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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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Eagle Rock Named 2012 National School Of Character Finalist

The Character Education Partnership (CEP) has named 22 public schools, three private schools, one charter school, and two school districts as National Finalists in the 2012 National Schools of Character (NSOC) program. “These schools are using character education to shape cultures that encourage high student achievement, mutual respect, and integrity among students, staff, and faculty,” said CEP President M ...

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Sign Up For Annual Spring Clean Up April 28th

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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