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Climber Stranded On Lumpy Ridge Rescued

On Friday evening, January 16, at 5:30 p.m., park dispatch were notified about a stranded climber in the Lumpy Ridge area of Rocky Mountain National Park.  A seventeen-year-old female from Estes Park, Colorado, was climbing with friends.  Another juvenile friend called dispatch via cell phone and reported that the female was 200 feet above the ground and unable to climb up or down.  She had no climbing equi ...

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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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