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Reliance Fire Museum To Host Free Open House Sept. 17th

The Reliance Fire Museum has been a gently guarded secret in the Estes Park community for many years. It is the place where old fire engines come to get a breath of new life, as they are restored to new condition for their owners: collectors, cities and fire fighter associations. It is also a place that a fine collection of old trucks now make their permanent homes. Beginning this month, the Reliance Fire M ...

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Overturned Truck On Highway 34 Closes Canyon For Several Hours

On Wednesday, July 13 both lanes of U.S. 34 were closed in the canyon near mile marker 65 after an accident involving a semi truck transporting hay. The canyon was closed for several hours while emergency personnel attended to the truck driver, uprighted the truck and cleaned up any fluid that had spilled on the highway from the vehicle. At approximately 10:45 a.m., one lane of U.S. 34 was reopened as CDOT ...

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“History On Call” Cell Phone Tour Of Downtown Estes Park

History on Call, a cell phone tour with historical information of downtown Estes Park will begin this Saturday, June 25. Residents and visitors can access five signs advertising each stop of the tour along the free shuttle bus route. Each sign will prompt the listener to dial the local telephone number, enter the stop number, and listen to a recorded interpretation of the historical sites in their view. The ...

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Estes Park Free Shuttles Hit The Road

The Town of Estes Park’s Free Shuttles launch for the sixth season, offering visitors and residents convenient, environmentally responsible transportation. Originating at the Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Avenue, shuttles transport riders to more than 40 stops throughout Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Operating daily from June 25 through September 11, shuttles make it convenient ...

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Town Opens Sand Facility For Residents To Fill Own Bags

Preparations Continue For Possible High Rivers Estes Park’s rivers and streams are running swiftly as warm temperatures have spurred the annual snowmelt in the high country. The Big Thompson and Fall Rivers are still flowing well within their banks, with approximately 50% more capacity available before any minor issues would be evident. Citizens should stay safely away from the swift water. If precautionary ...

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Fishing Derby This Weekend, June 4th & 5th

The Fishing Derby will be held this Saturday, June 4, at Lake Estes. The Estes Valley Recreation and Park District (EVRPD), in conjunction with the Colorado Division of Wildlife, sponsors this annual Fishing Derby to benefit EVRPD youth programs. June 4 & 5, 2011, are “free fishing” days in the State of Colorado. Colorado State fishing licenses are not required on these two days. The Fishing Derby is op ...

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High-Quality H2O: Town Distributes 2010 Water Quality Report

The Town of Estes Park Water Division will mail the newly released Water Quality Report to water customers in May. The report, which is officially titled the “2011 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report for Calendar Year 2010,” includes information on the Town’s water source, treatment facilities, health information and sampling results from January through December of 2010. The report illustrates that t ...

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Town Announces Estes Park Pride Award Recipients

The Estes Park Pride Award winners were announced by Mayor Pro Tem Chuck Levine at the Town’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon May 6. The Pride Awards were created in 2005 as a means for the Town to honor its unselfish and hard-working citizens. This year’s categories were Teacher, Businessperson, Volunteer, and Volunteer Group of the Year. Before announcing the winners, Mayor Pro Tem Levine noted, “A ...

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