Your Calendar With Defensive Scheduling When it comes to productivity tools, next to your to-do

list, your calendar is your best friend. You already use it to track meetings, appointments, and events with other people, but you should also organize and schedule your own work. Grab your lunch and join us as we explore what works (and doesn’t work) for you. Bring your best practices, challenges, solutions – the goal is to learn from each other. There is no formal speaker, simply a lively discussion between individuals interested in the topic. Lunch & Lean Roundtable Discussions are free of charge to EPNRC member organizations (staff and current board) and $10 for nonmembers. Don’t miss out! For more information and to join today visit www.epnonprofit.org/non-profitorganizational-memberships/ If you have ideas for future roundtable discussions, please contact EPNRC executive director, Jill Lancaster at director@epnonprofit.org.

June 8 Workshop- Budget Writing Basics For Grant Proposals The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center presents a free workshop (webinar) on proposal budgeting basics for nonprofit organizations on Monday, June 8 from 10 – 11:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab at the Estes Valley Library. In this free workshop, nonprofits will learn to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This session, geared to the novice grantseeker, will address budgeting questions such as: • What is included under the "personnel" section and how to calculate it? • What level of detail do you need to include for non-personnel expenses? • How do you determine reasonable costs? • What types of expenses are considered "overhead?” • What other financial documents will

funders want to see? The workshop will also include a brief introduction of Foundation Directory Online, the Foundation Center’s premiere searchable database that provides information on more than 110,000 grantmakers and more than three million grant records as well as the Colorado Grants Guide, Colorado’s leading online tool for grant funding research. Thanks to a grant from the Estes Park Rotary Foundation, this class is being offered at no charge for area organizations. To register please visit www.estesvalleylibrary.org and select the “Calendar” tab. Then proceed to the June 8 date, select the event then click “register now.” Or email Jill Lancaster at director@epnonprofit.org or call 970-480-7805.

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Dame’s Rocket • Flowers are purple, pink, or white with 4 petals • Flowers are clustered in loose stalks at stem ends • Lance-shaped leaves are finely-toothed along the edges Why should you be concerned about it? This plant is an escaped ornamental. While it is pretty, it grows out of control when it escapes a garden. Dame’s Rocket is often included in “wildflower” seed mixes. It grows up the canyon hillsides west of Lyons along Highway 36, west of the 36/7 junction in Lyons, in gardens along Highway 34 in the canyon, and in Pinewood Springs, Lyons, and Estes Park gardens. We hope the public and construction workers will pull up plants and take bouquets home since no one else has eradicated this lovely but noxious weed. Let’s get rid of Dame’s Rocket so we don’t get surrounded by Rockets!

PREVENTION Pull and put flowering/fruiting weeds in paper lawn bags. Leave weed bags for free disposal on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8-3 at 666 Elm Street, up the road from the Recycle/Transfer Station. If you would like help identifying weeds on your property, call Marcia @ 586-6092 or George @ 5865022. For more information please call the Larimer County Natural Resources @ 498-5769 or CSU Extension @ 491-7568.

Safeway Recycles All Types Of Plastic Bags Submitted by: Jana Larsen, League of Women Voters of Estes Park & Community Recycling Committee

The League of Women Voters of Estes Park & Community Recycling Committee is very excited to report that Safeway is doing a wonderful job in promoting the recycling of plastic bags by using reusable bags. Not only are they collecting plastic bags, they are also collecting all plastic wrappers - such as wrapping around paper towels, toilet tissue, and food storage bags! All plastic wrapping and bags MUST be clean and dry and then placed in the large green cylinder located in the store by Red Box Movies. Safeway Manager, Eddie Martinez, is and has been an important part of our community effort to keep plastic out of landfills and we commend Safeway’s efforts in this endeavor. Thanks to Safeway, we have an environmentally sensitive and convenient way to recycle more than just plastic bags! For more information, please go to our new website regarding recycling in Estes Park at www.recycleestes.org. and please Like and Share our Facebook page at League of Women Voters of Estes Park & Community Recycling Committee.


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Rocky Mountain National Park’s Centennial Year Programs Continue The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary continues as we head into June. Join us for one of these fun events! June 5: Wild Inspirations – Art and artists throughout American history have found inspiration in wild places and played important roles in informing the public about the wonders of public lands. Come join local artists and hear how Rocky Mountain National Park inspires their art. Enjoy appetizers, drinks, and live music! A percentage of sales will benefit the park. 5 to 8 p.m. Aspen and Evergreen Gallery. June 6 and June 13: Rocky Mountain Molecules: Chemical Storylines of Wonder – Why do Ponderosa Pines smell like cheap ice cream? Why in some years do autumn aspens turn red instead of gold? Look beyond what you see into the wonder filled world of atoms and molecules and explore the often overlooked chemical storylines found in the Colorado high country. Both nights are at 7:30 p.m. Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. June 6: Rocky Mountain Conservancy Field Class – Technology of Your Ancestors - $70/person. Limited to 14 participants. Explore how the three innovations of creating fire, a sharp edge, and cordage from plan fibers changed the world forever. You’ll learn how these innovations look in the archaeological record of Colorado. Visit www.rmconservancy.org for details. June 6: Celebrating Rocky Invitational Art Show Opening Reception – This invitational show highlights the work of former Arts for the Parks Top 100 artists and area artists who have participated in wildlife and landscape art shows. New work, celebrating the park’s past and present will also be displayed. Join us for the opening from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Cultural Arts Council in Estes Park (423 W. Elkhorn Ave.). The exhibit continues through July 27 (Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 12 to 5 p.m.) June 6-14: Rocky Mountain National Park Student Art Celebration Exhibition – Celebrate art from students throughout the state of Colorado honoring Rocky's 100th Anniversary. Top entries in each of the categories will be exhibited and winners will be honored at a reception on Saturday. On display daily at Fall River Visitor Center. June 12 and June 13: The Oratorio Society of Estes Park presents a Centennial Celebration Concert – This concert is devoted to celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park. Two new works have been commissioned: an opening fanfare by noted local composer Jerry Brubaker and a 25minute cantata for soloists, chorus, and orchestra by St. Louis composer and poet Robert Charles Howard entitled Wilderness Reflections. The text for this piece is comprised of the wonderful words of poet Wendell Berry. The program will also include the Spring section of Haydn’s The Seasons. Two performances - June 12 at 7 p.m. and June 13 at 2 p.m. Estes Park High School Auditorium (1600

Manford Ave). June 12-14: FACE of Fiber in the Rockies 2015 – This special exhibition will highlight fiber arts that celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park and represent wilderness, wildlife, and wonder found there. Fiber arts include weaving, spinning, quilting, knitting, basketry, lacemaking, needlepoint, and much more! Drop by the Village Playhouse (900 Moraine Ave., Estes Park). Hours are June 12 (12 to 5 p.m.), June 13 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and June 14 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). June 12-14: Rocky Mountain High Golf: Celebrate the Centennial with Park Views Celebrate the amazing views of Rocky as you play a round of golf with discounted green fees ($100 for 2 players and a golf cart) and 100th Anniversary memorabilia. Grand Lake Golf Course, Grand Lake, CO. June 13-14: The Wonder of Local Crafts: A 100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park Craft Fair Series – Join us for the Grand Lake Chamber’s Arts and Crafts Festivals through the summer of 2015! Browse various local and national wares in the scenic beauty of Grand Lake’s Town Square Park on Grand Avenue. There are also special on-going events that celebrate Rocky’s Centennial year. • We Love Rocky Mountain National Park (through September 4): This special Centennial exhibit at History Colorado in Denver, explores the many ways that people have connected with the landscape of Rocky Mountain National Park over time. Come see how your experiences fit into history of people in the park. • Kauffman House Museum Centennial Exhibit (May 23 – September 4): This exhibit highlights the history of the development of the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park and the related changes in Grand Lake. Come browse historic narratives, memoirs, photographs, and artifacts that will take you back over the past 100 years. • Hot Sulphur Creative Arts Council Celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park – The Creative Arts Council celebrates the 100th Anniversary with an Historic Arts Show at the Hot Sulphur Springs Town Hall featuring photography of the park by local artists. • Rocky Mountain Conservancy Field Classes and ranger-led interpretive programs celebrate the park all year long! This is just a snapshot of the numerous events that are taking place. Check the park website regularly, www.nps.gov/romo or follow us on social media @Rockynps for updates on 100th Anniversary events and programs! For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park please call the park’s Information Office at (970) 586-1206.

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Quilt Guild Meeting June 10th At Good Sam’s

The Estes Valley Quilt Guild will meet Wednesday, June 10th. This month our guest speaker is Janet Finley who will present a program titled, “Posing With Patchwork.” In 2000-2004, when she was the Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado, an intern showed Janet how to purchase vintage photographs on the internet. A fascination with the women who made the quilts, combined with a life-long love of photography, drew her into each and every one of these historic images. Today, her collection of vintage photographs numbers over 1,000. In 2012, her photographs were exhibited at the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln, Nebraska, and she published her book, Quilts in Everyday Life. Books on quilt history have included only a few photos of quilts. This in-depth collection, most of which has never been seen before, date from 1855 to 1955. Each vivid image provides commentary on quilting specifics, photography, costume, and American

cultural history, especially toward the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Photographic formats and a glossary of quilting terms are included to aid the reader in dating their own vintage photographs. This book is a wonderful resource for all quilters, historians, and photographers. Her photographs have been featured in The Quilt Life and The American Quilter magazines. In “Posing with Patchwork,” Janet will reveal the story behind some of her more interesting photographs. In all of these photographs, the photographer and the subjects chose to include a quilt – a decision that enhances our understanding of the image and illustrates the old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” The Quilt Guild meets at Good Samaritan Village, 1901 Ptarmigan Trail. The business meeting begins at 6:45 p.m., however, if you would like to catch up with friends, you can come at 6:30 and visit. The Guild always welcomes visitors. We do ask for a $10 donation to help defray the costs incurred for speakers.

Local Class Modeled After National Council On Aging Award-Winning Program The Town of Estes Park’s Senior Services Program Coordinator Beth Headley will facilitate a class called, Palette Partners: Creating Art through Patience and Trust on Friday, June 12 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.at the Estes Park Senior Center, 220 Fourth Street. The Estes Park class was modeled after an award- winning program at the Indian Head Senior Center in Indian Head, Maryland. The National Council on Aging recently awarded its Expressive and Creative Arts Award to the unique painting class. The cost for the tow-hour class is $16 for members of Estes Park Senior Citizens Center, Inc. or $20 for non-members and includes all supplies. Participants will go home with a completed 12 x 16 canvas painting of their own creation. Register by 4:00 pm., Thursday, June 11. Space is limited, register early. Even though the exact same supplies will be used for each person, the unique-

ness and creativity of the final art products will be amazing. Participants will work with a partner to create a work of art “blind” – using only verbal guidance from their partner. Partners will act as the eyes of the creator by guiding him or her through the process, from picking up the paint color to placement on the canvas. Beth encourages participants to relax and let go of their critical eye as they learn to “see” art in a new way. No artistic experience is needed. If you have ideas for subject matter, please bring those ideas or get inspired by some of the samples provided at the class. For more information, please contact the Estes Park Senior Center at (970) 586-2996 or visit the Center at 220 Fourth Street, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please visit the Senior Center website at www.estes.org/seniorcenter.


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Franklin D. Roosevelt- Senior Learning Network Program Offered

A free program about Franklin D. Roosevelt, America’s 32nd President, will be presented on Thursday, June 18 at 10:00 a.m. at the Estes Park Senior Center, 220 Fourth Street. Advance sign-up is required for this free program. Call the Senior Center to sign up. The Estes Park Medical Center is providing sponsorship for this program. This program features a live interactive online presentation by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY. The program features an introduction to Franklin D. Roosevelt through the context of the challenges he faced and the contributions he made to the world in his time as well

Old Church Shops Get Yarn Bombed!

