Basic financial series begins Tuesday at library

For the Trail-Gazette

he Common Cents Counts program at the Estes Valley Library is hosting a series of free workshops this season to provide for basic financial training and encouragement. This season’s events are designed to help individuals and families


to save and invest more of their hard-earned dollars. The popular five-part basic financial education classes, which form the core of money management training, are being beginning this Tuesday, Feb. 18, continuing on four more consecutive Tuesday evenings, all at 7 pm. It’s a well-designed “all-youneed-to-know” series which

will guide attendees with clear direction for their successful financial future. Although the classes are sequential, participants may select any that are of most interest and best fit their schedule. The classes are: Goal Setting and Financial Planning (2/18), Key Investment Concepts (2/25), Retirement Savings Vehicles

(3/18). Library financial programs consultant Marsha Yelick will serve as instructor. Later this month is an encore of one of last year’s most popular workshops: “Living on Less and Enjoying It More”, held on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. (3/4), Common Investment Types (3/11), and Managing According to instructor Money During Retirement See FINANCIAL, pg. 11

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Music & entertainment
• Feb. 15: Dennis - Tobias Band & James Moellers. Rock. Lonigans 9:30 p.m. • Feb. 16: Amanda Valley. Piano. The Estes Park Resort. 10 a.m. • Feb. 16: Katie and Her Harp. Harp Music. The Rock Inn. 11 a.m. • Feb. 16: Fred Peterbark and Audrey Peterbark. Tenor & Piano. The Stanley Hotel. 2 p.m. • Feb. 19: Open Mic with Justin Faye. Lonigans. 9 p.m. • Feb. 20: Bluegrass Jam. Rock Inn. 6 p.m. • Feb. 20: Ladies Night with The Dennis -Tobias Band. Rock. The Estes Park Resort. 6 p.m. • Feb. 21: Dick Orleans & Diane Jean. Rock & Folk. Sweet Basilico. 5:30p.m. • Feb. 21: Dennis - Tobias Band. Rock. Cheesy Lee’s Pizza. 6 p.m. • Feb. 21. Lyons Funk. Rock Inn. 9 p.m. • Feb. 21: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9 p.m. • Feb. 22: Dennis - Tobias Band. Rock. Cheesy Lee’s Pizza. 6 p.m. • Feb. 22: Just Jill. Acoustic. Rock Inn.6 p.m. • Feb. 22: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9 p.m. • Feb. 23: Lark Powers. Piano. The Stanley Hotel. 2 p.m. • Feb. 23: Trio Sonata. Violin, flute and piano. Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. 3:30 p.m. • Feb. 26: Open Mic with Justin Faye. Lonigans. 9 p.m. • Feb. 27: Bluegrass Jam. Rock Inn. 6 p.m. • Feb. 27: Ladies Night with The Dennis -Tobias Band. Rock. The Estes Park Resort. 6 p.m. • Feb. 28: Dick Orleans & Diane Jean. Rock & Folk. Sweet Basilico. 5:30p.m. • Feb. 28: Arthur Lee Land. Acoustic. Rock Inn. 6 p.m. • Feb. 28: Dennis - Tobias Band. Rock. Cheesy Lee’s Pizza. 6 p.m. • Feb. 28: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9 p.m. • March 1: Dennis - Tobias Band. Rock. Cheesy Lee’s Pizza. 6 p.m. • March 1: Sarah Canton. Acoustic. Rock Inn. 6 p.m.

Estes Park Radio
KREV 104.7 FM Estes Park Community radio.
6--9 a.m. Morning Music 9--10 a.m. What’s the Word 10--Noon Sounds from the 50’s Noon--2 p.m. Jazz and Big Band 2--3 p.m. Lux Radio Theater 3--4 p.m. Afternoon Classical 4--5 p.m. Footlight Parade 5--7 p.m. Dinner Music 7--9 p.m. Evening Classical 9--11 p.m. Lights Down Low 11 p.m.--6 a.m. All Night Music 6--9 a.m. Morning Music 9--1 a.m. Old Time Radio Shows 11 a.m.--1 p.m. Music 1920’s -1940’s
Paul’s Show An Into the Music Hwy 61 Dinner Music Easy Listening 9 p.m.--12 a.m. Evening Classical 12 -- 6 a.m. All-Night Music 6--8 a.m. Praise Music 8--10 a.m. Hymns 10--11 a.m. Inspirational Messages 11 a.m.--1 p.m. Paul’s Show 1--3 p.m. Afternoon Classical 3--5 p.m. Folk Music 5--7 p.m. Dinner Music 7--9 p.m. Traditional Jazz 9 p.m.--Midnight Evening Classical Midnight-- 6 a.m. All-Night Music 1--3 p.m. 3--5 p.m. 5--7 p.m. 7--9 p.m.

