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Valley-Wide Habitat Study To Begin

This May, the Town of Estes Park will begin work on a valley-wide habitat study. The study will be performed by EDAW, a national environmental planning firm with offices in Fort Collins. The study will create an inventory of wildlife habitats using existing aerial photography, available resource mapping, and field reconnaissance. EDAW will draw upon the best available local and regional scientific research ...

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Town Of Estes Park To Develop Community Wildfire Protection Plan

At the April 8, 2008 Town Board meeting, the Board of Trustees approved the Public Safety Committee’s recommendation to develop a Community Wildfire Protection Plan. A Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) is a written agreement that identifies community issues and risks regarding wildfire response, hazard mitigation, community preparedness and structure protection. The process of the CWPP can also assi ...

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Estes Park Named “Best Of” On Four Lists

Estes Park has been recognized as one of the best vacation destinations in the nation by two national rating organizations and as a best day trip spot in the state by readers of two regional publications. In addition to the town receiving recognition, one Rocky Mountain National Park campground and its surrounding area has received numerous “best” designations. “Best of” designations for Estes Park have com ...

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Election Results For EVRPD And Upper Thompson Sanitation District

In the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District election, results are as follows: • Michael Richardson    231 • Kathy Asche        205 • Jack Holmquist    191 Jim Martinson         98 Meredith Cox Sloan     71 Marilee Long-Saxe     50 In the Upper Thompson Sanitation District election, results are as follows: Candidates for 4 year term: • Chris Eschelman    508 Jack E. Reed        457 • Larry Pettyjohn    ...

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Sapling Green Development To Address Two Community Needs Attainable Housing and Youth Services

  It is well known that affordable housing in Estes Park is hard to come by. According to the recently published 2008 Estes Valley Housing Needs Assessment: as demand for housing by non-residents increases, prices will be driven upwards and it will become increasingly difficult for locals to afford a home. Recent efforts by the Housing Authority with projects such as Vista Ridge have helped alleviate some o ...

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Estes Park Plans Seasonal Free Shuttle Service For 2008

Following its first two seasons of success, Town officials have approved several modifications to the free Shopper Shuttle system that begins operations on June 28. In this, the final year of the three-year experimental program, scheduling changes, along with route modifications have been established. Shuttles will operate daily through Labor Day. After Sept. 1, the Shuttles will operate on Saturdays and Su ...

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Tree Symposium Set For May 7

Mountain pine beetles, managing the trees on your property, and fire mitigation will be featured programs at the second annual Tree Symposium to be held Wednesday morning, May 7 in the Town Hall Board Room. Doors open at 8:15 a.m. Keynote speaker Dave Leatherman will present a program on “Mountain Pine Beetles and the Estes Valley” beginning at 8:30. He will discuss beetle biology, prevention, and treatment ...

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Food Tax Program Underway

To qualify, residents must have lived within the boundaries of the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District during the entire 12-month period of 2007, have an income within the low-income guidelines released in April, and be in one of the following categories: Resident families with dependent children under the age of 18 in 2007 Residents who are disabled and received disability income in 2007 Residents wh ...

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