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Mr. Rick Benton joins the Rocky Mountain Performing Arts Center Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Rocky Mountain Performing Arts Center is happy to announce the addition of Mr. Benton to it's organization. Mr. Benton is a seasoned entrepreneurial hotel executive with a vast range of experience and a proven track record of growing successful business ventures while holding a variety of operational management roles." ...

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Raymond Ernst Nuetzman

The Reverend Raymond Ernst Nuetzman of Estes Park Colorado passed to his Heavenly home on Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 at the age of 92 years. Ray or "Papa Ray" spent his entire life preparing for his journey to join his Father by being a disciple of Christ. His ministry began as a young man in Columbus, Nebraska during which he was a lay minister for the Methodist church. Upon returning to Nebraska Wesleya ...

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“Lucky Ducky”

After reviewing more than 80 suggestions, the Estes Park Duck Race Committee has renamed the mascot, who will henceforth be known as Lucky. “Suggestions poured in throughout December, both in the library ballot box and to our email address,” Big Duck Ken TeSelle said this week. “Thanks to all who entered for their creative ideas. It was tough to choose one from among many great suggestions.” The campaign to ...

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Update On Larimer County Sales Tax Increase From The Town Of Estes Park

As noted in the recent news update from Larimer County, the sales tax rate will change January 1 due to voter-approved tax increases. (Learn more at The county sales tax rate will increase from 0.60% to 0.65%.  As of January 1, the total sales tax rate in Estes Park town limits will be 8.55%; in unincorporated Larimer County the rate will be 3.55%. The appropriate rates will be reflected ...

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Additional 2014 Collector Holiday Ornaments Available January 2

The Town of Estes Park employees’ Helping Hands Committee announced 240 additional 2014 ornaments will arrive January 2, 2015. All previous stock of the ornament has been sold out. The ornament honors the late Dick Orleans, a long-term resident and accomplished photographer. Proceeds from ornament sales are used to provide high school senior scholarships and assistance to local families in need. Ornaments w ...

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Downtown Estes Loop: Discussions and Progress

The Association for Responsible Development hosted Frank Lancaster, Town Administrator, at their December 12 meeting, to discuss the issues and progress on the proposed Downtown Estes Loop. The Town of Estes Park, the Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) and Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) have initiated a project designed to improve traffic flow and access to the National Park. In Se ...

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Drop Off Christmas Trees Until January 16 On Elm Road

The Town of Estes Park's Christmas tree drop-off site will be open to local residents from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. weekdays from December 23 through January 16, except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, December 26 and New Year's Day. It is not open on weekends. The drop-off site will be located at the Town's Public Works yard at 666 Elm Road through the yellow gate; follow the signs to the drop-off location. Tre ...

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“How To Love Estes Park” Now On Sale

By: Kris Hazelton Local businessman, author and artist Michael Small recently created an art poster he has titled, “How To Love Estes Park.” This touching tribute to the mountain town we all know and love is an Estes Park original. The poster features thoughts and suggestions on just how to love our town. Some of the suggestions on the poster read: “Inhale the scenery, marvel at the abundant wildlife, learn ...

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