• Trivia Night. Every Wednesday. Longz Mountain Grill. 7 p.m. • Feb. 14: Sarah Caton. Acoustic. Rock Inn. 5 p.m. • Feb. 14: Dick Orleans & Diane Jean. Rock & Folk. Sweet Basilico. 5:30p.m. • Feb. 14: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6 p.m. • Feb. 14: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9 p.m. • Feb. 14: Gristle Gals Valentine’s Day Extravaganza. Gypsy Rock. Rock Inn. 9 p.m. • Feb. 15: The Q2 Strings, The Four Horns & Rocky Recorders. Chamber Music. Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church. 3 p.m. • Feb. 15: Lori Flynn. Acoustic. Rock Inn. 5 p.m. • Feb. 15: Dennis -Tobias Band. Rock. Cheesy Lee’s Pizza. 6 p.m. • Feb. 15: Ray Young. Jazz Piano. Nicky’s Steakhouse. 6 p.m. • Feb. 15: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9 p.m.



• March 1: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9 p.m. • March 2: Piano Prodigy Concert. Piano. The Stanley Hotel. 2 p.m. • March 2: The Ginger Kids. Acoustic. Rock Inn 5 p.m. • March 5: Open Mic with Justin

Faye. Lonigans. 9 p.m. • March 6: Ladies Night with The Dennis -Tobias Band. Rock. The Estes Park Resort. 6 p.m. • March 7: Dennis - Tobias Band. Rock. Cheesy Lee’s Pizza. 6 p.m. • March 7: Karaoke. Lonigans. 9 p.m.

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Library gets renewal of prestigious grant
By Kerry Aiken

he Estes Valley Library has received renewal of a prestigious grant from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and the American Library Association. The grant, “Common Cents Counts,” proposes to supply comprehensive financial literacy education programs to the Estes Valley community at no charge over two years. The grant makes it possible for the library to offer financial literacy programs for youth as well as adults. During the month of Febru-


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ary all students in 3rd-5th grades received a paperback copy of Lawn Boy by Gary Paulsen.

About the book
Gary Paulsen’s Lawn Boy is about a twelve year old in Minnesota who receives a lawn mower from his grandmother as a birthday present. Lawn Boy starts mowing a neighbor’s yard and progresses to a 15 person crew of workers. Through investments he ends the summer with over $500,000 dollars, a growing stock portfolio, and sponsors a prize fighter. The book provides some light finance lessons on how to make money, save money, and invest mon-

ey. It also illustrates lessons about running a business, competition, supply and demand and investments. The library provided teachers with literature guides for Lawn Boy. In addition to the novel study, Marcia Yelick, Estes Valley

Library’s Financial Programs Specialist and library staff will present classes for the students during the month. The library team have selected the financial themes from the book that are most important for youth to understand. A skit will be

presented to each grade level that will illustrate those themes, teach the importance of each, and emphasize how each theme is applied. The presentations will focus on meeting Colorado personal financial literacy standards.

financial from page 9
Diana Laughlin, adjustment of attitude about spending money will create ample opportunities for more savings, greater life-satisfaction, a healthier life style and reduced stress and worry. Plan to be highly motivated in one short hour (and motivation is more than half the battle). All of these events are offered at no-charge at the library, but participants should register to attend since seating is limited. Signup may be done online at or by calling (970) 586-8116. Contact the library for more information about these or other events coming up in the Common Cents Counts series.


