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Estes Park Home Guide Weekly 7-26-13

Estes Park Home Guide Weekly 7-26-13

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Estes Park Home Guide Weekly 7-26-13
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early 9,000 delin-quent property taxstatements for theproperty tax year 2012, payable in 2013, haveit mail boxes recently. If ou have not paid your prop-erty taxes by this time, they are delinquent. Many mort-gage companies have madetax payments on behalf of the property owner and havesubmitted payment to thecounty.Each year, property ownershave two options when payingtheir property taxes. If payingin full, the deadline is April 30.If paying in two equal install-ments, the first half is dueFebruary 28 and the secondhalf is due June 15.Delinquent interest increases at a rate of 1 per-cent each month, in accor-dance with Colorado StateStatutes.Property taxes and delin-quent interest collected by the county treasurer are dis-tributed to the county taxingauthorities, including citiesand towns, fire districts andhealth districts.If you have any questionsregarding the status of your property taxes, please callthe Larimer County Treasur-er’s Office at 970-498-7020.
970-586-1000 • 1200 GRAVES AVE.
400 Birch Ave. • $224,900
• 4 Bed, 2 Bath, 1536 sq. ft.• Great Corner Lot, Close to Town• Views of Lake Estes, Large Deck
www.1420StrongAve.info1420 Strong Ave. • $349,000
• 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1932 sq. ft.• Home Completely Remodeled, Large Master Suite• Gorgeous Views, Peaceful Setting, 2 Car Garage
www.1630RavenCirD.info1630 Raven Cir D • $279,900
• 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1524 sq. ft.• Open Floor Plan, Media Loft• Great Location, Main Level Living, Views
www.404BristleconeCt.info404 Bristlecone Ct. • $430,000
• 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1826 sq. ft.• Beautiful Log Home, Open Floor Plan• Private Location, Great Views
www.HomeInEstesPark.info610 Landers • $275,000
• 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1752 sq. ft.
• New Master Suite with Private Deck, Gorgeous Views
• Great Location in a Quiet Neighborhood
www.567LittleBeaver.info567 Little Beaver • $899,000
• 7 Bed, 6 Bath, 4250 sq. ft.• Gourmet Kitchen with Many Upgrades, Spacious Floor Plan• 4.5 Acres, Majestic Views, Wonderful Outdoor Space
www.MarysLakeCondo.info2625 Marys Lake Rd. 32 • $xxxx
• 2 Bed, 2 Bath, 1504 sq ft• Mail Level Living, Open Floor Plan• Wonderful Views, A/C, 2 Fireplaces, Great Amenities
www.BeautifulHomeViews.info1385 Deer Path Ct. • $1,090,000
• 5 Bed, 5 Bath, 5686 sq. ft.• Spacious Main Level Living, Gourmet Kitchen• Library, Fitness Room, Master has Private Patio
www.1844Stonegate.info1844 Stonegate • $1,125,000
• 4 Bed, 5 Bath, 4720 sq. ft.• Gorgeous Custom Home, Gourmet Kitchen• 3 Acres, 2 Master Suites, Incredible Views
www.EstesMtnHome.info185 Meadowview Dr • $445,000
• 3 Bed, 2 Bath, 2448 sq. ft.• Spacious Open Floor Plan, Wall of Windows• Wrap Around Deck, Sauna, Oversized 2 Car Heated Garage
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Kirk Fisher, Broker
“The Peggy Lynch Team”
 www.peggylynch.com Visit www.peggylynch.com
for all Estes Park listings
Peggy Lynch - Broker Owner
e loaded Frosty and Cedar intothe trailer andit took us all of 20-25 minutes to be in thepark and another few min-utes to park and get themunloaded.One of the primary rea-sons we like Estes Park isthe above sentence. We loveto ride, and we have as gooda place to ride as there isanywhere.It’s easy on the horses.They don’t mind riding inthe trailer, or at least they load up very easily. In fact,when you start them in,you’d better be ready to go with them.Frosty is first and he stepsin, takes the two or threesteps to the front of the trail-er, turns and moves his butt over so I can tie his leadrope where he won’t step on,or over it and simply closethe divider. Occasionally, Ihave to say, “get over,” but usually not. Then I offer hima piece of cake, but he willprobably not take it. Once ina while, he indulges me andeats it.Catherine will have Cedar at the door, I get hold of therope, pivot