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Fish Creek public infrastructure Repairs and Stream Corridor Planning nderway

Two flood recovery projects are underway in the Fish Creek corridor, with the long-term goal of restoring public infrastructure and increasing health and resiliency of the stream corridor. Fish Creek Public Infrastructure Project The infrastructure repairs will take place in two phases, with the first phase including design and replacement of 1,500 feet of water line and crossings, installation of concrete ...

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Observatory Celebrates Satellite Receiver Designed By Students

Last Monday, Mayor Bill Pinkham attended a celebration with members of the school district and the community to honor some talented kids at the Estes Park Observatory. With the help of a troupe of mentor/volunteers, students Storm Wolf, Jeff Switzer and Cody Mikolitch built a satellite receiver sensitive enough to detect weak astronomical radio signals from hundreds of trillions of miles away. Todd Burke, t ...

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First Slash Collection This Weekend

To help you prepare for the coming wildfire season, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District is hosting three slash drop-off events. From 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. on May 24, 31 and June 1, property owners within the fire district are encouraged to bring slash to the Town of Estes Park property located at 640 Elm Road. The site entrance is on the right-side of Elm Road, just past the turn off to the Waste Manage ...

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Will Birchfield Wins 2014 National Local Floodplain Manager Of The Year

Official Floodplain Manager and Chief Building Official Will Birchfield has been selected as the 2014 Larry R. Johnston Memorial Local Floodplain Manager of the Year by the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM). As a recipient of the award, Birchfield is invited to attend the National Floodplain Management Conference June 1-6 in Seattle, WA as ASFPM’s guest. An Awards Luncheon will be held on Jun ...

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EVLT Re-Vegetates Flood Damaged Properties

Estes Valley Land Trust (EVLT) is pleased to announce the receipt of a $35,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado. The purpose of these funds is to assist with flood recovery, specifically re-vegetation and erosion control this spring through early fall. Funds from this grant are being used by EVLT to purchase plants and seeds to assist with the restoration of vital vegetation to flood ...

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Estes Park Free Shuttles To Begin Daily Service June 21

On Saturday, June 21 the Town of Estes Park’s Free Shuttles will launch its ninth season, offering visitors and residents convenient, environmentally responsible transportation. Shuttles transport riders to 63 stops throughout Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. Operating daily from June 21 through September 7, shuttles make it convenient for residents and visitors to leave their vehicles at a lodg ...

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Larimer County – Right of Way Flood Debris Pick-Up Ends May 10

Larimer County's right-of-way debris clean-up program will end this Saturday, May 10th. It is essential to end the program before spring run-off due to public safety and cost. Larimer County encourages community members to clear their properties of flood debris as soon as possible, and to visit www.larimer.org for clean-up and debris disposal information such as debris removal guidelines; disposal of flood ...

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Estes Valley Land Trust Earns Continued National Recognition

A celebration is underway at Estes Valley Land Trust (EVLT)! Your local land trust was recently awarded renewed land trust accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, an independent program of the Land Trust Alliance. The official announcement was received on February 26th. “This achievement demonstrates EVLT’s commitment to permanent land conservation and the rigorous accreditation renewal ...

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