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Estes Park Lodges Pledge To Reduce Bear Conflicts, Keep Bears Wild

This summer, more than 35 Estes Park lodges and other businesses signed a pledge to do their part to keep bears wild. The community-led Bear Education Task Force established the bear-responsible lodging pledge for Estes Park, and Bears Are Us volunteers followed up by visiting lodges to explain the pledge and offer the opportunity to commit to this responsibility. By signing the pledge, lodges expressed an ...

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Observatory Open House And Intro To Night Sky

Observatory Public Night & Introduction to Night Sky Astrophotography is the subject of this month’s Estes Valley Astronomical Society (EVAS) meeting. EVAS in conjunction with The Estes Park Memorial Observatory is offering a free public open house/star night on Thursday, August 28, 2014. The goal of EVAS is to promote amateur astronomy and education in the Estes valley. Our guest speaker for the evenin ...

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Estes Park Heritage Festival This Weekend At The Fairgrounds

The Estes Park Heritage Festival will take place this Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24 at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. This event, designed to celebrate the history of our mountain town is hosted by the Estes Valley Historical Preservation Foundation. The Estes Valley Historical Preservation Foundation's mission is saving the history of the Estes Valley and educating the community and visitors of i ...

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Historic Park Theatre Silent Movie Comedy Film Festival This Weekend

To kick off its second century of operation, celebrate the silent film era, as a fundraiser to preserve the on-going operation and restoration of this unique historic site, and because it’s just great entertainment, Estes Park Film Festival, Steve Smersh and the The Historic Park Theatre are delighted to bring you four days of Silent Film Comedies. This year the shows began at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, the 21st, ...

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Mayor’s Challenge At Grand Lake’s Spirit of the Lake Regatta

Cheer For Mayor Bill Pinkham and his wife Sue at 2014 Spirit of the Lake Regatta Kayak Race On Saturday, August 23 don’t miss your chance to support the Mayor of Estes Park in a Mayor’s Challenge kayak race at the Spirit of the Lake Regatta in Grand Lake. The event will pit Mayor Pinkham and his wife Sue against the Mayor of Grand Lake, Judy Burke and her teammate for a friendly competition to see who can w ...

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“Roadmap To Recovery” Flood Recovery Expo For Larimer County Set For August 16

The Larimer County Recovery Group (LTRG-LCF) in partnership with Larimer County is hosting an all-day flood recovery expo this Saturday August 16th, 2014 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the brand new 25,000 square foot Estes Park Event Center and Pavilion located at 1125 Rooftop Way, Estes Park. In September 2013, more than 300 homes were significantly damaged and more than 40 homes were destroyed in the Larimer C ...

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Memorial Hike On Friday, August 15

On August 15, 1933, the young University of Chicago college student Joe Halpern disappeared while hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park. His hiking companion left him just south of the Flattop Mountain summit around 2:30 p.m., and they agreed to meet later that afternoon in the Bear Lake parking lot. When Joe Halpern hadn't returned by 10:30 p.m., a massive manhunt was organized, lasting six nights and fiv ...

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Library Used Book Sale Is This Weekend

The Friends of the Estes Valley Library are hosting the annual library book sale this weekend. The sale will take place at Rocky Mountain Park Inn, adjacent to the Estes Park Conference Center, at the junction of Highway 7 and Highway 36. More than 40,000 gently-used books, CDs and DVDs will be up for sale. This is the major fundraiser for the Friends of the Library organization. The weekend sale begins tod ...

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