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A home movie surfaced on the market recently with six minutes of footage of a vacationing family in downtown Estes Park, labeled "Summer 1956". Yet the Sherwood Hotel was plainly visible on a pan down West Elkhorn, and the Sherwood Hotel burned to the ground on Valentine's Day 1956.

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Due to potentially icy conditions on the course, Saturday's 5k Bigfoot Race is cancelled. The rest of the festival will be go on as scheduled from 10 am to 4 pm in Bond Park. This free event includes live music, vendors, big wheel races, a beer garden, and a chance to meet and learn from som…

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One of the wonders of living in the Rocky Mountains is enjoying the abundance of wildflowers that grow in these natural surroundings. However, wildflower seekers can be unsuccessful in their search if they don’t know where to look for particular wildflowers or what time of year those flowers…

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The crew of people who organized the 40th running of the Frost Giant Race, which took place on January 27th this year and was a fundraiser for Chase Murray, would like to send out a multitude of thanks. Our biggest thanks go to you runners who supported and enjoyed the races, the volunteers …

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Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park is “Making Connections and Restoring Hope!” Executive Director, Brian Schaffer shared the stark reality of how living in our town is a challenge, but not impossible when neighbors step up to help those in need. Schaffer said, “We had an elderly neighbor come…

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Join us for the first Rock Cut Beer Bound 5k! Co-sponsored by Rock Cut Brewing Company and Estes Park News, Inc., this fun run will be all about enjoying spring in the mountains, hanging out with good friends, and of course, a beer at the end!

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The 29th annual Estes Park Wool Market takes place June 6 - 9, 2019, at the Estes Park Event Center. This ever-popular event will feature workshops, animal shows, fiber competitions, a marketplace, activities for children and more. The Town of Estes Park Events Division is currently seeking …

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Learn how wild mountain lions navigate and hunt across Northern Colorado. Join local wildlife photographer David Neils for a deep dive on the habits and habitat of mountain lions in Northern Colorado. You'll learn how a lion navigates the landscape to hunt, establish territory, mate, raise y…

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Volunteers are needed to help out with Bigfoot Days which will be held April 12-13. Volunteers are especially need for race morning, they will need a person or two to help on the course directing runners. They also need multiple people helping with the Bigfoot dance contest in the afternoon …

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After twenty-six years in Estes Park, Carey Stevanus has taken her love of local history and joined it with her love for decorating. This Saturday she will open the doors of her new store, “CABINtique.” Items in the store will have a vintage cabin and camp feel, including both new and old it…

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Estes Park Bigfoot Days will feature activities, events, educational opportunities, and entertainment all dedicated to Big Foot lore. There will be a ticketed Bigfoot themed dinner on Friday night, April 12th, which will feature a talk and Q&A from a world famous Bigfoot expert. Saturday…

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On Saturday, February 9, seventeen hearty hikers kicked off the inaugural Rock Cut Hike Club. The group met at Rock Cut's taproom, then carpooled to the Lily Mountain trailhead and hiked together to the summit. After descending from the icy scramble, everyone enjoyed a beer together (packing…

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Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park is “Making Connections and Restoring Hope!” Executive Director, Brian Schaffer shared the stark reality of how living in our town is a challenge, but not impossible when neighbors step up to help those in need. Schaffer said, “We had an elderly neighbor come…

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YMCA of the Rockies is pleased to present two special guest speakers during the upcoming Mountaineering Weekend that are free and open to the community. We invite you join us on two nights Saturday, February 16th and Sunday, February 17th for intriguing, thought-provoking and adventurous sto…

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Save the date. Rails in the Rockies is coming to town. February 16 and 17 at the Estes Park Event Center. This model railroad show is hosted by the Estes Valley Model Railroaders. It will be their 22nd year of putting on this show for the enjoyment of sharing the fun and expertise of model r…

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The Art Center of Estes Park has a great line-up of art classes and free presentations in 2019. This Saturday, the Art Center welcomes back Chuck Benson, art and architectural historian, architectural designer and principal, and traveler in search of beauty and wonder, for another informativ…

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At 11 a.m. on Jan. 27, 1980, 25 hardy souls clad in wool hats, mittens and running shoes (or moon boots) lined up at the starting line for the inaugural Frost Giant 5K, a chilly test of will amid the worst blizzard of the season. An hour later, as the snow intensified, 15 more set out for th…

