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Land Trust Presents First Summer Breakfast: “Preserve Our Lands… Benefit Our Recreation”

Event includes activities for the entire family Friday, June 15th is the kick-off of Estes Valley Land Trust’s summer breakfast series, which includes unique activities for all ages. So bring the kids! Hermit Park Open Space, located on Highway 36 just east of Estes Park, is the site of our first event, “Preserve Our Lands…Benefit our Recreation”…and there are plenty of recreational opportunities at Hermit ...

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Ore Cart Rock Shop Celebrates 40th Anniversary

May 14 marked the 40th Anniversary of the Ore Cart Rock Shop located at 119 W. Elkhorn. Although the store has quadrupled in size over the years, the location has remained the same. The store's logo from the first day has been 'Unique Gifts Utilizing the Natural Beauty of Stone,' which is a good description of their product line. They offer everything from a 35 cent tumbled stone for the kids to fossils and ...

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Estes Park Duck Race Raises Over $108,000 For Local Non-Profits

The 24th annual Estes Park Duck Race now goes into the history books as a fast and profitable race for the 65 non-profit organizations in the Estes Valley who participated by selling duck adoptions. “5,713 ducks adopted today! Wow!”gushed Kris “Big Duck” Hazelton, chair of this year’s race. She beamed with pride because $108,491 will be distributed to the 65 participating organizations. “Whew, what a day! W ...

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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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