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New Police Auxiliary Program Launched To Monitor Litter; Promote Wildlife Friendly Habits

  The Estes Park Police Auxiliary will launch a new program on May 19 to monitor compliance by residences and businesses with local trash ordinances. Compliance with trash ordinances means a reduced likelihood of conflicts with bears and other wildlife. Auxiliary officers will patrol businesses and residences within the entire town limits two to three times per week. The primary focus will be litter st ...

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A Memorial Service for Dick Orleans

Here at the Estes Park News, we are saddened at the loss of our good friend, Dick Orleans. Dick was a well-known musician in town, and a wonderful photographer who was generous to share his beautiful photos with us at the EP News. We thank you Dick for making the world a better place with your music, your photos and your gentle soul. You left this earth much too soon, you had so much more music in you, more ...

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Electronics Recycling Event To Be Held Next Saturday, May 17

Metech Recycling will be back in Estes Park for an electronics recycling collection on May 17, 2014 at the Fairgrounds parking lot off Rooftop Way, just south of the Senior Center. The collection will take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Town of Estes Park’s electronics recycling event allows residents to conveniently and responsibly recycle old television sets, cell phones, iPods and many other electron ...

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Sandbags Available For Pick-up In Drake

Filled sandbags have been dropped for pick-up in Drake at CDOT Property/Schaffer Property at the intersection of CR43 and HWY 34 while supplies last.  SERVE 6.8 will periodically drop sandbags at this location as a need persists. For more information and for those interested in picking up empty sandbags please contact SERVE 6.8 at or 970-231-6445. ...

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Free Residential Slash Collection Dates Announced

To help you prepare for the coming wildfire season, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District is hosting three slash drop-off events. From 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on May 24, 31 and June 1, property owners within the fire district are encouraged to bring slash to the Town of Estes Park property located at 640 Elm Road. The site entrance is on the right-side of Elm Road, just past the turn off to the Waste Manage ...

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Sponsorship Program For Bear-Resistant Containers Announced

The Town of Estes Park is excited to announce a new community partnership allowing residents and businesses to sponsor the purchase and installation of a public bear-resistant trash/recycling container. In 2013, the Town replaced approximately 30 public trash containers with bear-resistant containers; 24 of these were in partnership with the League of Women Voters and Community Recycling Committee. The cost ...

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Elizabeth Fogarty Named Visit Estes Park CEO

Estes Park resident Elizabeth Fogarty has been selected to be the next President & CEO of Visit Estes Park. The decision to hire Fogarty came during Tuesday’s special meeting of the Board of Directors. "The board is excited to have Elizabeth stepping in to this critical position and look forward to her leadership as we continue in our flood recovery. Her experience, history with our stakeholders and par ...

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All Aboard The Fun Tyme Trolley Celebrate Mountain Strong Donation

Above, Cowboy Brad Fitch and Gail James make a run to catch the Fun Tyme Trolley, as Wayne Groome, owner, beckens them to hurry and jump on. Sharon Groome, Marsha Groome, and Jeff Klintberg shout encouragement as John Roehl, President of the Board of Crossroads Ministry, and Virgil Good, Executive Director of Crossroads, hold a check for another $500 donation to Crossroads from the sale of the CD, Mountain ...

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