By: Jana Larsen

Members of the Estes Park Area Weavers Guild recently converged on the Old Church Shops large open lobby to launch their Yarn Bomb Installation in celebration of the upcoming Wool Market, Face of Fiber and Fiber Affair exhibits. Using scraps and pieces of various fiber projects, they wrapped, hung, and covered every post, hook, banister, and

Estes Valley Community Center November 2015 Property Tax Election

Five Key Questions Answered On May-19, 2015, the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) Board’s consensus was that EVRPD Executive Director, Skyler Rorabaugh, prepare for a November 3, 2015 mill levy (property tax) election to fund the Estes Valley Community Center. This article answers five questions about this initiative. Why does the Estes Valley need a Community Center? The heart of our community will be our Community Center where we will gather to connect with and support one another, to learn, to play, to enjoy the arts, to enrich our lives and seek our best health. It will be a lively, safe place for everyone including all of our families, individuals, and guests, all of our organizations, all of our generations from our youngest to our oldest, and all of our diverse backgrounds, for times of tranquility and times of emergency. Sixty years ago in 1955 when the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District was created, it had three goals: a golf course, a pool, and a community center. The first two were realized. Now, following our 2013 flood and a renewed and strengthened sense of community, and with an exciting multi-generational Community bare space available creating a colorful Center plan, it is time for us to accomand textural cacophony of yarn to create plish the third goal. this art happening. Why does the Estes Valley Community Stop by the Old Church Shops to view Center cost $25 million? their construction and make sure to visit In the 2013 Community Center feasibilthe Weavers Attic on the third floor. In ity study, our community identified the addition, several locations in the Old facilities and programs it needed in our Church Shops have weaving and fiber Community Center. Accommodating all projects on display as part of Fiber Affair, of the needs of our community was inia city-wide display of fiber arts. Anyone tially estimated to cost close to $40 milinvolved in the fiber arts is welcome to lion, so the design was condensed to $25 join the Guild - if you weave, crochet, million to include just the highest priorknit, spin or work with crewel yarn ity facilities and programs our commu(needlepoint, etc.), then consider becom- nity had identified. Reducing the cost being a member. Contact Gray Rueppel at low $25 million would eliminate some 970-586-2978 for more information. The key facilities and programs we need. Guild meets September through May at Since the $25 million was an estimate the Estes Park Library and at members’ from two years ago, an architectural firm homes during the summer on the fourth is re-examining the design and re-estiThursday of each month. mating the costs while also looking for The Weavers Attic is located in the Old additional opportunities to reduce costs Church Shops (third floor) at 157 West while maintaining the core facilities and Elkhorn on the north side of the street programs our community has requested. across from Weist Drive. Why is the election being scheduled Gray Rueppel, Patty Volker, Barb for November 2015? Richards, Leslie Cornelieson, Diane While the cost of money is now at hisTurachek, Dianne Betts and Marge toric low levels, the Federal Reserve is DeMoudt. Courtesy photos discussing raising interest rates later this year and gradually returning interest rates to historically much higher levels. As these interest rates increase, the cost of acquiring the funding to build the Community Center will increase as well. If we as a community want at long last to build our Community Center, now is an excellent time because the costs will be lower now than in the future. There also seems to be an urgent need for action on our Community Center as many organizations and individuals have encouraged EVRPD to proceed with this

as our own. The focus is on his sense of confidence, and commitment to public service, his battle to overcome the effects of polio, his creation of the New Deal, his leadership during World War II and his role in creating the United Nations. Throughout the year, the Town of Estes Park’s Senior Services Division is offering Senior Learning Network (SLN) programs at the Senior Center, 220 Fourth Street. SLN programs are live and interactive videoconferences where participants will be able to listen to and speak with presenters live, in real time. The programs are free, however advance registration is required due to space limitations; call or stop by the Senior Center to register for any SLN programs. The Estes Park Medical Center is sponsoring the Senior Learning Network programs. For more information, please contact the Estes Park Senior Center at (970) 586-2996 or visit the Center at 220 Fourth Street, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Please visit the Senior Center website at www.estes.org/seniorcenter. To receive Senior Services news in your e-mail inbox, please e-mail lmitchell@estes.org.

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election as soon as possible. Why is a property tax (mill levy) increase needed to fund the Estes Valley Community Center? By law, the only tax fund raising method available to the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District is through property taxes approved by voters in the District. In April 2014, the Estes Park Municipal voters passed a 1% sales tax increase, with one quarter of the 1% “for the construction of a community recreation center, including facilities for the Estes Park Senior Center.” This sales tax was expected to generate about $5 million over ten years. It was thought that this $5 million could be used to support grant applications for additional Community Center funding. While EVRPD staff has aggressively pursued any and every grant source applicable for funding our Community Center, they have found that the median income of our community is too high to qualify for almost all Federal and State grant sources. If we as a community want our Community Center, we will need to pay for it through a property tax increase. What will happen with the four year, $5 million dollar capital campaign for the Community Center? The $5 million dollar capital campaign will be temporarily put on hold until the results of the November 2015 election are clear. It makes sense to pursue the capital campaign only if our community decides to fund our Community Center. If we support the Community Center in the election, the money raised in the capital campaign will be used to fund a Community Center Foundation that will support major Community Center projects, equipment repair and replacement, and perhaps operations support. Next Week: How much will the Community Center cost Estes Valley property owners? The Estes Valley Community Recreation Center is a project of the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District. This multi-generational community facility will create needed spaces in the community for childcare and youth sports, yearround active recreation, improved and expanded senior services, cutting-edge fitness and wellness services, a library presence that will adopt some of the best trends in digital libraries from around the world, social space for teens, aquatics, an indoor community garden and a variety of meeting spaces for the community. Please visit www.evrpd.com to learn more about the project.


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Friday, June 5, 2015

Renowned Blues Harmonica Player To Perform In Allenspark

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Enos Mills Talk Spotlighted Next Week At TEDx Front Range

Now in its fourth year, TEDxFront Range is coming to Loveland on Saturday, June 13. This year’s daylong event, featuring an array of inspiring speakers Blues fans don’t have to travel far to construction, thanks to a $900,000 Capi- and creative performers, will have an hear world class blues this summer, tal Campaign. Estes Park connection. Within its lineup thanks to The Old Gallery in Allenspark. “The outdoor stage has offers spectacu- of twenty regional speakers is a The Fifth Annual Hogabluesa will feature lar views of Mount Meeker and provides re-enactment of the legendary Jason Ricci and The Bad Kind on June 14 a unique mountain concert experience,” Enos Mills, renowned as the from 2-6 p.m. In addition to the blues Kriewaldt continued. crusading spirit behind the esconcert, attendees will enjoy a Berkshire Tickets are $25 for adults if purchased tablishment of Rocky Mountain Pig BBQ, Vegan Pig Out and beer doby June 13, or $30 at the door, if tickets National Park 100 years ago. nated by Oskar Blues. are still available. Tickets for children 12 Local actor-performer Kurtis Ricci won the Blues Critic Award for and under are $10. Seniors 65 and older Kelly will appear as Mills in this “Harmonica Player of the Year” in 2008 and students with a valid student ID are year’s festival, which has as its and was nominated for Harmonica $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets 2015 theme, “Generations: Player of the Year in 2009 and 2010. can be purchased online at www.theWonder & Wisdom.” “We’re honored to have a musician of this oldgallery.com and www.brownpaWith their ticket purchase, atcaliber and his band perform at pertickets.com. They can also be purtendees will have the opportuHogabluesa,” said Marc Kriewaldt, board chased at Distant Harbors, Meadow nity to enjoy the full day’s linemember of The Old Gallery, a Center for Mountain Cafe and the Transfer Station up, with speakers from around Community and The Arts. in Allenspark and Macdonald Book Shop the region gathered on June 13 All proceeds from the event benefit The in Estes Park. from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All-day Old Gallery. For more information contact: Mak tickets begin at $20 and are The event takes place on the Weaver Kriewaldt at Marc @kistindesantis.com available for purchase online at Stage behind The Old Gallery, which is or Margie Patterson at www.tedxfrontrange.com. The located at 14863 Highway 7 in Alscampi162@gmail.com. You can also call day’s events take place at the lenspark, 20 minutes north of Estes Park. (303)747-2089. Roberta Price Auditorium at The Old Gallery itself is currently under Thompson Valley High School, located at 1669 Eagle Drive in Loveland. Kelly’s presentation invites us to imagine that the day is June 13, 1915, and Enos Mills is preparing words to Tobacco and nicotine products commemorate the reare NOT harmless. alization of his life’s greatest dream: the newly-created Rocky Mountain National Park. Mills’ abiding reverence for mountains and nature had begun three decades earlier when he arrived in Colorado as a E-cigs, Vaporizers, boy of 14. Later, a Hookah & Water Cigars & Cigarillos & Hookah Pens chance encounter with Pipes Protect your brain. These Flavored cigars and cigarillos legendary John Muir Water in the hookah only products may contain may contain cancer causing inspired him to woncools the smoke, making it nicotine, which is an compounds like cigarettes. seem less irritating. Toxins der: could he do for extremely addictive and They increase the risk of mouth are not filtered; an hour long the Rockies what Muir harmful drug; especially to and throat cancer, even if you session exposes you to the did for Yosemite? growing brains which aren’t don’t inhale. same amount of smoke Mills would criss-cross matured until age 25! and nicotine as 1 pack of the nation, leading a cigarettes. tireless campaign of speeches, letters and lobbying. Attendees To learn more or to join our will glimpse into the youth coalition visit dramatic story of Enos Facebook.com/COtobacNo

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Mills, a passionate champion of wilderness conservation, in this first-person narrative evoking a joyous moment in history that secured the preservation of one of Earth’s greatest treasures. A frequent local performer, Kurtis Kelly

has portrayed Enos Mills for the National Park Service, Rocky Mountain Conservancy, and the National Council of Geography Educators. He also provides the voice of Mills in the new documentary by filmmaker Nick Mollé, “The Living Dream: 100 Years of Rocky Mountain National Park.” TED talks (based on the acronym Technology, Entertainment, Design) are a nationwide phenomenon, offering highquality spoken-word presentations to millions of YouTube.com viewers, as well as a popular weekly broadcast on National Public Radio. On the local front, TEDxFrontRange operates as an independently produced program with an annual license from TED. TedxFrontRange continues to be the only regionally-based TEDx program in the state of Colorado drawing presenters and audience members from all along the Colorado and Wyoming Front Range. TEDxFrontRange is dedicated to the philosophy of “Ideas Worth Spreading” and believes the culture of creativity and innovation throughout the Front Range makes this event well-suited to the TED model. For more information, as well as ticket reservations, visit www.tedxfrontrange.com. Courtesy photos


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Cowboy Brad Bond Park Campfire Sing Alongs Begin This Sunday, June 7

Cowboy Brad Fitch will lead guests and residents in singing, dancing and laughter at his eighteenth annual summer Cowboy Sing-Along programs in Bond Park beginning this Sunday, June 7. This will be the nineteenth summer he has performed this series. These familyfriendly programs are free and open to the public. Fitch will host the programs Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings this summer beginning at 7 p.m. The program is sponsored by local businesses and the Town of Estes Park. It will run through August 11. “These concerts are so much fun. I enjoy seeing folks from all around the country who come back year after year to sing with me in Bond Park,” Fitch said. “It’s amazing to see young adults who have been coming to hear me around the campfire since they were little children.” The Bond Park Cowboy Sing-Along was established in the mid-1990s by a group of local business owners who wanted to provide free evening entertainment for downtown visitors. Business sponsorships are still available and can be arranged by contacting Ann Taylor, owner/operator of Colorado Homestead

at 586-1144. Raised in Estes Park, singer/songwriter Brad Fitch has been playing professionally since he was 15 years old. He has been part of several popular performing and recording acts including The Elktones, Fitch and Chips, and Barleens’ Arizona and Rocky Mountain Oprys. Brad has recorded 19 albums featuring his original music that reflects what he loves about nature and the western lifestyle. His recent CD, “Rocky,” celebrates the centennial of Rocky Mountain National Park, and is an authorized RMNP 100th Anniversary Signature product. Fitch specializes in original folk and western music. He performs nationwide for a wide variety of events, always promoting Estes Park as a wonderful vacation destination. People from throughout the world plan their vacations around his Estes Park summer concert schedule. This will be the twelfth year that Brad has performed his John Denver tribute concert in Estes Park. This year’s concert, which will happen on Saturday, Sept. 5, will benefit the Estes Park Lions Club charities and will be held at the YMCA of the Rockies Reusch Auditorium.

