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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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Community Participation Makes Bike To Work Day A Success

By: Kate Rusch Public Information Officer Approximately 110 attendees and 18 local businesses and organizations participated in Estes Park’s first Bike to Work Day the morning of June 26 at the Estes Park Visitor Center. Estes Park joined communities across the state to encourage residents to try bicycle commuting as a healthy and safe alternative to driving. Cyclists were treated to a free breakfast and co ...

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Gift Pushes Community Fund Legacy Campaign Over Goal

A $50,000 memorial gift in honor of David Krumme helped the Estes Valley Community Fund, of the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado, exceed its goal to increase the local endowment fund. The Estes Valley Community Fund committee is pleased and excited to announce that the fund drive to raise $600,000 to build the endowment for the long-term benefit of local non-profit organizations was reached in the ...

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History Program On ”1905 In Estes Park”

This Saturday, June 29, beginning at 1:00 p.m., and on the two following Saturdays, the Estes Park Archives will embark on a study of one of the most significant years in Estes Park's history: 1905. 1905 was the year a group of Loveland and Berthoud investors, headed by Cornelius H. Bond, purchased John Cleave's 160-acre ranch in the heart of what would become downtown Estes Park. 1905 was the year the Este ...

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Open Burning Restrictions

As of noon June 25, a ban on open fires for the unincorporated portions of Larimer County goes into effect. Also in effect, a ban on use of fireworks and public fireworks displays are also restricted but for a specific portion of the unincorporated area: • The unincorporated area west of County Road 19 (Taft in Fort Collins & Wilson in Loveland), or west of County Roads 21 or 23 where County Road 19 doe ...

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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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