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The Estes Park Board of Realtors had their annual bowling tournament on Fri-

day, May 16 at Chippers Lanes. They had a great turnout from Realtors and
the affiliates. Everyone enjoyed bowling and pizza compliments of Poppys Piz-
za. Area businesses and sponsors (over 50 of them) helped with support and
prizes. Due to the generosity of these folks, and everyone who attended and
bought raffle tickets, the tournament raised $4,250 for Crossroads Ministry
for Flood Relief. Show above is EPBOR president Mike Richardson presenting
the check to Virgil Good of Crossroads Ministry.
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Board of Realtors
donates to Crossroads
970-586-1000 1200 GRAVES AVE.
MOUNTAIN BROKERS
www.524Promontory.info
524 Promontory Dr $550,000
3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2592 sq ft
Main Level Living, High End Finishes
Gorgeous Views, 2 Car Garage
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1385 Deer Path Ct $895,000
5 Bed, 5 Bath, 5686 sq ft
Spacious Floor Plan, Gourmet Kitchen
1.31 Acres, Priced Below Appraisal
www.2090ArapahoRd.info
2090 Arapaho Rd $825,000
4 Bed, 4 Bath, 4297 sq ft
Spacious Floor Plan, Gourmet Kitchen
1.23 Acres, Quiet Setting, Immaculate
www.220ValleyRd.info
220 Valley Rd $229,000
9 Acres, Privacy and Views
Well and Electric Already In Place
Great Location for Your Dream Home
Kirk Fisher
Broker
The Peggy Lynch Team
Visit
www.peggylynch.com
for all Estes Park listings
Peggy Lynch
Broker
www.LincolnLogCabin.info
520 Pinewood Ln $600,000
3 Bed, 4 Bath, 3478 sq ft
Main Level Living, 2 Master Suites
3.25 Acres, Amazing Views
www.BigElkMeadows.info
760 Hickory Dr $285,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath, 1308 sq ft
Open Floor Plan, Very Private
2.85 Acres, Incredible Views
www.2208EagleCliff.info
2208 Eagle Cliff $249,900
2 Bed, 1 Bath, 936 sq ft
Completely Remodeled, Large Deck
Close to RMNP, Income Potential
www.1050TraquilLn.info
1050 Tranquil Ln $287,000
3 Bed, 2 Bath, 1454 sq ft
Main Level living, Double Sided Fireplace
Great Location, 2 Car Garage
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www.LogHome32Acres.info
303 Old State Highway 7 $2,000,000
4 Bed, 5 Bath, 5223 sq ft
Gorgeous Log Home, Amazing Views
Private 32 Acres, Outdoor Pool, Hot Tub
www.325KiowaDr.info
325 Kiowa Dr $424,900
3 Bed, 3 Bath, 2020 sq ft
Green Built Home, Bamboo Flooring
Large Deck, Amenities, Wow Views
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Mountain Music. Bluegrass.
Rock Inn. 10 p.m.
June 22: Magician Bradley
Mayhew. Barlow Plaza. 5:30
p.m.
June 22: Sarah Caton.
Acoustic. Rock Inn. 5 p.m.
June 25: Arthur Lee Land.
Acoustic. Rock Inn. 6 p.m.
June 26: Just Jill. Acoustic.
Rock Inn. 6 p.m.
June 26: Ladies Night with
The Dennis -Tobias Band. Rock.
The Estes Park Resort. 6 p.m.
June 26: Brad Fitch. Folk &
Western. Performance Park. 7
p.m.
Acoustic. Rock Inn. 6 p.m.
June 20: Nancy Cook.
Acoustic. Barlow Plaza. 5:30
p.m.
June 20: Tom Thomas.
Acoustic. Rock Inn. 7 p.m.
June 21: Branden Sipes.
Acoustic. Barlow Plaza. 5:30
p.m.
June 21: Brad Fitch. Folk &
Western. Elk Meadow Lodge. 7
p.m.
June 21: Rocky Mountain
Brassworks. Brass Band.
Performance Park. 7 p.m.
June 21: Chain Station
Acoustic. Rock Inn. 6 p.m.
June 15: Magician Bradley
Mayhew. Barlow Plaza. 5:30
p.m.
