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EPURA Initiated Ordinance Petition Rejected

On January 7, 2009, the Town of Estes Park received an initiated ordinance petition to abolish the Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority (EPURA). The petition was filed by attorney Robert T. Hoban on behalf of his clients, Bill Van Horn and Larry Pesses. Colorado State Statutes (31-25-115) state “The governing body of a municipality may by ordinance provide for the abolishment of an urban renewal authority.” A ...

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Police Report ~ Jan. 16

On December 29 at 10:42 p.m., police were called to 110 W. Elkhorn Ave. on the report that a man in the area had a concealed weapon. Upon arrival, officers found that the man had left the scene but they observed two juveniles who, as they watched officers arrive, fled on foot. Police caught up to the juveniles and upon checking identification, found the juveniles to be in possession of alcohol and a 19 yea ...

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Fire Report ~ Jan. 16

Chief officers and safety officers generally respond in their personal vehicles (POV). Firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles unless otherwise noted. Response in POVs allows for faster response by officers and medical personnel to assess the emergency and provide medical care. January 5 At 5:54 a.m. Fire medical personnel were paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance. Tw ...

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Solar & Wind Rebate Programs To Be Explained At Estes Earth Fest Jan. 17

 Estes Park Light & Power customers who are interested in participating in the solar or wind turbine system rebates are encouraged to stop by the EPL & P booth at the Estes Earth Fest this Saturday at the YMCA of the Rockies from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both programs will be thoroughly explained and there will be an opportunity to speak to a local installer. A representative from the Colorado Governor's ...

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Enda Mills Kiley

Former Estes Park resident Enda Kiley died January 13, 2009 in her home in Longmont. Enda Mills was born April 27, 1919 at Longs Peak, Colorado. Her parents were Enos and Esther Mills. She attended Cheyenne Mountain School in Colorado Springs and Estes Park schools, where she was on the girl’s basketball team, graduating in 1937, in a class of 13 students. She went on to Colorado Women’s College, Colorado U ...

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Fatality On the Longs Peak Trail In Rocky Mountain National Park

A fifty-five year old man from Lakewood, Colorado, died along the Longs Peak trail in Rocky Mountain National Park, today, Saturday, January 10.   The victim was approximately 2.5 miles (over 10,000 feet elevation) from the Long Peak Trailhead. Park dispatch was contacted from the Longs Peak emergency phone, located at the trailhead, at 2:25 p.m. The caller indicated that a man was receiving CPR on the trai ...

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Estes Valley Fire Services Initiative Committee Call To Meeting, January 2009

A new citizen’s initiative is now underway to form an inclusive fire and rescue services district in the Estes Valley. For over 100 years, the fire and rescue services have been provided by the Fire Department and the Town of Estes Park but providing these services to the entire Estes Valley has never been fully integrated into one unified plan. This initiative proposes to remedy that shortcoming with a ful ...

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Legett Christian Center Blows Over In Christmas Day Wind Burst At YMCA Of The Rockies

A bizarre wind burst on Christmas afternoon knocked over trusses and damaged framing on the 2nd floor of the Legett Christian Center, which was under construction at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. Around 2 p.m., the second floor of the structure was virtually torn down by a wind burst that was clocked at more than 50 miles per hour.  There were no injuries. "If damage like this had to happen, I'm thankf ...

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