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Robert Burkhardt Set To Leave Eagle Rock In 2012

Dear Colleagues and Friends, The time has come: I will leave Eagle Rock at the end of August 2012. It has been an honor to serve as founding Head of School at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center. The opportunity to help create and shape this remarkable entity since 1991 has been a capstone experience for me, and I am deeply indebted to American Honda Motor Company; to the extraordinary Eag ...

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Town’s Free Shuttles Saw Increase In Riders This Year

More than 56,900 people rode the Town of Estes Park’s Free Shuttles this summer, an 89 percent increase over 2010. This year marked the sixth year of service, with shuttles operating June 25 through September 11. Four shuttles transported passengers to more than 40 stops on four routes throughout downtown and the Estes Valley. Enhancements to the shuttles this year included extended service hours, 11 additi ...

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MacGregor Avenue Work Postponed

At its regular meeting September 27, the Estes Park Town Board voted to table the issue of repairs on the 100-block of MacGregor Avenue. The board members voiced their concerns about the repairs and funding. The board will further consult with the Town attorney on contractual issues in an executive session at the October 11 regular meeting. Elk Fest, scheduled for October 1-2, will take place in Bond Park. ...

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Light And Power Shop Renamed To Honor Robert L. Dekker

The Town of Estes Park’s Light and Power shop now has a new name: The Robert L. Dekker Light and Power Service Center. This moves honors the community-wide contributions of longtime Estes Park resident and public servant, Robert L. “Bob” Dekker. Dekker passed away last February at the age of 82. A dedication ceremony and reception took place at the Light and Power Shop on Monday, Sept. 12. The shop is locat ...

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Recycle Unwanted Electronics And Shred Personal Documents

Saturday, October 8, community members can recycle unwanted electronic equipment and shred old personal documents at the same convenient location. From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Rotary Club of Estes Park will offer a Shred-a-Thon and the Town of Estes Park will offer electronics recycling. Collection for both programs will be in the Fairgrounds Park-n-Ride lot off of Manford Avenue. Electronics recycling The ...

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40th Anniversary Ascent

On August 22, 1971 a group of high schoolers and their leader achieved the first ascent of the Cleaver, a spire that rises above and between Wild Basin and the East Inlet. Named by Phil Ritterbush and his Nomenclature Committee of Rocky Mountain National Park and appearing for the first time on a map, the 1958 U.S. Geological Survey Isolation Peak quadrangle, the Cleaver plainly deserves its name. An ominou ...

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Town’s Parks Division Renovates Peacock Park, Plants 34,000 Flowers For All To Enjoy

2011 marks the completion of the redesign and renovation of Peacock Park, a small “pocket park” on West Elkhorn Avenue. It is located alongside Fall River, north of the Weist Parking Lot and west of the Riverspointe development. The Town of Estes Park’s Parks Division staff began working on the project in the fall of 2010 and completed work earlier this summer. Peacock Park was originally a Boy Scout projec ...

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New Slide At The Estes Park Aquatic Center

The slide has arrived! The Estes Park Aquatic Center is happy to announce the new water slide at our facility. The funds for the slide were donated from Families for Estes and the install by Trademark Enterprise, a local recreation and construction company. Stop by and play at the pool between 1-8 p.m. to play on the slide and enjoy the other fun things at the pool including the diving board, pool toys and ...

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