June 18: Jon Pickett. Acoustic.
Rock Inn. 6 p.m.
June 18: Campfire Sing-Along
with Cowboy Brad Fitch. YMCA.
7 p.m.
June 19: Longmont Concert
Band. Classic Marches.
Performance Park. 6 p.m.
June 19: Ladies Night with
The Dennis -Tobias Band. Rock.
The Estes Park Resort. 6 p.m.
June 19: David Potter.
p.m.
June 13: Steve Smersh.
Acoustic. Mountain Strong
Restaurant. 6 p.m.
June 13: Pine Dwells
Mountain Band. Bluegrass.
Rock Inn. 9 p.m.
June 14: Nancy Cook.
Acoustic. Barlow Plaza. 5:30
p.m.
June 14: Ray Young. Jazz
Piano. Nickys Steakhouse. 6
p.m.
June 14: Terry Kishiyama.
Acoustic. Rock Inn. 7 p.m.
June 15: Neal Whitlock.
Music &
Entertainment
Trivia Night. Every Wed. Longz.
7 p.m.
Karaoke. Every Friday.
Lonigans. 9 p.m.
Open Mic. Every Wed.
Lonigans. 9 p.m.
Cowboy Sing-Along with Brad
Fitch. Bond Park. Every Sun,
Mon, Tues. 7 p.m.
June 13: Ray Young. Jazz
Piano. Nickys Steakhouse. 6
p.m.
June 13: Nancy Cook.
Acoustic. Barlow Plaza. 5:30
livemusic
For the Trail-Gazette
J
avier Gomez is a
new associate bro-
ker at the Prudential
Team Realty in Estes
Park.
My wife Maria and I
first came to visit Estes
Park in 2010 when our son
started attending CSU, he
said. We fell in love with
the town and in 2013 we
decided to buy a place
here. Last November when
I finally retired from the
Air Force we made our per-
manent move.
Before getting his real
estate license, Javier spent
almost 27 years on active
duty doing various jobs.
The first half of his career
he was a production man-
ager for aircraft mainte-
nance and the second half
he spent managing elec-
tronic warfare and control-
ling aircraft from the
AWACS aircraft and
ground based air control
squadrons.
As a family we have
been fortunate to have trav-
eled all over the world but
Estes really stole our
heart, he said. We
couldnt think of living any-
where else. We have met
many wonderful people
See GOMEZ, pg. 12
Javier Gomez joins Prudential TeamRealty
FIRST COLORADO REALTY When you want to know about
Estes Park area real estate, call the experienced professionals
at First Colorado Realty. We specialize in primary and vacation
homes and condos, vacant land and commercial property.
Call 586-3333 or 800-401-7750.
PEAK REALTY
When you are looking for your perfect piece of the Rockies, get
the power of Peak Realty. Call us at 800- 530-8812 or, locally,
970-586-9551. Stop by our new location at 433A West Elkhorn
Ave. in Estes Park.
COLDWELL BANKER - ESTES VILLAGE PROPERTIES
Where the Estes Valley has been coming for real estate solutions
for over 25 years. We combine Coldwell Bankers global
resources with our local expertise and small-town way of doing
business to make your real estate transactions both successful
and enjoyable. For the most complete and current listings in the
Estes Valley, visit us at 320 E. Elkhorn, call us at 586-4425, or
toll-free at 1-800-726-1405. Or visit us at
www. estesparkrealestate.com.
MOUNTAIN PARADISE REAL ESTATE
For 32 years of real estate experience in Estes Park,
call (970) 586-0713 or visit our website at
www. mountainparadiserealestate.com.
PRUDENTIAL TEAM REALTY
Dating back to 1875, the Prudential name, along with the Rock
logo, has stood for strength, stability and integrity. When home
buyers and sellers see a Prudential Team Realty sign in your
yard, they will link the Rock with remarkable service, quality
and trust. Prudential Team Realty in Estes Park adds to this
image with over 165 years of combined Broker real estate
experience. Visit our offce in the Stanley Village Shopping
Center.
RE/MAX MOUNTAIN BROKERS
RE/MAX Associates average twice the experience & three times
as many sales per agent than other real estate professionals.
