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Larimer County Roads See Continuing Progress

Larimer County’s Engineering Department has released its weekly Larimer County Flood 2013 Transportation Bulletin showing progress to date on the repair and rebuilding of flood damaged road corridors countywide. • CR 27 corridor between Stove Prairie and the Poudre Canyon (SH 14) has re-opened. • CR 43 (Devil’s Gulch Road) primitive road has now been built in excess of five miles from Drake towards Glen Hav ...

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Flood Mud Volleyball Fundraiser Raises $9,000 In Donations

On Tuesday, organizers of the Flood Mud Volleyball tournament held last month, donated $9,000 to Crossroads Ministries. The money will benefit our communities for flood recovery and helping those affect get through the winter months. Cynthia Elkins, creator of this fun, community event told us, “Walking around in our sweet town and shoveling out my home, I just kept hearing a voice say ‘when life gives you ...

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Estes Park Named #2 Of America’s Favorite Towns

Congratulations, Estes Park! Travel + Leisure’s “America’s Favorite Towns” of 2013 has been released, and Estes Park was named #2! This annual reader-based survey included 744 nominated towns, and votes were accumulated through 55 categories, including adventure travels, family-friendly hotels, and more. To determine the overall popularity results, Travel + Leisure calculated each town’s average score, and ...

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FEMA Registration Deadline Extended For Diaster Survivors In Colorado

At the request of the state of Colorado, FEMA has approved an extension for storm and flooding survivors to register for federal disaster assistance. The new registration deadline is November 30, 2013, which is also the new deadline to complete and return low-interest U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loan applications. Survivors who register may be eligible for federal grants to help cover ...

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Visit Estes Park Receives Prestigious Destination Marketing Award

In July, after just 3 ½ years in operation and on its first application, Visit Estes Park was awarded prestigious destination marketing organization (DMO) accreditation designation from the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP). This accomplishment puts Visit Estes Park in elite company, as only two other Colorado DMOs, Visit Denver and Visit Colorado Springs, have achieved this accreditation. ...

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Senator Mark Udall Tours Estes Park, Surveys Ongoing Recovery Efforts

U.S. Senator Mark Udall visited Estes Park, one of the communities hit worst by September's flood, to meet with local residents and survey the ongoing recovery and rebuilding efforts. Udall reviewed the active efforts to repair damaged roads, highways and water infrastructure and called the resilience of Estes Park residents "a testament to the Colorado spirit of strength and independence." U.S. Highway 36, ...

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Rescued Flood Bunnies Need New Loving Homes

During the flooding in September that devastated so many of our friends and neighbors, the Larimer County Humane Society was called upon to assist the National Guard Search & Rescue team with evacuating animals. After a helicopter ride into the flood zone, LCHS Animal Protection & Control officers found a startling sight, more than 100 rabbits living inside a single residence! The animals were quick ...

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