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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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Watch The Official Estes Park Film At

The Town of Estes Park has produced a new 12-minute film featuring Estes Park as a destination and a great place to call “home.” Estes Park: A Great Place to Visit, A Great Place to Live can be viewed on the Town’s website A link on the left side of the screen will direct viewers to the film. Free copies of the DVD are also available in the Administration office (Room 150) of Town Hall, locat ...

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Meeting The Challenge: Town Distributes 2008 Water Quality Report

The Town of Estes Park Water Department mailed the newly-released Annual Water Quality Report to all water customers this week.  The report includes information on the Town’s water source, treatment facilities, health information and sampling results from January through December of 2008. The Water Quality Report is available on the Town’s website at Copies are al ...

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Road Closure Announcement

Moraine Ave. north bound lanes will be closed Monday through Wednesday June 22-24. All northbound traffic will be diverted onto Rockwell Street and around to the Riverside Drive intersection. This is an emergency repair that started with a Water Dept. response to a leaking water service line at the Park Theater. CDOT & PW are allowing this work now to avoid a possible total rupture of the line in July o ...

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Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department Supports Fire Protection District

Estes Park Mayor Bill Pinkham and the Board of Trustees were presented with a letter from the members of the Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department (EPVFD) stating their support for the development of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District. Members of the EPVFD voted in favor of forming a district that would encompass the existing response area. The mission of the Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department is to ...

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Be Safe Around Swift Water

By: Derek Rosenquist, Administrative and Training Captain, Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department With the arrival of warmer weather, rivers are rising and flowing faster. Although they can be unsafe any time of year, they are especially treacherous now. Adults can easily be swept off of their feet and into the water where hidden hazards lie under the surface. Hypothermia sets in quickly with low water temper ...

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