German Club To Meet On June 9 Happy 90th Birthday To Founding Member Gretchen Middledorf The "Kaffeeklatsch" of the German club will meet on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 2 pm at the Mount Calvary Lutheran Church off US 34 for coffee, cookies, singing and good conversation. The club celebrated Gretchen Middledorf 's 90th birthday last December. Gretchen is the founding member of the club.

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The Rotary Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament Lake Estes Men’s Golf Club Results For June 1, 2015 Match Play Winners: Wayne Abuthnot (tie) Rich Babcock Frank Celebre Dave Cleeland Paul Halac Colin Johnson (tie)

Ron Lukinovich Irvin Massett Larry Miller Dennis Neff Jim Tierney Scott Toulouse Jay Young

Estes Park Women’s Golf Association Scores For Tues., June 3, 2015 What gorgeous day for golf. Sunny and warm with little wind. The snow cover on Longs Peak in the background made it a perfect golf setting. 24 ladies showed up to enjoy the beautiful day and comradery with each other. The play of the day was odds and evens. On the front nine, only our scores on the odd holes counted. On the back nine only the even counted. The winners were: Flight # 1 First Place: Debbie Holmes Second Place: Allison Smith

Third Place: Cad Dennehy Flight # 2 First Place: Pan Vendegna Second Place: Tie between Kathy Tinsley and Hulda Bachman Flight #3 First Place: Margaret Jensen Second Place: Kathy Bryson Flight #4 First Place: Tie between Laura Mulder and Kay Tritico Second Place: Floann Jett Third Place: Lillian Szydlo

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Registration is now open for the Rotary Club of Estes Park Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament, set for Saturday, June 27, 2015. The $100 fee includes green fees, cart, participation gift, drink ticket and snacks. Players with an annual 7-day membership at the Estes Park Golf Course have a reduced registration fee of $65. In addition to playing 18 holes of golf, each golfer will vie for several prizes, including a putting contest, most accurate drive, closest to the pin and longest putt. Separate prizes are offered for men and women in the most accurate drive and longest putt competition. For the second year, the Peoria Handicapping System will determine the winning team. This system assigns players’ handicaps based on their performance at pre-determined holes, which are not revealed to the golfers in advance. The system allows teams an equal opportunity to win. The tournament is open to teams as well as individuals, who will be placed on teams. The fun will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a chip and putt contest prior to the 1 p.m. shotgun start at the 18-hole Estes Park Golf Course. “This year’s tournament will be different from past events because it’s on a Saturday, to make it more convenient for golfers who work. The value of the top prizes has been increased to $100 and the cost to register has been reduced to $100,

with an additional reduction for Estes Park Golf Course members,” said Bruce Carmichael, chairman of the tournament. The changes are aimed at adding to the fun and attracting more participants, he added. “Our goal is to host an event that is fun for all of the golfers, provide contests and drawings that allow every golfer to have a chance to win a prize, and to raise $12,000 for Rotary Club of Estes Park's Scholarship fund,” Carmichael said. Each member of the winning team will receive a $100 gift certificate to the Estes Park Golf Course Pro Shop, with second and third place teams will receive gift certificates from local merchants, according to committee member Wayne Andersen. In addition, four winners of Closest to the Pin competition on the Par 3 holes will take home $100 gift certificates to the Pro Shop. Registration and sponsorship forms at available online at www.rotaryclubofestespark.org or at the Estes Park 18 Hole Golf Course. Golfers may also call Bruce Carmichael at 303-9466349. The 19th annual event raises funds for the Estes Park Rotary Foundation Scholarship Fund. Annually, the club awards more than $35,000 to local high school seniors. “The golf tournament is a fun and very special event,” said Andersen.

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As the new girl in town, I have been spending a lot of time meeting and greeting people in the community. Estes Park is an amazing town where everyone seems to know everybody. I had the pleasure last week of attending a meeting of the Estes Valley Partners for Commerce Downtown Business Partners where kindness was abundant and community support was evident and, the theme of the conversation. What an amazing group of people! The Downtown Business Partners were actively chatting and sharing information with each other. Members that attended that morning shared their perspectives from the first official summer weekend. There were fabulous treats and outstanding coffee, which always inspires early morning collaboration! Barbra Scott, the Anniversary Coordinator for the Rocky Mountain National Park’s Centennial shared an outstanding presentation, which highlighted all of the upcoming events at the park this summer. She also shared visitation statistics, which have a great impact on the downtown businesses. What valuable information! I quickly realized that these types of conversations and collaborations are essential to empowering us all to be successful in our efforts to serve the residents of the community, as well as the guests that visit us each year. I knew that morning that I wanted to learn more. I was excited to learn more. I knew that I needed to reach out to my neighbors up and down Elkhorn Street. I aspired to get to know all of you!

The day after the Downtown Business Partners meeting, my first stop of the morning was at Kind Coffee to chat with Alicia Mittelman from the Estes Park Museum…. oh, the fun things we have in store for all of you in the coming year! The Museum is a community resource that provides us with historical information about the community and does outstanding work with teaching and sharing the wonderful stories of Estes Park. Later in the afternoon, I explored in the other direction and spent some time at the Visitor Center where there were lots of fun conversations and lots of information being shared. Elizabeth Fogarty, with Visit Estes Park, had also been at the Downtown Business Partners and I was curious to see the impacts of the organization via the Visitor Center. It was clear to me that one of our other Downtown neighbors is actively helping to provide outstanding connections to local businesses, the residents of the community and our guests. I can’t wait to continue to meet all of my neighbors and I will be out and about every day meeting, chatting, watching and engaging in my community. As a part of the Estes Valley Library Team, I am privileged to be a part of the community and these conversations. There are many resources and services that the Estes Valley Library can provide to local business owners and local non-profit organizations and I am excited to be able to share them with you, my neighbors and Downtown Business Partners.

Bike To Work Day! Bike To Play! Bike To The Estes Valley Library! It’s June in Colorado and that means that it’s also Bike Month! The Estes Valley Library is excited to be a sponsor and partner in this years Bike to Work Day on June 24th! We all love the outdoors, biking, walking, hiking, running and adventuring in the beautiful community that we live in and Bike to Work Day is the day for us to all show that we choose to make healthy choices each day while encouraging everyone around us to join in. In the coming year at the Estes Valley Library, we will strive to start the conversation about the impacts of healthy choices by providing materials, learning opportunities and conversations along with our local wellness partners. To entice everyone to learn more about the wonderful wellness resources that we have available to the community, the Estes Valley Library is offering Bike to

Work Day Participants the opportunity to sign up for our “Escape the Ordinary!” Adult Summer Reading Program at the morning Bike to Work Day festivities. Accept our Challenge as a Bike to Work participant and become a Superhero this summer at the Library as a part of our Adult Reading Program. We will be passing out a certificate that you may redeem the library any time on June 24th at the Library. Check out just one book while on your bike and you will receive a gift card for a free cup of coffee! Please be sure to visit us at the Bike to Work Day event on Wednesday, June 24th to learn more about biking in Estes Park and to learn more about all of the wonderful resources and learning opportunities available to you at the Estes Valley Library. Come join the Estes Valley Library as we ride and walk to work on Bike to Work Day!

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Passport To Reading Fun! This summer Estes Valley Library’s “Travel Agents” Kerry And Melanie will guide students on an international tour to exotic places in their popular “Passport” program. During the hands-on, interactive program students will learn about China, Scotland and Chile through books, songs, food, art activities, games, and more. The three-day program will be offered four times throughout the summer: June 15-17 from 9:00-12:00 June 17-19 from 1:00-4:00 July 13-15 from 9:00-12:00 July 15-17 from 1:00-4:00 Children age 6 (entering first grade) through 11 are invited to register for this 3 day program at the library and participants must commit to all 3 days. The cost of the program is $15.00 per child and scholarships are available. Space is limited and registration is required by accessing the library’s online calendar at estesvalleylibrary.org. Registrations will be confirmed when payment is received. These multicultural activities will help children be open to trying new things and looking at their world in new ways, which is an invaluable experience for everyone. Sign up for this exciting program today! Art: While creating their own works of art children will understand others by experiencing the unique artistic expressions nurtured in cultures different from their own. Students will create a Chinese Dragon puppet, Chilean rainstick, and a Scottish cairn sculpture. Books: Every country has literature and stories unique to that culture. There are

many traditional children's tales specific to various cultures. During the program children will read and hear the stories that children are told in different places around the world. During our silent reading time the children will choose folklore from other countries to enjoy as they read around the world. Food: One of the most fun things about exploring other countries and cultures is sampling the food indigenous to that region. We will sample Gau Gee (Golden Pork dumplings, ice Lychee and almond cookies from China, Scottish Shepherd’s Pie and scones and Chilean Corn Pie and Cocadas. Music: We will play some music from the countries to really get a feel for their culture. We’ll even try Highland dancing, the La Cueca, the national dance of Chile, and Chinese ribbon dance. Games: When games are paired with experiences about a country's food, music, art, and traditions, students will gain more understanding about the similarities between people and an appreciation for all the wonderful differences. We’ll play a marble game called Canica from Chile, Bouncy Stotty and Tick Tack from Scotland, and Chinese Jump Rope, Nim and a chopstick game from China. Guests: Switzer Land Alpaca Farm will bring an alpaca and llama and tell us all about these Chilean animals. Kyra MacGregor, one of the youngest Premier Scottish Highland Dancers in Colorado will perform the sword dance and other favorites. Patience Gribble will play the bagpipe and tell all about the instrument.

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Estes Valley Library Presents Our Wonderful World: The Colorado Trail With Bill Cooke on June 8 The Our Wonderful World series kicks off on Monday, June 8th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with The Colorado Trail. Presenter Bill Cooke has been backpacking for over 35 years and will join us at the Park Village Playhouse to share his amazing hiking adventure stories. Bill’s hiking journeys have taken him from coast to coast, all over the US and have included the Appalachian Trail, the John Muir Trail and the 486-mile Colorado Trail. The Author of “Shades of Gray, Splashes of Color: A Thru-hike of The Colorado Trail” will share his trek on the Colorado Trail. The Colorado Trail runs from the mouth of the Waterton Canyon which is located just southwest of Denver and runs all the way to Durango. Most of the trail is above 10,000 feet with the highest point being at 13,271 feet above

sea level. The trail is maintained by volunteers and is organized by The Colorado Trail Foundation. More information about the Colorado Trail can be found at coloradotrail.org. The Estes Valley Library has several guidebooks on the Colorado Trail in the library collection and are available for borrowing. “Our Wonderful World” is presented as an opportunity to celebrate the personal storytelling of those who have explored destinations near and far. The Library offers a special thank-you to the Webermeier family and the staff of National Park Village for their generosity in providing this year’s event space. For more information on the series, visit the library’s web page at estesvalleylibrayr.org or contact the Library at (970) 586-8116.

