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Fire Damages The Park Theater Mall, Historic Park Theater Was Spared

A fire which has seriously damaged the historic Park Theatre Mall is now contained, reported the Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department (EPVFD) at noon today.  Estes Park Police Dispatch received the first report at 6:19 a.m.; EPVFD responded at 6:21 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters reported seeing fire breaking through the roof on the west side of the mall building. The fire, located at 116 East Elkhorn Ave i ...

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Fire Destroys Park Theater Mall

By: Kris Hazelton The historic Park Theatre Mall has been completely destroyed as a result of a fire that started in the building early Monday morning. Estes Park Police Dispatch received the first report of a structure fire at 116 East Elkhorn Ave. at 6:19 a.m. and the Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department responded at 6:21 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters reported seeing fire breaking through the roof on th ...

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Both Seasonal Influenza And 2009 H1N1 Vaccines To Be Available

While some scheduled seasonal influenza vaccination clinics have been postponed, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reports there should be adequate seasonal influenza vaccine available as we proceed through the rest of October and into November. “There appears to be a delay, not a shortage, of seasonal flu vaccine,” said Chief Medical Officer Ned Calonge. “The estimated seasonal flu v ...

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Fire Protection District Q & A De-Bunking The Myths

The proposed establishment of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District to provide fire and rescue services to the entire Estes Valley will go to the voters this November. Each week until the election the Fire Services Initiative Committee will answer questions submitted by the residents of the Estes Valley. Questions are being grouped by subject. This week the questions involve the wide variety of inaccura ...

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Half Funded Service Means Vote ‘No’ On Fire District

By: Ted Williams, No on the Fire District Issue Committee Voters in the Valley are fully aware of the serious and essential nature of fire protection. We are being asked yet again to create a Fire District, an independent governmental agency. This new Fire District would become wholly responsible for fire protection within the District. Voters are being asked to fund the District with a property tax mill le ...

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New Construction Underway On The Fall River Trail

Construction of the Fall River Trail continues with phase 4B along Fall River Road. This 1,500-foot phase of the trail begins at the Castle Mountain Lodge and ends west of Blackhawk Lodges. U.S. Highway 34/Fall River Road has been narrowed with the placement of concrete barriers along the south edge of the east-bound lane. Traffic speed in the work zone is reduced to 25 miles per hour. The Public Works Depa ...

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Fire Protection District Q & A General Issue

The proposed establishment of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District to provide fire and rescue services to the entire Estes Valley will go to the voters this November. Each week until the election, the Fire Services Initiative Committee will answer questions submitted by the residents of the Estes Valley.  Questions are being grouped by subject. This week, the questions involve general issues of establi ...

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CDOT To Host Public Meeting For Upcoming Bridge Replacement Project On US 34 Near Estes Park

On Wednesday, October 14th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and its contractor, SEMA Construction, Inc., will host an informational public meeting regarding a bridge replacement project on US 34 in the Big Thompson Canyon between milepost 65.4 and 66.3 just east of Estes Park. The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Board Room of the Municipal Building Facilities for the Town ...

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