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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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Local Student Hunter Schumaker To Live In Taiwan

By: Michelle Hurni Local high school student Hunter Schumaker is going to Taiwan for her senior year, courtesy of Sunrise Rotary. She’ll spend the entire 2011/2012 school year on the island, and graduate in Taiwan. Hunter had her choice of countries through the Youth Rotary Exchange, but she chose Taiwan because, “I definitely knew I wanted to learn a different language, and Taiwan was out of the ordinary o ...

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Free Shopper Shuttles Begin Operation June 25th

For the sixth summer, the Town of Estes Park will provide free shuttles from the Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Avenue, to more than 40 stops throughout Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. The Estes Park Free Shuttles will operate daily from June 25 through September 11. Shuttles make it convenient for residents and visitors to leave their vehicles at a lodging facility or parking lot ...

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Park-N-Ride Nears Completion

The Town of Estes Park and its contractor, Coulson Excavating, will make surface improvements to Manford Ave. beginning May 31 as part of the Town’s Streets Improvement Program. The improved roadway will serve as the entrance to the new Fairgrounds Park-n-Ride. Coulson Excavating is now scheduled to complete the Park-n-Ride approximately June 7 after weather delayed paving operations. No events at the Fairg ...

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News From The Local Marketing District

Congratulations Estes Park! Estes Park was just awarded 14th place out of 25 cities chosen for TripAdvisor’s Top 25 2011 Traveler’s Choice U.S. Award. Estes Park was the only Colorado destination chosen! To see the Top 25 List, go to this address: 2nd Annual Stakeholder Event a Success On April 27th, over 100 stakeholders joined the Es ...

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Estes Park Aerial Tramway To Be Closed In 2011 For Maintenance

The Estes Park Tramway has been part of our community for 56 years. During our spring maintenance project this year, we inspected additional items and are going to replace several of them. Due to the unique nature of aerial tramways, these items are specialty parts and thus require time to be fabricated. Regrettably we must announce that we will not be operating for the 2011 season. We appreciate your patie ...

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