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Stanley Anschutz Wellness Center Plan Remains Active

The Estes Park Medical Center is partnering with the Stanley Hotel in a joint venture to move the Stanley Anschutz Wellness Center project forward. There will be a special meeting of the Estes Park Board of Trustees held Thursday, Dec. 5 at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the possible sales contract for Lot 4 of the Stanley Historic District. A municipal ordinance passed by the voters in 2008 requires a vote of the ci ...

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Letter To Trustees From Estes Valley Partners For Commerce

Dear Estes Park Board of Trustees, On October 1, 2013, we submitted a letter to you, expressing our endorsement of the Anschutz Wellness Center project concept. Our support of this concept came from lengthy discussion and evaluation of the direction, details, and potential outcomes of this proposal. Ultimately, the determination made by our Board was a reflection of the Estes Park Economic Development Corpo ...

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Santa’s Workshop Opens This Week!

Santa returns to Estes Park! Santa’s workshop will be open on November 29th, through December 22nd. He will be working from 6-9 p.m. for all to come and see. Come by 335 Riverside across from Piccadilly Square (at the intersection of Moraine and Riverside on the curve) to see Santa working in his shop. Bring the kiddos for the thrill of watching Santa. All donations of toys will be given to the “Toys for To ...

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Flood Of Change

Story and photos by: Sarah Almond Two months have passed since Colorado’s historic flooding damaged thousands of homes, lives and businesses. In the aftermath, tales came rushing in of valiant volunteer efforts, heroic rescue workers and impressive, resilient communities. Even now, as roads and businesses reopen and “No-Flush Zones” diminish, stories of bravery, leadership and camaraderie remain. Take, for ...

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Second Trolley Arrives For The Spring Start-Up Of Historic Tours

Estes Park Historical Tours are projected to start in April of 2014. The Groome family (father Wayne, wife Sharon and daughter Marsha) have joined forces to establish a new corporation called Fun Tyme Trolleys, LLC to provide historic tours of the Estes area. These 75-minute tours by trolley will run four times a day from mid-April through October. The tour business will start operations with one trolley, w ...

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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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