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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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A Thank You For A Successful Fundraiser

Dear Editor, When times are tough and money is tight, it is often hard to ask others for donations no matter how good the cause may be.  Even so, when Estes Park Education Association recently held its annual fundraiser for our scholarship fund, the generosity of this community was evident. We would like to say thank you to those who supported this task and also to Amy Hammrick at Kind Coffee. She generousl ...

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Box Tops For Education A Fundraising Success!

To The Editor: The Estes Park Elementary School’s latest fundraiser was a huge success! By collecting Box Tops for education, we raised over $ 1,100. We can use this money for extra items needed at the school, fund field trips or special events. Thank you to all the students, teachers and parents who diligently clip, save and count all those box tops. There were many local businesses who contributed prizes ...

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Bye, Bye Birdie, Bye Bye Blues

Dear Editor, Last Saturday I attended the Fine Arts Guild’s production of the adorable musical comedy set in the 50s, “Bye Bye Birdie.” It was a light-hearted play, delightfully performed by 30 dedicated volunteers who did an exceptional job. Part of the cast was my wonderful wife who, despite a few years difference in age, had the role of a teenager in the chorus. For two months prior to the first of six p ...

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A Thank You For A Great Halloween!

To The Editor: Thank you to the Estes Park merchants and all who were involved in providing a fun and safe Halloween evening for everyone. Also, thank you to Nick Mollé at EPTV for providing television coverage for those who weren’t downtown. We appreciate all of you! Leisa, Todd and Sena Krula ...

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Families For Estes Extends Many Thanks

Dear Editor: I would like to send a big thank you out to Starbucks. For the past two years Families For Estes has provided a concession stand at Saturday soccer games. For these games Starbucks graciously donates coffee and hot chocolate to our cause. All of the food and drinks at the stand are sold by donation only; we could not do this without the help of Starbucks. Thank you to Jody and Natalie Eamonn wh ...

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A Tribute To Robert Slizeski

To The Editor: It has been interesting for me, and humbling, to become part of Crossroads Ministry, and to learn of the numbers of extraordinary people who have been part of and who have made valuable contributions to the organization, over its 25 years of service to the Estes Park community. One of the most distinguished of these was Robert Slizeski. Many of you knew him and many of you read of his life of ...

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