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Open Burning Restrictions Lifted For Estes Valley Fire Protection District

In response to the recent moisture in the Estes Park area and in correspondence with Larimer County, Fire Chief Scott Dorman has lifted the open burning restrictions imposed on April 4, 2011. However, conditions will continue to be monitored and restrictions may be reinstated as conditions warrant. This order shall be effective from 12:00 Noon, April 26, 2011 until otherwise changed by the Fire Chief or his ...

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Fairgrounds Park-n-Ride Will Be A New Stop For Town’s Free Summer Shuttles

Transit hub construction on schedule for May 27 completion The Town of Estes Park and its contractor, Coulson Excavating, are on schedule to complete construction of the transit hub at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park by May 27. The completed lot will consist of 408 paved parking spaces stretching from the Estes Park Senior Center on Fourth Street to the grandstand facility off of Manford Avenue. The hub, wh ...

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Larimer County Search And Rescue Dog Has The Right Stuff

By: Kris Hazelton Lakota, best friend and companion of Jayne Zmijewski is now a nose above the rest as she has just done something no other dog in Colorado has done. She has earned three Search and Rescue Dogs of Colorado (SARDOC) certifications including Wilderness Trailing, Wilderness Scent and Water Certification. Out of state, Lakota has also earned her Evidence Training and she is HRD (human remains de ...

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Estes Park Astronomical Society Meeting

Theories of Everything Part II is the subject of this month’s Estes Valley Astronomical Society (EVAS) meeting, Thursday, March 24, 2011 from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. The EVAS meeting and public open house will be held at the Estes Park Memorial Observatory, 1600 Manford Ave., (park in the teachers parking lot North of the high school; directions are posted at ( Our guest speaker for the eveni ...

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Estes Valley Land Trust Opens New Office

On Thursday night, March 3, Estes Valley Land Trust (EVLT) officially opened its new office headquarters located at 1191 Woodstock Drive, Suite #5. Mayor Bill Pinkham was on hand to cut the red ribbon and welcome the Directors, members, volunteers and interested public to celebrate the spacious, new location and sample delicious appetizers. Rebecca Urquhart, President of the Board, said “Estes Valley Land T ...

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Ice Is Nice!

Most people experience Rocky Mountain National Park in the winter on snowshoes or skis. But there is a small group of Estes Park women who call themselves the Blade Runners and whose goal it is to ice skate on as many lakes in RMNP as possible this winter. The local women are Colleen Demitros, Marti DeYoung, Joanne Moquin and Anne Sneary. Of this quartet, Marti DeYoung has skated on 18 lakes in the park and ...

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Dunraven Inn- Warm, Friendly And Newly Remodeled

The Dunraven Inn is a special place for many people. The restaurant offers charbroiled steaks, traditional Italian favorites, fresh seafood, fine wines and a full bar, all served in a unique atmosphere that only The Dunraven Inn can offer. Recently, The Dunraven Inn closed their doors for just five short days to make some changes and updates to their classic restaurant. Owners of The Dunraven Inn for 17 yea ...

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Proposed Historic Preservation Ordinance

At its regular March 8 meeting, the Estes Park Town Board will receive a presentation from the citizen-led Historic Preservation Ordinance Committee. The presentation will review the annotated draft voluntary Historic Preservation Ordinance for Estes Park and citizen feedback received on the draft ordinance. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Avenue. Citiz ...

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