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Elk Viewing Is Best From A Safe Distance

Each September and October, thousands of visitors are drawn to Estes Park to watch herds of elk gather in the valley for their mating season, or “rut.” With this popular activity comes the responsibility for everyone to be safe and respect these majestic animals. During the rut, the male “bull” elk are irritable, aggressive and extremely dangerous to onlookers who get too close. “Every day our Estes Park Em ...

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Meet Me @ The Museum Exploring The History Of Elk In Estes Park

On Monday, September 8 learn about the history of elk inhabiting the Estes valley. While prominent in the area today, elk were said to have been extirpated from the Estes valley by 1880 only to be reintroduced in 1913 and again in 1915. Join Director and Curator of Exhibits Derek Fortini as he explores the history of our beloved mammal. Program will be held at the Estes Park Museum at 1:00 p.m. Free admissi ...

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Colorado Parks & Wildlife Background On Euthanized Bear

By: Larry Rogstad, Area Wildlife Manager, CPW This morning I read with interest a series of Facebook posts concerning the small blond bear with the dark face that Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) trapped and killed on August 4, 2014 in vicinity of Spur 66 in Estes Park. As the local Area Wildlife Manager (AWM) for CPW that supervises our activities in the Estes Valley and points beyond I appreciate the car ...

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Presentation At The Museum To Launch New Book, “Transformation In Rocky Mountain National Park”

The Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. Press is proud to announce the publication of Dr. Thomas Gootz’ “Transformation in Rocky Mountain National Park: Effects of Climate Change and Human Intervention.” In this new work, Gootz, a microbiologist and Estes Park resident, provides readers a fascinating look at the geology, history, and ecology of the Park, and the science behind changes that have ...

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Nordson Corporation to Donate and Build Playground in Estes Park

Cleveland based Nordson Corporation and its Fort Collins based subsidiary Value Plastics Inc. have selected Estes Park as the recipient of their 2014 Big Build, a charitable program in which Nordson supplies funding and employee volunteers to build playgrounds in and near the communities where it operates. The new playground will be built in September above the Carriage Hills ponds between Highway 7 and Car ...

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Community Foundation Partners With EVRPD To Make Rec Center A Reality

The Estes Valley Recreation and Park District announced today that it is partnering with the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado (CFNC) to move forward on raising funds for the Estes Valley Community Recreation Center. The facility is something that has long been a need in the community, and the CFNC coming to this project brings together another collaborator in making the community center a reality f ...

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Rocky Card Donates To Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department

With the funds from Rocky Card sales this summer, Rocky Card owners Debra Dullaghan and Anne Smith were able to make their largest donation ever when they presented a check for $5,000 to the Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department. The September 2013 flood damaged or destroyed many roads to residences in the Glen Haven area. The money from the Rocky Card gift will provide for one month’s rental of a track ...

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