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Duck Race Successful On Several Fronts

The 20th annual Estes Park Duck Race raised more than $117,000 for 69 charities and organizations benefiting residents of the Estes Valley. It also made 809 people very happy – they were prize winners in the race. “Wow! What a fantastic event,” said Gary “Big Duck” Hazelton, chairman of the duck race committee that staged the race for the Rotary Club of Estes Park. “We were so lucky to have great weather, b ...

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Fine Arts Guild Production “Talking With” Opens This Weekend

httpv:// Talking With” a series of women’s monologues by Jane Martin will be performed on Friday and Saturday, May 9, 10, 16, & 17 at Park Village Playhouse at 7:30 p.m. The show is presented by the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies and is directed by Kerry Aiken and Diane Penn with help from Hancel McCord. Stage Manager of the show is C.J. Jensen. With razor sharp wit an ...

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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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