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Camaraderie And Cultural Exchange

By:  TeresaMaria Widawski for the Rotary Club of Estes Park What do the Rocky Mountains and the Italian Alps have in common? A charming, well-spoken 18 year old Rotary exchange student named Francesco LoRusso. One recent chilly afternoon, we met for coffee and a talk about the experience of being a Rotary Youth Exchange student. We shared insights and observations which cross the decades; his now, in Estes ...

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Elkhorn Project Update

Public comments will be accepted in April By: Kate Rusch Public Information Officer Directors of the Elkhorn Project, Inc. (EPI) and Estes Park Mayor Bill Pinkham made a presentation to the Colorado Economic Development Commission (CEDC) Thursday, March 8, 2012 in Denver. This was the next step in the application process to receive tax increment funding authorized by the Regional Tourism Authority (RTA). In ...

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Community Corner Café Receives Donation

Last year the Estes Park Community Thrift Shop awarded a $2,000 grant to the Community Corner Café, for the purchase of a commercial convection oven. A what? A convection oven essentially doubles the cooking production capability in the kitchen at Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church! Pictured above admiring the newly installed oven are Dan Norton and Edee Nuetzel from the Thrift Shop; Kelly Brown and ...

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Redistricting In Estes Park

By: Michelle Hurni In the recent redistricting of the Colorado congressional districts, Estes Park and Larimer County were moved out of CO-4, represented by Cory Gardner, and into CO-2, the Boulder district. With this new positioning of Estes Park, two strong Republican candidates, Kevin Lundberg and Eric Weissmann, are running against the incumbent, Democrat Jared Polis. Both candidates spoke in Estes Park ...

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Voters To Determine Publishing Requirements

During the April 3 Municipal Election, voters will determine publishing requirements for Town of Estes Park ordinances, bills paid and contracts in the local newspaper of legal record, the Estes Park Trail Gazette. As a cost-saving and efficiency measure, the Town will ask voters to reduce requirements for newspaper publication of these items. Instead, all information will be readily accessible on the Town’ ...

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Park Place Mall Under New Ownership

Park Place Mall in the center of Downtown Estes Park at 145 East Elkhorn has been sold to a local business owner. Eric Blackhurst of Anderson Realty & Management worked with Mark and Jean Rissmiller of Estes Park and Allen, Texas to purchase the three story building the last week of January. Blackhurst noted that there were many unknowns with this 1919 building that has had a rich history as a 20 room h ...

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How To Clear More Than 80 Miles Of Streets, Sidewalks & Trails

In Estes Park, it’s not uncommon for the more substantial snowstorms to arrive later in the winter months and in spring – and the Town of Estes Park is always ready to respond. With a snow removal team of just 14 employees and 15 reserve drivers, the Town of Estes Park efficiently clears approximately 57 miles of streets, 12.5 miles of sidewalks, 12 miles of trails and 15 parking lots across town. The team ...

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New Name, New Offices, New Phone Number-Greet Visit Estes Park Operations

The Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) of the Local Marketing District has officially changed its name to “Visit Estes Park.” Using ‘Visit’ in front of the destination name is quickly becoming an industry standard, and it clearly defines our goal and mission while extending an invitation to all potential visitors. It also eliminates some of the confusion created by the acronyms CVB, LMD and DMO, altho ...

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