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Big Crowd Gathered For Official “Wetdown Party” For Fire Engine 7

The Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department (EPVFD) held an open house on Saturday, August 29 at the Dannels Fire Station to hold a traditional “Wetdown” of the new fire Engine  #7 as it officially went into service. Free hot dogs, chips and ice cream were served, balloons and prizes were given away and Sparky the Fire Dog was there to teach kids about fire safety. Visitors got a close look at Engine 7 and oth ...

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Labor Day Arts And Crafts Show

For 27 years the Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show was a fixture in Estes Park’s Bond Park. When the show needed a new sponsor, Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary stepped up to the plate to continue this popular event’s fine tradition. This show on September 5-7, 2009 features fine handmade arts and crafts from 94 artisans. They will offer everything from fine art, gourmet foods, jewelry and photography to pottery, h ...

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Come To Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival This Weekend

For more than three decades, Estes Park has been the backdrop for one of the nation’s largest gatherings for those of Scottish heritage, those interested in Scottish heritage, those who like the sound of Scottish brogues, those who enjoy a Scottish malt beverage, those who enjoy the rhythmic sound of Scottish footsteps on a dance floor and more. Held annually the weekend after Labor Day, Estes Park’s Longs ...

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Alpaca Show & Market This Weekend At Stanley Park Fairgrounds

The Estes Park Alpaca Show and Market, sponsored by SwitzerLand Farms takes place this weekend at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds in Barn W. The show features Alpaca spinning, weaving and knitting, alpacas will be on display and for sale. Alpacas belong to the family of New World Camelids, which not only includes alpacas and paco vicunas. They produce fiber that is luxurious and strong. This wonderful fiber th ...

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Town Accepting Applications For Community Service Grants

The Town of Estes Park is in now accepting applications for grant funding from organizations that provide services in the Estes Park area. The Town appropriates money to non-profit organizations at the discretion of the Town Board, subject to current Town Board goals and availability of funds. Traditionally, organizations have been funded under the general categories of Human Services, Arts, Education, Yout ...

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Alicia Mittelman New Curator/PIO Of Estes Park Museum

Mittelman, who joined the staff in August, has an M.A. from the George Washington University, Washington, D.C. in Museum Education and a B.A. from Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT in Anthropology and Sociology. While in Washington, D.C., Mittelman worked at the National Museum of Natural History, the International Spy Museum, the Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens, and the Robert Brent Museum Magnet ...

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Community Emergency Response Team Recruiting New Members

Citizens are encouraged to sign up for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) trainings, which will take place September 14 through October 8. Classes will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Monday and Thursday evenings at the Dannels Fire Station, located at 901 North Saint Vrain Ave. The series is free; space is limited to 20 individuals. For more information or to sign up, please contact Amanda Nagl ...

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Senators Udall And McCain Visit Estes Park To Discuss Climate Change Impacts In RMNP

On Monday morning, U.S. senators Mark Udall and John McCain came to Estes Park to learn about climate change in Rocky Mountain National Park and to hold a Field Hearing of the Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee at the Town Hall board room. The senators took a short hike into the meadow at Hollowell Park in Rocky Mountain National Park, looking for signs of global warming from bark beetle infestations ...

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