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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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What Makes Special Transit “Special?”

Special Transit Service (STS) is a private, non-profit organization with a mission: to promote independence, self-sufficiency and community access for people with limited mobility. It provides caring, customer-focused transportation options. Special Transit envisions a society in which all people are included in the social fabric of a community, breaking down any artificial boundary that isolates “disabled” ...

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Magic, Music, Mischief And One Historic Day

By Kurtis Kelly: January 2, 2009, will be remembered as an historic day at the Estes Park Public Library. But first, a reflection on the long journey to this moment. Before the late 1800s, a “children’s library” was virtually unheard of. Books were rare and expensive; few were printed for children. Libraries fortunate enough to have juvenile books filed them alongside the adult titles, and children who brow ...

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Holiday Tree Drop-Off Site Open Through January 19, 2009

The Town of Estes Park's Holiday Tree Drop-Off site will be open now through January 19, 2009. This service is for real trees only and is free of charge to Estes Park residents. The site is located south of the Senior Center on Fourth Street (follow the signs) and will only take trees that have been stripped of all ornaments, tinsel, and/or other decorations. No wreaths, tree stands, or garland will be acce ...

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Library Set To Re-Open

After being closed for two weeks for interior renovations, the Estes Park Public Library reopened on Monday, December 29th. The library sports a revamped children’s area with new furniture, carpeting, paint, computers and signage. The improvements were made possible through generous grants provided by the Library Foundation and the Friends of the Library. ...

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Time To Sign Up For Citizen’s Police Academy

The 2009 Citizen’s Police Academy, hosted by the Estes Park Police Department, will take place beginning January 12 and continuing through February 12. The classes are held each Monday and Thursday night from 6-9 p.m. The Academy takes place in the Municipal Building each night, in Room 202. It is a 10 session course that will expose you to everything from Constitutional Law to Crime Scene Investigation and ...

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