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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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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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