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Town Proceeds With Purchase Of Open Space At Kiowa Ridge

By: Kate Rusch - Public Information Officer The Town of Estes Park will move forward with a contract to purchase two parcels of land in the Kiowa Ridge subdivision at the southern edge of town. One parcel is occupied by a Town-owned water distribution tank. The other parcel is 7.96 acres of open space and wetlands along CO Highway 7. The Town Board initially approved the purchases for $50,000 in May of this ...

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New MRI/CT Scanner Imaging Suite Construction Underway

By: Kerrie Hill, EPMC Ground has been broken, earth work is underway and staging areas are set as work continues on the new MRI and CT Scanner Imaging Suite at Estes Park Medical Center. Contractor for the project is GH Phipps Construction, the Architect – Davis Partnership, and RLH Engineering is the Owner’s Representative. The new imaging suite will house the new MRI – (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) and CT ...

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Construction Road Closure On Devil’s Gulch Road

Two phases of a Larimer County construction project will close portions of Devil’s Gulch Road (CR43). On Tuesday, September 4, 2012, Larimer County will close Devil’s Gulch Road (County Road 43), approximately 1.8 miles northeast of County Road 61(between Glen Haven and the switchbacks), to begin construction of Project No. 297 – Replacement of Culverts 43-S3.03-61 and 43-1.78-61. Construction on this phase ...

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Fire Restrictions Reduced, Caution Still Urged

By: Fire Chief Scott Dorman, Estes Valley Fire Protection District In response to the local weather and fuel conditions resulting in a reduced fire danger, fire restrictions are reduced to level 1. The following open burning/fires are still NOT allowed under level 1 restrictions: 1. Building, maintaining, attending or using fire for slash burning, campfire, recreational fires or educational fires. 2. Use of ...

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CDOT Maintenance Project On Hwy. 34

Rockfall cleanup will reduce traffic to a single lane between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Tuesday, July 10 through Thursday, July 19. Affected area is US 34 west of Loveland in Big Thompson Canyon from mile marker MM 81 to MM 84. Flaggers will be present as well as a pilot car to guide motorists through the cleanup zone.  15 minute delays are expected - alternate routes are advised.   ...

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Fire Evacuation And Triumphant Return

By: Gary Clark A wildfire near Estes Park quickly grew to over 20 acres, destroying over 20 homes as it sent plumes of smoke and ash into the Elkhorn Lodge and Guest Ranch last Saturday. Over 150 firefighting resources and air support from the nearby High Park fire responded quickly, but with 60 horses, donkeys, rabbits and other animals in harm’s way at the Elkhorn, an emergency evacuation to the fairgroun ...

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If We Can’t Reach You, We Can’t Alert You

Emergency Notification System When a disaster strikes, or an emergency situation arises, you want to know about it. Because of the enhanced emergency notification system, residents in Larimer County can receive emergency notifications on their cell phones, business phones, via text messages, and e-mails in addition to receiving phone calls on their traditional home phones. You must sign up at www.leta911.or ...

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Cause of Woodland Heights Fire Determined

Cause of Woodland Heights Fire Determined - 6/25/12-7:14 p.m. Today, Larimer County Sheriff's Office investigators determined the Woodland Heights Fire was most likely caused by an electrical service line rubbing against a pine tree during turbulent winds. The electric line was on private property on Larkspur Drive. Investigators do not believe the fire to be criminal in nature nor the result of a criminal ...

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