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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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.25 Cent Movie On Saturday At Reel Mountain Theater

By: Mark Igel The movie made me do it... About four years ago, I watched the film Super Size Me. The next day was the first day of not eating at a certain fast food joint featured in that film, ever again. I'll give the film only partial credit for making that change in my life but it definitely tipped the scale. Movies are like that. How many have you come out of thinking you could slay the entire German A ...

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Rotary Clubs Co-Sponsor Shred A Thon This Saturday

The Rotary Clubs of Estes Park (Sunrise and Noon Rotarians) are jointly sponsoring a Shred-a-Thon this Saturday morning, October 10th, 2009. The event will be held in the parking lot of the Visitors Bureau from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. Two trucks will be onsite and customers are invited to watch. Community shred days are part of our commitment to the prevention of identity theft and recycling. Items appropriat ...

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Chippewa Left Hoofprints On Our Hearts

By: Kris Hazelton We are extremely saddened at the loss of little Chippewa. We feel blessed and thankful that we had the priviledge to cover the story of his life, even though it ended much too soon. Chippewa struggled through many medical emergencies and always amazed us all, he was a fighter, through and through. This little foal sparked something in all of us who knew his story. His will to live and keep ...

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We’ll Miss You Little Chippewa

By: Dr. Marie Richardson I am deeply saddened to tell you that on Tuesday, October 6, Chippewa suddenly became extremely ill, we started emergency treatments and then Mike and I rushed him down to the Critical Care Unit at CSU School of Veterinary Medicine. After valiant efforts by the Equine Critical Care Team, Chippewa passed away in Mike's and my arms. He was eight months old. At this time, the official ...

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Estes Park Saves 67,582 Bags During The CAST Challenge

Estes Park residents and visitors saved 67,582 plastic bags by using reusable bags – all part of the 2009 Colorado Association of Ski Towns (CAST) Reusable Bag Challenge March 1 through September 1. Locally facilitated by the League of Women Voters, the CAST challenge was a friendly competition among 31 mountain towns in the Western United States. The goal of the challenge was to encourage the use of reusab ...

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Estes Park Museum Hosts Emporia State University Students To Assist With Heritage Preservation Project

During the week of September 13-18, the Estes Park Museum hosted eight graduate students from Emporia State University in Kansas to assist with a conservation project funded by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The funds allowed for the acquisition of a flat file case and archival supplies to alleviate overcrowding in the Museum’s map, oversize photograph and paper collection ...

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Honor Flight

By: Carey Stevanus The Estes Park Good Samaritan bus started making its way around their campus at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, September 11th.  Veterans were beginning their journey to Washington DC to see their World War II Memorial. The first stop along the way was at the Embassy Suites in Loveland. There, the Estes Park 11 met with the 117 members of the Honor Flight and the 52 guardians who would escort them o ...

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