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700 Marathons In 700 Days!

Australian Tom Denniss started the first leg of his 29 000km (18 000 miles) run around the world officially on January 1, 2012. To raise money for Oxfam, Tom will run the equivalent of 700 marathons in 700 days, hoping to create a Guinness World Record for the “Fastest Circumnavigation of the Earth on Foot” which has never been achieved before. He will run on every continent except for Antarctica and visit ...

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Can Emergency Responders Find You?

In the middle of the night, an emergency strikes your family and the seconds that tick away as you wait for the emergency responders seem like hours. The phone rings and the 911 operator asks you to go outside and flag down the responders because they are in the neighborhood, but can't locate your address... This situation occurs several times every year in the Estes Valley, but might be avoided by clearly ...

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New Longs Peak Record!

With her successful December 8, 2011 climb, Lisa Foster became the first woman in recorded history to have climbed Longs Peak in every month of the year. Verification of this fact comes from Jim Detterline, a former Rocky Mountain National Park Longs Peak Climbing Ranger, an expert on Longs Peak and its history. Foster climbed to the Longs Peak summit via the North Face, formerly known as the Cables Route, ...

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Hermit Park Open Space Proposed Hunting Management Plan

The Larimer County Department of Natural Resources is holding a public open house for interested neighbors and stakeholders regarding the Hermit Park Open Space Proposed Hunting Management Plan on Friday, May 4, 2012, from 5-8 p.m. at the main office at Hermit Park Open Space, Estes Park, Colorado. Hunting was identified in the 2007 Hermit Park Open Space Management Plan as a resource management tool. This ...

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Doug Clink Announces Candidacy For Fire Board

Doug Klink has announced he is a candidate for Director in the upcoming Estes Valley Fire Protection District Election. A volunteer firefighter since 1979, Klink has served on five different departments in Virginia, Wisconsin, MIssouri, and Colorado. He joined the Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department in 2002 immediately after moving to Estes Park with his wife Cheryl and their two children from Parkville, M ...

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Mark Igel Announces Candidacy For Fire Board

Mark Igel has announced his candidacy for Director in the upcoming Estes Valley Fire Protection District Election. The District was formed two years ago by local voters, which removed the Volunteer Fire Department from the auspices of the Town of Estes Park, and created an independent tax-funded district to provide for emergency fire services in the Estes Valley. The EVFPD encompasses approximately 66 squar ...

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Water Main Flushing Scheduled

By: Kate Rusch Public Information Officer The Town of Estes Park Water Division will complete the annual water main flushing program from Tuesday, April 17 through Friday, April 20 and again Tuesday, April 24 through Friday, April 27. The flushing improves water quality and clarity by creating a higher than normal flow through the distribution system. This flow helps to clear the pipes of the iron oxide bui ...

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Town Hires New Administrator

By: Kate Rusch Public Information Officer The Estes Park Town Board voted to hire Frank Lancaster as Town Administrator during a special public meeting today, April 4. After fulfilling his obligations with Larimer County, where he currently serves as County Manager, Lancaster will begin work in Estes Park on May 21. His employment contract with the Town is effective for three years. Lancaster said to the bo ...

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