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Journey By Canoe: Watery Wonderlands Of The Boundary Wilderness

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in Minnesota, along with the adjoining Quentico Provincial Park in Canada, form a wilderness area of over two million acres, as large as Yellowstone. Vern Mertz of Estes Park will share stories and photographs from his twelve summertime canoe trips through this watery wonderland of rocky shores, sandy beaches, lakes, streams and islands. Sponsored by the Est ...

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Town Board To Consider Ordinances On Marijuana Establishments

At its regular August 13 meeting, the Estes Park Town Board will consider proposed additions to the municipal code to prohibit retail marijuana establishments within Estes Park town limits, as well as prohibit private marijuana clubs in commercial and industrial establishments. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue. Residents are encouraged to attend a ...

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Living Responsibly In Estes Park

The Association for Responsible Development (ARD) announces the publication of Living Responsibly in Estes Park: A Welcoming Guide for Owners, Renters and Guests. This 40 page, illustrated pamphlet, inspired by a similar project a decade ago by the League of Women Voters, consists of eight individual topical sections, providing an introduction and overview of topics that ARD believes are of critical importa ...

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School Supplies Needed

The new School year begins on August 19th. Bright Christmas is preparing to gather school supplies for low income families who have children returning to Estes Park schools this fall. If you are a family who would like help with supplies for your children, we will be distributing from Crossroads Ministry the week of August 12-16. Please contact Crossroads for more information. If you have High School studen ...

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Lifting of Open Burning Restrictions

All fire restrictions imposed by the Estes Valley Fire Protection District have been lifted as of 12:00 AM 7/26/13. However, Larimer County still has fire restrictions in effect in the unincorporated portions of the District. Information on Larimer County’s fire restriction can be found at www.co.larimer.co.us Burning of slash is only allowed from October through April under certain conditions after receivi ...

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Public invited to help design the Estes Park Visitor Center Transit Facility and Parking Structure

Initial plans are progressing for the Estes Park Transit Facility and Parking Structure, to be built east of the Estes Park Visitor Center at 500 Big Thompson Avenue. The Town and community stakeholders are reviewing consultants’ proposals for design and construction management. Ultimately, the project will increase parking availability in the downtown area and serve as another hub for transit systems, incl ...

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Celebrating Open Space

Community partners and residents gathered to celebrate the new aspen grove at the Scott Ponds open space in Carriage Hills on Thursday, July 11. For public enjoyment, natural water filtration and wildlife habitat, 70 aspen trees have been planted through a partnership among the Town of Estes Park, its Parks Division and Tree Board, Eagle Rock School and Platte River Power Authority. Cutting the ribbon were ...

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Modification to Open Burning Restrictions

Due to the recent rains and increased fuel moistures that have reduced the fire danger in our area, the open burning restrictions that were established on June, 20, 2013 have been modified. This modification allows for the use of portable charcoal grills used at a private residence on a non-combustible surface of at least 10ft in diameter as outlined in the Larimer County burn restrictions dated June 25, 20 ...

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