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Fur, Fortune And Empire: Author Talk And Slide Show At The Estes Park Museum

The public is invited to a talk, slide show, and book signing by Eric Jay Dolin, on his new book Fur, Fortune, and Empire: The Epic History of the Fur Trade in America at the Estes Park Museum on Friday, July 30th at 6:00 p.m. The event is free. Eric Jay Dolin traces the dramatic rise and fall of the American fur industry, beginning in the early 1600s, from the first Dutch encounters with the Indians to the ...

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Local Explorer Discusses Trekking In Tibet

Longtime Estes Park resident Dr. Dale Vrabec has been an astronomer and astrophysicist by profession. But equally as compelling for him as the skies is his fascination with the Himalayas, Nepal and Tibet. In a special presentation on Monday, July 19, at 7 p.m. at the Estes Valley Library, Vrabec will share stories and photographs of two exploratory treks he has made in Tibet near Mount Everest. These two tr ...

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A Journey Through The Rockies-Mountain Music For Kids!

Families are invited on a musical journey through the magical landscapes of the Rocky Mountains on Sunday, July 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center. This 50 minute live concert weaves stories and songs together to bring to life local, environmental science concepts such as Colorado Ecology, Rocky Mountain Wildlife, Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics, Water Purification and more. Boulder-based c ...

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Old Man Mountain Rescue

At 11:00 a.m. July 5, 2010, a 16-year-old male became lodged in a crevice on Old Man Mountain in Larimer County. Larimer County Search and Rescue, Larimer County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services, Estes Park Fire Department, and Rocky Mountain National Park responded. The rescue required a 30 foot vertical lift to extricate the male which occurred at approximately 7:45 p.m. He was taken to Estes Park Medi ...

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Cowboy And Western Songs To Celebrate Rodeo And Other Programs At The Stanley Museum

Cowboy & Western Songs on Stanley’s Violin-Stanley Museum volunteer and musician John Mueller will play cowboy songs in honor of the Rooftop Rodeo here in Estes. The instrument John plays is a hand-crafted violin which Stanley designed in his eighties. It is a beautiful instrument. The performance is free to the public and will take place on Monday July 5th at noon at the Stanley Museum. An encore perfo ...

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12th Annual Fourth Of July Coolest Car Show

If only a car could talk what a tale it would tell: where it’s been, the trips it has taken, the owners it’s had before its days were over and it was unceremoniously junked. For some folks a car is transportation, just turn the key and it takes you where you want to go. For others, however; a car holds important memories and associations, sometimes leading back to the first car they owned or that special ve ...

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Fairgrounds Grandstand Grand Opening Takes Place June 30, 2010

On June 30 at 12:00 noon, the community is invited to celebrate the opening of the new Grandstand at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park.  Ample parking will be available by entering the Fairgrounds from Manford Avenue.  The Lions Club of Estes Park will serve free hotdogs, chips and soda and local musician Ron Ball will provide lively entertainment. At 12:30 p.m., Mayor Bill Pinkham, Town Trustees and Commissi ...

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Get Tickets For Annual Historic Tour

Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. are pleased to announce the 2010 Historic Tour will be July 31st at the Elkhorn Lodge. Tour tickets go on sale to Friends members on the 25th of June and to the general public starting July 1st. This year's tour is one month later than in the past. Because the Elkhorn Lodge is an endangered historic property, this is the time to come see a major icon of Estes ...

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