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Get Your Book, Become a Superhero It’s time to get your game on at the Estes Valley Library this summer and become a library superhero! Join the Super Librarian VS Heroic Patron Book Club; a part of the Adult Summer Reading program. There are three opportunities this summer to dive in and learn new ways to be smarter, stronger, and more courageous. Be Smarter! “Wheelman” by Reed Albergotti discussion with Cheryl Homan-Wendell Lance Armstrong is not the villain that some may want to make him out to be. A shrewd businessman, Armstrong made what seemed to be amazing connections in his personal and business dealings while bringing great attention to the world of cycling. He was deemed a hero by millions. The book, Wheelman, raises very intriguing questions. On Wednesday, July 29th at 7:00 p.m., come participate in the conversation about the athlete, the industry and the controversy. Register today, stop by the library and pick up your copy of “Wheelman: Lance Armstrong, The Tour De France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever” and you decide; is Armstrong a hero? or a villain? Be Stronger! “The 4-Hour Body” by Tim Ferris discussion with Suellen Brenner If we dream big, set goals, and commit, we can make big changes in our own world and just maybe have a positive impact on others. Suellen has occasionally been known as a superhero librarian… although she much prefers the Clark Kent lifestyle. A few years ago, she set out on an adventure to become better, stronger and to learn how to thrive from a wellness perspective. Yes, librarian’s can be strong and fit and powerful. As a li-

brarian, she had endless access (and you do too as a library card holder) to all kinds of health, nutrition, and fitness information. But how does one sort through it all? Well, you pick one out and start. That starting point for each of you on your journey to being a superhero could begin with one book. Why not start today? On Tuesday, August 4th at 7:00 p.m., meet with Suellen and hear the amazing stories of my fitness journey, and hour “The 4-Hour Body” changed my world and helped to make me into a superhero. Register today, stop by the library and pick up your copy of “The 4-Hour Body” and begin your fitness journey. Be Courageous! “The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History” by Robert M. Edsel discussion with Gretel Bock Who owns art? Why is art important to the culture in which it is created? This thought-provoking discussion will analyze these and other questions, while exploring the stories of courageous WWII superheroes, “The Monuments Men,”on a special mission: to protect some of humankind’s greatest artistic achievements from Nazi villains. Who were these superheroes from the art world and why was their mission so important? Please join us on Thursday, August 13th at 7:00 p.m. to discuss these epic tales of survival and triumph. Register today and stop by the library to pick up your copy of The Monuments Men. As you begin your reading adventure consider, is art worth fighting for and risking one’s life?

Bam! Pow! Read! Superhero Yoga For Kids

Kick off your afternoon with some super summertime yoga for kids with the Estes Valley Library! Join Yoga Instructor, Diana Laughlin for superhero stories to encourage kids to have fun doing yoga while learning about movement and relaxation. At the Superhero Yoga, be prepared to read, stretch, breathe, do yoga poses, flex your superhero muscles and have

some adventures. Superhero Yoga will take place at the Stanly Park Picnic Shelter on Wednesday, June 10th from 2:30 to 3:00 p.m. for children ages 3 to 6 and on Wednesday, June 24th from 3:00 to 3:45 for children ages 6 to 11. To register, please visit estesvalleylibrary.org or call the Estes Valley Library at 586-8116.


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The American Legion 14th Annual Golf Tournament Results

Winning team sponsored by Cable's, Bryan Silvers, Shawn Ellis, Zach Eitzen, Brandon White. Courtesy photo

The American Legion 14th Annual High School Scholarship Golf Tournament was held on Sunday, May 24th under cloudy, cool conditions but the rain held off long enough for the field of 52 golfers to complete their rounds. A most successful and fun day was had by all the participants and the real winners will be the future recipients of our scholarship funds. With the generous contributions of our hole sponsors and door prize donations, we more than met our goal for this year and are very hopeful of expanding our scholarship program for next year. A two time winning team was sponsored by Cable’s Pub and Grill consisting of Shawn Ellis, Zach Eitzen, Brandon White and Bryan Silvers. They easily managed the course at a smooth 18 under par to win the grand prize, which they very generously immediately donated back to the scholarship fund. Class act guys, Thank you! 2nd place was the Smith cousins of Estes Park, Alli, Matt, Aaron and Ryan Smith at 15 under par. The last place team of Tom Ashby, Bob Whitehill, Jeb Shoemaker and Scott Jandrain received certificates for golf lessons from Estes Park Golf Course Assistant Pro Austin Logan. Nice job teams. Closest to the pin on Hole #10 was a very close competition as William Casey edged out Jim Matthies by two inches to win the major prize of a set of new Call-

away Edge irons. Jim received a 4 hybrid iron for his effort, Mike Cunningham, Brandon White and Bryan Silvers also won hole prizes on #10. On Hole #7, Chuck Slicker won a gift certificate from Local’s Grill and on Hole #15 Brett Carlson was the winner of a certificate to the Estes Park Brewery. The American Legion Scholarship Fund wishes to thank all our hole sponsors, Chip Sproul, Interclean Window Cleaning, Prudential Real Estate, Bank of Colorado, American Legion Sons Post 119, Estes Park Lumber, Nicky’s Restaurant, American Legion Auxiliary Post 119, Rambo’s Liquor, Village Barber, Allenspark Construction, Robert Lawrence CPA, ACE Hardware, Martin Marietta, Estes Park Bank, Allenspark Excavation, Mocha Angelo’s, Fun City & Fun Trax, Ride-A-Cart, El Mex-Kal Restaurant, Sherlock Homes, Prost Brewery, Apex Roofing, U.S. Bank and Sweet Basilico’s. Door prize and hole prize donors included, Cable’s Pub and Grill, Local’s Grill, Estes Park Brewery, Paul Holgorson, David Grewe, Lake Estes Golf Course, Colorado Homestead, Bio Lynceus, Austin Logan, Ed’s Cantina, Carmel Crisp. Anyone wishing to still contribute to the future of our Estes Park High School scholarship may contact the American Legion with a pledge. See you in 2016!

Parade Of Pets To Receive Holy Blessings! Sunday, June 7th – immediately after the 9:30 morning worship service, Right Reverend Stephen Strawn, Bishop of the Diocese of the Missouri Valley, headquartered in Quincy, Illinois, will be present at St. Francis Anglican Church in Little Valley to celebrate mass and bless a parade of pets. We invite you to bring your pet(s) and

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Celebrate Rocky’s Centennial With Music compositions and arrangements of popular music, motion picture scores, and Christmas favorites. He has published over 200 works for band, chorus, and symphony orchestra. He spent 30-years with the U.S. Navy Band and retired as its chief arranger in 1998. He moved to Estes Park in 2013 "Wilderness Reflections: Echoes of Timeless Wonder" by Robert Charles Howard is the cantata for orchestra, chorus, and soloists. He The Oratorio Society of Estes Park will uses the poetry of Wendell Berry as well celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rocky as some of his own in six movements to Mountain National Park with two musievoke images of Rocky Mountain Nacal compositions commissioned espetional Park as it cially for its June celebrates its 100th 12th (7:00 p.m.) anniversary. and June 13th (2:00 “What I tried to p.m.) concerts. do was vary the or“Rocky Mountain chestration considMajesty” is an exerably between the citing orchestral movements so that work by noted each has a different Estes Park comsound world,” exposer Jerry plains Howard. Brubaker. “For example, the “Wilderness Reone on winter uses Robert Charles Howard flections” by St. wind chimes and Louis composer and poet glockenspiel and tremolos in Robert Charles Howard is a the strings to create a sense 25-minute cantata for of chill…like experiencing a soloists, chorus, and orreally cold winter day with chestra. Also on the pronew snow on the ground.” gram is the Spring section Soloists will be Anna Baker of Haydn's "The Seasons." and Scott Anderson. The concerts are free and The Oratorio Society also open to the public in the will perform the Spring secEstes Park High School aution from Haydn's "The Seaditorium. No tickets. No resons," which will feature Bob served seating. Donations Gunn as the farmer Simon, are gladly accepted. This is Melissa Westover as his Jerry Brubaker one of two concerts each daughter Hanne, and Scott year by the orchestra and Anderson as the young peasant Luke. chorus of the Oratorio Society. This one If you would like to honor a loved one promises to be exceptionally good bewith great music, consider investing in cause of the two newly commissioned OSEP’s original composition fund. Just compositions. send your tax deductible check to OSEP “It’s my impressions of my experiences and mail it to: Lynette Johnson at 560 in Rocky Mountain National Park,” says Devon Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517. Brubaker about his orchestral composiMark your calendar now for Saturday, tion “Rocky Mountain Majesty.” June 12th at 7:00 p.m. or Sunday, June 13th Brubaker says he hopes he’s captured in music the sensations of waking up in the at 2:00 p.m. for these Centennial Celebration Concerts by the Oratorio Society forest, taking a stroll by Bear Lake, and of Estes Park. then seeing the majesty of Long’s Peak.

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You’re Invited To An “Across The Divide” GeoTour Event! A GeoAdventure celebrating RMNP’s Centennial and the opening of Trail Ridge Road Across the Divide. The event will be on Sunday, June 7, 2015 at the Trailhead Restaurant at Rocky Mountain Gateway, 3450 Fall River Rd., US 34 W., Estes Park, CO (N40 24.123 W105 35.212). It will be from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Please RSVP (send email to frangroot-

ers@frii.com or sign up on www.geocaching.com or www.facebook.com/ acrossthedividegeotour) Bring family & friends and join us for great eats, meets, greets and of course, geocaching! Let’s swap tips and tales and engage some new geocachers. Passports will be available. No Host Meal – food and drinks are not provided by the host. Please pay the restaurant directly for your food & drinks.


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Celebrating Rocky: The 100th Anniversary Of RMNP June 6 Through July 27 To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park, the Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park [CAC) presents a special exhibition commemorating one of America’s premier National Parks. A diverse collection of 70 original works by 36 artists including painting, sculpture and drawing, depict the landscape, wildlife, portraiture and history that are represented within the boundaries of Rocky Mountain National Park. Geared for audiences of all ages, individuals are

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invited to come and enjoy the diversity of the artists’ interpretation of the park’s unique part in our national park system. On June 6 the CAC Fine Art Gallery will open at 6:00 p.m. with an Artist Reception and evening gala event for celebrating Rocky: The 100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park. The gallery is located at 423 W. Elkhorn Ave. in Estes Park, CO and the public is invited to attend and view the art created by some of America’s most highly acclaimed artists. This collection of art and artists was assembled by a special invitation from the CAC, and each of the artists share a common thread – they all have a passion for creating art in or about Rocky Mountain National Park. Others have the distinct recognition of participating in the former Arts for the Parks Top 100 Competition and national tour, are members of the Society of Animal Artists (SAA), Oil Painters of America (OPA) or have participated in Plein Air Rockies. The creation of Rocky Mountain National Park, like many other facets of the National Park System [NPS], was accomplished through the efforts of many visionaries, nature lovers and conservationists. Each national park, historic park or site, preserve, monument and other designated locations has a story to tell. The art in the CAC’s exhibition depicts the diversity of the east and west sides of “Rocky.” Celebrating Rocky Participating Artists Include: 2D Painting/Pastel/Drawing Melissa Arthur, CO Cliff Austin, CO Larry Bathauer, CO Elizabeth Black, CO Tom Blaue. CO Bonnie Bowne, CO Dan D’Amico, CO