When its time to sell or buy, its time to turn to RE/MAX. The
hometown experts with a world of experience. Call today.
970-586-5324 or 1-800-827-8780. Tour our listings at
www.remaxmountain- brokers-estes-park-colorado.com.
RANGE REALTY
We are the oldest real estate company in Estes Park, offering
you professional and friendly service for all your real estate
needs. Please call us at 970-586-2345, or visit our website, at
www.rangerealty.com
Realtor Register
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Goose family at Sprague Lake.
Goslings findsanctuary
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A gosling is perched safely on its mother's back near
Sprague Lake.
A gosling sleeps in the
safety of its mother's
back.
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Estes Park Trail-Gazette
Young goslings
squawk at each
other near the
shore of Sprague
Lake.
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Park Trail-Gazette
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Recently hatched goslings look for cover on their mother
near Sprague Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Robert Burns / Estes Park Trail-Gazette
Young goslings with their mother and father near the shore
of Sprague Lake.
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already and are looking
forward to meeting many
more. We love anything
outdoors and spend a good
amount of time in the park
hiking and wildlife watch-
ing. We also enjoy bike rid-
ing, jogging, kayaking,
rock climbing, photogra-
phy and when the weather
is too bad to go outside we
spend time
reading and
watching
movies.
Javier can
be found
almost every
day at the
Prudential
office in
Upper Stanley Village.
Javier
Gomez
health education, screen-
ings, hospital discounts and
social opportunities to resi-
dents in Larimer County.
For more information on
the Aspen Club, please visit
their website at
www.pvhs.org or call (970)
495-8560 in Fort Collins or
(970) 624-1860 in Loveland.
For more information,
please contact the Estes
Park Senior Center at (970)
586-2996 or visit the center
at 220 Fourth Street, Mon-
day through Friday
between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Please visit the Senior Cen-
ter website at
www.estes.org/seniorcen-
ter. To receive senior ser-
vices news in your e-mail
inbox, please e-mail lmitch-
ell@estes.org.
healthier life.
Sharon specializes in
helping people with person-
al growth including happi-
ness, communication skills,
self-esteem and change and
transition including the
issues of grief and loss. She
also conducts writing work-
shops in the areas of Intui-
tive Journaling and Writing
to Capture Memories for
Your Children & Grandchil-
dren.
This program is co-spon-
sored by the Aspen Club of
the University of Colorado
Health, the Estes Park
Senior Center and Estes
Park Senior Citizens Cen-
ter, Inc. The Aspen Club
was established in 1989 to
provide a wide range of
For the Trail-Gazette
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nner peace can be elu-
sive and hard to grasp
when you are in the
middle of a stressful
situation. Learn tips and
insights on how to find that
inner calm through stress
reduction techniques, med-
itation and the practice of
mindfulness. Registered
counselor, author and con-
sultant, Sharon Greenlee
will present a free program
called, Mindfulness, Stress
Reduction and Overall
Wellness on Tuesday, June
17 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the
Estes Park Senior Center,
220 Fourth Street. No res-
ervations are needed; just
drop in and discover
insights and tips to live a Counselor and author, Sharon Greenlee
Stress reductiontips offer
insight toinner peace
MOUNTAIN BROKERS
1200 Graves Ave. Estes Park, CO 80517
Helene Ault
586-2454
heleneault@remax.net
2013 Realtor of the Year.
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QuickBooks for Mac on
their laptop are invited to
bring their computers for
hands-on practice during
the session.
Certified QuickBooks
advisor Teresa Mueller is
the instructor for the train-
ing. Teresa is co-owner and
Director of Accounting and
Advisory Services for
Mueller & Associates,
CPA. She has more than 30
years of experience provid-
ing accounting and CFO
leadership for a number of
private and not-for-profit
organizations. Over the
years, she has provided
her practical experience
with accounting software,
budgeting, cash flow plan-
ning and internal controls
to help numerous organiza-
tions.
For assistance with regis-
tration or for more informa-
tion, contact the Library at
(970) 586-8116.
Perry the Pun Master
mier tools used by small
businesses to help orga-
nize finances in one conve-
nient place. The features
make it possible to keep
and generate reports,
which can make life less
stressful during tax time.
