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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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A Thank You From Repertoire Theatre Company

To The Editor: On behalf of the newly formed Estes Park Repertoire Theatre Company, Inc. I extend our thanks to the community for making our inaugural show of T.S.Eliot's, "Murder in the Cathedral" a sold out hit. The cast and I greatly appreciated your attendance and support. We commence our First Season (2009) in January with Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit."  Casting will commence the week of November 3. Ca ...

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Invest In Our Future

To The Editor: The difference between spending and investing is that you get your money back over time when you invest. Referred issue 4C and 4D invests in the construction of a Community Center and funds the operation of the Community Center, the Aquatic Center and other vital maintenance and equipment replacement needs. Not only do we get to use these facilities year around, but visitors to Estes Park hav ...

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My Hero

Dear Editor, I want to tell you about my hero. Let me give you a little bit of background to the subject. I have a very strong family history of breast cancer: my grandmother, my mother, three aunts, and a sister have all had breast cancer. Four years ago, I discovered I had it too. After my diagnosis, Dr. Martin Koschnitzke suggested that I take the test for the breast cancer gene mutation. Every person, m ...

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Restorative Justice In Our Estes Park

To The Editor: The Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership exists to reduce crime and disorder by applying the principles of Restorative Justice: repair of harm to victims, offenders, and community; reconciliation and repair of relationships; reintegration into the community; responsibility taken by all individuals for their part in the incident; restitution to the victims; and respect given and receiv ...

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Chamber Extends Thanks

Thank you to all those who came to the first "First Friday TGIF." We had a great turnout. Everyone had a good time enjoying each others company and discussing their businesses. The next First Friday TGIF will be November 7th at the Estes Park Brewery, more information on this will come in the next couple of weeks. The Chamber is gathering momentum. Many people are coming forward with their interest to parti ...

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Local Marketing District A “No-Brainer” And Also Supports Community Center

Dear Editor: Many people have expressed their opinions on matters that we will all decide this November. I write to you today about two local issues. This letter’s primary emphasis will be on the Local Marketing District (LMD) and, to a lesser extent, the Community Center. While I personally favor both initiatives, please note that they are really quite different. Unlike the Community Center, the LMD will i ...

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Please Vote “Yes” For Community Center

Dear Editor I am writing in support of the proposal for a Community Center, to be built by the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District, on the site of the old Estes Park Elementary School. We are among the very few (if any) communities our size in the area without a Community Center. There is need, year round, for locally available indoor recreational activity for our kids as well as for young adults and ...

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