and tie the leadrope for her. That’s how quickly she loads. Shealways eats the cake I offer. They stand, swishing their tails as we curry them downand spray them with insect repellent. I’m not sure why  we do that. It doesn’t last  very long and they seem toswish their tails, stomp their feet and wiggle their hide torid themselves of flies after they’re spayed just as muchas before we spray. If they get a sweat up, the repellent seems to disappear entirely. As long as they don’t sweat too bad, I can smell the bugspray, so at least I feel like we’re doing some good.Frosty has probably beensprayed several hundreds of times and acts like he’s nev-er had it done before. He tol-erates my attentions, but hehas to move around a bit  while I spray him.Catherine sprays Cedar,gets some on her hands and wipes Cedar’s ears, all over her face and that mare of hers just leans into her likeshe’s cuddling up to Cathe-rine. It’s fun to see. When we’re saddled up,it’s like those two horseshave just been waiting on us. They stand well while wemount and they don’t moveuntil we let them, but assoon as we squeeze our knees, we are on two horsesthat want to go somewhere.Let me tell you, if you’venever had the joy of it, ridinga horse that doesn’t need tobe urged every step of the way is wonderful. I don’t liketo have to push a horse when I’m riding. I don’t think there is anything moretiring than being on a horsethat you have to kick onestep and smack it with thereins the next. We don’t withFrosty and Cedar, and goshit’s nice.Ride Easy Pards.....Vic<mtyodeler@hotmail.com>
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Ride Easy Pard
Victor T. Anderson
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arimer County hasplans for your sum-mer. Enjoy the follow-ing programs, pre-sented in the varied OpenSpaces.On Monday, Aug. 12, at 10a.m, join Larimer County Nat-uralists for “Tiny Trekkers,” a program designed for your toddler and you. This pro-gram at Devil’s BackboneOpen Space, located just west of Loveland, off of Hwy. 34,will be a morning filled withcrafts, stories and fun facts. A parent or guardian must accompany the child for thishour-long program. After theprogram, feel free to explorethe open space with your child. Program is free. Noregistration required. Pleasedirect questions to Heather at 70-679-4489.On Saturday, Aug. 17 andSunday, Aug. 18, the wolves of olfWood Refuge fromSouthwest Colorado will be at he Hermit Park Open SpaceGroup Pavilion for two days of p-close-and-personal interac-ion with wolf ambassadors. wo programs will be heldeach day, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m.he wolves will also be avail-able to visit between thehours of 9:30 a.m. and 8 p.m., when educational programsare not taking place. No dogsplease. Program is free, but a $6/vehicle entrance permit isrequired. No registration isrequired. Please direct ques-tions to Heather at 970-679-4489.On Wednesday, Aug. 21, join the Nature Notes Club foits regular August meeting. You’ll get the chance to inter-act with nature, whileexpressing your artistic sidethrough journaling, photogra-phy, painting and any other creative means you’d like toexplore. This program will bestationary, with some easy  walking. Approximatel3-hour program. Please dressappropriately for the weather,and bring along all of your  journaling supplies. NatureNotes meetings are typically held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month,usually during the day. Pro-gram is free, but registrationis required. Contact Heather at 970- 679-4489 for moredetails, such as time and loca-tion and to sign up.On Monday, Aug. 26, at 10a.m. join Larimer County Nat-uralists for “Tiny Trekkers,”at Devil’s Backbone OpenSpace. A parent or guardianmust accompany the child for this hour-long program. After the program, feel free toexplore the open space with your child! Program is free.No registration required.Please direct questions toHeather at 970-679-4489.On Saturday, Aug. 31, at 10a.m., see “Messages in Stoneat Devil’s Backbone.” Take a short hike with Naturalist Ed,through millions of years of geologic history visible in andnear Devil’s Backbone .
