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Rivers Still Running Fast And High

The Big Thompson River continues to overflow its banks in some areas in Estes Park due to heavy spring runoff. There is high water along Fall River as well. The Town of Estes Park, with assistance from the Estes Valley Fire Protection District and Larimer County, have been prepared for the rising water with several thousand sand bags and a multitude of available staff. Sand bags have been placed in several ...

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Living History At MacGregor Ranch

By: Michelle Hurni Story 1 in a 4 part series MacGregor Ranch is a historic 2,000 acre working cattle ranch nestled on the edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. Held in a charitable trust, the Ranch welcomes kids each summer to experience the past, at the Heritage Camp. The last MacGregor to physically work the Ranch, Muriel, passed away in 1970, but left two missions for the Ranch when she died: to educate ...

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Steamers, Violins And Ghosts, Oh My!

The Stanley Museum is warming up for summer with several special May programs. The Steam Team has been busy this winter working on a Steam Car that was sent over from the western slope of Colorado for work. Repairs included fixing the plumbing, readjusting valves, and even ordering a specially made boiler from England. The heavy metal boiler arrived after a long trip on a ship across the Atlantic Ocean and ...

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Six Year Old Nolan Marske Is Making A Difference In The Lives Of Haitian Earthquake Victims

By: Kris Hazelton One person can make a difference. Little six year old Nolan Marske is making a big difference in the lives of those who lost their homes in the Haitian earthquake by collecting donations to purchase a ShelterBox for earthquake victims. Nolan saw a video of a seven year old boy named Kiki who was buried underneath a building in Haiti after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake. Nolan watched as Kiki ...

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Park Partners With Town Of Estes Park For Community Cardboard Recycle Day

Rocky Mountain National Park and the Town of Estes Park are teaming up again to provide an opportunity for area residents to recycle corrugated cardboard. The first Community Cardboard Recycle day for 2010, will be Saturday, April 17, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Residents are asked to bring their corrugated cardboard to the Rocky Mountain National Park truck/trailer site on Mills Drive. Signs will be poste ...

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Estes Park Museum Receives Facade Improvement Grant

Good news has arrived just in time for spring and the Estes Park Museum’s plans for sprucing up the east façade of their building and adding an event garden. The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. recently learned that they are the recipients of one of the last $900 EPURA Façade Improvement Grants. The money is time sensitive and must be used for the re-facing of the Museum’s rear wall by July ...

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Be Counted In The 2010 Census

It’s simple, safe and important. On March 1, Census workers began delivering questionnaires to addresses in the Estes Valley and surrounding areas to update the location information and leave a questionnaire with the resident or hang it on the door. Responding immediately to the 2010 Census form is the most efficient way to complete the census. A self-addressed postage-paid envelope is provided with the for ...

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Handicapped Fishing Area Project Seeks Volunteers

The handicapped fishing area in the Big Thompson Canyon, at mile marker 72, is in need of some serious help. Ever since the area was built, after the 1976 flood, not much has been done to maintain it. Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), over the years, has pushed de-icing sand over the edge of the road and it now surrounds the ramp on the side next to the highway. There are trees, weeds, and bushe ...

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