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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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Town Asks Elected Officials To End Shut Down, Reopen RMNP

On behalf of the Town of Estes Park, Mayor Bill Pinkham and Town Administrator Frank Lancaster have appealed to federal elected officials to end the federal government shutdown and the closure of Rocky Mountain National Park. This appeal was made in letters sent October 4 to the offices of Senator Michael Bennet, Senator Mark Udall, Congressman Jared Polis, Congressman Cory Gardner, Congressman Mike Coffman ...

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Estes Park Woman Hauls Dog Out On Her Back

By Doug Fox 24-year old Michaela Maddalena is tough stuff. You have to be tough to race sled dogs in Alaska and haul a Huskie out on your back in the wake of severe flooding in Colorado. At the age of 14, Maddalena was the first person from Colorado to be a musher in the Junior Iditarod Dog Sled Race in Alaska as well as the Junior Yukon Quest Race. The next year, when she was 15, she did the Junior Yukon Q ...

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Town Working To Restore Power In Glen Haven And The Retreat

Town of Estes Park Light & Power is working to clear trees and create 4x4 access in Glen Haven along North Fork and Fox Creek Roads so that infrastructure can be stabilized and power can be restored in those areas. The Town is also working with a contractor to determine how to safely build another 4x4 access road from Glen Haven to The Retreat in order to restore power to The Retreat. Due to the instabi ...

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EPMC Appoints New CEO

At a special meeting held Tuesday, October 1, 2013, the Park Hospital District Board of Directors announced the appointment of Brian Herwig as Chief Executive Officer of Estes Park Medical Center. For the past six months, the Park Hospital District Board of Directors and an appointed search team diligently evaluated candidates that emerged from a nationwide search. Once the search was narrowed down to numer ...

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Help The Glen Haven General Store Bring Back The Cinnamon Rolls

The Glen Haven General Store, a long-standing resource in a small community north of Estes Park for approximately 100 years, was severely damaged in the floods that hit the front range a couple of weeks ago. It so happens that this business is owned by my brother and his wife, who have operated it for 33 years. This isn’t the first time Steve & Becky have been involved in this task - the store was sever ...

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CDOT Announces Estimated Reopening Dates for Several Highways

Following the selection of four contractors earlier this week as well as continued work by Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews, the National Guard and other contractors, CDOT has announced estimated opening dates for many highways. The ultimate goal is to complete temporary or permanent repairs to restore mobility on these state highway routes by December 1, 2013. The total cost o ...

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