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Estes Park Free Shuttles Continue To See A High Level Of Ridership In 2014

The 2014 Estes Park Free Shuttles saw extensive use again this year, carrying 87,200 riders during the twelve-week season. An additional 1,872 people have ridden the Elkhorn Express (trolley) for special events and weekends this year. Notably, the Brown Route carried 25,647 passengers, an increase of 20.6 percent over 2013. This year marked the ninth year of free service, with shuttles operating June 21 thr ...

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Harmony Addiction Treatment Center Receives Record Gift of Historic Kingstone Property

Harmony Foundation, Colorado’s longest running residential addiction treatment program, located in Estes Park, CO, received the largest single charitable gift in its 45 year history this month from the Kenneth King Foundation. The gift of the historic retreat property in Estes Park, known as Kingstone, will give Harmony, as a Colorado Nonprofit Organization, the capacity to expand its addiction program serv ...

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Free Residential Slash Collection Next Weekend, Oct. 18 & 19

To help you prepare for the coming wildfire season, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District is hosting two slash drop-off events. From 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on October 18 and 19th, property owners within the fire district are encouraged to bring slash to the Town of Estes Park property located at 640 Elm Road. The site entrance is on the right-side of Elm Road, just past the turn off to the Waste Management ...

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2014 Trail Running Conference Attracts World And National Champion Athletes

Join some of America’s best trail and mountain runners at the second annual Estes Trail Ascent - Trail Running Conference, October 9-11, 2014, at the historic Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO. Team USA 2014 athletes Sage Canaday, Zach Miller, Joe Gray, and Shannon Payne will attend, as well as Darcy Africa, Nick Clark, Michele Yates, and Josh Arthur. The athletes will participate in panel discussions and lead ...

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Nordson Corporation Builds New Playground In Carriage Hills

Cleveland based Nordson Corporation and its Fort Collins based subsidiary Value Plastics Inc. recently selected Estes Park as the recipient of their 2014 Big Build, a charitable program in which Nordson supplies funding and employee volunteers to build playgrounds in and near the communities where it operates. The new playground was recently completed above the Carriage Hills ponds between Highway 7 and Car ...

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Dannels Fire Station Open House And Community Pancake Breakfast

Join the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) for a free pancake breakfast and open house on Saturday, Oct. 11, to celebrate National Fire Prevention Week. Fire District volunteers and staff will be serving up breakfast from 8–11 a.m., providing station tours, hands-on fire safety activities and child car seat checks. The Dannels Fire Station is located at 901 N. Saint Vrain Ave. Coloring contest – ...

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Upper Thompson Sanitation District Proposes 2015 Rate Increase

The Upper Thompson Sanitation District Board of Directors will consider a proposed one year rate increase at the October 21, 2014, Regular Board Meeting. District customers are encouraged to attend a Public Hearing scheduled for October 13, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at the District’s administration office, 2196 Mall Road, Estes Park, Colorado. At the October 13, 2014 Public Hearing, the rate proposal will be discus ...

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Town Pursues Grant Funding For Potential Flood Mitigation Projects Downtown

The Town of Estes Park has applied for $13.5 million in state and federal grants for potential downtown Estes Park flood mitigation projects. As witnessed during the September 2013 flood, the downtown economic center of Estes Park is at particular risk when Estes Park is faced with flooding due to narrow channel, undersized box culvert/bridges and building encroachment into the Big Thompson and Fall River c ...

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