The software can also be
used to keep track of
important payment dates
and to keep customer con-
tact information and details
up-to-date. A host of tools
help keep users on top of
revenue, income and
expenses with the abili-
ty to create invoices and
sales receipts, enter
expenses and track
account balances, log
hours and bill clients for
labor time, download
online banking transac-
tions, and merge data into
invoices.
The workshop will
include on-screen demon-
strations. Those who have
For the Trail-Gazette
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s part of its ongo-
ing service to the
local business
community, the
Estes Valley Library is
hosting a beginners work-
shop especially for small-
business owners and entre-
preneurs who are using or
planning to use Mac-based
QuickBooks for their
accounting and record-
keeping needs. This ses-
sion will focus specifically
on the Mac version of this
software (It should be not-
ed that the Windows ver-
sion is quite different, so
this sessions content will
be of limited use to Win-
dows-specific users). The
Introduction to Quick-
Books for Mac workshop
will take place in the
librarys Wasson Room on
Friday, June 20 from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. Time will
include a break for lunch.
The June 20 session is
free, but advance registra-
tion is required on the
event calendar link at
estesvalleylibrary.org
The QuickBooks for Mac
software is one of the pre-
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Teresa Mueller will teach the class on Quickbooks.
QuickBooks for Mac: Business
WorkshoponAccountingSoftware
The June 20 session is free,
but advance registration is
required on the event calendar
link at estesvalleylibrary.org
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n conjunction with the
first summer reading
program for adults at
the Estes Valley
Library, book lovers and
movie fans have an oppor-
tunity to enjoy four of the
most acclaimed science-fic-
tion movies that were all
based on books. The series
begins tonight, Friday,
June 13 at 6:30 p.m. with a
screening of Minority
Report starring Tom
Cruise.
Next week, the second
installment in the series
continues with a showing
of the original 1968 version
of Planet of the Apes.
Based on a French novel
by Pierre Boulle, the film
tells the tale of four astro-
nauts who crash land in the
future on a planet run
by apes. The leader of the
astronauts (Charlton
Heston) learns carefully to
avoid the liabilities of being
a subservient species. The
million dollar makeup for
the apes won a special
Oscar.
The sci-fi creations in the
series were designed to be
seen on the big screen, and
the line-up offers an oppor-
tunity to enjoy recent and
classic films in a new light.
Movie-goers are encour-
aged to seek out the stories
behind the films and to
pick up a reading log to
inspire summer reading.
The programs science-
theme Literary Elements
helped inspire the science
and science-fiction themes
this summer.
Sci-fi Fridays will then
resume again on Friday,
July 11 at 6:30 p.m. with a
screening of I, Robot
starring Will Smith.
Complimentary snacks
and refreshments will be
on hand courtesy of the
Friends of the Library.
For more information,
contact the library at (970)
586-8116 or visit estesval-
leylibrary.org
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Astronaut George Taylor (Charlton Heston) is forced to con-
vince ape scientists (Roddy McDowll, Kim Hunter) that he is
an intelligent creature.
Sci-Fi Fridays continue
at thelibrary with
Planet of theApes
888-319-2345 300 E. Elkhorn Ave. 970-586-2345
Ann Racine, Broker/Owner GRI, CRS 970-215-3883
Penny Maxwell, Broker Assoc., GRI 970-581-9438
These Listings And More At www.RangeRealty.com
1720 AVALONDR.
Remodeled 2BR/1BA home with new
windows, carpeting on a 0.37 acre lot. Nice
corner location with huge Ponderosa Pine
trees. Living room with a free standing
freplace. Deck, enclosed porch, storage &
1 car detached garage. Within city limits &
convenient to town.
$240,000
601B STEAMERDR.
Walking distance to Stanley Hotel,
downtown Estes Park & 2 blocks from the
nearest golf course. Beautiful views of the
Continental Divide from this 0.18 lot. Level
and, easy to build. One unit allowed per
PUD regulations.
$125,000
601ASTEAMERDR.
