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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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.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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