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Recycling Up 6% In Estes Park

By: Kris Hazelton Two years ago, Town Trustee John Ericson gave the League of Women Voters and the Recycling Committee a notice from the Colorado Municipal League that the Colorado Department of Health and Environment was offering grants to cities to help their recycling efforts. Many are aware that in the Estes Valley, the recycling effort is in need of improvement. The group was eager to secure this grant ...

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A Story Of A Family Of Owls

By: Scott Rashid This is the time of year when young Great Horned Owls leave the nest for the first time, a term called fledging. Keep in mind that the mother has incubated the eggs for 35 days and the young owls (owlets) have been on their nests for between 6 and 10 weeks depending on the nest site. During this time the male owl has been taking care of his family, delivering food to the female while she ha ...

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Free Shuttles Begin Daily Service Friday, June 21

Hop on the new red trolley for quick access to downtown The Town of Estes Park’s free shuttle system begins offering daily service Friday, June 21. Now in their eighth season, the shuttles provide convenient transportation for residents as well as visitors. Town Administrator Frank Lancaster reminds residents that the shuttles are an easy way to get around town, especially downtown, during the heavy traffic ...

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Bond Park Cowboy Singalongs To Resume June 9

An Estes Park summer tradition will continue Sunday, June 9th when Brad Fitch again leads the Cowboy Sing-Along programs in Bond Park. These family-friendly programs are free and open to the public. Fitch will host the sing-along Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings this summer beginning at 7 p.m. The program is sponsored by the Town of Estes Park and local businesses and will run through August 13. The Bond ...

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New Library eService: eMagazines, Downloadable Audiobooks

What in the world is “Zinio?” Nothing less than the world’s largest newsstand. Beginning Saturday, June 15, a fine selection of Zinio’s electronic magazines will be available through the Estes Valley Library. All that cardholders will need is their Estes Valley Library card and a valid email address to get started. The local Zinio collection will include dozens of titles, from “Consumer Reports” to “Bird Wa ...

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Town Announces Estes Park Pride Award Recipients For 2013

The 2013 Estes Park Pride Award winners were announced during the annual Volunteer Recognition Celebration held Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Estes Park Conference Center. Presenting the awards were Trustees Wendy Koenig and Mark Elrod. The Pride Awards are given out annually as a way for the Town of Estes Park to honor individuals who have excelled in volunteering their time and talents to benefit our com ...

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Cold, Swift Moving Water Is Dangerous!

By: Kris Hazelton This week, the water in our rivers and streams will be increasing due to heavy spring runoff. With the warmer June temperatures fast approaching, the snowpack is going to be melting at a rapid rate. Swift waters are very beautiful but can be very dangerous. The warm spring weather over the past few days may now have people thinking about family outings along one of our beautiful rivers her ...

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The Historic North End Of The Estes Valley

The North End is defined as the portion of the Estes Valley beginning at the northern boundaries of the Town, extending north to the switchbacks to Glen Haven, and bordered on the east and west by the National Park and National Forest lands. Before the 1850s, only occasional itinerant trappers hunting beaver visited the area. After that, the part-time North End residents were Indians—primarily Arapahoe and ...

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