Mountain views of Rocky Mountain Natl Park & wildlife from this
3BR/2.5BA stand alone condo. Nicely landscaped, walking distance
to Stanley Hotel, downtown Estes Park & 2 blocks from nearest golf
course. Open concept living area with vaulted ceilings. Features main
level living & faces south for passive solar heat. Lower level has 23 x
15 sunroom. Hot water baseboard heat, stain based cabinets & doors.
Home sustained NO food damage. Short term rentals allowed.
$495,000
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subject to the Fair Housing Act, which makes it
illegal to advertise any preference limitation or
discrimination based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status, or national
origin, or an intention, to make any such
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Familial status includes children under the age
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For the Trail-Gazette
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he Estes Valley
Library will be host-
ing a free online
marketing work-
shop especially for small
businesses and entrepre-
neurs. The free 90-minute
session is titled Top 9 Ways
to Use Social Media and
Search Engine Optimization
(SEO) to Earn New Cus-
tomers. Leading the work-
shop will be Jack Jostes,
Internet Marketing Direc-
tor for Ramblin Jackson in
Boulder. The event takes
place on Tuesday, June 24
at 9:30 a.m. in the librarys
newly-opened computer
classroom.
Seating is limited, so
attendees are required to
register in advance at the
Library events calendar at
estesvalleylibrary.org
Among topics explored at
the presentation will be:
Which social media is
right for my business?
How is social media
influencing Search Engine
Optimization (SEO)?
How to use social
media to drive traffic to
your website, blog, and vid-
eo
How to drive sales and
new business through prov-
en web marketing strate-
gies
Through his work at Ram-
blin Jackson, Jack Jostes
focuses on web marketing
and video production work
that helps small businesses
get found online. Jackson is
a Constant Contact Autho-
rized Local Expert and a
Google Analytics Certified
Individual. When hes not
online, Jostes enjoys fly fish-
ing and playing in a country
bluegrass band called The
Larks. He and his wife
reside in Lyons.
For more information on
this or other upcoming
events, contact the library
at (970) 586-8116.
Jack Jostes
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to practice as they learn in
the comfortable new set-
ting of the Librarys com-
puter instruction class-
room.
Seating is limited, so
advance registration is
required.
To sign up, visit estesval-
leylibrary.org and navigate
to the particular date of the
workshop. For additional
information or registration
assistance, contact the
Library at (970) 586-8116.
970.586.3333 800.401.7750
523 St. Vrain Lane
Estes Park, CO 80517
www.FirstColoradoRealty.com
Newly Remodeled
Charming home w/open foor plan, spacious living, dining &
kitchen w/ new appliances. Master suite & 2nd bedroom & bath
all on main level. Lower level includes family room, small kitchen,
bedroom & bath w/separate entrance. Enjoy the fantastic deck,
perfect for entertaining & to take in the views of the Mummy
Mtns & RMNP; new 2-car attached garage w/storage completes
the package.
Amust see at $379,900
810 Riverside Drive
Breathtaking Panorama
Stand on this 4.21 acre site and experience the breathtaking
vista of snow-capped peaks and valley below. There are no
obstructions. High in Little Valley, bounded on the north by
National Forest, it is peaceful and private. Over $75,000 of
excavation complete, including the drive and foundation site. A
site plan is available.
$199,000
1440 Hummingbird Drive
Sophisticated Loft
Sophisticated loft in the heart of Estes Park. Beautiful 1 bed,
1 bath loft boasting high end fnishes like hardwood foors,
high ceilings, open foor plan, granite counter tops, huge walk-
in shower and washer/dryer. Enjoy the best of Estes hiking,
shopping and dining, then relax on your balcony overlooking
Elkhorn Ave.
$229,000
111 Wiest Drive C-2
Eagles Landing Condo
Two spacious bedrooms, a warm great room with a
customized wood burning freplace and a fully equipped
remodeled kitchen fll this ground level unit. Add to
this a master bedroom with a walk-in closet, French
doors leading into the 2nd bedroom/offce and a fenced
in brick patio and youve got mountain living at its best.
Agreat value at only $150,000
1010 S. Saint Vrain Avenue B-4
Welcome Home
Warm bungalow welcomes you w/ exposed log beams & wood stove
in living area, 3 beds, beautifully fnished bath, cute kitchen, +
laundry/mud room. Park-like yard w/ perennial gardens, patios,
walkways & hot tub, + oversized garage with a studio/workshop.
