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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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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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