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The WAPA Plan

To The Editor: The Western Area Power Authority (WAPA), which is a branch of the Department of Energy, has recently put forward a plan to combine two existing, aging transmission lines into a single line with twice as many wires and 105 foot tall steel poles. The problem with this plan is not with rebuilding aging infrastructure (a good thing), but rather with the height and proposed siting of the towers, w ...

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Power Surge

By: Rainer SchelpThe endless horizon of the Rockies, majestic herds of elk wandering everywhere you look, hiking a trailhead to discover breathtaking views - the dream of getting out and exploring isn’t a thing of the past and one of the absolute best places for the perfect family expedition is Estes Park, Colorado. That is what Estes Park/Rocky Mountain National Park is all about for visitors and residents ...

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Visit Estes Park, Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) Launches Strategy For Creating Destination Brand

Already this fall, Visit Estes Park (formally known as the Local Marketing District) has begun launching a program to develop a strategy for Estes Park as a “destination brand.” Visit Estes Park is delighted to announce that BrandStrategy, Inc. and Ypartnership have been chosen to advise the organization throughout this project. The benefit of a destination brand strategy is to enhance Estes Park’s perceive ...

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Town Seeks Public Input On Next Steps For Bond Park

At the Public Safety, Utilities and Public Works Committee meeting on November 10, Town staff will provide an update on the process to determine next steps for Bond Park’s redevelopment. Public comment is encouraged. The meeting takes place at 8 a.m. in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, located at 170 MacGregor Ave. The presentation follows initial meetings of a Bond Park stakeholder group comprised of comm ...

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Harvest House For Women Needs Your Help

For over 40 years, Harvest House for Women in Estes Park has been providing help for women who have fought drug, alcohol, and other addictions and are ready to begin life anew. Now it’s Harvest House’s turn to ask for help. The nonprofit, 501(c)(3) ministry has found itself short on the donations that provide food, a home, and life-altering love and support for women and their children. The economy has redi ...

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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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