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Community Foundation And Larimer County Providing Funds For Estes Area Economic Recovery

By: Jon Nicholas This week the Estes Park Economic Development Corporation (“Estes Park EDC”) thanked the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and Larimer County for their financial support of two projects concerning flood recovery. These grants to the Town of Estes Park are in partnership with Estes Park EDC. Business Recovery Coordinator Program: The Community Foundation awarded $29,500 to the Town o ...

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Estes Valley Land Trust Earns Continued National Recognition

A celebration is underway at Estes Valley Land Trust (EVLT)! Your local land trust was recently awarded renewed land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. The official announcement was received on February 26th. “This achievement demonstrates EVLT’s commitment to permanent land conservation and the rigorous accreditation renewal ...

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New Flood Needs

Spring is just around the corner and that should be good news, but for those people living along the flood ravaged streams and rivers, that causes a sense of foreboding. Why?..because spring means melting snow and run-offs. Right now many of the local creeks and rivers are out of their beds and debris clogs every bend. Ice dams that have formed will undoubtedly break with the warmer weather and the water re ...

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Denver Film Society Announces Dates For Stanley Film Festival

Emerging and established horror filmmakers to showcase independent cinema at the historic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado The Stanley Hotel, part of the Grand Heritage Hotel Group, will be the host venue for the Stanley Film Festival - Chapter II (SFF). Presented by NBC Universal's Chiller, SFF is scheduled for April 24-27, 2014. The four-day event will celebrate the best in independent horror cinema ...

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Clarification Of Absentee Ballot Procedure For April 1 Municipal Election

Earlier this month the approximately 4,500 registered voters within Estes Park town limits received an Absentee Ballot application by postcard. The application on this postcard (shown here) is to be filled out and returned by mail in a separate envelope with the appropriate postage, faxed, or hand-delivered to the Town Clerk's office. You may even take a photo of the completed application on your smart phon ...

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Small Business Recovery Fund Distributes $234,000

Accepting Applications for 2nd Funding Round for Flood Relief Through Friday, Feb. 21st United Way of Larimer County  announced the awarding of the first round of funding from its Small Business Recovery Fund (SBRF). Eight small businesses located in Estes Park and Drake will receive a total of $234,000 in grants to help them recover from the impact of the September 2013 flood. The SBRF is a collaborative c ...

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Osprey Satellite Transmitter Tracking Project Underway

Rocky Mountain National Park is pleased to announce the beginning of a three year joint project between the park, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (RMBO), and the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests that allows school children and the public to follow the migration path of osprey from their breeding grounds to their wintering grounds. To effectively conserve neotropical bird populations, it is important t ...

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New Election Task Force Committee Forming

Good government requires good leadership. Because of the community’s concern and interest in the present and future of Estes Park, the citizens listed below have organized themselves as an informal and unbiased committee to serve those who may be interested in running for Town Trustee. To that end, the committee has assembled questions commonly asked by candidates in past trustee elections as they moved thr ...

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