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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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Share Your Vision For Estes Park’s Future

Online survey now available at estes.org The Town of Estes Park is seeking community participation in public forums April 17 and 24. Facilitated by professionals from the Larimer County Facilitation Team and the Town of Estes Park, the sessions will allow community members to share their visions for the future of Estes Park. There are two opportunities to participate in visioning forums. The first is Wednes ...

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Stanley Film Festival Call For Volunteers

The Stanley Film Festival (SFF) announced today its call for volunteers for the inaugural four-day event that will run May 2-5, 2013 in Estes Park, Colo. Celebrating the best in independent horror cinema, it will showcase a full slate of films, panels, student competitions, audience awards and receptions – all at the beautiful and historic Stanley Hotel. Aside from its local reputation as a haunted landmark ...

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Town Saddened At Loss Of Former Trustee Jerry Miller

On behalf of the Town of Estes Park, Mayor Bill Pinkham offers condolences for the loss of our friend and former Trustee, Jerry Miller, who passed away Friday, March 22. Mayor Pinkham states, "The Town of Estes Park Board of Trustees and staff are saddened by the passing of our friend and colleague, Jerry Miller. We extend our sympathies to his wife, Millie, and their family. Jerry was a dedicated public se ...

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