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Unexpected Treasure Found In Salvation Army Kettle In Estes Park

Anonymous donation gives the  annual bell-ringing program an unexpected boost Last week an amazing discovery was found in one of the Salvation Army Red Kettles in Estes Park boosting spirits during during this holiday season. Julie Phares, Rotarian on the Salvation Army Bell Ringing Committee was emptying the kettle and counting the funds from that day. She found at the bottom of the kettle a dollar bill, t ...

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Town’s Snow Removal Team Clears More Than 80 Miles Of Streets, Sidewalks And Trails

With twice the area to cover and fewer employees than in 1990, the Town’s Public Works Department has refined its snow removal program to efficiently serve the entire community. All 55.5 miles of streets, 12.5 miles of sidewalks, 12 miles of trails and 15 parking lots across Town are cleared by the snow removal team of just 14 employees. Another eight people serve as reserve drivers. Overall, the team consi ...

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YMCA Of The Rockies Awarded LEED Green Building Certification

YMCA of the Rockies announced today that it has been awarded LEED Gold by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED is the USGBC’s leading rating system for designing and constructing the world’s greenest, most energy efficient, and high performing buildings. Completed in June, 2009, Longs Peak Lodge is a 100-room lodge built to enhance YMCA of the Rockies, an 860-acre family vacation destination in Est ...

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Join In The Grandstands Groundbreaking December 17

The Town of Estes Park will host a Grandstands Groundbreaking Ceremony on Thursday, December 17 at 10:00 a.m. Community members are invited to join in the ceremony at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park as the Town Trustees, Town staff and the Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority (EPURA) break ground at the site of the new grandstands.  Guests should enter at the temporary construction entrance on Manford Avenue ...

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Voters Can Prepare Now For EPURA Special Election

By: Kate Rusch PIO Town of Estes Park On January 12, 2010 voters will decide whether or not to abolish the current Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority (EPURA) and if a vote of approval will be required before the creation of any new Urban Renewal Authority. The citizen-initiated ordinance was submitted to the Town Clerk’s office on July 8, 2009. The Town Board did not adopt the ordinance and subsequently sch ...

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Do You Recognize This Photo?

While going through old photographs at MacGregor Ranch, this photo was found. Ranch personnel are wondering if anyone recognizes where this photo was taken. There is a note written on the back of the photo that it is ‘not MacGregors.” If you know where this school house is, or who the students are, please contact Jane at 586-3749 with your answer. Thanks for your help! ...

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Looking For A Few Good Photos

Do you have family photos or snapshots that show downtown Estes Park businesses or forgotten events such as Western Justice or the Red Zinger/Coors Classic bicycle race? For a proposed book on the history of downtown from 1905 to 1985, Sybil Barnes is looking for photographs which will help future residents remember local history. Events which include parades such as Homecoming or the Scottish Festival prov ...

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Antique Fire Truck Helps Immensely

Volunteer fireman Doug Klink’s antique 1967 snorkel firetruck from Parson, KS was put back into operation this week when Doug saw the need for another way to get water high up on the Park Theatre Mall fire. “It’s quite a thrill for any fire truck collector to be able to actually put one of your old trucks into action” Doug stated. Fire Chief Scott Dorman added that “Doug’s truck with it’s 75 foot reach and ...

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