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Songs of love featured in Sunday concert at Stanley
dence at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church (Boulder), and has been featured on numerous recital series. Fred has toured as a guest artist with The Cornerstone Chorale & Brass (Southeast USA, 2005), and Musikanten (Baltic States, 2009). His operatic and oratorio performances have been highlighted with performances of “Lensky” in Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, “Pasék” in Janácek’s The Cunning Little Vixen, “Brother Bates” in the Restoration Premier of James P. Johnson’s De Organizer, and tenor soloist in both J. S. Bach’s St. Matthew Passion and Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Serenade to Music. Most recently, Fred made his debut with the Boulder Opera Company, playing the role of “Monostatos” in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute). Fred also performed the role of “Kaspar” in Pine Street Church’s (Boulder) production of Gian-Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors. He has been privileged to study with Metropolitan Opera tenor, George Shirley and former University of Colorado Boulder Professor, Julie Simson. He currently serves as assistant dean for recruitment and outreach at the University of Colorado at Boulder’s College of Music. Additionally, Fred serves as the Executive Producer of Peterbark Productions, LLC; and the artistic consultant to the Estes Park Music Festival. Since age 10, Fred has been performing with his sister Audrey. They have performed for a variety of church and social functions, as well as concert series

hat is Love? Artists Frederick A. Peterbark, tenor and Audrey Peterbark, piano will explore this emotion through music Sunday at the Stanley Hotel. The concert begins at 2 p.m. in the concert hall. Love can mean different things to different people. Fred Peterbark Some can articulate what love is while others cannot. The love that lasts longest is of music degree from the both given and returned. University of Colorado at About the artists Boulder and a bachelor of Frederick A. Peterbark is a music degree in vocal pernative of Springfield, Virgin- formance from the University of Michigan, along with a ia, and currently resides in Boulder. He holds a master teacher’s certificate for


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Audrey Peterbark grades K-12. Fred has performed as a guest artist with the Loveland Opera Theater, guest artist for the 111th birthday of Boulder’s Chautauqua Auditorium, Artist-in-Resi-

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throughout the Washington, DC metro area. They are delighted to make their first joint performance in Colorado in Estes Park. Audrey Peterbark has established herself as an independent piano teacher in Northern Virginia and has served the Springfield/ Burke communities since 2003. She holds both a B.M. and M.M. in piano performance and pedagogy from Westminster Choir College of Rider University (Princeton, NJ), where she studied piano with Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, and studied pedagogy with, Phyllis Alphert Lehrer, Lillian Livingston, Marvin Blickenstaff, Betty Stoloff, Jean Stackhouse, and Jim Goldsworthy. In addition, she received an undergraduate minor in voice and studied with acclaimed soprano, Laura Brooks Rice. While at Westminster, Audrey was a member of the Artist Faculty at the Westminster Choir College Conservatory. As Artist Faculty, she taught students of all ages and levels of ability in both private and group piano instruction. As a performer, Ms. Peterbark has performed at Weill Recital Hall, formerly New York’s acclaimed, Carnegie Hall; performed with the Westminster Community Orchestra in Princeton, NJ; and has given a Duo-Piano Recital at Jordan Kitt’s Music Warehouse in Vienna, VA. In addition to performing Ms. Peterbark has given lectures at the Virginia Music Teachers’ Association State Convention at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA and has given a school wide children’s concert at Drew Model School in Arlington, Va.


he age-old workout question; which is better, lower or higher intensity levels? First of all, it depends on your definition of what’s better? The word “better” is contingent on what kind of exercise you are doing, what are your goals, how’s your health, what’s your fitness level, your personal exercise schedule, etc. If you can run or walk vigorously for 30 minutes, will it provide greater health benefits than walking more slowly for 30 minutes? “But what if, the moderate exercise is done for longer time so that it burns as many calories as the shorter intense workout, without all the huffing and puffing. Could it be just as good or maybe even better?” Calorie for calorie, research supports that vigorous exercise is almost always better for heart health, calorie burning and weight loss, building of the HDL (“Good”) cholesterol and may be more beneficial in improving insulin sensitivity and other metabolic factors. “Regular higher intensity exercise requires


