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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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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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