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Local Woman Survives Lightning Strike While Bike Riding In Boulder

By: Kris Hazelton Terri Menghini, a long time summer resident of Estes Park was riding her bike in Boulder, training for an Ironman Triathlon on Monday when she was struck by lightning. Fortunately, Terri was not severely injured and is alive to tell about her experience. Terri was going north on North Foothills Highway, near Longhorn Road, when she was struck around       1 p.m. and thrown off her bike. ...

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Missing Issues Located

Collecting free newspapers proved to be a profitable endeavor for Susie and Ray Hertz of Estes Park. Last week, the Estes Park History Rescue Project (EPHRP) began advertising for back issues of the Estes Park News missing from public repositories, and the Hertz’s were able to supply almost all of the missing issues from their own collection. John Meissner, EPHRP spokesperson, was grateful that someone had ...

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New Totem Pole “Tu-Buc” Unveiled

The Two Bucks Carving Club of Estes Park was delighted and proud to welcome approximately 60 family, friends, and neighbors to the unveiling of the totem pole named "Tu Buc." The unveiling took about 30 minutes after which everyone stayed around to ask questions, take pictures, see samples of other carvings and to enjoy visiting with each other. After having accomplishing our biggest carving project ever, t ...

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Candace Gordon Awarded 7 Everyday Hero

This week, Candace Gordon was surprised by Mitch Jelniker of Channel 7 News in Denver, who presented her with a 7 Everyday Hero Award for her hard work and dedication on the Estes Park Relay for Life. The 7 Everyday Hero Award is presented to Coloradans who are making a difference in their community. The 7 Everyday Hero Award recipient is someone who motivates others, makes sacrifices, benefits others, make ...

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United Way Of Larimer County Fundraising For Estes Park

United Way of Larimer County announced today that it’s created a new fundraising campaign specifically for Estes Park to benefit six local nonprofit agencies. The Estes Park United fundraising campaign officially began on July 15, 2009 and will run through Sept. 15, 2009. The goal is to raise $25,000 to distribute evenly to the six local nonprofit agencies selected by a group of Estes Park volunteers. The a ...

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An Update On Little Chippewa

In the past few weeks, Chip has been growing like a weed. He is starting to fill out and he is beginning to shed his winter/foal coat. I still think that he will end up being a grey horse but only time will tell. Chip got his first outdoor bath. He had a bath everyday when he was younger because of his pressure sores but they were always in the dog bathtub with warm water. He had his first Estes Park cold-w ...

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Amateur Radio Field Day A Great Success At The Fairgrounds

Amateur radio operators from around the Estes Valley competed in their second annual Field Day test of emergency communications readiness on June 27 and 28, 2009. Sponsored by the Estes Valley Amateur Radio Club, this year’s activities featured four stations run either on battery or gasoline generator power for a 24 hour period from the east side of the Stanley Fairgrounds. The main purpose of this exercise ...

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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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