Scott Ruthven, CO Jason Sacran, AR Will Spear, CO Cydney Springer, CO Cecy Turner, TX Virginia Unseld, CO Lani Vlaanderen, CO Robert Wands, CO Gene Youngmann, CO 3D Sculpture Peggy Campbell, CO Daniel Glanz, CO Deb Jenkins, CO Christine Knapp, CO Janel Maher, TN Diane Mason, CO The Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park has a long history of working with the park over its 25 years of service to the community. Collaborations have included the Robert Glen Ketchum Project, several Longs Peak Reunion exhibitions held at the park and YMCA of the Rockies, an exhibition at the Estes Park Conference Center celebrating the first 10 years of the park’s Artist In Residence (AIR) Program, and ARTS for the PARKS brought to Colorado by the CAC seven times in 1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, and 2006. Rocky Mountain National Park also participated in the ”Imagine This!” family style arts festival during its 20 year run (1993 – 2013). Interpretive staff and exhibits participated as part of the park’s ongoing outreach educational programming. Arts for the Parks competition was created in 1986 by the National Park Academy of the Arts, in conjunction with the National Park Foundation. The competition was designed to celebrate representational artists, enhance public awareness of the National Parks, and to contribute to programs benefiting the National Park System as well as the public. Each year the competition would receive thousands

of entries, from artists across the world. Arts for the Parks national tour and competition ended in 2006, after a 20 year run. This beloved show is still very much missed by patrons and artists alike. In an effort to pay tribute to the former competition the CAC Fine Art Gallery will have a small area dedicated to the former national tour with catalogs and memorabilia for the public to reminisce and enjoy. Guest Curator-Former CAC director Lynda S. Vogel was invited to serve as guest curator for the “Celebrating Rocky” exhibition. During her 24 year span as director, she oversaw many of the joint efforts between the CAC and the national park. In addition Vogel Mary Lou Pape - Off to the Races served twice on the “Artist in Residence Program” artist selection panel, with the most recent service in 2015. She also served on a panel to help decide the winning design for Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th

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Anniversary logo. Estes Park Jazz Fest Artist Demos and Opening Reception From 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday June 6 and Sunday June 7, six of the “Celebrating Rocky” artists will be downtown next to Bond Park in the paved area in front of Town Hall providing painting demonstrations for the public as part of the Jazz Fest festivities. After a fun filled day of art and music, the CAC exhibition will open at 6:00 p.m. with a “Meet the Artist Reception” from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres, refreshments and live music by Linda Wyatt on the CAC’s Baldwin grand piano will be provide for all those who attend. “Celebrating Rocky: The 100th Anniversary of Rocky Mountain National Park” will remain on display through July 27, 2015. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours are 12 noon to 5:00 p.m. daily. For more information or to book a group tour call 970-586-9203 or e-mail info@estesarts.com. Additional information can be found at www.EstesArts.com or by visiting the CAC’s Facebook page. For over 25 years the Cultural Arts Council has been serving the greater Estes Valley and State of Colorado with a mission to “enhance the quality and accessibility of visual and performing arts for people of all ages.”

Citizen Meetings with County Commissioner Tom Donnelly

Wed., June 10 @ 9:00am Estes Park Senior Center 220 4th Street, Estes Park For more information on other citizen meetings, please call the Larimer !"#$%& !''())(!#*+),&-./0*&1&23415676


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June Summer Dance And Gymnastics Camps Offered To Children Ages 3 Through 18

News From American Legion Post 119 If you’re looking for something fun and family oriented to do during your stay in beautiful Estes Park, come to the American Legion! Summer BINGO has begun and will be held every Tuesday and Thursday through August 27th. Packets are $10 each, which includes all games for the evening. Additional blackouts are available for $1.00 each. For extra chances to win bigger money

there are pull-tab’s in the bar. The snack bar will be open this summer. Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 13th as The Mountain Town Rockers will be at the American Legion from 7-11 p.m. Joining them for just one weekend is their musical brother and soul mate, Toby Tobias! No cover but donations to the building fund are always welcome. For more information call 586-6118.

Center Stage School of Dance & Gymnastics will be offering multiple mini camps during the month of June. For additional information or to call and register for any of the June Mini Camps, please call Center Stage at 586-3830 or visit us online at www.centerstagedanceestespark.com. Center Stage is located at 2050 Big Thompson Ave., Estes Park. Dance Camps: Dance Like A Princess (ages 4 – 8) Tuesday - Friday, June 16- 19th from 9-11 a.m. each day . Do you have a student that would love a dance and craft-filled mini camp this summer? We start off the week with Tangled Tuesday featuring Tapping with Tiana! Don’t forget Ariel’s Acrobatics, Jasmine’s Jazz, and Cinderella’s Glass Slipper Ballet. Concluding the program is everyone’s favorite, Frozen Friday! Daily crafts will coincide with the special featured princesses of the day. Students are encouraged to dress as their favorite Disney Princess on Friday, when we will perform a mini routine for parents to enjoy! (This camp is not just for princesses Prince Charmings are also welcome!) Every student will also receive a free costume during the camp! Cost $45 So You Think You Can Dance (ages 8 18) Mon. – Fri., June 22-26t from 9 a.m.12 p.m. each day. Would you like to try different dance forms each day for a week-long dance camp? Center Stage will be offering a dance-intensive camp to teach and challenge students in multiple dance techniques. Different dance forms will be taught each day and include Hip-Hop, Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Pom, Acro, Lyrical, Musical Theatre, Student Choreography and Contemporary. Cost $90. Gymnastics Camps - June 8 – 11 Mon. – Thurs. Ribbon Performance Art (ages 8 & up) Get an extra blast of fun with these creative ribbons for a swinging good workout and visual display. 9:00-10:00 a.m. Cost $60. Individual Skill Building Camp: (ages 5 & up) Time to gain new skills or improve what

you already know: handstands, cartwheels, mini tramp, beam, back bends! 10:00-11:00 a.m. Cost $55. Skills Concentration Camp: (all ages) Must be able to complete strong handstands, cartwheels and bridges prior to camp. Refine limbers, handsprings, aerials and floor work. High beam and mini tramps will be used to enhance confidence. 11:0012:30 p.m. Cost $75. Gymnastics Camps June 29 – July 2 Mon. – Thurs. Beginning Starz: (preschool and tots) Explore fun skills through games and obstacles, mini tramps, tunnels, beams, and more! Parent participation is optional. 9:30-10:15 a.m. Cost $36. Handspring Camp: (all ages) Unique camp for all levels and all ages to prepare for handsprings. Push what you already know or refine the handsprings you have. 10:15-11:15 a.m. Cost $75. Aerial Camp: (all ages) Floor, beam, and mini tramp work for “no-handed skills.” 11:15-12:15 p.m. Cost $75. Upcoming July Camps: Dance Camp Cirque du Soleil (ages 8 and up) Join Center Stage for Le Grand Tour du Cirque du Soleil! This exciting dance camp will be a dramatic mix of arts, dance and performance for our summer intensive two week-long camp. This camp will offer students the opportunity to develop their dance techniques in ballet, jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, pom, acro and student choreography. Students will also help design sets, perfect stage costuming and make-up, try out their performance skills, and participate in a storyline with music and choreography set to the theme of Cirque du Soleil. Students will focus on practicing different dance techniques all week, with additional opportunities to try the gymnastics high beam, and practice acro tumbling runs. On Friday the 24th, we will showcase a parent performance under the big top to close the camp. This two week intensive dance camp will run Mon.-Fri., July 13th through July 24th from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. each day. Cost $180.

Summit Church Invites Kids To Kid’s Camp Summit Church is inviting all children entering grades K-6 to Summit Kids Camp. Children can enjoy an entire week of games, crafts, stories, snacks, music, and more. Different activities will be available for different ages. Kid’s

Camp begins Monday morning, June 22, from 9:30 a.m. to Noon and continues through Friday, June 26th. Kid’s Camp will conclude on June 26th with a family night from 6:00 o 8:00 p.m. with a fun evening of games, free food, and activities for friends and family of our campers. Everyone is welcome to attend. All events will be held at the Estes Park High School. Summit Kids Camp and the Friday Fun Night are free of charge. Parents and grandparents can register their children online at www.estesparkchurch.org/events.


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“Celebrating A Century Of Classic Cars” On July 4th At The Coolest Car Show In Colorado

ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF CARS is hard to imagine, but you'll be "Celebrating a Century of Classic Cars" this Independence Day. That's the theme of the 17th Annual Coolest Car Show in Colorado on July 4th at the Estes Park Events Complex at the Stanley Fairgrounds. On exhibit will be cars ranging from the iconic 1912 Stanley Steamer to one of the hottest sport cars of 2015, the Corvette, with everything in between. This major fundraiser benefits the Estes Park Museum and is presented by the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. with all kinds of cars and trucks on display, car-related activities for children, car histories, carrelated items for sale and even a car-related silent auction. Admission prices: General admission, $5.00 per individual, children five and under are free, family of four (two adults & two children) $10.00 with additional members $2.00 each. All proceeds go the the Estes Park Museum. There is plenty of free parking at the Events Center Complex or for those parking downtown, you can come and go on the free trolley provided by the Friends. The "Estes Park Trolleys" will have two trolleys in service between bus turnout on Elkhorn adjacent to the Municipal Building and the Coolest Car Show starting at 9:45 a.m. and running to the end of the show at 4:00 p.m. Cars filling the Event Center will include classics, foreign cars, hot rods, muscle cars, vintage, sport cars, "woodies," a Rolls Royce Wraith and even Mr. Stanley himself (Kurtis Kelly) next to the 1912 Stanley Steamer owned by Alma Hix. Kelly will reprise his characterization of F.O. Stanley and will be interacting with the public. While in the event center visit the three media areas offering original multimedia slide shows, including an historic photo of a car built during the Civil War. The Coolest Car Kids Activity Corner (10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) offers car-related drawing, coloring and designing as well as constructing cardboard racing cars and decorating wooden racing cars. Children can enjoy a scavenger hunt (three levels of difficulty) throughout the venue while viewing the cars with their parents. The Mountain Music Makers will perform from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Don't worry about taking "selflies."

There is even a free photography booth (donations are, of course, appreciated). Food and beverages are available to purchase inside the Events Center. The Coolest Car Show Silent Auction, featuring "Cool Car Stuff," opens to the public at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 2:30 p.m. Some of the car-related items are from NPR's "Car Talk;" new and vintage books on classic cars, Melissa and Doug car kits; Fitz & Floyd mugs, Lightening McQueen kids' pillow, collectible car models and lots more. A big thanks to Fall River Antiques and Jewelry and Peak's Hallmark Shop in Upper Stanley Village for their participation. Take time to see all the wonderful items up for auction and bid on those you want to purchase. At 3:00 p.m. Mayor Bill Pinkham and Town Administrator Frank Lancaster will be giving out the awards to the winners in all car class divisions and the "Best in Show" trophy. This year the public will participate in the voting. Outside the center enjoy "From the Bottom Up." Myrl Sumner of Mountain Imports will answer questions and explain what it takes to restore a classic car. A car he is currently rehabbing will be available to view in the early stage of restoration. Sponsors play a vital role in making the car show possible. The major 2015 sponsors are The Prudential Team Realty and The Estes Park Trolleys. Their level of support is greatly appreciated. Many thanks to the other 2015 sponsors: Bank of Colorado, Bank of Estes Park, The Ore Cart, Poppy's Restaurant, Mama Rose's Restaurant, State Farm Insurance, Brownfields, Cheley Colorado Camps, iii ~ Image Inhancement Inc., Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Smokin' Dave's Restaurant, Sweet Basilico Restaurant, US Bank, and The Estes Park News. There is still time for anyone or any business to become a 2015 Coolest Car Show sponsor. Please contact Elaine HuntDowney at 577-3766 at the museum for details. “The reason the car show is such a successful fundraiser for the Museum every year is because we have the best sponsors in the world,” says Richard Smith, member of the Friends' Board.“They are generous, enormously supportive in so many ways, and we deeply appreciate all they do to make the Coolest Car Show in Col-

orado a financial and entertaining success. We greatly value all our sponsors and hope the public will give extra support to these local businesses." If you own any type of classic car or alternative-fuel car and would like to participate in the Coolest Car Show, here's how to do it. You don't have to be a member of any type of club to exhibit your car. It is not too late to register a car and be a part of this great event. Go to www.estesparkmuseumfriends.org to download an application or call Elaine at 577-3766 at the Museum. Participants can also register the day of the event. Coolest Car Show chairman Nancy Thomas says, "We are always looking for a few good (old and new) cars. Pre-registration is advisable but participants can register the day of the show at the Events

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Center. They need to arrive starting at 8:00 a.m. to register. The earlier registrations will have a space indoors in the main event building; late registrants will be outside. Because we are at the Events Center Complex at the Stanley Fairgrounds, it will be no problem to park well over 100 cars, both indoors and out." The Coolest Car Show is one of the largest and most important fundraisers for the Estes Park Museum. Local attendance at this event is greatly appreciated! The Friends are pleased to continue this tradition and offer to all a wonderful time viewing classic cars right here in Estes Park every 4th of July. For the last 16 years this annual fundraiser has helped the museum grow in acquisitions, facility improvement, programs, books published by the Friends' Press, and offers a wonderful gift shop to the public which is open year round. Please consider making this a part of your 4th of July by "Celebrating a Century of Classic Cars!"


