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Anniversary Party At Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory For The Sweetest Bear In Town

By: Kris Hazelton One year ago, a young black bear broke into The Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory here in Estes Park and had a heyday filling up on chocolate treats from this popular candy shop. Owner of the store Jo Adams came into work like any other day and something struck her as odd, a candy tin and a cellophane wrapper on the floor and dirt on top of her check-out counter. Jo had recently installed f ...

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8th Annual Estes Park Heritage Festival August 10 & 11

The 8th Annual Heritage Festival will be held next weekend, August 10 and 11 at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. The festival is put on by the Estes Valley Historical Preservation Foundation whose mission is to promote, preserve, restore and educate the public on the important history of Estes Park. Event organizers will once again host "Trash and Treasures" and community members are invited to donate items ...

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Moose Injures Woman Near Peaceful Valley

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is reminding the public about the dangers of approaching moose after a woman was injured by a cow moose on Monday, July 29. Around 4:15 p.m., a 55-year old woman was hiking with her dogs off leash on the Middle St. Vrain Trail above Camp Dick near Peaceful Valley in Boulder County. She encountered a moose with two calves, which her dogs ran towards. When she moved toward the moos ...

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Tragic Parking Lot Accident

On July 28, 2013 at 10:53 a.m., Estes Park Police responded to a report of child who had been struck by a vehicle in the parking lot at 501 Big Thompson Avenue. On scene, officers and other emergency services personnel found a two-year-old girl with severe injuries from the accident. The driver of the vehicle was a 43-year-old woman from Lafayette, Colorado. The child was transported for medical treatment b ...

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Estes Park Bank Clock To Be Rededicated July 26

The Estes Park Bank clock is getting a new lease on life. The clock was originally given by the Samuel Service Family in July, 1938 to The Estes Park Bank. The clock was given to Fall River Jewelry by U. S. Bank in memory of George J. Hix. Now seventy-five years later, the clock will be rededicated on Friday, July 26, at 6 p.m. on the East Riverwalk Patio behind Fall River Jewelry, Antiques & Coins loca ...

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Tour Cheley Colorado Camp

Join us for the last tour to be offered this summer of Cheley Colorado Camp, once known as “The Land of Peaks” on Tuesday, morning, July 23rd from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. During its 93 years of operation, the camp has provided youth with the opportunity to develop lifelong skills of independence, self reliance and personal values through camping, community and wilderness challenges. There will be a short present ...

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The Garden Gate

By: Marsha Yelick There’s a gate across the entrance to Mrs. Walsh’s Garden, but it’s not designed to keep people away. In fact, this Estes Valley Land Trust conservation easement, located at the west end of the downtown, is one where the public is encouraged to enter, wander, and enjoy at any time. (The gate is there only to discourage deer and elk looking for a tasty nibble.) Usually, when land is placed ...

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Meet Me @ The Museum: The Estes Park Avenger

On Monday, July 1, join Bryon Hoerner, Curator of Collections, for a presentation about his research about Estes Park during World War II. Learn about the ‘Estes Park Avenger,’ and how this small mountain town contributed to the war effort in a big way. The conversation begins at 3:00 p.m. and will last about an hour. No reservations are necessary for this free program. Meet Me @ The Museum encourages all o ...

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