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Tuskegee “Top Gun” Pilot To Speak In Estes Park

By: Doug Fox In May of 1949, 1st Lt. James Harvey III took off from Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada in an obsolete P-47N Thunderbolt propeller-driven fighter and flew into history. He and three other pilots who had trained at an air base in Alabama would distinguish themselves by winning the first Top Gun Weapons Meet in U.S. Air Force history. The winning team from the 332nd Fighter Group had outperformed ...

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Fall Elk Expeditions Sponsored By The Rocky Mountain Nature Association

By: Geoff Elliot, Olson Fellow Rocky Mountain National Park experiences many changes as summer comes to an end and autumn arrives, including the infusion of color into meadows and on the leaves of aspen or the migration of animals to their winter grounds. The arrival of fall also marks the beginning of the elk rut in Rocky Mountain National Park which showcases elk mating behavior, such as sparring, bugling ...

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Largest And Most Majestic Celtic Event In The U.S. Celebrates It’s 37th Year

The Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival Held in Estes Park More than 80,000 people are expected to attend this year’s 37th annual Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival, taking place Thursday, September 5th through Sunday, September 8th at Stanley Park Fairgrounds in Estes Park. The festival began in 1976 and has grown to be the largest and most majestic Celtic festivals in the U.S. with more t ...

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Street Closures In Effect For Scottish-Irish Festival Parade

The annual Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival Parade will travel through downtown Estes Park beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 7. On-street parking spaces on Elkhorn Avenue will be closed around midnight the night before the parade. At 8:30 a.m., the Estes Park Police Department will close the parade route along Elkhorn Avenue from West Park Center west to U.S. 34/Wonderview Avenue. At ...

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Alpaca Show At The Fairgrounds Labor Day Weekend!

The Alpaca Market will be held this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, August 31 & September 1. Hours will be Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday 10-4. This event is fun and free to the public and takes place at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. Come and visit for two exciting days of alpacas in the indoor comfort of the Wool Barn at the Fairgrounds. On hand will be breeding stock and fiber animals for sale. Artisa ...

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Brad Fitch To Present Tenth Annual John Denver Tribute Concert August 30

The Estes Park Lions Club will host the Tenth Annual John Denver Tribute Concert in Estes Park, Colorado, the evening of Friday, August 30th at Stanley Park Fairgrounds. Keeping John Denver’s legacy very much alive, Estes Park’s own “Cowboy” Brad Fitch and his TropiCowboy Band will perform Denver’s most beloved songs in this crowd-pleasing show. Funds raised through this event are donated to Lions Club char ...

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Health tips for Pro Cycling spectators

The USA Pro Challenge Professional Cycling Race will be taking place in Larimer County this Saturday, August 24th. The route passes through several areas including Fort Collins, Loveland, and Estes Park. This event is an exciting opportunity for spectators to enjoy a professional cycling race. Many of the spectators may be watching from the foothills under full sun, perhaps for several hours. The Larimer Co ...

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Senior Pro Rodeo This Weekend!

The 28th annual Senior Pro Charity Rodeo will be held this Saturday and Sunday at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. There will be all the rodeo events plus stick horse races for the kids and mutton bustin'. On Saturday the rodeo will start at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday it will start at 1:00 p.m. Admission is just $12 for adults; kids 8 and under are free. The charity rodeo is put on by the Colorado Senior Pro C ...

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