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Celebrating The 20th Annual Duck Race

By: Kris Hazelton (with some help from Don Widrig and Nicky Kane) The Duck Race is celebrating its 20th year in Estes Park. The fun all started in 1989. It all started with four businessmen in town, Stan Pratt, Nick Kane, Mike McDonald, and Steve Nagl who were at the Crags Lodge at a Chamber of Commerce After Hours event. The four men were discussing ways they could help the various non-profit organizations ...

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Good Samaritan Receives A New Wii

Ed Grueff saw the article that recently ran in the Estes Park News of the seniors enjoying playing the Nintendo Wii game at Good Samaritan Society of Estes Park. After reading the article and seeing the photos of Ross Moor enjoying playing the new interactive game, Ed thought that the Wii game system would have been something his own father, George, who passed away three years ago, would have loved to play. ...

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Thanks To Estes Valley Networks, We Now Have Access To Free Wireless Network

Estes Valley Networks Provides Advertiser Supported Free Wireless Internet to Downtown Businesses, Residents and Over Four Million Visitors. Estes Valley Networks, a local Internet service provider, has successfully deployed a free wireless mesh network in downtown Estes Park, Colorado. The Internet service, provided free of charge, is available to anyone within the downtown coverage area, which includes th ...

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Estes Park Sings

The theme this year is Estes Park Sings Around the World. There were 35 songs from 17 countries tied together with the travels of the semi-disfunctional Flugge Family as they wander from country to country encountering music, dancing, and lots of laughter. Something new this year is a brand new, hot off the press CD filled with songs from Estes Park Sings. Cost for the CD is $10 and they are available at Li ...

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Duck Race Sponsors Presented Ducks

The 19 major sponsors of the 20th annual Estes Park Duck Race were presented with their own personalized rubber duck in Riverside Plaza last Friday. The art class at Estes Park High School painted each of the ducks so they stand out when they float into Riverside Plaza on race day. The “sponsor ducks” will be the first ducks in the river on May 3rd. They float to town on a shorter course than the estimated ...

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Mayor Pinkham Declares Duck Race Day May 3rd In Honor Of 20th Annual Race

Estes Park Mayor Bill Pinkham has formally declared May 3rd as Duck Race Day in Estes Park. The proclamation was presented Tuesday night (April 22nd) to Gary “Big Duck” Hazelton, chairman of the Duck Race Committee, and Quiltin T. Canvasback, the official mascot of the duck race. After reading the proclamation at the regular meeting of the Estes Park Board of Trustees meeting, the mayor stated, “The Duck Ra ...

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Estes Park Sings This Weekend

Don’t miss your chance to see the excing musical extravaganza, Estes Park Sings Around the World this weekend! The show will be staged Friday and Saturday nights, April 25 & 26, at Mountain View Bible Fellowship Church at the intersection of Highway 7 and Peak View Drive. Shows start at 7:30, doors will open for seating at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for the show going fast and are available at Macdonald’s Book S ...

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