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Colorado’s Gift To The Nation

By: Vaughn Baker Rocky Mountain National Park  Superintendent In 2010, Rocky Mountain National Park will celebrate its 95th birthday. On January 26, 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act establishing Rocky Mountain National Park. This culminated an effort by many in Colorado and elsewhere to set aside a scenic portion of the southern Rockies for the enjoyment of present and future generations. In es ...

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An Unbelievable Find!

This Saturday, January 30, at the Lake Shore Lodge Conference Center on Lake Estes, local residents will have their first-ever opportunity to view the 1914 Estes Park Alikasai, a short-lived summer newspaper previously written off as a fantasy, or a never-to-be-recovered artifact of Estes Park's past. Since its inception, the Estes Park History Rescue Project (EPHRP) has been offering large sums of money fo ...

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Colorful Characters Of Estes Park Now At Stanley Museum

The Stanley Museum is starting a new series of talks on Saturdays. January, 23, 30 and February 6, 13. Tom Danton does an hour and a half presentation at 1 p.m. called "Colorful Characters of Estes Park" There is $5 admission at the Stanley Museum. Tom will discuss how through the 150 years of Estes Park history, several people jump out as memorable personalities. Some of these include Enos Mills, FO Stanle ...

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Public Invited To Ceremony And Reception At Fire Station

Join officials on January 27 to mark the transition of fire services from the Town of Estes Park to the Estes Valley Fire Protection District On January 27 at 3:00 p.m., community members are invited to attend a ceremony and reception at the Dannels Fire Station, 901 North Saint Vrain Ave., to signify the transition of fire services from the Town of Estes Park to the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (E ...

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Winter Festival Deemed Successful

The first-ever Winter Festival was a total success according to Elizabeth Blanchard, Local Marketing District (LMD) Board Member who helped spearhead the event. An estimated 950 people participated in the event at Bond Park which included two chili cook-offs and wine & beer tasting, she said.  Even more people took advantage of the horse & carriage rides, massage specials, viewed the stars at the Ob ...

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Winter Festival This Weekend In Estes Park

From free snowshoeing, family games and activities, to chili cookoffs and a wine and beer tasting; there will be plenty of activities for all during Estes Park’s 1st Annual Winter Festival, Jan. 15 through 18. Many of the activities take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Bond Park in the center of downtown Estes Park at the intersection of Elkhorn and MacGregor Avenues. The chili cook-offs and wine/beer tasti ...

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Explore Rocky Mountain National Park During The Winter

For many visitors, winter is their favorite season to enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park. The park is less visited but still very much open and alive with activity. Beautiful backcountry areas can be reached on snowshoes, skis, and at lower elevations - even with hiking boots! Elk, coyotes, deer, snowshoe hares, and other wildlife remain active through the winter.  Their story is told by the tracks left in ...

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Star Night At The Observatory

The Estes Valley Astronomical Society (EVAS) in conjunction with The Estes Park Memorial Observatory (EPMO) is offering a free public open house/star night on Thursday, January 28, 2010. Our guest speaker this month is Bryan White, noted author and photographer with an astronomical bent. Bryan will present his 3-D astronomical pictures of Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). He has spent over eight years phot ...

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