Estes Park’s Growth Depends On EPURA
To The Residents of Estes Park:
Although I am now a citizen of Naples, Florida, I continue my interest in the welfare of Estes Park. I moved to Estes Park in January, 1980, nearly 30 years ago, and I have watched Estes Park grow from a vacation-oriented village to the present thriving town, overcoming many disasters and growing problems. I am concerned about Estes Park’s future after having achieved so many successes over the years.
I stood on the hill east of the Stanley Hotel watching the waters from Lawn Lake, carrying mud, rocks and debris, rush through the downtown area into Lake Estes, leaving the down-town area a shambles. As the downtown area sought to recover from this disaster, the Town Board was besieged from all sides with complaints and suggestions from business owners and residents on how to restore the community after the flood. The Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority (EPURA) was sought for and received, and this agency, removed from the political arena, began its slow journey to bring Estes Park to its present state from the chaos created from the flood. EPURA has been tremendously successful in all the developments it initiated. Without it Estes Park would not be the haven it is for both its residents and tourists alike.
I firmly believe EPURA should continue its existence, continue to improve the viability of Estes Park. The residents of Estes Park have a choice – continue EPURA or allow Estes Park to become a static community. As a former resident I would like Estes Park to continue its growth. It can with EPURA’s help.