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Kris Eitzen Paints Mural At Estes Park Memorial Observatory

There is a new addition to the local art scene, thanks to artist, Kris Eitzen who has painted a mural in the lobby of the Estes Park Memorial Observatory. The mural is a huge wall painting (16 ft. x 9 ft.) depicting a Native American folk lore story of how the stars were created. It tells how the Rocky Mountain coyote placed the stars in the heavens using his bow and arrow to position them in patterns portr ...

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The Bugle Boy Of Estes Park

By: Kris Hazelton It doesn’t take long to figure out that the rut, the elk mating season, is in full swing in Estes Park. The shrill sound of bull elk bugling can be heard throughout the Estes Valley as we watch the bulls earnestly gathering their harems and fighting off their rivals. Last weekend, one of Estes Park’s biggest bulls was very pumped up with testosterone and began chasing anything that moved a ...

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Estes Park Elk Festival Schedule

ElkFest 2009 October 3-4- Bond Park-Downtown Estes Park Event Schedule Saturday, Oct. 3rd 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Educational Area; Exhibits; Vendors; Wolf and Raptor Exhibits; Operation Game Thief Exhibit; Mountain Man Rendezvous and Food 10:30 a.m. Seminar: Breeding Season -"The Rut" 11:00 a.m. Safely Observing Wildlife in Its Natural Habitat 11:30 a.m. Native American Music & Storytelling Noon - 5:00 p.m ...

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Elk Fest Features Bugling Contest, Seminars And Elk Viewing Tours

During the first weekend of October, elk in Estes Park will be regaled, imitated, watched and otherwise celebrated during the community’s annual two-day Elk Fest. This festival celebrates the “wapiti,” the American elk that is native here. The Elk Fest, now in its 11th year, highlights most of the facets of human interaction with the animals. Bond Park at the intersection of   MacGregor and Elkhorn (Estes P ...

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Running Of The Bulls This Saturday Will Benefit Partners Mentoring Youth

The annual Partners Mentoring Youth Running of the Bulls will be held this Saturday, September 26, 2009 at Lake Estes Marina. The event is a 3.75 Mile Run/Walk that begins at      10 a.m. Experience stunning fall colors and the excitement of the annual Elk Rut in beautiful Estes Park! The 3.75-mile race starts at Lake Estes Marina and makes a complete lap around Lake Estes. This high-altitude course (7600') ...

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Autumn Gold Celebrates Fall Season In Estes Park

Beer, brats and bands.  It’s time for Autumn Gold, Sunrise Rotary’s fall celebration held September 26th and 27th in the mountain community of Estes Park. Now in its 17th year, this Rotary fundraiser features cold beer, soft drinks, bratwursts, hot dogs and live music from talented local and Front Range bands. The festival takes place in tree-shaded Bond Park in downtown Estes Park. The highlight of Autumn ...

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Get Ready To Participate In National Public Lands Day

Mark your calendar! Saturday, September 26, 2009 is National Public Lands Day. Enjoy great food, meet new people, listen to live music, and best of all, work to keep our outdoor recreation areas functional and beautiful. Pick one of five fantastic projects this year! • Reroute the Continental Divide Trail away from motorized use in Rocky Mountain National Park. • Clean up the Colorado River near Pumphouse. ...

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Fine Arts And Crafts Show This Weekend In Bond Park

For over 30 years the Fine Arts Guild has sponsored the Fine Arts & Crafts Festival to provide outstanding artists with a venue to showcase their work. They pride themselves in hosting a festival where exhibitors and visitors enjoy a friendly fun-filled weekend. The 35th annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival will be held in Bond Park this weekend, September 19 and 20 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 1 ...

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