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Theater Makes Cents

By: Christopher Wood Recent AMS (St. Louis, MO) study for Performing Arts Center for Estes Park shows a vibrant interest in usage from front-range colleges and universities. The demand for having an ancillary performance venue in addition to the crowded and overbooked spaces on the local Colorado campuses offers a wonderful opportunity for both Estes Park and the Universities.  The benefit comes from both s ...

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Lodging, Vacation Rental, Bed & Breakfast, RV/Campground Owners-Start Collecting 2% Lodging Tax

The Estes Park Local Marketing District would like to remind all area Lodging, Vacation Rental, Bed & Breakfast and RV / Campground owners that the 2% Lodging Tax begins January 1, 2009 for any short-term nightly rental of less than 30 days. This tax is then remitted quarterly to the Department of Revenue on Form DR 1490, and must be filed by the 25th day of the month following the quarter for which you ...

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Estes Valley Slash Pile Burning

U.S. Forest Service crews plan to burn slash piles created as part of the Estes Valley Fuels Reduction Project above the Little Valley subdivision and near the Windcliff Subdivision today, December 18. Firefighters have burned over 425 piles near Little Valley this winter.  Burning is likely to continue Friday, December 19th. Burning adjacent to the Little Valley subdivision is winding down for this winter ...

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Friends Of Rachel Give To Bright Christmas

By: Kris Hazelton This week, members of the Friends of Rachel Club at the EPMS donated a check for $500 to Jean and Jim Austin, founders of Bright Christmas for them to use to help families in need this Christmas. The Friends of Rachel Club was formed earlier this year when students heard a very moving program by the family of Rachel Scott, the first person killed at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999. ...

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Rodeo Wins Again!

For the second time in three years, Estes Park’s Rooftop Rodeo has been honored as Small Outdoor Rodeo of the Year by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA). The award was presented at the PRCA’s Award Banquet Dec. 3 at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. The festivities were part of the 2008 National Finals Rodeo. Bo Winslow, manager of the Events Department and The Fairgrounds at Stanley Pa ...

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Slash Pile Burning Starts Near Estes Park

U.S. Forest Service crews plan to start burning slash piles created as part of the Estes Valley Fuels Reduction Project today above the Little Valley and Windcliff subdivisions. Burning could continue throughout the winter in an effort to reduce hazardous fuels in the area. Conditions are evaluated each day of the burn to determine if ignition will take place. Wind, fuel moisture, staffing, and snow cover a ...

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