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Handicapped Fishing Area Project Seeks Volunteers

The handicapped fishing area in the Big Thompson Canyon, at mile marker 72, is in need of some serious help. Ever since the area was built, after the 1976 flood, not much has been done to maintain it. Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), over the years, has pushed de-icing sand over the edge of the road and it now surrounds the ramp on the side next to the highway. There are trees, weeds, and bushe ...

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Nature Association Announces Release Of Classic National Park Ranger Novel

Thrilling mountain rescues, dangerous skirmishes with poachers, ski patrols high above treeline, looking death squarely in the eyes. It’s just another day at the office for Bob Flame, Rocky Mountain National Park ranger. The Rocky Mountain Nature Association, in cooperation with the Estes Park Museum Friends and Foundation, has republished Bob Flame: Rocky Mountain Ranger. This classic novel was written for ...

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Rare Gold Coin Gets New Owner

The Estes Park Salvation Army Board of Directors was delighted to receive a rare 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 estimated the value of the coin to be about $550. The EP Salvation Army Board auctioned the coin to the highest bidder in a sealed bid auction and this week, the ...

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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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