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Fatlity Near Odessa Lake At Rocky Mountain National Park

At 12:30 a.m. Friday, September 4, 2009, a 62-year-old woman from Boulder, Colorado, fell between 25 to 50 feet on the Fern Lake Trail near Odessa Lake, landing in a creek. Other hikers contacted park dispatch by cell phone about the incident around 1:00 p.m. but it was unclear from initial cell phone calls as to where the incident occurred and the extent of injuries. A hasty team of two rangers left the Fe ...

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Scout Seeks Help With Eagle Project And Band Hosting Bingo Night!

Scott Wenzel, a Boy Scout in Troop 8 is working on his Eagle Project. He is a senior member of the EPHS Marching Band. The marching band is in need of a garage to store props and equipment. His project is to raise funds to build a 10 X 25 foot storage garage. Donations would be greatly appreciated to help fund this project. Please send any donations to BSA 8, P.O. Box 3364, Estes Park, CO 80517 or drop off ...

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Incident On Longs Peak In RMNP

On Tuesday, September 1, at approximately 2:30 p.m. a 53-year-old man from Glen Ellyn, Illinois, took a 25 foot tumbling fall in the “Trough” area of Longs Peak. The “Trough” is a long, steep gully with loose rocks. He and his son, who is in his mid 20s, had climbed to the summit of Longs Peak and were descending when the incident occurred. The man suffered numerous injuries including a leg injury and numer ...

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Voters Will Decide The Future Of EPURA On January 12, 2010

At the August 25 Estes Park Town Board meeting, Trustees adopted a resolution to send an Initiated Ordinance regarding the Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority (EPURA) to a special election on Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Voters will decide whether or not to abolish EPURA and if a vote of approval will be required before the creation of any new Urban Renewal Authority. As a coordinated election with Larimer Cou ...

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Fire Protection District Q & A Property Tax

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 proposed 1.95 mill pro ...

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Fire District Proposal Detailed

This fall, the voters of the Estes Valley will be given the opportunity to establish a valley-wide Fire Protection District. The election will be conducted by the Larimer County Election Commission as a mail-in ballot only. There will be no polling places. Ballots will be mailed to arrive in registered voters’ mail around October 18th. Completed ballots can be delivered in person or by return mail with the ...

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Town Board Places Temporary Moratorium On Wind Turbines

Editors Note: Received from the Town on Wednesday afternoon, 8/12/09 At their August 11 meeting, the Estes Park Town Board passed a resolution imposing a temporary moratorium on the issuance of building permits for wind turbines within Town limits.  Effective immediately, the moratorium will continue for 120 days unless amended or terminated by the Town Board.  It will not affect the construction of turbine ...

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Town Seeks More Community Input On Bond Park Design

By: Kate Rusch Public Information Officer Town of Estes Park The Town of Estes Park recently began a process to involve the community in a redesign of Bond Park. The park, which was used for 27 community events by more than 80,000 people in 2008, is in need of a makeover to make it a more user-friendly and sustainable space. The community is an important part of the process – providing insight into park use ...

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