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Estes Park Teacher Jeff Arnold Renews National Certificate Of Teaching Excellence

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), the organization that sets and maintains the standards for teacher excellence, has announced that Jeff Arnold, an eighth grade history teacher at Estes Park Middle School, has successfully renewed his certificate for National Board Certification, the highest credential in the teaching profession. The number of new National Board Certified Teach ...

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Rare Gold Coin To Be Auctioned To Highest Bidder By Local Salvation Army

The Estes Park Salvation Army board of directors was delighted to receive a gold coin in one of its red kettles during the 2009 Christmas fund raising effort. The coin is a ten dollar U.S. issued Liberty/Eagle gold coin dated 1851. Appraisers from the following businesses have appraised the coin as of January 5, 2010: Boulder County Coins and Collectibles     $610 Tebo Coin Company-$550 Fall River Jewelry a ...

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Rotary Club Of Estes Park Responds To Haiti Earthquake

By: Kris    Hazelton A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Haiti on Tuesday, January 12 with another 5.9 aftershock striking again on January 21. Reports now state that at least 200,000 people are dead while an estimated two million people have been left homeless. Where are these people going to live? Are you looking for a way to help out those in need in Haiti? You can join the Rotary C ...

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Anonymous Donor Pledges $1 Million To Rocky Mountain Nature Association Next Generation Fund

Rocky Mountain Nature Association executive director Curt Buchholtz today announced that an anonymous donor has pledged $1 million to RMNA’s Next Generation Fund. But there is one big catch. The donor stipulated that RMNA has to match this pledge dollar for dollar in 2010. “We accept the challenge,” Buchholtz said. “This is a great opportunity for RMNA and the many friends of Rocky Mountain National Park to ...

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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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