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New Book “A Blood Moon Rises Over Estes Park” On April 27th, 2015, the seventh installment in the hugely popular Blood Curse Series by Tessa Dawn was released by Ghost Pines Publishing. The series is a fictional tale about a society of warrior vampires living just outside the Rocky Mountain National Park after being banished from their ancient homeland in Romania twenty-eight hundred years earlier. The long-awaited title, Blood Vengeance, immediately soared to the Amazon Best Seller Lists in three categories: Science Fiction & Fantasy; Fiction & Literature, Horror; and Paranormal Romance. It maintains a five out of fivestar ratings average and has received rave reviews. The fast-paced series is available in Trade Paperback, eBook, and Audio Book. When asked why she chose the RMNP area as the setting for her novels, Ms. Dawn said, “The vampires in the Blood

Curse Series have a very powerful connection to the earth and an amazing command over the elements. I wanted a setting worthy of such unique and powerful creatures, a backdrop that would lend itself to both danger and unspeakable beauty – just like my vampires. The Rocky Mountain National Park area does all that and more.” The first two books in the series are Blood Destiny (originally published by Charles River Press) and Blood Awakening (also published by Ghost Pines Publishing). The eighth book, Blood Ecstasy, is expected in early 2016, and all titles can be found at the local Macdonald Book Shop in Estes Park. As a part-time resident of the area, Tessa Dawn will be doing much of her writing in the same forest that appears in her series. Both the author and her books can be found at: www.TessaDawn.Com.

Author Scott Graham To Appear At Inkwell & Brew June 16 “Filled with murder and mayhem, jealousy and good detective work—an exciting, nonstop read. ” —Anne Hillerman, New York Times bestselling author of Spider Woman’s Daughter The anticipated second installment in the highly praised National Park Mystery Series, Mountain Rampage brings the rugged Rocky Mountain landscape, Colorado’s violent goldmining past, and animal-poaching present vividly to life. Rampage provides readers an inside perspective into Rocky Mountain National Park and the fascinating world of professional archaeology with the return of archaeologist Chuck Bender. Mountain Rampage is a Rocky Mountain National Park-based mystery which follows archaeologist Chuck Bender as he runs a field school for students and must defend his brother-in-law from false murder accusations. In the meantime, Chuck discovers a graveyard of Rocky Mountain rams -- all missing their valuable horns. The book explores the challenges and thrills of archaeological digs, the joys and heartaches of family relationships, and the stark beauty of one of America’s most breathtaking wild places. Scott Graham is the author of Canyon Sacrifice, book one in the National Park

Mystery Series. Graham’s previous book, Extreme Kids, won the National Outdoor Book Award. Graham was raised in the Rocky Mountain town of Durango, Colorado, where echoes of Colorado’s violent gold–mining past featured in Mountain Rampage resonate to this day. He has explored the high mountains of his home state his entire life, including numerous hiking, climbing, and backpacking trips deep into the Rocky Mountain National Park wilderness. Graham has made a living as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, radio disk jockey, and coal– shoveling fireman on the steam–powered Durango–Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. He is an avid outdoorsman and amateur archaeologist who enjoys mountaineering, skiing, hunting, rock climbing, and whitewater rafting with his wife, an emergency physician, and their two sons. Learn more about Scott Graham at ScottFranklinGraham.com. Graham will be signing books at Macdonald Book Shop in Estes Park from 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday, June 15 and from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 16. He will also will be reading from his latest National Park Mystery, Mountain Rampage, on June 16 at Inkwell & Brew from 5:306:00 p.m.

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Dr. Marie Welton Joins Salud As Dental Director Salud Family Health Centers is delighted to announce that Dr. Marie Welton, DDS, FAGD, will be joining the Estes Park Salud Family Health Center as the Dental Director this June. Dr. Welton graduated from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1997 and received a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry last year. Prior to joining the Estes Park Salud, Dr. Welton practiced dentistry at the Longmont Salud Family Health Center for many years. Dr. Welton will be providing a wide scope of general dentistry services at the Estes Park Salud, including: pediatrics, endodontics, oral surgery, restorative, and prosthodontics (children, root canals, extractions, fillings, crowns, bridges, dentures). In addition, Dr. Welton will provide referrals to specialists for difficult cases. Dr. Welton is looking forward to working with Salud to meet the dental needs of the Estes Park community and is particularly interested in improving children’s oral health. She says, “I came to Salud to do what I can to help lessen the gap between dental needs and treatment. Dental decay is the number one chronic

disease in children that is completely preventable. I love connecting with children and helping them learn how to keep themselves the healthiest possible.” Dr. Welton says that the Estes Park Salud staff have been very welcoming and that she is excited to work with such a caring and friendly team. Outside of her work at Salud Family Health Centers, Dr. Welton enjoys hiking, reading, yoga, learning new things, and spending time with her family. The Estes Park Salud Family Health Center continues to accept new patients. For more information, please visit our website at www.saludclinic.org. To schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Welton, please call (303) MYSALUD (6972583) or (970) 484-0999. Salud Family Health Centers accepts all insurances, including most private insurance plans, Medicare, Medicaid, and CHP+. Salud strives to uphold its mission to provide quality medical, dental and behavioral health services to all patients, regardless of ability to pay. For uninsured individuals, we offer discounted services based on family size and income.

David H. Acton David H. Acton, age 88, of Estes Park, CO passed away on Friday, May 22, 2015. Funeral Services were held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 11am at West Cobb Funeral Home and Crematory in Marietta, GA with Pastor Kirk Pratt officiating. Interment followed at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, GA. A native of Chillicothe, Ohio, Mr. Acton lived in Estes Park, CO for the last 43 years. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp., having served during WWII. He earned a degree in Agriculture from Ohio State University, and was a 60 year Mason at the Masonic Lodge in Chillicothe, OH. Mr. Acton enjoyed many careers and activities, including working as a Land Surveyor, a Highway Inspector for the State of Colorado, a Field Engineer, and was a master leather craftsman. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Margaret Acton, and his

brother, Vernon Joseph Acton. Survivors include: Wife: Sharon Ruth Acton Two children: Cynthia Lynn (Layne) Tapp, Burleson, TX, Jeffrey David (Karen) Acton, Marietta, GA Sister: Lila Isabell Storrs, Hillsboro, OH Six grandchildren: David Martin Anstey, Zachary James Anstey, Alicia Marie Acton, Bryce Alexander Acton, Logan Jeffrey Acton and Cassidy Lynn Acton Great Grandchildren: Dahlia Monroe Anstey, David Martin Anstey, Jr., Hava Butler and Dillon Butler Niece, Connie Sue Harper, and Nephew, Tim Acton In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mars Hill Community Church, 109 Mars Hill Road, Powder Springs, GA 30127. Online guest book @ www.westcobbfuneralhome.com.


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Employment ESTES PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT R-3 HEAD CUSTODIAN

Estes Park School District R-3 is accepting applications for one full-time, year-round HEAD CUSTODIAL position. Salary range is $13.53 to $15.31 per hour, with benefits. The successful candidate must be able to pass a drug test, background check, and physical demands/lift test. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, eligible to work in the U.S., and possess a high school diploma or GED. Apply online a t www.applitrack.com/estesschools/onlineapp. Only online applications are accepted. Position open until filled. Contact Janet Bielmaier with questions: 970-586-7406 x3607. ESTES PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT R-3 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Looking for -Tour Guide/Driver -Booking Staff -Office & Guide Manager (seasonal bonus) Flexible Schedules Please email Resume to Nikki@greenjeeptour.com Any Questions Call 970-577-0034


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Employment ESTES PARK, CO SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Now hiring kitchen positions Apply in person at: 1675 State Hwy. 66

Seasonal Warehouse Assistant

• Must be detailed oriented, organized, and self-motivated. • Good computer skills are imperative. • Excellent written and verbal skills necessary. • Able to lift and carry up to 50lbs. • Some travel required. • Clean MVR a must. • Holidays and weekends required. • Position ends October 1st

To Apply: Send application and cover letter to: Carolyn.kilgore@RMConservancy.org Position closes June 10.

House Cleaning Our dogs come before the vacuum. Four Hrs. once a week to help deep clean our home. Flexible schedule. $10 per hour. No supplies needed. If you love dogs and cats, email woodlandjudy@gmail.com.

NOW HIRING full & part-time seasonal employees.

Sales experience a plus but not required. Competitive pay, awesome store discounts, and positive work environment! Please apply in person at 358 E. Elkhorn Ave.

STANLEY VILLAGE MAINTENANCE POSITION Maintenance Tech - P/T Call 970-290-2895 Ask for Joe Switzer

Part-time Reservationists Commission-based. Please call 303-902-2201.

YEAR- ROUND FULL-TIME POSITION WITH BENEFITS

DIETARY ASSISTANT

Duties: Work in a team environment to provide optimal dining services for our Senior Living Community. • Responsible for food prep • Responsible for setting up and breaking sown the dining room • Assists chef in cooking of meals • Serves food and delivers food to residents • Helps clean dishes and dining room after service • Maintains clean kitchen throughout the shift • Contributes to a safe work environment by documenting temperature and chemical levels Knowledge / Skill / Experience • Will train the right individual • Background in foodservice a plus • Excellent safety and sanitation skills • Great manners and social skills • Good hygiene and personal appearance • Ability to communicate effectively • Must be a team player

Hours: There is one (1) position classified as full time, 40 hours weekly Benefits: Two weeks of paid on the job training will be provided Wage: Starting wage for this position is $11.17 per hour To Apply: Must apply on-line at www.good-sam.com Position to open Monday, May 25, 2015 at 9:00am Position to close Friday, June 5, at 3:00pm All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Work for motor inn or restaurant near Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park.

Harmony Foundation, an adult alcohol/ drug residential treatment center in Estes Park has the following openings available: Night Nursing Positions open – LPN or RN Must have Colorado nursing license.

One Front Desk Position Available

Restaurant Positions Available Can start immediately Must be able to work through Sept 30 – Oct 12, 2015 Competitive wages with guaranteed bonus program Weekends and holidays may be required

Stop by Location: 915 - 927 Moraine Avenue, Hwy 36 Or call for interview - 970-586-2743 Email alpine@alpinetrailridgeinn.com Visit websites at www.alpinetrailridgeinn.com and www.sundeckrestaurant.com

Laborer Wanted Construction Experience helpful Call Jack 970-215-7237

NOW HIRING DISHWASHERS, SAMPLE-BAR, COOKS, HOSTESS, BUSSERS & WAITSTAFF Apply in person at: 470 Prospect Village Dr.

FOR BARE FEET HIRING Retail Associates

$10/hr to start or neo based on experience 40% Discount on FBF Socks Performance Increase after 30 Days Ideal for LOCALS seeking reliable supplemental income and recurring seasonal employment HOURS OF AVAILABILITY must include weekends, evenings and holidays. DUTIES INCLUDE But are not limited to: Customer Service Cashiering & Stocking Opening & Closing Lifting up to 25lbs Cleaning/Vacuuming

Complete an application in the store, 126 East Elkhorn Ave Estes Park, CO 10am-5pm

Nurse Practitioner – Scheduled Occasional, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. one day a week.

Detox Counselor Counselor to clients going through detoxification. Must have CAC II Certification or NAADAC equivalent and 2 yrs. experience working with chemically dependent clients.