Walk to downtown & Lake Estes, miles of hiking & RMNP close
by make this the ideal Estes Park home base.
$275,000
241 South Court
Downtown Commercial Property
Fantastic investment property offering a clean, simple 6% cap-rate.
This downtown-commercial property is fully leased, modifed triple-
net. Could make a great destination-business location. Busy Post
Offce location with plenty of parking. Invest in downtown Estes
Park, one of the most popular resort-destinations in the US! Lots of
possibilities or a real easy investment.
$255,000
181 W. Riverside Drive
Divide Views
Enjoy the best of mountain living in this spotless 3-bed/3-bath
duplex home with sun flled greatroom, dining & kitchen.
Main foor master suite features Continental Divide views,
double closets & patio access. Upstairs, 2 beds & a full
bath accommodate guests or family comfortably + sunset &
spectacular views from the patio. Wait no more, this is the one!
$350,000
1386 Raven Circle A
Koral Heights Gem
Nicely maintained 2 bedroom/2 bath home is situated on a quiet,
treed .89 acre only minutes from town. Enjoy living room, family
room w/ freplace, large kitchen, dining area & laundry room,
beautifully updated baths & comfortable outdoor spaces. Close
to miles of hiking/biking, RMNP & downtown Estes; it has
everything you need & the peace & quiet you want.
$295,000
1220 Juniper Drive
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ere going to be
able to see
some mounted
single action
shooting at the arena soon.
It is a lot of fun to watch
men and women on well
trained horses run a pattern
and shoot balloons as they
run by, holster the first pistol
and draw a second one and
continue on.
Those of us who were
lucky enough to grow up
with Roy Rogers, Gene
Autry, John Wayne, Rex
Allen, Hoppy, Eddie Dean,
Dale Evans and so many oth-
er silver screen cowboys
may well be taken back to
our childhoods. Those guys
rode and fought and upheld
the laws of our land against
the bad guys.
Of course us kids immedi-
ately knew who the bad guys
were. They had a sneer, a
bad attitude, were generally
either very unkempt or were
too well dressed and coiffed.
They were a bad lot. You
could see right away they
were evil clear though and
the hero had to eventually
either fight him, arrest him
or have a showdown with
him.
Fortunately the good guy
was an amazing pistol shot.
He could either shoot the
gun out of the bad guys
hand, or wound him in the
shoulder.
WHEWW, it was tough to
be a good guy. They had to
be smart enough to figure
out who the bad guy was,
think ahead of the game and
trap him, and then be athlet-
ic enough to jump on his
horse as it was running, not
lose either of his guns, and
catch the bad guy. And know
the terrain, especially the
short cuts.
The hero was a great
judge of horseflesh. His
horse had to be absolutely
beautiful. It had to have great
stamina and be strong
enough to carry a silver
mounted saddle, breast col-
lar and a bridle with silver on
the reins.The bit Gene used
on Champion was made of
two pistols, fully loaded. I
remember seeing him take
one off the headstall and use
it to apprehend the bad guy.
The horse had to be the
fastest in the whole wide
world, yet calm enough to let
the hero carry a guitar and
sing, with an orchestra hid-
den somewhere in the sage-
brush accompanying him or
her. Wow, no wonder we all
wanted to have a Trigger,
Champion, Topper, Butter-
milk or Koko of our own.
The bad guys horses were
amazingly slow. It was obvi-
ous the bad guys didnt know
a good horse. Theyd be half
a mile ahead of the hero and
the heros horse could catch
them. Theyd jumped off
their horse, knock the bad
guy off his and have a good
rousing fight. Occasionally
our hero would lose, if it was
early in the movie.
Any of the heros horses
could have won the triple
crown, no doubt.
Ill be playing the music
those heroes sang at Coffee
On The Rocks this Thursday,
from 5 to 7 p.m., and at Estes
Park Feed on Saturday, for
their after flood re-opening,
starting at noon.
Ride easy pards..Vic,
mtyodeler@hotmail.com
Ride Easy
Pard
Victor T. Anderson
Shooting fromhorseback ...at a run
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