Bump up the intensity of your workout
those come from fat. If you exercise for 30 minutes at twice the intensity, you may Deborah Holmes burn 400 calories, with 160 MedX of Estes of them coming from fat. You still burn fat when working out at a higher intensity physiologic capacities that and during the hours after cannot be developed by your high-intensity workout, walking slowly, no matter you continue to burn calohow much slow walking is ries at a higher rate because done.” (Annual Review of your metabolic rate continPublic Health, 2011) ues to stay elevated.(UCB, “Being able to do strenuous exercise is a marker for Wellness Letter) Exercise can be measured good health. So it’s not surin calories, minutes, or miles prising that observational per week. A study that folstudies find that vigorous lowed Harvard alumni for exercisers are at lower risk for chronic disease and tend decades, suggests that the to live longer than those who key to heart health and decreased mortality rates is do moderate and low exerto “burn a fair number of calcise.” (Berkeley Wellness ories.” This research supLetter, Winter Issue 13-14) ports burning 1,500 calories Supporters of moderate per week regardless of its exercise suggest that it’s all intensity. about the “moderation facTraining 15 hours a week tor.” Those who practice moderation in their exercise for a marathon won’t keep you “healthier” than five are also most likely to prachours of aerobic exercise a tice moderation in all other aspects of their lives, health week. Exercise with greater intensity has a greater habits and diet. opportunity for wear and If 30 minutes at a low tear on a person’s joints, intensity of exercise burns 200 calories, about 100 of overuse injuries, injuries and

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other problems; therefore it’s not the best option for many people. The best guidelines come from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association. Their advice is that healthy people do moderate-intensity aerobic exercise for at least 150 minutes a week (30 minutes, 5 days a week); or you can do vigorous aerobic exercise for at least 75-minutes a week; or a combination of moderate and vigorous activities. On average, one minute of vigorous activity is considered equivalent to two minutes of moderate activity. “Up to a point, the more exercise you do each week, the greater the benefits, especially for weight loss.” Moderate exercise means working hard enough that you raise your heart rate, break a sweat, yet you are

still able to carry on a conversation. Vigorous exercise increases the heart rate and sweating even more and it would be hard to hold a continuous conversation. Lower-intensity exercise does have its advantages. People are often more willing and able to do it and stick with it. There’s less chance of injury. It does promote weight loss, given that you do the exercise for longer amounts of time. The bottom line is that you should exercise most or all days of the week and work up to more strenuous activities, if possible. Any exercise is good and consistency is the overall key to long term function and health. If you have a choice and want to do the best with your exercise time then “increased intensity” is the better way to lose weight and affect your health.

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‘At Home in the West’: Library to host Colorado author-photographer
William Sutton presentation is Feb. 23
olorado photographer William Sutton has been documenting the story of the American West as it expresses itself in the topography of its public lands, from vast national parks to remote historic sites, and from wildlife sanctuaries to scenic rivers. Sutton will be the guest for a special presentation at the Estes Valley Library on his acclaimed book, “At Home in the West: the Lure of Public Lands”, which captures his stunning black-and-white photographic images. The free event takes place at the library on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m. “I am passionate about the West and the possibility of images to change the way we think and act,” says Sutton. “One of the central goals of these pictures is to form an encompassing and


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transforming vision of the western landscape, to create images that not only describe the deep beauty of the West, but that are also an expression of humanity within the landscape.” Sutton’s book offers “a sweeping, timeless look at the land that shapes us” noted a review in “High Country News”. “Sutton’s images are not always the pristine naturescapes we might imagine,” reviewer Katie Mast added. “He doesn’t shy from documenting man’s imprint on the land, from ancient stairsteps carved in rock to stacks of cut trees ready for the sawmill. He prompts readers to ask themselves: How can we use this land for the greatest good?” The Feb. 23 presentation brings Sutton to town to share his stories of capturing these photographs and his impressions of the messages behind them. The special program is open to the public. For more information, contact the library at (970) 5868116 or visit

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Helping businesses to ‘Price for a Predicted Profit’

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By Kurtis Kelly Special to the Trail-Gazette

it”, taking place on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. There is a registration fee of $30. he Estes Valley Register at www.LarimerSBLibrary and the Estes Park Economic and please call 970Development Corpo- 498-9295 to pre-pay. A 48ration (Estes Park EDC) are hour notice of cancellation is required for a refund. continuing to host workThis class is especially for shops for small business growing businesses with a owners and entrepreneurs. The Larimer Small Business product or service-based Development Center (Larim- focus. The session will address these core queser SBDC) and its certified business consultants are pro- tions: Do you know the bottom-line profit built in to viding the curriculum and each price you set? Are you instructors. able to strategically set pricThe next workshop is “Pricing for a Predicted Prof- es to predict your profits?

