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Rocky Mountain Elk: A Local History Exhibit Opens At The Museum October 2

The Estes Park Museum, located at 200 Fourth Street, will open Rocky Mountain Elk: A Local History, a new temporary exhibit, on October 2 at 5:00 p.m. The exhibit will explore how elk came to live in the Estes valley and it will reflect on their tremendous impact here. The public is invited to join Museum staff and Friends for a free opening reception from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on October 2. The wine and hors d’ ...

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Ending Polio Now The Goal Of Local Rotarians

The Rotary Club of Estes Park and Sunrise Rotary have joined Rotarians worldwide in raising an additional $200 million to help fund their "End Polio Now" campaign. "Rotary has received grants in the past 18 months totaling $355 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to end polio. Rotary clubs here and around the world have agreed to match those funds by raising another $200 million so that we ...

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Attend Estes Park’s First Solar And Green Home Tour

Have you ever wondered….how does solar energy work? What do photovoltaic cells look like? How is solar energy stored? Would solar energy be a consideration for my home or business? If so, you won’t want to miss Estes Park’s first annual Solar and Green Home Tour, sponsored by T.W. Beck Architects. It is part of the world’s largest grassroots solar event – the American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES) National ...

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Cooler Weather And Rain Helps Contain Dunraven Fire In Glen Haven

Authorities believe a small fire sparked a larger fire in Glen Haven on Tuesday, September 8. The fire was first reported just after 11:30 a.m. The Dunraven Fire was located 17 miles northwest of Loveland and three miles northwest of Glen Haven in the Retreat area. The U.S. Forest Service says the fire was in steep terrain and in dense timber and was at 7,600 feet in elevation. The fire reached a size of ap ...

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Fire Protection District Q & A Sales Tax

The proposed establishment of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District to provide fire and rescue services to the entire Estes Valley will go to the voters this October. Each week until the election, the Fire Services Initiative Committee will answer questions submitted by the residents of the Estes Valley. Questions are being grouped by subject. This week, the questions involve sales tax. Q. Why do we nee ...

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An Update On (Not So) Little Chippewa

By: Dr. Marie Richardson (Dr. C) I can’t believe it. Chippewa is seven months old. He is doing great! Although I still get asked if he is a pony or a horse because he is on the small side. Of course many people don’t know that horses take years to reach their mature size. Because of his rough start, he will probably not catch up to where he should be genetically for at least one to two years and even then h ...

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Scout Seeks Help With Eagle Project And Band Hosting Bingo Night!

Scott Wenzel, a Boy Scout in Troop 8 is working on his Eagle Project. He is a senior member of the EPHS Marching Band. The marching band is in need of a garage to store props and equipment. His project is to raise funds to build a 10 X 25 foot storage garage. Donations would be greatly appreciated to help fund this project. Please send any donations to BSA 8, P.O. Box 3364, Estes Park, CO 80517 or drop off ...

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Firefighters Endorse Fire District Proposal

The volunteer firefighters of the Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department have voted to support the forming of a Fire Protection District as the best option to continue to provide the Estes Valley with the services it has come to expect and to prepare the Fire Department for future challenges. The firefighters delivered their letter of support to Estes Park Bill Pinkham this summer. The mission of the Estes Pa ...

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