One Rare, Beautiful Week Of Cycling
Ride The Rockies, one of Colorado's premier
cycling events has selected Estes Park
as one of seven host communities for their
2012 tour. Join in the fun on June, 14, 2012
as we welcome 2,000 cyclists to our community!
Other host communities of the tour
include: Gunnison, Hotchkiss, Carbondale,
Leadville, Granby and Fort Collins.
While the tour route
changes each year, the benefits
and responsibilities of
the host communities remain
the same. Benefits include
positive economic impact,
and a $5,000 grant provided to an eligible
non-profit agency in each host town by The
Denver Post Community Foundation. In
2011, cyclists spent an average of $250,000
in a 24-hour time period in each town.
Many cyclists also plan to return as tourists!
The Old Gallery invites you to meet
Kristin deSantis, June Artist of the Month
on Friday, at a reception June 8 from 5:00-
7:00 p.m. at The Old Gallery, 14863 Hwy. 7,
Kristin (KT) DeSantis
is an award-winning
and mixed media artist.
Her primary medium
KT was born in upstate
New York and
studied art since the
age of eight. After receiving
her BFA in
painting and illustration
she began her career as an artist in advertising
and design working for DuPont,
Estes Park locals, friends and family, are
encouraged to spend the afternoon and
evening at The Fairgrounds at Stanley Park,
to welcome the Ride The Rockies cyclists!
Please join us for music (see below for more
information), entertainment and food on
Thursday, June 14, 2012 from 12-9 p.m.
There will be a full beer garden available
featuring O'Dell Brewing, Snowy
Peaks Winery, SYNTAX Vodka
Distillery, and Pendleton Whiskey.
We will also be featuring a photo
booth, included with souvenir
photos for riders and participants.
There will be plenty to celebrate,
so come join in the celebration.
We hope to see everyone there for this community
Mary D'Ambra-12-1:30 p.m.
Dennis Tobias Band -2-3:30 p.m.
Ben Pu and Crew -5-6:30 p.m.
Amplified Souls-7-9 p.m.
Rooftop Rodeo Royalty Clinic Scheduled
Alex Hyland, Miss Rooftop Rodeo, 2012
will host the Rooftop Rodeo Royalty
Queen's Clinic on June 8th in the community
meeting room at the Estes Park Museum.
The first session begins at noon and the day
will conclude around 3:00 p.m. Young men
and women between the ages of 11 and 17
are encouraged to attend. This is the first of
three clinics designed to help individuals
prepare for Rooftop Rodeo Royalty
tryouts in August. Each clinic will
focus on a different aspect of preparing
for tryouts. During the Rooftop
Rodeo (July 10-15), Rooftop Royalty
frequently interact with local merchants
and organizations, children,
VIPs visiting our rodeo, cowboys and
cowgirls and guests who attend the
rodeo. They also assist the rodeo
committee on the Behind the Chutes
tour, in the hospitality tent, and in the
midway. Sessions will include information
about public speaking skills, saddle and
tack, arena etiquette, rodeo events and community
history and knowledge.
During the session, parents will have a
chance to exchange information at a parent's
roundtable. After a short introduction
at the museum community meeting room,
parents will reconvene in the front lounge
of the senior center. This meeting will be facilitated
by a member of the Western Her-
itage royalty committee and parents of current
royalty familiar with the program. During
this meeting, parents will have a chance
to learn more about what to expect and
about time commitments for children and
parents, rodeo week, travel, costs, etc. This
will be a chance for parents to begin to network
and learn more about the program.
Light refreshments will be provided, so
please call J'Ann Wright 970-443-4565 or
email email@example.com, if you plan
The 2012 Rooftop Rodeo will be held in
Estes Park this coming July 10-15.
For more information, call the Estes Park
Fairgrounds and Rodeo Office at 970-586-
6104 or visit the Rooftop webpage at
Kristin deSantis Artwork On
Display At The Old Gallery
Young and Rubicam, and freelancing for
several years. In 1992 she changed her career
path and today spends all of her creative
energy on sculpture and painting.
Her works can be found in many galleries
and private collections
world. Visit her website
KT and her husband
Marc are also
elite athletes sponsored
by Fleet Street
Sports and Tokyo
Joe's. They have two
children, Storm and
Steel who attend school in Estes Park.
Friday, June 8, 2012