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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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Tour Cheley Colorado Camp

Join us for a tour of Cheley Colorado Camp, once known as “The Land of Peaks” on Tuesday, morning, June 25th 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 presentation on the history of the camp ...

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Elk Calving Season Is Here

By: Kris Hazelton In the next few weeks, there are going to be many new elk calves born in and around town and the cows will be on alert. The mothers are not being aggressive when defending their young, just protective. It’s our responsibility to not get too close to the baby or the mother. Recently, the warning signs were put up in the bird sanctuary on the Lake Estes Trail, a place where the elk like to g ...

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Groundbreaking Ceremony For New MPEC And Stall Barn At Fairgrounds

Town officials break ground on the $6 million project – the single largest General Fund investment in the community infrastructure ever made by the Town of Estes Park. The MPEC and stall barns will provide gathering space for the community, bolster the local economy with a new year-round venue for trade shows and special events, add to features of the Estes Park Conference Center, and safely sustain current ...

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Estes Valley Rec & Park District Seeks Public Participation For Stanley Park Master Plan Public Forum #3

The Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD) is conducting a Stanley Park Master Plan Study, and wants to hear from all community residents, business owners, sports groups, and any other interested parties. EVRPD will be hosting public meeting #3 on Thursday, June 13 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and will be hosted at the Town of Estes Park Municipal Building in Rooms 202 and 203 (170 MacGregor Avenue, Estes ...

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Beyond The Seven Summits: Gerry Roach Shares Lifetime Of Adventures

Gerry Roach’s quest for the Seven Summits spanned four decades, and when it was all said and done, his efforts combined into a panorama journey across some of the planet’s most beautiful and elusive destinations. Roach, an acclaimed author and mountaineer, will be the special guest at the Estes Valley Library’s next “Our Wonderful World” program this Monday, June 10 at 7:00 p.m. The event will take place in ...

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Vacation Home Rentals And B & Bs In The Estes Valley Development Area Must Acquire An Operating Permit

In 2010, the Larimer County Board of County Commissioners and the Estes Park Board of Trustees amended the Estes Valley Development Code to require all Estes Valley vacation home rentals (rented for fewer than 30 days) and bed and breakfast inns (B&B) to obtain an annual operating permit to further protect the character of residential neighborhoods. A business license will serve as the permit for proper ...

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