Participants will take away an action plan, an Excelbased pricing tool, and valuable insights for setting prices with sensitivity to the market and to the bottom line. Longtime business owner and executive Mike O’Connell will serve as instructor. O’Connell is currently the director of the Larimer Small Business Development Center. From 2001 until 2011, he was co-owner of Mountain Woods Furniture in Fort Collins, a national designer of hand-crafted furniture.

Mountain Woods products were sold through Cabela’s and national furniture e-tailers, as well as many retail furniture stores. The Feb. 26 session will take place in the Wasson Room of the Estes Valley Library. For additional information on any workshops, contact the Library at (970) 586-8116 or call the Estes Park EDC at 970-577-1031. More information about the Larimer SBDC and workshop registration is available at

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$350,000 1386 Raven Circle A

$203,500 409 Birch Avenue

Fully furnished cabin on 10 acres in the beautiful Poudre Canyon. Close to Fort Collins and the Poudre River, yet completely private. Hear the roar of the river below while you sit on your deck high above the Canyon with views of Grey Rock. Acreage is a rare opportunity in the Canyon. Don’t Miss Out.

Cabin on 10 Acres

A national award winner for its technology and design. The beamed 11’ ceilings, French doors, open & covered decks/patios, garden room, home theatre and exceptional kitchen with temp controlled pantry make this home special. A rare home built with heart!

Surround Yourself in Beauty

$129,000 889 Unger Mountain Road
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An investment property or a primary residence, this is a charming house on an acre lot in Carriage Hills. Completely renovated with new heating systems, water lines, roof, and many beautiful finishes including tile work, wood floors & paint. Lots of windows & natural light with outdoor spaces inviting you to take in the views. Special touches throughout the home make this a must see!

Investment Property or Primary Residence

$355,400 619 Whispering Pines Drive

Immaculate 3730sf home on level 1.16 acres, main level living & big views. Quality finishes throughout w/ open floorplan, river rock fireplace & soaring vaulted ceiling in greatroom, master suite w/ 2 walk-in closets & spa like bath & much more. Enjoy the views from the wrap around deck or inviting sunroom. Lots of features to see in this mountain oasis...

Complete Mountain Bliss

$765,000 2220 Arapaho Road


Ideal Estes Park cabin located in a desirable area close to Rocky Mountain National Park. Gorgeous 1/2 acre site with mature trees, rock formations & panoramic views. Features include pine wood floors, moss rock fireplace, bright kitchen, laundry room and a great deck. Offered fully furnished, this turn-key cabin is an ideal Estes Park base camp and could be a fabulous vacation rental.

Your Cabin in Estes!

$239,500 1017 Sutton Lane

This high-end cottage borders RMNP/MacGregor Ranch & invites quiet relaxation, w/multiple outdoor living spaces including a pergola patio, wrap-around deck and huge covered outdoor living room. Enjoy a kitchen/dining area that’s great for company, 2 guest rooms, private master suite, and 2 brand new baths. Peace, quiet and hiking right out your front door. Huge rental potential.

Fabulous Estes Park Cottage

Exceptional design, materials & workmanship, on prime 2.98 acres in Grey Fox Estates…5073 sq ft. of living space and 1320 sq ft. in fully finished garage. Granite, soapstone, full logs, scribed wood & stone flooring, Amish recycled wood siding from 100 year old barns and buildings. This is a must see. Appointment required.

A Work of Art

Solitude, views and privacy abound at this retreat with 2-story window-lined great-room, dining area, large kitchen & multiple outdoor areas. The main floor master suite, loft, large guest bedrooms, media room, & walk out lower level provide elbow room for all. Situated on .88/acre, bordered by open space & steps to RMNP, it’s truly a nature lover’s delight.

Your Oasis in the Forest

$499,000 250 Granite Lane


$768,500 2402 Nimbus Drive

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