The history of the twins, FO and FE Stanley is a fascinating, all-American story; two boys from the middle class become wealthy men through entrepreneurships and business savvy. Despite being twins, the two brothers couldn’t have been more different, and the stories of how each man spent and managed his wealth are intriguing. You’ll also learn how they really made their money. Most people are surprised to learn that it’s wasn’t by selling Stanley Steamer automobiles.


Did you know that the iconic Stanley Hotel was originally painted mustard yellow? You’ll learn this and more on The Stanley Tour, covering history, ghost stories and more. Sign up for a tour by visiting their website at


Be sure to visit the ruins of Al Birch’s cabin located on the hill in the park behind the Estes Park Town Hall. The short, uphill climb to the rocky remains of the cabin provides excellent vistas of downtown Estes Park and the Continental Divide. Al Birch was a journalist at the Denver Post, and built the wood and stone cabin in the early 1900s. When a fire destroyed the roof and wooden parts of the home, he rebuilt a different cabin at the bottom of the same hill, which his family used until the mid-1980s.


Try the Rocky Mountain Pizza at Poppy’s Pizza & Grill. Topped with smoked trout, capers, cream cheese and red onion, it’s a favorite of many folks who visit Estes Park each year in eager anticipating of ordering this unique item at Poppy’s. See the entire menu at


Claire’s on the Park has been serving Estes Park comfort food since the 1980s. You’ll likely run into Claire during your visit as she frequently visits with customers. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, the patio is the perfect spot to dine alfresco on a warm summer day. Claire’s is online at

Become an Estes Park insider with tips from the author of A Weekend in Estes Park

By Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer

Let me start by introducing myself, I am Dr. Ralph R. Reynolds, DMD, MD. I am a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS) with offices in Loveland and Greeley. You can follow this link to my website for more detailed information about my practice Reynolds Oral & Facial Surgery. I have removed wisdom teeth from thousands of patience as well as two of my five children.

But, why do we have wisdom teeth?

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A Personal Note From

Dr. Ralph R. Reynolds, DMD, MD


Heading into the park? Grab a coffee at Summitview Coffee at 865 Morraine Avenue. Their Chicken Fried Latte, made with peanut butter and love, is happiness in a cup.


If you aren’t staying at the YMCA of the Rockies, a day pass is required to participate in activities on the property. The 2014 rates are $20 per adult, $10 per child (age 6-12) with children 5 and under free. Your family can become a member of YMCA of the Rockies, which allows you to access all recreational and program facilities at both locations including the Nordic Center at Snow Mountain Ranch in Granby, Colorado. A membership also includes other perks and more information can be found at


Devil’s Gulch Road provides a scenic drive back to Northern Colorado. The children can nap while you take in views of the ranch lands of Estes Park and the tiny town of Glen Haven.


Heidi Kerr-Schlaefer is a freelance writer and founder of, the place for entertaining information on Colorado festival and travel. Her articles have appeared in and EnCompass Magazine.

Our pets are living longer and better than ever before. Old age is not a disease, but along with aging come changes to the body that are important for us to acknowledge and recognize. Body parts eventually suffer wear and tear that can lead to pain and to decreased mobility. Decreased mobility can interfere with a pet’s activities of daily living, and this can undermine a pet’s happiness and interactions with the family.

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Do-it-yourself Easy Adaptations for Your Elderly Pets

By Robin Downing, DVM, CVPP, CCRP, DAAPM


Let me start by introducing myself, I am Dr. Ralph R. Reynolds, DMD, MD. I am an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon (OMS) here in Loveland. My office is currently located at 2992 Ginnala Dr. As a father of three girls, I know the time will be coming when I need to remove their wisdom teeth. But, why do we have wisdom teeth?  Click to read more...

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