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Drop Off Christmas Trees Through January 25th

Use fairgrounds entrance off Community Dr. The Town of Estes Park's holiday tree drop-off site is open to local residents through Jan. 25. The drop-off is at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, through the entrance gate on Community Drive. The site will be open through Jan. 25, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Trees must be stripped of ornaments, tinsel and other decorations. No wreaths, garland, ...

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Estes Valley Library Awarded Green Business Award

The Estes Valley Library was recently awarded the December 2012 Green Business Award by the League of Women Voters and Community Recycling Committee When we contacted Claudine Perrault, Director of Estes Valley Library, to inquire about current recycling efforts at the library, she was eager to talk with us. She first wanted to tell us though that she did not initiate recycling at the library; rather, she i ...

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Estes Valley Burn Ban Lifted

The open fire ban in place since December 3 for the Estes Valley Fire Protection District has been lifted. Fire chief Scott Dorman Lifted the ban on Friday, December 21, just after our area received up to 14 inches of snow. From Chief Dorman: In response to the recent snowfall reducing the level of risk of a wildland fire, I hereby lift the open burning ban. The change in open buring restrictions only affec ...

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EVFPD Welcomes New Fire Marshal Marc Robinson

Marc Robinson has joined the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) as our community’s new Fire Marshal. A Colorado native, Marc was most recently with the City of Thornton as a Senior Fire Protection Engineer. He has 15 years of experience in a variety of fire and life safety capacities including suppression, prevention and public education. “My family and I are excited to be joining this wonderful ...

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EVFPD Fire Chief Scott Dorman Issues Open Burning Ban

In addition to the open fire and smoking ban in effect on the east side of the Continental Divide within Rocky Mountain National Park, a fire ban is now in effect for the Estes Valley Fire Protection District and was issued from Fire Chief Scott Dorman on December 3, 2012. In response to the extreme fire danger in our area, the current level of fire activity with the Fern Lake Fire and the continuing drough ...

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Town’s Snow Removal Team Ready For Winter

By: Scott Zurn Public Works Director and Kate Rusch Public Information Officer Frost has been in the air more than once in recent weeks, signaling winter weather is just around the corner. To prepare, the Town of Estes Park has been busy readying its fleet for snow and icy conditions. While many communities do not plow residential streets or prioritize them last, the Town of Estes Park plows all of its appr ...

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The “New” Estes Park News Facebook Page The Estes Park News is transiting its Facebook presence from a "group" to a "fan" page. This will allow for a better Facebook experience allowing users to "like" and share content. From the Facebook blog site: While Pages were designed to be the official profiles for entities, such as celebrities, brands or businesses, Facebook Groups are the place for small group communicatio ...

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Bestselling Author Mary Doria Russell In Estes Park

One Book One Valley 2012 is honored to welcome award-winning and bestselling author Mary Doria Russell to Estes Park for a one-night-only speaking event. Russell will discuss her writing and give insights into her novel “Doc,” which offers an entirely fresh, engaging, and richly-researched take on the Doc Holliday story. Last spring, residents of the Estes Valley voted “Doc” as the choice for this fall’s On ...

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