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Flight For Life Employees To Be Honored At Longs Peak Rescue Banquet

Two Flight for Life employees will be honored at the Longs Peak Rescue Awards Hall of Fame Banquet August 29, 2009 at the Aspen Lodge in Estes Park. Pat Mahany and Kevin Kelble were working the Flight for Life rescue helicopter August 19,2006 when the dispatcher notified them of a grave emergency on Longs Peak. Two violent storms were in the area causing lighting, rain, hail and wind, making a safe landing ...

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Longs Peak Summit Club To Induct Five Rescuers

The Longs Peak Summit Club has announced five candidates for induction into the Longs Peak Rescue Award Hall of Fame. The five candidates are; Geoff Noyes, Jim Carlson, Mark Schultz, who, during an active thunderstorm, performed CPR on two injured hikers; Patrick Mahany, Flight for Life helicopter pilot who maneuvered a dangerous touch down landing and patient extraction during a violent summer storm; and J ...

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Town Invites Community To Dedicate Newest Section Of Fall River Trail

The public is invited to join Town of Estes Park Trustees and staff on Wednesday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. for a ceremonial dedication of the newest completed phase of the Fall River Trail. The ceremony will take place along the trail, just east of the West Elkhorn Avenue intersection with West Wonderview Avenue. Parking is available on the roadside as well as in a dirt parking area along West Elkhorn approx ...

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A Story Of A Trans-Atlantic Crossing

By: Jack Dinsmoor The following series of articles recounts the 4,200 mile voyage of the 52 foot sailing cutter, “Jay Sea Dee” which set sail for the Transatlantic voyage of a lifetime from Port Canaveral, Florida to Lisbon, Portugal via Bermuda and the Azores on May 25, 2009. Manned by Captain and owner John Dinsmoor, Jack Dinsmoor (Dad and Estes Park Denizen), Craig Rozer, First Mate, a patent attorney fr ...

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Beat The Heat At The Aquatic Center

By: Jill Schladweiler, Aquatic Director Summer is in full swing at the Aquatic Center. It’s the time of year for swimming with friends, relatives coming to town, and family fun; and the Aquatic Center is the place to do it.  We have extended our open swim times to better accommodate people later in the day. Our summer hours for open swim are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:00-6:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thurs ...

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Local Woman Survives Lightning Strike While Bike Riding In Boulder

By: Kris Hazelton Terri Menghini, a long time summer resident of Estes Park was riding her bike in Boulder, training for an Ironman Triathlon on Monday when she was struck by lightning. Fortunately, Terri was not severely injured and is alive to tell about her experience. Terri was going north on North Foothills Highway, near Longhorn Road, when she was struck around       1 p.m. and thrown off her bike. ...

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Missing Issues Located

Collecting free newspapers proved to be a profitable endeavor for Susie and Ray Hertz of Estes Park. Last week, the Estes Park History Rescue Project (EPHRP) began advertising for back issues of the Estes Park News missing from public repositories, and the Hertz’s were able to supply almost all of the missing issues from their own collection. John Meissner, EPHRP spokesperson, was grateful that someone had ...

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New Totem Pole “Tu-Buc” Unveiled

The Two Bucks Carving Club of Estes Park was delighted and proud to welcome approximately 60 family, friends, and neighbors to the unveiling of the totem pole named "Tu Buc." The unveiling took about 30 minutes after which everyone stayed around to ask questions, take pictures, see samples of other carvings and to enjoy visiting with each other. After having accomplishing our biggest carving project ever, t ...

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