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Bright Christmas Celebrates 25th Anniversary

By: Kris Hazelton Bright Christmas has been helping Estes Park area needy families provide a wonderful Christmas for their children for the last 25 years. This week, the many dedicated volunteers distributed mounds of toys, gifts, clothing and food to families in need this holiday season. Through Bright Christmas, local churches, organizations, families, club members or businesses “adopt” a family and purch ...

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Order Your 2010 Mountain Lion Calendar Today!

The Mountain Lion Monitoring Student Researchers at EPHS have produced a 2010 Calendar featuring lions from the cameras they have placed around the valley as a fundraiser. They are selling the calendars for $15 each and will be able to make a Christmas delivery if ordered by December 15th. The calendar includes lions from the MacGregor Ranch location and the High Drive Location. August features cats from th ...

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With Tree Board Funding, Town Staff Plants Trees At The CVB

Town of Estes Park Parks staff is planting 30 trees of various species along the south side of the river picnic shelter at the Convention and Visitors Bureau. The project was spearheaded by the Tree Board and with Tree City funds. The project should be complete by the end of 2009, weather permitting. A drip irrigation system will be installed in the spring of 2010. Species to be planted include concolor fir ...

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2010 EPURA Special Election Information

On January 12, 2010 voters will decide whether or not to abolish the current Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority (EPURA) and if a vote of approval will be required before the creation of any new Urban Renewal Authority. • Voters registered in Estes Park Town limits are eligible to vote in this election. • Unregistered voters must register by December 14, 2009. Form is available at Town Clerk’s office (addres ...

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Public Works Begins Repairing Downtown Concrete

The Town of Estes Park Public Works Department is beginning concrete replacement on curbs, gutters and sidewalks from the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau at 500 Big Thompson Avenue westward to the 300-block of Elkhorn Avenue near Town Hall. Streets staff and contractor Cornerstone Construction Concepts began work the week of November 16. Weather permitting, the project should be complete by the end of 2009. ...

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Granny May Arena Gets A “Fresh” Lease On Life

Although titled a demolition project, the removal of the Granny May Arena was more of a deconstruction and reuse effort. Through the combined efforts of Thorpe Associates Architects, EPURA, the Town of Estes Park, and general contactor Cornerstone Construction Concepts, Inc. 98% of the gross weight of the grandstand building was either reused or recycled, making the project arguably the greenest demolition ...

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Prospect Avenue Project Begins With Burial Of Electric Lines

The Town of Estes Park Public Works Department is beginning reconstruction of a 2,500-foot section of Prospect Avenue from the intersection with Stanley Avenue west to Ouray Drive. To allow for property roadway alignment and future improvements, the first phase of the project requires the burial of overhead electric lines. The second and final phase will include widening the road, curbing and sidewalk addit ...

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Draft Wind Turbine Regulations Up For Discussion November 12

Planning Commission holds special meeting with public hearing The Estes Valley Planning Commission will hold a special meeting on November 12 at 1:30 p.m. in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, located at 170 MacGregor Avenue. The public is invited to attend and comment as Commissioners consider draft regulations on small-scale residential wind turbines based on input received in a recent public survey. The d ...

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