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Firefighters Endorse Fire District Proposal

The volunteer firefighters of the Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department have voted to support the forming of a Fire Protection District as the best option to continue to provide the Estes Valley with the services it has come to expect and to prepare the Fire Department for future challenges. The firefighters delivered their letter of support to Estes Park Bill Pinkham this summer. The mission of the Estes Pa ...

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Smoke A Result Of California Wildfires

Current smoky conditions are a product of the wildfires burning in California, according to meteorologist Norv Larson with the National Weather Service. “Looking at satellite trajectories, we can follow it all the way back to California.  These fires are so large and burning so hot they’re generating their own weather and lofting smoke thousands of feet into the atmosphere.” There is a west/southwest air fl ...

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Meeting Senator John McCain

By: Kris Hazelton I was very excited when I heard that Senator John McCain was coming to Estes Park. You see, I have always felt I had a special connection with John McCain. When I was ten years old, I purchased a POW bracelet at a high school football game, for $2.00. Thousands of such bracelets sold across the country. The inscription on my bracelet, LTCDR John McCain III, 10-26-67. Little did I know, tha ...

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EPMC Celebrates New State Of The Art Ambulance

Last Friday, employees of the Estes Park Medical Center along with members of the ambulance crews, thanked Quota Club of Estes Park for their help providing another new ambulance for our community. They thanked Quotarians by inviting them to a special luncheon in their honor and they gave them a tour of the new state of the art ambulance which was purchased with their help in fundraising. This is the fourte ...

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Flight For Life Employees To Be Honored At Longs Peak Rescue Banquet

Two Flight for Life employees will be honored at the Longs Peak Rescue Awards Hall of Fame Banquet August 29, 2009 at the Aspen Lodge in Estes Park. Pat Mahany and Kevin Kelble were working the Flight for Life rescue helicopter August 19,2006 when the dispatcher notified them of a grave emergency on Longs Peak. Two violent storms were in the area causing lighting, rain, hail and wind, making a safe landing ...

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Longs Peak Summit Club To Induct Five Rescuers

The Longs Peak Summit Club has announced five candidates for induction into the Longs Peak Rescue Award Hall of Fame. The five candidates are; Geoff Noyes, Jim Carlson, Mark Schultz, who, during an active thunderstorm, performed CPR on two injured hikers; Patrick Mahany, Flight for Life helicopter pilot who maneuvered a dangerous touch down landing and patient extraction during a violent summer storm; and J ...

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Town Invites Community To Dedicate Newest Section Of Fall River Trail

The public is invited to join Town of Estes Park Trustees and staff on Wednesday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. for a ceremonial dedication of the newest completed phase of the Fall River Trail. The ceremony will take place along the trail, just east of the West Elkhorn Avenue intersection with West Wonderview Avenue. Parking is available on the roadside as well as in a dirt parking area along West Elkhorn approx ...

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A Story Of A Trans-Atlantic Crossing

By: Jack Dinsmoor The following series of articles recounts the 4,200 mile voyage of the 52 foot sailing cutter, “Jay Sea Dee” which set sail for the Transatlantic voyage of a lifetime from Port Canaveral, Florida to Lisbon, Portugal via Bermuda and the Azores on May 25, 2009. Manned by Captain and owner John Dinsmoor, Jack Dinsmoor (Dad and Estes Park Denizen), Craig Rozer, First Mate, a patent attorney fr ...

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