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300 E. Elkhorn Ave. 970-586-2345
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A one-level 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on a levelot with great Ponderosa Pine trees. The backyarddeck is private and large (17 x 52). The detachedgarage is oversized with 529 s.f. and attic storage.Paved circular drive. Lots of room for the family or would be a great second home/vacation rental.
6500 E. HIGHWAY 36 
New 4BR/4BA, home on 35 acres with spring fedpond, 2 creeks & bordered on 2 sides by Nat’l forest. Onthe main level, this log-sided home has cathedral ceilings,hickory oors, moss rock double-sided gas replace, alovely kitchen with a gas range, Alder cabinets, black granitecounters, pantry & a breakfast bar. Large windows bring inthe views and a covered deck overlooks the pond. Lower walk-out area has 9’ ceilings, a kitchen area with wet bar &granite counters. Guest house with attached garage.
2282 HIGHWAY 66 
2.8acreproperty with13vacationcabins plus a manager’squarters onthe banks of the Big Thompsonriver.Condominiumized sonewowner could sell eachcabinyet retainmanagement. Furniture &appliancesnexisting cabins is included plus items tooperatehe business. Enjoys 70%returnbusiness.
techniques and embodiedthe culture of their times: “Inthe early 1970s, a small bandof young rock climbers,decked out in bandanas,shades and cutoffs, cametogether and blew open theconventions of climbing.Dubbing themselves the‘Stonemasters,’ these now-legendary adventurers estab-lished techniques that allowed for some of the most spectacular climbs to bedone with a minimum of apparatus.”During the era, Accomazzoclimbed with such legends as John Bachar and TobinSorenson. His program willfeature photographs andtales of climbs in Yosemite,the Alps and closer to home,the Diamond.Rick Accomazzo isa climber from Boulder,Colo. He met his wife, Gerry,in Camp 4 in Yosemite, andthey have been married for 33 years and now have threegrown children. Today, Rick works as a real estate lawyer in Denver. At the start of Monday’sprogram, Estes Valley Library staff and mayor BillPinkham will take part in a brief “unveiling ceremony,”to announce this fall’s OneBook One Valley selection. The library’s “Our Won-derful World” series is pre-sented as a learning and per-sonal story-tellingopportunity that celebratesmagnificent destinations near and far. The library offers a special thank-you to the Webermeier family and thestaff of National Park Village,as well as the performers of Rocky Mountain Opry, for their generosity in providingthis Monday’s event space. The location is a stop on theBrown Route of the freeEstes Park shuttle. For moreinformation on the Our Won-derful World series and other upcoming programs, contact the library at (970) 586-8116or visit estesvalleylibrary.org.
y Kurtis Kelly
Special to the Trail-Gazette
n the world of rockclimbing, the “Stone-mastersare legendary.Forty years ago, thisotley crew of adventurersincluded some of the best limbers of the era, andosemite was their primease of operation. As a mem-er of this special group,Rick Accomazzo climbedith some of the most amous figures of that era, allhe while enjoying a panora-a of extraordinary ascents.ccomazzo will be the spe-ial guest for a presentationitled, “Stonemasters: Climb-ing Stories from Yosemite,he Diamond and the Alps,”as part of this Monday’s “Our Wonderful World” program,sponsored by the Estes Val-ley Library. The event takesplace on Monday, July 29, at 7 p.m. and is held at NationalPark Village in the Rocky Mountain Opry Theater at 00 Moraine Ave., next toThe Other Side Restaurant.Admission is free and opento all.In writing about the“Stonemasters,” author JohnLong observes how theseadventurers forged their own
Rick Accomozzo
/ Courtesy Photo
Rick Accomazzo was a a one-time “Stonemaster.”
1200 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517
Helene Ault586-2454
Fabulous Lot .38 AcreDesirable LocationGreat Views, Level Building SiteCity Utilities AvailableSee it Today 
Premier Lot in the PrestigiousKiowa Ridge Subdivision. 1.1 acre With Great Views, Trees, Rock Out-Cropping Underground Utility Lines. Corner lot,Backs to Open Space. Choose your builder.2900 Kiowa Tr.

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