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The Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies is excited to present the first concert of our 2019 program: The Denver Dolls. This sassy, all-female trio has been delighting audiences all around Colorado for decades. Known as “Colorado’s most beloved Andrew’s Sisters Tribute,” the Dolls will perform cla…

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Songwriting happens with inspiration and intention, along with time & space. Join us for an Upstream Retreat where we will provide time and space at Murphy's Resort, and inspiration from coaches who are seasoned song-writers, such as Esme Patterson, Clay Rose, and Arthur Lee Land/Carol L…

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​The second annual Estes Park Wine and Chocolate Festival will take place at the Estes Park Event Center on February 9 from 12- 5 p.m. Sample sweets from the region's finest chocolatiers, taste pours from a variety of wineries, and enjoy a romantic weekend in beautiful Estes Park!

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The Art Center of Estes Park is pleased to announce its first show of the year, “Meet the New Artists,” January 4-February 10, 2019. The artists who joined the Art Center artist membership in 2018 will be the featured artists and will be celebrated with an opening reception on “First Friday”…

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All programs are at the Estes Valley Community Center unless otherwise noted. This list only covers a small portion of the wide variety of EVRPD programming. For a complete list of classes, programs, events and activities, visit evrpd.com.

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The Estes Valley Astronomical Society (EVAS) in conjunction with The Estes Park Memorial Observatory is offering a free public open house/star night on Saturday, December 22nd, 2018. The goal of EVAS is to promote amateur astronomy and education in the Estes valley.

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The time has finally come to take a driving tour of beautiful Estes Park and enjoy the lights displayed by our friends, neighbors and businesses. This map will provide everything you need to hit the road this holiday season. Wait for night to fall, load up the car and enjoy the Yuletide Ligh…

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Bright Christmas has been helping Estes Park area needy families provide a wonderful Christmas for their children for the last 34 years. This week, the many dedicated volunteers distributed mounds of toys, gifts, clothing and food to families in need this holiday season.

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It is again time to rally together for a new ambulance for Estes Park Health, formerly Estes Park Medical Center, and the Emergency Medical Services Team (EMS). The entire community and all of our visitors count on an ambulance being available when there is a need.

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The Estes Park Chorale, a mixed community chorus in existence for over 40 years, will present “The Meaning of Christmas” at the Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies on Saturday, December 15th at 2 p.m. Their annual Christmas show will feature old and new carols and songs for the whol…

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The Oratorio Society of Estes Park and Ballet Renaissance will combine their talents for a Christmas season concert filled with carols, folk songs, and Scottish dancing. The concert will be held Friday, Nov. 30th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1st at 2:00 p.m. in the auditorium of Estes Par…

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Four decades after a hardy band of runners braved the inaugural Frost Giant in 10 degree temperatures and 18 inches of show, the legendary race will celebrate its 40th anniversary next month with a return to its historic back-country courses and a fundraiser for a local runner in need.

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The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation are seeking help to secure the treasures of local history. The nonprofit group has set up an Acquisitions Fund to help the Museum take advantage of future opportunities to acquire certain rare and unique artifacts when they come up for sale or a…

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The Oratorio Society of Estes Park and Ballet Renaissance will present a festive holiday concert on Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. and Saturday Dec. 1 at 2 p.m., at the Estes Park High School Auditorium. Both performances, featuring music for and about the British Isles, are free and open to the …

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Join YMCA of the Rockies on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 22nd for the 11th annual 5K Turkey Trot! Online registration is now open at ymcarockies.org and strongly encouraged. Get out and get active before celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday! Walkers and strollers are welcome to p…

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Estes Park High School and Thespian Troupe #7284 proudly present Kander and Ebb’s classic musical, Cabaret. The musical will be performed at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 15, 16, 17, in the Estes Park High School Auditorium, 1600 Manford Avenue.

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Members of the Quota Club of Estes Park invite you to the display of beautifully decorated trees for their Parade of Trees in the lobby of The Stanley Hotel. The variety of trees is incredible as always. The kick-off event, Bubbly & Bulbs will be held next Wednesday, November 14 from 5-7…