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Advisory of Traffic Impact on US 36

Maintenance crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation will be repairing and repaving sections of US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park this week. The paving activity will require single lane closures Tuesday, November 19 through Thursday, November 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. One lane of the highway will remain open to alternating traffic and flaggers will direct motorists through the work zon ...

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Town Board Kills Lot 4 Vote

At its November 12 meeting, the Estes Park Town Board voted not to accept a proposed contract from the Grand Heritage Hotel Group, LLC (the Stanley) for the purchase of Lot 4 in the Stanley Historic District for the proposed Stanley Anschutz Wellness Center. Therefore, no special election will be set for December. All outstanding applications for the project have been officially withdrawn, and the December ...

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Westley Family Still Needs Our Help!

Drunk driver gets off easy, injured family still in need Four months after the Westley family was hit by a drunk driver after celebrating July 4th, the drunk driver who hit them is offered a plea bargain. On July 4th, Greg Westley watched the fireworks in Grand Lake, CO with his wife and eight kids. While walking back to their car along Highway 34, Greg and four family members were hit. Greg died at the sce ...

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Donations From Mountain Strong Shirts Exceed $86,000!

To help our surrounding communities who have been greatly affected by the devasting flood of September 2013, many people jumped in to help. A Mountain Strong logo was designed by EP News. Tim Buck and Ron Shumate of Trail Ridge Printing Company invested an enormous amount of money for inventory, as well as volunteer hours, to make apparel with the Mountain Strong logo available for purchase. The net sale pr ...

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Estes Park Election Results

Estes Library 5A Total Total Votes 4576 YES 2349 51.33% NO 2227 48.67% Estes Park School 3A Total Total Votes 4535 NO 2329 51.36% YES 2206 48.64% Park Director At Large Total Total Votes 4976 Laura Case 1427 28.68% Christie Adams 1256 25.24% Brian Brown 1235 24.82% Tony Gittings 698 14.03% Kristine L. Poppitz 360 7.23%     ...

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Upper Thompson Sanitation Update

Upper Thompson Sanitation District has reported completion of the Scott Avenue tie-in for sewer service. This is a major connection with lots of addresses -- check the list to see if you're included. ...

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Estes Park Free Shuttles See Record Ridership In 2013

Trolley to operate Nov. 29 for Catch the Glow festivities The 2013 Estes Park Free Shuttles saw a significant growth in ridership, carrying 89,637 riders, an increase of 52.3% over 2012. Ridership on the new trolley, now named the Elkhorn Express, came to 30,259 riders, representing 33.8% of the total system, carrying a daily average of 378.2 riders per day. This year marked the eighth year of shuttle servi ...

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Planning The Post Flood Future For A Sales Tax-Driven Town Government

By Frank Lancaster-Estes Park Town Administrator I'm sure many of you had plans for the next few months that have changed radically since the September flood. For many of us, life was turned upside down in just a few days. The Town of Estes Park is no different. Now that we're past emergency response to protect lives and property, we're looking at how the flood may affect the Town's finances in the near fut ...

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