Since many Newcomers Club members have asked how to create and file their Advance Directive documents, the Estes Park Health and the Larimer County Health District want you to know about upcoming opportunities to get help with this process. On Friday, November 22 and Monday, December 2 the "What's Your Plan Estes Park" team will be at the Estes Park hospital, eager to answer your questions and help you fill out and file the necessary forms. See below for specific times and more information.
Please volunteer to help with the 16th Annual Estes Park Marathon and Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races on Sunday, June 16, 2019.
This large annual race is hosted by the Estes Park Running Club, and proceeds from the race support youth sports in Estes Park.
We can use all the volunteers we can get! Your assignment will usually be for only 2 hours on race day. If you can only help the day before, June 15, we can use help with race set up, too.
The full and half marathons start at the Dao House on Hwy 7, with staggered starts for walkers-only at 5:30am, the full marathon runners at 6:00am, and the half runners at 6:30am. On race day we need help from 4:00am with loading the shuttle buses at the high school, to Noon-ish and even later, all about 2 hour shifts each. We especially need "road marshals", who direct the runners where to go along the courses, especially where there are turns. Bring a folding chair for the expected gaps between runners, but you will need to stand and occasionally yell, for example: "Turn here!"..."Move to the side of the road!"..."Stay on the trail!"..."Full marathoners go right, Half runners, go straight!", while eyeing the color of their bibs to give the correct instruction. All of the races finish on the high school track.
Volunteers will report to the high school between 9 and 11:30 am the day before the race, June 15, to pick up their instructions and a map of exactly where they are to stand, a volunteer T shirt, orange vest, and last-minute instructions.
Race day is also Father's Day, which affects some people's plans, however, volunteers can complete their duties early, or join us in the early afternoon to help "sweep" the course for debris, cones, signs, etc. and to "break down" the set ups.
Alternatively, if you want to run or walk one of the 4 race distances, please register on our website.
If anyone has questions, they can email me, Ann Wise, EPM Volunteer Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am also a member of Newcomers.
Estes Park Residential Recycling is now. Recycling collection is conveniently located at the site of the old landfill, 640 Elm Road, Estes Park, CO. Residents should not take their recycling to the Estes Park Transfer Station any longer.
Effective yesterday (May 2), the open burning season has closed. These refer to the permitted pile burns in the upper left of the attached chart. Recreational burning is permitted in compliance with the remainder of the flow chart.
Open burning, with a permit, will be available after October 1. For more information on obtaining a burn permit and requirements, see: https://
For information on current restrictions in the Estes Valley and adjacent districts, information is posted here: https://
Please refer to these resources and help us keep Estes safe this wildfire season.
MacGregor Ranch is inviting interested residents to their annual breakfast to sign up and plan the Ranch's summer volunteer activities. The breakfast will be held on Tuesday, May 14, at 9:30 am in the Black Canyon Inn meeting room, 800 MacGregor Avenue.
Please RSVP by May 10 to Katherine Ellerman at email@example.com or 970-231-7374.
NOTE: This is especially important for any Newcomers who provided their contact info when visiting the MacGregor Ranch table during the March General Meeting held at the EP Convention Center - the sign-up sheet was unfortunately lost after the event! If you signed up, please contact Katherine and give her your information!
Resources used by Paul Capo in his presentation at the Newcomers General Meeting on April 11, 2019.
- Ten Essentials
- Mountain Sickness, Peter Hackett, The Mountaineers, Seattle, 1980
- How to Adjust to High Altitudes
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