Extended Care Program Coordinator Assumes responsibility as primary counselor to clients in Harmony’s extended care program. Must have CAC III Certification or NAADAC Equivalent. Master’s degree and mental health licensure preferred.

Part time Administrative Services Team Member Responsible for answering, screening & directing incoming phone calls. First point of contact for our clients/families. Must have excellent phone skills, at least 1 year experience with Excel & Word, 1 yr. previous office exp. & cheerful/professional manner. Full Time and Occasional, Scheduled Health Center Assistant This position requires someone who is detail oriented, dependable and good customer service skills. CNA experience a plus.

Full Time Food Services Team Member Hours are Saturday 10:30 to 7:00 p.m., Sunday through Wednesday 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Must be dependable and have related kitchen/cooking experience.

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

ESTES PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT R-3 ATHLETIC HEAD COACHING POSITION 2015-2016 Estes Park School District R-3 has a vacancy for a high school boys basketball head coaching position. Head coaching experience preferred but not necessary. Salary range is $3,465 to $3,780. Successful applicant must be willing to complete CHSAA certification. For additional information please contact Jeff Collins, Athletic Director, 586-5321, ext. 3302. Position open until filled. ESTES PARK SCHOOL DISTRICT R-3 IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Help Wanted 3J Service Cleaning LLC House Keeping Seasonal Positions Available. Call 970-371-7949 Apply at Windcliff 2220 Windcliff Dr.


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Murphyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Resort

Is hiring for: FRONT DESK Full Time/Part Time

with benefits: paid vacations, time & 1/2 on holidays, flexible hrs, job security, open yr round, employee discount on lodging, fun work environment, paid free days! Also Hiring For: SiP &â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;PAiNT ART iNSTRUcTOR HOUSEKEEPiNg Full Time/Part Time

Drop off resume and references at 1650 Big Thompson Ave. 970-480-2955

Rams Horn Village Resort has a year round full time position available in our Engineering/Maintenance Department:

Competitive pay based on experience, plus benefits package for full time employees. Great working environment in Estes Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only Gold Crown Resort. We are looking for energetic, dependable people who are able to perform physical labor. Fill out an application at Rams Horn Village Resort, 1565 Colo. Hwy 66. EEOE

cook Needed Experience preferred. Must love kids! Competitive wages. Call 970-586-3311

HIGH PEAK CAMP

Rams Horn Village Resort has year round full time and part time positions available in our Guest Services/Housekeeping Department:

Competitive pay based on experience, plus benefits package for full time employees. Great working environment in Estes Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only Gold Crown Resort. Our business stays busy year round and 40 hours per week are guaranteed through the winter. We are looking for energetic, dependable people who are able to perform physical labor. Fridays and Saturdays are required. Fill out an application at Rams Horn Village Resort, 1565 Colo. Hwy 66. EEOE

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Now Hiring: Servers Bussers Host Am cook Apply at: 1560 Big Thompson Ave.

Now Hiring Seasonal Positions

â&#x20AC;˘ Front Desk Clerk â&#x20AC;˘ AM Restaurant Servers â&#x20AC;˘ PM Restaurant Servers â&#x20AC;˘ General Maintenance â&#x20AC;˘ Hotel Houseman â&#x20AC;˘ Hotel Housekeepers â&#x20AC;˘ Conference Houseman â&#x20AC;˘ Banquet Servers â&#x20AC;˘ Fairgrounds Concessions

101 South St. Vrain Avenue EOE,M/F/H/V

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â&#x20AC;˘ Wait staff â&#x20AC;˘ Host Staff â&#x20AC;˘ Line cook â&#x20AC;˘ Service Manager â&#x20AC;˘â&#x20AC;&#x201A; Dishwashers Apply in person 900 Moraine Ave

Now hiring:

HOUSEKEEPER / LAUNDRY ATTENDANT Full Time Seasonal position Experience preferred (will train right person)

Apply in person at: 1200 Fall River Road (Hwy 34 West) Estes Park, CO 80517 Online at: Info@DeerCrestResort.com Include your resume.

Call Ken Arnold with questions or to set up a time to meet at: 970-215-3066 Deer Crest is a non smoking property

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The Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting all disciplines of art in the greater Estes Valley. Join the CAC and be in the center of the Estes Arts community. gallery and Program Assistant Part-time Position Available immediately

Position includes: â&#x20AC;˘ Working weekends and some evenings. â&#x20AC;˘ 15 hours per week with occasional extra hours. â&#x20AC;˘ People/sales/organizational skills and computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher are required. â&#x20AC;˘ Job duties include working with the Facility and Program Manager receiving, installing, and taking down exhibits in the Gallery. â&#x20AC;˘ $10 per hour. Please submit resumes to: Cultural Arts Council of Estes Park PO Box 4135, Estes Park, Co 80517 Interviewing until position filled

Maintenance Person

Hard working, honest, reliable. Pay based on experience. Reliable transportation a must. Full time, nights (in season), weekends, holidays. Able to write, read and communicate in English. Apply in person. 1400 David Dr. Estes Park, CO

Busy, Year Round Resort has a

Professional Hospitality Position

available. We are looking for a person that can demonstrate their abilities in an efficient and friendly manner with responsibilities pertaining to most aspects of a small resort. Self starter, computer skills, eye for detail, and an overall multi tasking individual will best fit our top notch team.

Housekeeping

Positions Available. Year-round & seasonal. Guaranteed bonus for seasonal position. 90 day raise + benefit package for year-round position. All with competitive wages if interested email cindy@esteswildwoodinn.com

Brynwood On The River HOUSEKEEPING

Energetic, hard working housekeepers needed now through mid-Oct. $1,100 - $1,300 mo + tips, earned weekly bonus &â&#x20AC;&#x2C6;generous end of season bonus. Must have valid drivers license. Prior experience helpful. Call: (970) 586-3475. Some housing available for employees only.

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â&#x20AC;˘ checkers â&#x20AC;˘ Deli clerks Apply in person 900 Moraine Ave

PAINTERS NEEDED! Busy painting contractor needs help. Experience required. Work outdoors this summer. Full Time and Part Time positions available. Call Tim at Bestway-Painting 970-518-4001.

800 Moraine Avenue Event Center is hiring for Event Center Team Members. Duties include setting up and tearing down for events and cleaning event center. Some weekends and nights. Team players only. Please apply in person to the Trout Haven Resorts Business Office or call 970.577.5151 for more information. Immediate hire available.


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Visit Estes Park has an opening for a full time Partner and Group Development Manager. Responsibilities include developing and maintaining strong partner relationships with local businesses within the District. Responsible for education of the activities and value of Visit Estes Park. Duties include sales and service of advertising products, including web based services, Visitor Center advertising, and print advertising. Research, develop, price, implement and sell new partner advertising products. Will be responsible for leads and groups sales including conference and international. Must be very motivated, a self-starter, proficient with technology, have excellent communication skills and thrive in a fast-paced, progressive environment. Ideal candidate has at least 5 years of sales and relationship building experience. Salary is commensurate with experience in the range of $2,996 - $4,083 monthly plus benefits. Description is also available on VisitEstesPark.com/Careers Submit resume and cover letter to EFogarty@VisitEstesPark.com

Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies is seeking applicants for this 27 hour per week position. Must be proficient in intermediate computer skills; Word, Excel, Publisher. Must have excellent people skills, ability to multitask, meet deadlines, observe confidentialities. Beginning salary $11.50 per hour. Applications due May 22 at church office 1700 Brodie Ave. Starting date June 15.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County Estes Park Elementary Summer Site Program Temporary part-time Program Aides Print application at www.BeGreatLarimer.org and submit completed with resume & cover letter to 103 Smokey Street, Fort Collins, CO - Attn: HR

Become part of a quality oriented team at Estes Park Medical Center. Dietary Department Dietary Aide - FT

Patient Financial Services Patient Financial Representative - FT Prospect Park Living Center CNA â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time RNâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time and PRN LPN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Full Time and PRN

Employment

Year Round Assistant Chef (AM) Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds Dish Room Supervisor Housekeeping Crew Leader Vehicle Maintenance Technician Seasonal & Part Time (PT) Positions CSS (Conference Setup and Support) Executive Office Receptionist Family Reservations Agent Lifeguards Painter Assistant Preschool Teacher Registered Nurse Switchboard Operator Overviews & applications are on our website: ymcarockies.org/work (970) 586-3341 x1032

New Life Center RN â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Obstetrics â&#x20AC;&#x201C; FT Ambulance EMT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Seasonal

Laboratory Medical Technologist, ASCP or MLT

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

Now Hiring:

Servers, Bussers, Hosts, Shift Manager, Bartenders Experienced Grill Cooksâ&#x20AC;&#x201A; Assistant General Manager

Apply at 134 W. Elkhorn Ave Call 970 586-8838

Patterson Glassworks Studio Apply within at 323 W. Elkhorn Ave. Estes Park, CO. 80517 Part-time, Gallery

Dunraven Inn looking for

- line cook

Great pay. Seasonal or year round. 40 Hours a week.

-Dishwasher

Please come in to apply. 2470 Colorado 66 out by the YMCA 970-586-6409

Estes Park Trolleys (formerly Fun Tyme Trolleys) is looking for part-time CDL drivers (with P endorsement) for the Summer Season. If interested, call 970-481-8531.

JOIN OUR TEAM! Wyndham Vacation Ownership,

the largest vacation ownership company in the world, at WorldMark Estes Park is presently hiring:

Resort House Person/Runner (Permanent FT / 40hrs @ $11.62) Resort Laundry Associate (Permanent FT / 40hrs @ $11.48)

Resort Housekeeper Compare (Permanent FT / 40hrs @ $10.79 or Piece Rate Compare)

Silver Saddle

Now Hiring EVENING LAUNDRY/ MAINTENANCE Must be available to work 3pm - 11pm. Excellent wages. Must be a non-smoker. Apply in person â&#x20AC;&#x201C;orâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; send resume

BEST WESTERN PLUS Silver Saddle 1260 Big Thompson Avenue Email: cory@estesresort.com No calls please

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Come work for a growing prosperous company, have the opportunity to advance and be a part of our fun, energetic team delivering ultimate customer service. We offer great benefit choices and 401k employer matching contributions.

To apply, please go to www.WVOjobs.com and search Estes Park

SPUR LIQUOR ~ Help Wanted ~

Clerk â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Year Round Stock Person â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Seasonal

Inquire within at 900 Moraine Ave.

The Town of Estes Park is accepting applications for:

Administrative Clerk I Finance Department Hiring Range $13.89 - $16.33 per hour Non-Exempt Position Close Date: June 19, 2015

Civil Engineer I/II (Pavement Project Management) Public Works/Engineering Division Civil Engineer I Hiring Range $1,940 - $2,377 per pay period Exempt Position Civil Engineer II Hiring Range $2,391 - $2,929 per pay period Exempt Position Close Date: Open Until Filled (Town employment application required)

Local Marketing Board Volunteer Member Close Date: June 8, 2015 (Committee Application required) Applications are available at: Town Hall 170 MacGregor Ave. Room 130 (Mon-Fri 8 am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 pm) or www.estes.org/ jobs Return Application to: Town of Estes Park, Attn: HR PO Box 1200, Estes Park, CO 80517; or Fax 970-577-4770

The status of applications will be communicated via e-mail. By choice, the Town of Estes Park is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.


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RENTALS

SERVICES .

Condos

Help us Help Others Become a CAREGiver

Brighten the lives of older adults in your community. Provide non-medical home care services to our greatest generation! *No medical background required* *Training and Support provided* *Flexible Day, Evening, Over night and Weekend shifts* Sign on Bonus for Estes Park area!

Apply online to homeinstead.com/northerncolorado Or call Amalia Ornelas for more information (970) 494-0289 Web Brochure: www.HISC365CG.digbro.com Build Trust, Take the Lead and Share your Heart

Receptionists and Registered Nail Techs Needed Please email cover letter and resume to: Melissa@RiverspointeSpa.com. Spa will call for furthering interview process.

