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Woodland Heights Fire Briefing-UPDATED

Woodland Heights Fire Morning Update- 6/24/12 at 10:15 a.m. At approximately 10:00 a.m. a reverse 911 will be sent to all locations who received notice to evacuate for the Estes Park Woodland Heights Fire advising that they will be allowing re-entry to evacuated areas affected by fire at 12:00 p.m. today, 6/25/12. Access will be restricted to residents only and passes will be distributed at the Citizen Meet ...

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Dealing With Air Quality Issues Related To Wildfire Smoke

Residents downwind of the Woodland Heights fire in Estes Park will be experiencing lots of smoke and smells over the next couple of days. Poor air quality could cause breathing difficulties for any person, but especially for people susceptible to respiratory conditions. In general, if you can see or smell smoke, it is recommended that you avoid outdoor physical activities. If visibility is decreased in your ...

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Town Terminates Contract To Purchase Kiowa Ridge Land

By: Kate Rusch Public Information Officer The Town of Estes Park is terminating a contract to purchase two parcels of land in the Kiowa Ridge subdivision, due to unforeseen title issues. One parcel houses a Town-owned water distribution tank. The other parcel is 7.96 acres of open space and wetlands along Highway 7. The Town Board approved the purchase for $50,000 at its May 8 meeting. The Town intended to ...

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High Resolution Map Of High Park Fire

Larimer County GIS and Mapping Services has released a detailed map of the fire damaged areas. Map details include fire boundary as of Monday, June 11 at 10 pm, roadways and address points. A reminder that just because an address is listed within the burn zone does not necessarily mean structures have been lost. A PDF of the map is located here (large file size). More information from Larimer County may be ...

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Estes Park Unaffected by High Park Fire

Partly cloudy skies with a slight haze is all that Estes Park is experiencing from the High Park Fire west of Fort Collins, CO. “The fire is a long way from Estes Park,” said Reagan Cloudman, spokesperson for Roosevelt and Arapahoe National Forests. As of Monday afternoon, winds were blowing the fire north of Fort Collins. Estes Park is about 43 miles southwest of that city. “Our hearts and wishes go out to ...

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Estes Park Free Shuttles Begin Daily Service June 29

Limited weekend routes scheduled June 15-17 and June 22-24 By: Kate Rusch Public Information Officer On Friday, June 29 the Town of Estes Park’s Free Shuttles will launch its seventh season, offering visitors and residents convenient, environmentally responsible transportation. Shuttles transport riders to more than 50 stops throughout Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Operating daily from June 2 ...

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Town Pursues Several Projects For Completion By Early June

By: Kate Rusch Public Information Officer Virginia Drive, Park Lane and MacGregor Avenue expected to be complete May 23 The Town of Estes Park and contractor Coulson Excavating are on schedule for the Virginia Drive, Park Lane and MacGregor Avenue project. Weather permitting, work should be complete by approximately May 23. The project includes water main replacement and road reconstruction along Virginia D ...

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Larimer County Extends Fire Restrictions

Originally set to expire today, the Board of Larimer County Commissioners today extended fire restrictions on Open Fires, the Use of Fireworks, and Public Fireworks Displays through June 15, 2012 for the unincorporated areas of Larimer County. The restrictions were originally adopted on April 10, 2012 in conjunction with restrictions on the Roosevelt National Forest. Today’s extension was based on a recomme ...

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