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What Makes You Love Estes Park?

Recently I had the pleasure to hear Peter Kageyama, author of the book For the Love of Cities. what he had to say struck a chord as I thought about our town and why we live here. Everybody has to live somewhere, and the reasons we live where we live have changed over time. For most of history you lived in the same place where you were born, where your father was born and where generations before were born. ...

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Estes Park Museum To Offer Downtown History Tours Throughout The Summer

Abner Sprague was hired to plat the town in 1905 by Cornelius Bond and the Estes Park Town Company. Within weeks, lots along the street named "Elkhorn" were taken up and new businesses were planted. Over the course of a decade, the basic footprint of the town we know today had put down roots. Discover the hidden past on a walking tour of downtown Estes Park with the newly formed Downtown Docent Corps. Durin ...

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Estes Park Receives Financial Assistance Award

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced the approval of approximately $126,000 in grant funds for the Estes Park Local Marketing District, doing business as Visit Estes Park, the destination marketing organization for the Estes Park area, to use for tourism recovery marketing. The marketing program will promote travel to Estes Park and Northern Colorado, helping to rebuild the economy after ...

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Library Computer Lab To Assist Job Seekers June 19

Job seekers and those in career transition have an ideal opportunity to benefit from the expert assistance of the Larimer County Workforce Center (LCWC). The Estes Valley Library is partnering with LCWC to host a pair of free workshops on Thursday, June 19. The sessions will be held in the newly opened Computer Classroom on the second floor. Space is limited, so registration is required at the June 19 calen ...

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Bikes And Motorists Coexisting In The Same Place

By: Mark Kougl, Rocky Mountain  National Park Imagine yourself behind the wheel of your car, and suddenly, you realize one of those two-wheeled human-powered dawdling nuisances comes into view. You note the cyclist has the audacity to use more than just the white paint on the right side of the lane. Their wheel passes left of something that glitters in the sunlight. Seeing another bicyclist in the oncoming ...

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Town of Estes Park Free Trolley Rides June 7-8

The Town of Estes Park FREE Trolley is operating on June 7, Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and June 8, Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Elkhorn Express (trolley) is making stops at: 1. Fairgrounds at Stanley Park Park-n-Ride (1209 Manford Ave) 2. Estes Park Visitor Center (500 Big Thompson Ave) 3. Bond Park (SW corner on Elkhorn Ave) 4. The Ore Cart Rock Shop 5. West Park Center 6: Elkhorn Lod ...

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Estes Park Named A Top 10 Summer Weekend Escape

USA TODAY’s 10Best.com announced on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 that Estes Park was named one of the top ten Summer Weekend Escapes in a reader poll. In addition to 10Best.com, the winning destinations will also be featured in USA TODAY and on USAToday.com beginning Friday, May 30. The article announcing the winners mentioned the mountain views, family attractions – such as zip lines, horseback riding and minia ...

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Bike To Work, Bike To Play, And Countless Reasons To Give It A Try

June 21 through June 28 is Bike to Work, Bike to Play Week in Estes Park. This is the second year in a row that we have held Bike to Work Day in Estes. Last year was a great success and there’s a lot of excitement around this year’s festivities. I ride my bike to work most days in the summer, and fairly often the rest of the year as well. I’m not a hardcore bicyclist.  I’d probably kill myself if I tried to ...

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