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Salud Foundation Board Is Thankful

Dear Editor: At year’s end and in the midst of holiday festivities, the Salud Foundation board reflects on what we have been thankful for over the past year: the upcoming  2nd anniversary of a new facility and new dental clinic; establishment of  an Endowment Fund and the  huge boost to that fund from community donations in response to a fabulous Challenge Grant offered by a local family; the continued, inv ...

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Food Coop Has Gluten Free Foods!

To The Editor: Hooray! I no longer have to go all the way to “the Valley” for my gluten free foods. The new food coop at 429 West Elkhorn Avenue is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and carries gluten free bread, gluten free flours, gluten free pastas and other gluten free foods. And, if you become a member, you will get a discount. It is always good to support our local shops, and I am especially appreciati ...

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Another Worthwhile Phone Scam Warning

To the Editor: The December 5 issue of the E.P. News  contained a letter from local resident Lee Ann Baldwin entitled, "Beware of Phone Scam." She described receiving a phone call from a young man identifying himself as her grandson who was in Canada on a last-minute weekend lark. The connection was poor, but the caller purported to be in trouble with Canadian police due to an accident with a rental car whe ...

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Devine Family Gives Thanks

To The Editor: My family and I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to this incredible community we call home! These last two weeks have been incredibly difficult for us. On November 19th, I got the call I’m sure every mother dreads, my 22 year old son Kristopher had been in a terrible accident and was in the hospital. For the next day and a half, we stayed by his side and prayed that by som ...

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Great Christmas Concert And Thoughts On Supporting SOPA

To The Editor: What is a holiday without music, and music there was this past weekend at Mountain View Bible Fellowship on Hwy. 7. The Oratorio Society of Estes Park put on two spectacular performances of its Christmas concert, classical music that prodded the listener to tune in to the true spirit of the holidays. Three composers’ works were presented to a less-than-crowded sanctuary of listeners who, neve ...

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Friends Of The Library Used Book Sale A Big Success!

The Friends of the Library thanks the Estes Park community for their best ever Christmas Used Book Sale. Over two days on December 5-6, 2008, the sale brought in nearly $4,900 that will go toward library programs and projects. Nearly 20 Friends Board members and volunteers worked the book sale. This year the Friends has donated nearly $40,000 to the Estes Park Public Library, with the majority going to yout ...

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Tobacco Companies Still Targeting Youth

To The Editor: This month marks the 10th anniversary of the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) between the tobacco industry and multiple states. The MSA requires tobacco companies to comply with a list of provisions designed to prohibit marketing to youth, and increase tobacco prevention and cessation programs nationwide. Since the inception of the MSA, national smoking rates have decreased. Recent surv ...

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Beware Of Phone Scam

To the Editor: About a month ago I received a telephone call. The voice sounded like one of my many grandsons. I became alarmed when this voice said, “Hello Grandma, I’m in a little trouble and wondered if you could help me?” I really thought it was one of the kids so asked "What’s wrong and where are you?" What followed was very disturbing. The voice went on to say that he was in Canada for the weekend, go ...

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