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40,000 Flowers Planted For All To Enjoy

Geraniums, petunias, nicotiana, impatiens, marigolds, salvia and cosmos are just a few types of flowers planted by the Town of Estes Park’s flower crew each year. Not to mention the perennials-Shasta daisy, echinacea, daylily, ornamental grass, oriental poppy, catmint, salvia and columbine. Around 40,000 of them are planted each summer for the enjoyment of Estes Park residents and visitors. Eleven people co ...

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The Heart Warming Life Story Of Chippewa-The Little Foal

By: Kris Hazelton Editors Note: We have had many requests to recap the story of little Chippewa and we decided to run this story again as the Richardsons get Chip ready to make his public debut in the Rooftop Rodeo Parade. In mid February of this year, a local horse owner contacted Dr. Marie Richardson, (Dr. C) telling her of a newborn foal that was in desperate need of help. They had a mare they didn’t kno ...

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Saving Fuel And Connecting With The Community

Estes Park Police step onto Segways “The biggest advantage of patrolling Estes Park on Segways is the positive interaction we have with people,” Estes Park Police Sergeant Robert Schumaker commented as he examined a new all-terrain Segway x2 Patroller. “People are curious about these things and it gives us a chance to talk with them about something fun.” On Sunday, June 28 Rocky Mountain Segway of Boulder v ...

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Chippewa To Walk In The Rodeo Parade

Little baby Chippewa, the young foal who we have been featuring in the EP News, continues to do well. According to Dr. Marie Richardson (Dr. C) “In the past two weeks Chip has made much progress. I spoke to an equine nutrition specialist through Purina and we have made some adjustments to his feedings. He has flourished. He is gaining weight and growing in height. We feel that although he may need additiona ...

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DOW Urges Businesses And Homes To Stow Away Any Bear Attractants

By: Kris Hazelton The past few weeks a young, reddish/brown yearling bear has been seen in and around the downtown area getting into trash cans, dumpsters, bird feeders, grills and pet food bowls for a quick and easy meal. According to Rick Spowart, Division of Wildlife Manager, “Unless people change their habits, this bear is doomed to die a tragic death!” Spowart and local Bear Aware volunteers have been ...

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Rocky Mountain Nature Association Receives $1 Million Bequest From Carol Braun Estate

Curt Buchholtz, Executive Director of the nonprofit Rocky Mountain Nature Association, announced the receipt of a major gift from the estate of Carol Louise Braun, formerly of Estes Park. The gift includes her home in Estes Park which will be used to house student interns of the Association, providing much-needed assistance to Rocky Mountain National Park and its educational programs. The gift was given wit ...

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Join In The Plastic Bag Challenge

By: Irene Little “Give our school a chance to win $10,000 worth of solar panels. Take part in the Reusable Bag Challenge. Bring your own bags to all the stores in town and have them counted,” says Irene Little, co-chair of the League of Women Voters and Community Recycling Committee. The Reusable Bag Challenge is now in full swing. On March 1, 2009 CAST (the Colorado Association of Ski Towns) started the ch ...

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