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School Board Schedules Special Candidate Orientation Meeting

What is a School Board? What do School Board members do? Why serve on a School Board? Potential Board candidates considering running in the November 3rd School Board election will receive these answers at a candidate orientation meeting. The informal meeting will allow potential candidates to ask candid questions about the Board’s role as it relates to the community and to ensuring that every student receiv ...

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Fatality In Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park dispatch was notified at 10:30 a.m. by cell phone of CPR in progress below the summit of Longs Peak. A 62 year old man from Durango, Colorado, was roughly 110 yards from the summit of Longs Peak (14,259 feet) in the “Homestretch” area, when he had a cardiac emergency. Bystanders on scene performed CPR for approximately 30 minutes. It is unclear whether he had summited and was de ...

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Museum Announces Redwood Street Signs Are Selling Quickly!

The remaining authentic redwood Estes Park street signs are selling quickly.  The signs, sold exclusively at the Estes Park Museum, 200 Fourth Street, cost only $1.86 plus $.14 tax.  Previously the price was $8.00. Sales benefit the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc.  Limited quantities are available, and signs will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.  Signs cannot be held without pay ...

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Town Survey Seeks Community Input On Bond Park Redesign

The Town of Estes Park has initiated a process to consider a thoughtful redesign of Bond Park in an effort to make it a more user-friendly space for residents and visitors. The process to develop design concepts for Bond Park will be open to the public and transparent, and the Town is seeking significant community input to get the design process initiated. The Town invites the community to take a short surv ...

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Town Clerk Receives EPURA Petition

On July 8, Town Clerk Jackie Williamson received a petition from proponents William Van Horn and Larry Pesses regarding the Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority (EPURA). The proposed initiated measure is summarized as “The Initiated Ordinance abolishes the Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority and before the creation of any new Urban Renewal Authority requires the approval of the same at an election.” The Clerk’ ...

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Plan For Fire District Filed With Court

The plan to establish a comprehensive Fire Protection District in the Estes Valley came one step closer to reality this week when the petition was filed with the Larimer County Courts in Fort Collins. In less than a week, the Fire Services Initiative Committee collected almost twice as many signatures as were needed to advance the fire service plan as an election issue on the November 3rd ballot. The court ...

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Petition Drive To Repeal Urban Renewal Nears Finish

Bill Van Horn of Estes Park Citizens for Responsible Government announced this week that their citizen’s initiative petition drive is nearing the finish line. “With the help of good volunteers, we’ve gathered more than the minimum required to reach the ballot,” said Van Horn. “We want to continue gathering more signatures than required to ensure that the Town does not again reject our right to access the ba ...

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