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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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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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