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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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Estes Park Museum Offers Rare Tour Of Historic Elkhorn Lodge & Guest Ranch

The Estes Park Museum invites you to travel 130 years into the past, to a time when large dances, oyster suppers, and baseball and tennis games were a few of the ways to relax while spending a summer in an Estes Park resort. The Museum is offering a unique tour of the Elkhorn Lodge on Monday, August 31 from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m., guided by Historian Laureate Jim Pickering. Preregistration is required and the ...

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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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