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Estes Park Rotary Provides Funds, Pledges Volunteer Help With Pavilion Project

A check for $1,000 and a pledge of members’ time and talent will result in a spruced-up picnic pavilion open to the public this summer. At the April 25 meeting, President Pete Sumey of The Rotary Club of Estes Park presented Estes Valley Recreation and Park District Executive Director Skyler Rorabaugh with a check for $1,000 and a promise of membership muscle for a joint project. The pavilion was built in 1 ...

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Friends Of The Library Accepting Donations For August Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Library is now accepting donations of gently used books, videos, CDs DVDs and audio books for its summer used book sale to be held August 9, 10, and 11, 2013 at the Rocky Mountain Park Inn’s Conference Center on Hwy. 7. Persons wishing to donate books and other items may take them to the Estes Valley Library where Friends volunteers will organize, categorize and box up the materials for s ...

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Volunteers Needed To Help During Elk Calving Season

Volunteers are needed to help out the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District around the 9 Hole Golf Course and Lake Estes Trail during the upcoming elk calving season. Help is needed at various times throughout the week to assist with crowd control and keeping people a safe distance away from the animals as calving season approaches. Call to register for a short informational training session which will ...

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Bears Are Coming Out Of Hibernation And They’re Hungry!

By: Kris Hazelton The Colorado Parks and Wildlife has begun getting calls about bears coming out of hibernation. These bears are hungry and the CPW is reminding residents and visitors to always be bear aware. Because they are large omnivores, bears are nearly always on a search for food. Wild foods are essential for bears-berries, insects, plants and carrion. This early in the season however, the plant life ...

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Park School District Donates Bus To Estes Park Medical Center

By: Kerrie Hill, EPMC In the spirit of community collaboration and cooperation, the Park R-3 School District has donated a school bus that was set to be removed from the school system’s inventory, but will now fill a need for the medical center and in particular emergency medical services. Dave Colson, Director of Transportation for Park R-3 School District, handed over the keys to the bus to Director of Am ...

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Bluebird Nest Boxes Available

By: Scott Rashid While I was placing the owl nest boxes a few weeks ago, many of you asked for bluebird boxes. We have built a number of nest boxes for blue birds that are available for placement. In the Estes Valley, there has been at times all three bluebird species nesting. The three species are; the mountain, western and Eastern Bluebirds. The most common species, the Mountain Bluebirds prefer open coun ...

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Volunteers Needed For Duck Race Security

By: Doug Fox The Estes Park Duck Race needs volunteers to carry a big stick, push little ducks around, and keep people out of Fall River. “We need about 50 to 60 people to help corral the ducks as they float down Fall River, as well as making sure people don’t fall into the river,” said Ward Nelson, the “sheriff” of the duck race. Nelson said volunteers should definitely contact him at (630) 846-1972 as soo ...

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Community Spring Clean Up To Be Held Saturday, April 27th

It’s time again for the Annual Spring Cleanup. The cleanup areas include the Big Thompson River, Fall River, Fish Creek, Lake Estes, Mary’s Lake, and the entrance highways to Estes Park. The intent of the program is to clean our rivers from debris and create a heightened awareness of our rivers and their importance to our lives and environment. The event is being held one week prior to the annual Duck Race ...

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