FMRTC: NOW HIRING multiple positions. Send your resume, and salary requirements to:

andria@firemountainprograms.com

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2 BD, 1 BA condos, 928 sq ft.1 yr lease / short term lease variable rates. Call Real Living - 1st Choice Real Estate Services at: 970-669-9696. Equal Opportunity Housing

Can Am Spyder RS, 1K, $9,000, manual 5-speed, garaged. 970/586-5166

Commercial Rentals

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Spacious 3 room suite with 2 large corner offices. Convenient access to anywhere in the village from this 924 sqft executive space in an established business plaza. Unit features high ceilings, storage closet, private bath, individual air/heat, and automatic lighting. Plenty of handicapped accessible parking. Call today; immediate occupancy available. Peggy Lynch (owner) RE/MAX Mountain Brokers 970-586-1000

Room/Roommate Room Available Furnished, Walk to town. $210 per week. Available Now. Call 970-389-7656

TRANSPORTATION Cars

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1 OWner 1990 Lexus 400 150K Miles. Mechanically excellent. Needs Paint. For price call 504-430-3381

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mi.,new tires,like new auto,6cyl./ od,clean title,carfax,all books,2 keys,fun driving in EP.

Cash for unwanted and junk vehicles. 970-396-0435

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SERVICES

Need Help Selling Something?

Will help you sell your Household items, vehicles, jewelry, furniture, electronics, etc. online Friendly Service, Reasonable Fees! Call Derek in EP at 210-393-3735

Pet Care

SERVICES Cleaning Professional Housekeeper, Housesitter, and household management. References available. Holiday Cleanup. 970-306-7877

Home Repair/Service HANDYMAN SERVICES RELIABLE. REASONABLE. 970-215-7560

Domestically Wild Canine Grooming Spa Christine Kalencki (970)480-7011 Certified in all breeds and styles Humanity Before Vanity

Pet Care in Your Home! Compassionate, experienced professional for daily or vacation care of your domestic, farm, and exotic pets. Bonded and insured. Renee Hodgden (970) 232-6231

Caregiving

LOCALS Foot/Nail Care CONCRETE & ROOFING Incl. foot soak, toenail cutDriveways-Slabsting, callus removal, Stamped-Roofing massage. Clinic and Call for a free estimate home visits. 970-412-0332 Cynthia Soguero, RN The â&#x20AC;&#x153;FOOT CARE Landscaping NURSEâ&#x20AC;? 970-443-8494

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Announcing Organic Critter Gitter of Non-Chemical Plant & Northern Colorado Tree Treatment for the Motorcycles will take care of your nuiEstes Valley. Now being of- sance wildlife problems. fered by Tahosa Forest We can help with Ground 2013 F700 GS BMW moServices, Phil Taylor, Squirrel, Vole, Rabbit, torcycle, lots of extras in(970) 577-9276 Deer, Elk, Beaver and cluding Touratech side and , tfservices@msn.com more. Call us today top bags. Less than 9000 970.219.1629 miles. New tires. $9800. Call Brad at 970-212-6780 to see


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REAL ESTATE REAL ESTATE

HOUSEHOLD

Condos/Townhomes

Appliances FREE Washer & Dryer Both units in good condition. Pickup in Estes Park. 303-810-4954

VISTA RIDGE 3BR 3BA condo. $272500. All appl incl w/d, FP, 1 car gar. Master suite main level, 2 BR and great loft/office upstairs. Unrestricted deed. 970 577-9159.

ANTIQUES Wanted To Buy I will pay an honest, fair price for your old metal or wood vice . Call 970-646-6324

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

SALES Garage Sales 1590 Raven Ave Saturday, 8am High end furniture, light fixtures, board games, kids books, various knick knacks

SALES

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Yard Sale to benefit Pet Assoc. of EP at Animal Medical Center, 1260 Manford Ave. Sat. June 6, 8 am-1 pm. LOTS of great stuff for a GREAT cause!

SALE! SAT 6/6 from 9a-5p and SUN 6/7 from 10a-5p at 1087 Pine Knoll Dr., Estes Park.

My Sisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Estate SaleSat Jun 6, 8:00- 4:00 2081 Sharon Ct S Stuff- Kitchen, Crafts, Sewing, Pictures, Furniture, Vtg Linens, Horses

Estate Sales

Public Notices Estes Park Housing Authority will close the Section 8 Housing Program wait list effective 06/12/2015. The list will remain closed until further notice.

ESTATE/MOVING SALE. Need to have one, but seems overwhelming? Please note: We do the work, NO APPLICATIONS you make the $$. will be accepted during 35 yrs. Exp., Local, this time Plant Sale Affordable, References. You got your summer basCALL NOW 970-215-5548 Please call 970-577-3730 kets now get your fall with any questions mums. Beautiful fall EHO/EEO mums, patio pots in many assorted sizes and colors. Prices Reasonable. Sat, 6/6 & Sun, 6/7 10am4pm 611 Macgregor Ave

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A Mountain Aerie…

Right on the River!

Awesome View!

Live with the these views…..from every window in this three story Windcliff condo. Three bedrooms & baths, multiple decks, and an open floor plan. Lower level has private access and has been used as VRBO in recent years, adjacent to RNMP. Priced to allow your updating choices. Storage & shared garage.

The beauty of the Big Thompson flowing by lures you in. Well-maintained canyon home has a spacious master bedroom with a wall of windows looking out on the river and the forest beyond.The open kitchenliving room makes entertaining fun. Relax on the sunny patio with wildlife wandering by, fly-fishing, and the peaceful sounds and view of the river.

There is an unobstructed 180 degree view of snow capped peaks and valley below on this 4.21 acre building site. Bounded on the south by National Forest, this lot is peaceful and quiet. Over $75,000 of excavation has already been done for the foundation and driveway of your dream home. A site plan available, showing proposed home, well and septic sites.

$345,000 1431 St Moritz Trail B-1

$279,000 2458 US Highway 34

Little Valley Log Home

$199,000 1440 Hummingbird Drive

Great log home with the best views in town. This home has it all - gorgeous log exterior, expansive views, large open floor plan, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths and much more. Sitting at 8400 feet in altitude you can see it all…the Roosevelt National Forest all around you and Rocky Mountain National Park just minutes away. $829,000 3855 Star Way

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Investment Living Quiet Promontory location overlooking Mary’s Lake offers great construction and beautiful finishes. One level living on main floor with large view deck, master suite & 2 car garage. Lower level has two bedrooms, bath, laundry, great room and access to hot tub patio. Great for investment or full time living. $535,000 510 Promontory Drive

Prime Arapaho Estates Lot with Privacy & Views Desirable neighborhood boasting lovely meadows w/ native grasses, rock outcroppings, mature trees & views of Prospect Mountain & beyond. Lot backs to open space providing seclusion & serene setting w/view building sites in the trees or meadow. Close to downtown, RMNP & miles of hiking. Build your dream home & enjoy the best of mountain living in Estes Park. $175,000 Lot 3 Cherokee Court

A Wonderfully Private Location Get in on the ground floor to add your personal touches to this brand new home.This 3-bedroom, 4bath home features open floor plan, main floor master suite & laundry, living room with stone fireplace & gorgeous kitchen. Upstairs are 2-bedrooms, guest bath and huge family/media room. Plans include finishes like hardwood, tile and carpeted floors, built-in bookcase, casement windows & large deck. $589,000 1111 Brook Lane

Fine Mountain Retreat with Main Level Living 3 Bed/3 Bath featuring open floorplan w/cathedral ceilings & 2-story windows, spacious dining & kitchen w/stainless appliances, concrete counters, bar, island & pantry. Master suite w/spa-like bath that includes slate tile, vessel sinks, custom tile shower & river rock finishes. Serene outdoor spaces include lush landscape & contemporary built-in firepit.Your retreat awaits... $499,000 505 Riverrock Circle

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Pole Hill Sleeper

Own A Riverfront Paradise

Spacious 3496 SF 3 level home on 2.47 acres of lovely view land, with 1 level living option. Decks on 2 levels, plus lower walkout. Seasonal water feature, detached studio/workshop & single garage, plus 2 car attached. Tiled garden room w/ skylights between MBR & 2nd BR/office. Remodeled kitchen. Spacious ground floor, plus 3rd BR & bath.

3 BR, 3 BA home on over 13 acres overlooks the Little Thompson River & is surrounded by forest. Featuring an open floor plan, main floor master suite & great room flanked by windows with access to the spacious deck. Cast a line and fish from home, or relax on the deck & watch the wildlife pass through. Enjoy the solitude while only minutes from Estes Park and RMNP.

$469,000 143 Pole Hill Road

$475,000 9120 E Highway 36

4500sf Custom Crafted Log Home

Serene 3 Bedroom Cottage Plus 1 Bedroom Cabin!

Tucked at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac you'll find this log home w/ over 4500sf of comfortable living featuring massive greatroom w/moss-rock fireplace, main fl master suite, kitchen w/ stainless appliances & walk out lower level. Fenced backyard, wrap around deck and relaxing hot tub included. Enjoy wildlife, a peaceful setting & the convenience of being close to town...

Full of historic character, fully-furnished home features bright kitchen, dining room, spacious living room, laundry w/storage & master suite with walk-in closet & built-ins. Relaxing covered deck w/glorious views. 2-car garage. Bonus 1 bedroom/1 bath cabin makes a great guest suite, studio or rental unit. Prime location only a 5 minute walk from downtown shops & restaurants.

$785,000 951 Woodland Court

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Arapaho Estates

Commercial Building and Lot

You're on the top of the world in this snug, chalet/cabin on 20 acres in Little Valley. A wall of windows frames the magnificent snowcapped view below. Living room/dining area has stone fireplace, and hardwood floors. Main level has two bedrooms and full bath. Master bedroom and bath are up. Borders National Forest to the east.

Delightful 2 bed/1 bath cottage PLUS a 1 bed/1 bath cabin on nearly 1/2 acre. Cottage features wood floors, light filled living room & full bath with claw foot tub & family room w/ wood burning stove. Cabin has kitchen, 1 bed & 3/4 bath. With mature trees & views of Lumpy Ridge this is a great income property, weekend retreat or full time home plus rental.

This is a builder's lot, selected for the relative privacy of a cul de sac location overlooking wetlands.With the natural landscaping of existing trees, this sunny 1.27 acre site provides a perfect palette for your custom home. Seller will be happy to personally show you why he chose it.

1200 sq ft. Commercial building (1/3 ac) and adjacent lot (1/4 ac). Ideal location- easy access off Hwy 7, plenty of parking, and great views of Lumpy Ridge. Development plan approved by Town of Estes Park for the lot. Lot can be purchased separately. Great place for offices, art/woodworking studio, medical/natural health, or micro-brewery. Building has year lease in place.

$569,000 3870 Star Way

$198,000 201 Cherokee Ct

$229,000 511 Ponderosa Drive

Christian Collinet, Broker/Owner 970-231-8570 Janine Dawley, Marketing Coordinator Mindy Stone Office Coordinator Diane Visintainer Administrative Assistant Brad Barnett, Broker Assoc. 970-212-6780

Jeremy Collinet, Broker Assoc. 970-302-1850 Julia Daley, Broker Assoc. 720-937-0806 Sue Magnuson, GRI, Broker. Assoc. 970-214-0319 Judy Nystrom, GRI, Broker. Assoc. 303-506-5466 Glinda Doyle Assistant to Judy Nystrom

537 S. Saint Vrain Avenue

Mike Richardson, GRI, CNE, Broker Assoc. 970-215-2722 Heidi Riedesel, CNE, Broker Assoc. 970-691-7083 Lori Smith, Broker Assoc. 970-232-5511 Jack Smith, Broker Assoc. 970-231-7327 Tom Thomas, Broker Assoc. 970-481-3619

Estes Park News, June 5, 2015  
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