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Town Receives Second Grant For Downtown Road Realignment

The Town of Estes Park has received a $4.2 million grant through the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Responsible Acceleration of Maintenance and Partnerships (RAMP) program. Coupled with the $13 million grant from the Federal Lands Access Program, the RAMP grant will fund major transit and highway improvements in downtown Estes Park. Town Administrator Frank Lancaster noted, “Now that funding i ...

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

by Frank Lancaster - Estes Park Town Administrator Estes Park is a miraculous place. I say this as a relative newcomer to Estes. As we all know, about a month ago the skies opened on us – to a disastrous extent. Well before the flood waters started to recede, many wonderful people in the Estes valley were calling our Town information hotline offering their assistance to others. In fact, as I mentioned at ou ...

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Flood Relief Grants Now Available

As matching gift dollars roll in, grant dollars ready to roll out The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado is releasing guidelines for grant requests to assist in flood relief and recovery efforts in Larimer County, and it is encouraging nonprofits and governmental entities to review the guidelines and apply if they qualify. Ray Caraway with the Community Foundation says the goal is to get these funds ...

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Options For Disposing Of Flood Debris

The Town of Estes Park, Larimer County and Waste Management, Inc. are providing several options to Estes Valley residents who still need to dispose of flood debris. To ensure the success of these options for the community, please follow the guidelines below; do not attempt to dispose of other unacceptable materials at these sites. Woody and vegetative debris The Town and County will open a drop-off site for ...

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Development In And Around Streams And Rivers

The Town of Estes Park reminds residents that any and all work within a floodplain requires a permit. Permits will be issued for temporary work necessary to prevent further loss of property, such as bank stabilization, shoring buildings, repairing private bridges and utility infrastructure. There are no fees for the floodplain permits or for the associated building permit authorizing work on a temporary bas ...

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Community Foundation of Northern Colorado: Flood Relief Grants Now Available

As matching gift dollars roll in, grant dollars ready to roll out The Community Foundation of Northern Colorado is releasing guidelines for grant requests to assist in flood relief and recovery efforts in Larimer County, and it is encouraging nonprofits and governmental entities to review the guidelines and apply if they qualify. Ray Caraway with the Community Foundation says the goal is to get these funds ...

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Flooding At The River Forks Inn In Drake, CO

Story by: Nina Kunze Drake, Colorado is one of the places that took the brunt of the raging floodwaters that rushed through our Colorado mountain canyons last month. The River Forks Inn sits at the confluence of the Big Thompson River and the North Fork of the Big Thompson on Highway 34 in Drake. Both rivers rose, washing away the RV Park, several outbuildings, burying or washing away several cars, and inva ...

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Elk Viewing Is Best From A Safe Distance

Each fall, thousands of visitors are drawn to Estes Park to watch herds of elk gather in the valley for their mating season, or “rut.” With this popular activity comes the responsibility for everyone to be safe and respect these majestic animals. During the rut, the male “bull” elk are irritable, aggressive and extremely dangerous to onlookers who get too close. “Every day our dispatch center receives numer ...

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