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What Makes You Love Estes Park?

Last month I shared that I had the pleasure to hear Peter Kageyama, author of the book For the Love of Cities speak. Mr. Kageyama talked about what makes people really love the place they live, and not just have an attitude of indifference to their community. His research identified some key factors common among communities where people love to live. At the end of the column, I asked you what you thought ab ...

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Estes Ark Celebrating 30 Years Of Business In Estes Park!

Estes Ark to be featured on Jeopardy! TV Show Estes Ark is pleased to announce they’re celebrating their 30th year in business in Estes Park. The icing on the cake will be on July 24th when the Estes Ark will be a clue on Jeopardy! Be sure to watch for a picture of our Ark when the clue is opened. Jeopardy!, America’s Favorite Quiz Show® and its host, Alex Trebek, are also celebrating 30 years of “answers a ...

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Estes Park Free Shuttles Set Ridership Records

Cooperative effort with YMCA brings World Council participants to town The Town of Estes Park’s Free Shuttles set ridership records in June and on July 4th. Shuttle ridership for the month of June was 10,579 representing a 21% increase over June 2013. July 4th ridership saw an increase of 6.7% over last year for a record total of 3,481. On Wednesday, July 2 the YMCA of the Rockies and the Town of Estes Park ...

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Estes Park Free Shuttle Service Hours Extended For July 4th Fireworks

The Estes Park Free Shuttle system consists of five routes, all of which link to the core downtown area. The Silver Route services the Park-n-Ride at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. The Blue Route services Big Thompson Avenue (U.S. 34 east of downtown) and three stops along Dry Gulch Road. The Red Route services Fall River Road (U.S. 34 west of downtown), the Brown Route services campgrounds and other esta ...

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What Makes You Love Estes Park?

Recently I had the pleasure to hear Peter Kageyama, author of the book For the Love of Cities. what he had to say struck a chord as I thought about our town and why we live here. Everybody has to live somewhere, and the reasons we live where we live have changed over time. For most of history you lived in the same place where you were born, where your father was born and where generations before were born. ...

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Estes Park Museum To Offer Downtown History Tours Throughout The Summer

Abner Sprague was hired to plat the town in 1905 by Cornelius Bond and the Estes Park Town Company. Within weeks, lots along the street named "Elkhorn" were taken up and new businesses were planted. Over the course of a decade, the basic footprint of the town we know today had put down roots. Discover the hidden past on a walking tour of downtown Estes Park with the newly formed Downtown Docent Corps. Durin ...

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Estes Park Receives Financial Assistance Award

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) announced the approval of approximately $126,000 in grant funds for the Estes Park Local Marketing District, doing business as Visit Estes Park, the destination marketing organization for the Estes Park area, to use for tourism recovery marketing. The marketing program will promote travel to Estes Park and Northern Colorado, helping to rebuild the economy after ...

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Library Computer Lab To Assist Job Seekers June 19

Job seekers and those in career transition have an ideal opportunity to benefit from the expert assistance of the Larimer County Workforce Center (LCWC). The Estes Valley Library is partnering with LCWC to host a pair of free workshops on Thursday, June 19. The sessions will be held in the newly opened Computer Classroom on the second floor. Space is limited, so registration is required at the June 19 calen ...

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