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Overnight Closure of US 34 in Big Thompson Canyon

US 34 in the Big Thompson Canyon will close at Idlewild Lane Wednesday January 29th at 9 p.m., until Thursday, January 30 at 3 accommodate the replacement of the Idlewild Lane bridge girders over the Big Thompson River. The overnight closure location is at mile marker 78, roughly two miles east of Drake. This is a complete closure and no through traffic will be allowed. There will be lane closures in ...

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Squatch or Not?

Many of you may remember our story from last February about Ken Collins, local Bigfoot investigator who came to us with evidence of a possible Bigfoot in our area. Ken is back with what he thinks is more proof of this mysterious creature. Just last week, Ken was walking in the Spirit Mountain area, doing what he loves to do, “Go Squatchin,’” (meaning looking for evidence of a Bigfoot-like creature). Ken tol ...

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Estes Park Debuts New Winter Warm Up Event For 2014

New for 2014, the quintessential mountain village of Estes Park will debut a brand new winter celebration for 2014, the Winter Warm Up. Held during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend (January 17-20), the event will feature a mix of family-friendly and adult-oriented activities including whiskey tasting at the Whiskey Warm Up and free entrance day at Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter Warm Up will kick-off wit ...

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Police And Business In Partnership

A local business owner reported receiving a phone call from someone claiming to be with Xcel Energy. The caller told the business owner that if her account balance was not paid immediately, her service would be turned off by the end of the day today. The call came from the number 303-351-3679, which Xcel Energy has confirmed is a front for a scam. Please do not pay for any service unless you are confident y ...

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Local Bridge Repairs Have Begun In Big Thompson Canyon

Larimer County’s Engineering Department has released its weekly Larimer County Flood 2013 Transportation Bulletin. Notable items include: • Repair work has begun on the local access bridges in the Big Thompson Canyon • The Board of County Commissioners has provided direction that repair work on local, public roads damaged by the flood should move forward regardless of FEMA reimbursement eligibility. Work on ...

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Lane Closure On Hwy 36 Near Pinewood Springs

Effective immediately and lasting 24 hours a day, seven days a week through at least Friday, January 3, CDOT has closed the western lane of US 36 near mile marker 10 north of Pinewood Springs and south of Estes Park. The temporary roadway is in significant need of repairs at the location, where the hillside beneath the highway has degraded and the roadway is no longer stable. In the interest of motorist saf ...

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Last Minute Shopping Yet To Do? Luminary Holiday Shopathon This Weekend

Finish last minute holiday shopping locally while hundreds of luminaries light up the sidewalks of Elkhorn Ave. in downtown Estes Park. This special weekend, downtown shops will stay open late to welcome you into warm boutiques and shops to find signature Estes Park sweets, one-of-a-kind gifts and more. Friday, December 20th and Saturday December 21st will be a shopper's paradise under the twinkling white l ...

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Toward A Creative Arts District You Can Help In Just Six Minutes

Creative Arts Districts enliven a community’s residents with greater engagement in the arts. Creative Arts Districts are also powerful tools for promoting a community to both artists and visitors. As we approach the Centennial of Rocky Mountain National Park, we have a unique opportunity to improve our promotion of the arts. Estes Park clearly has the arts resources to do so: non-profit arts groups, galleri ...

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