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Celebrating Earth Day Is Elementary

By: Kris Hazelton David Born is a man with a mission. Although David has worked on various recycling projects in Estes Park in the past, he saw a program on television about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and it moved him to act. Much of our waste today is comprised of plastic that does not biodegrade. This waste accumulates in swirling seas of debris called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where plastic t ...

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Town Of Estes Park Celebrates National Volunteer Week April 19-25, 2009

Volunteer Service for the Town of Estes Park Grows in 2008: Milestone Reached The value of volunteer services provided to the Town of Estes Park municipal government reached a milestone in 2008; nearly 600 volunteers donated approximately 55,622 hours to Town departments and related Town activities. These hours reflect a cost savings to taxpayers of nearly $1,126,345.50 which is a $295,766 increase in total ...

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Chippewa Loves His Alfalfa

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) “This week Chip has decided that he really likes alfalfa. For those of you who have felt or seen a horse’s tongue you will understand what I am saying for those of you who have not, let me describe it to you. (Some may think that this is a bit quirky but I promise y ...

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ARD Celebrating 25th Anniversary

Special by Elaine Downing Twenty five years ago, in 1984, several locals gathered and discussed their concerns as well as hopes for the future of Estes Park and formed the Association for Responsible Development (ARD). Among the founders were Rowland Retrum, Enda Mills Kiley, Tom Watts, Seymour Graham, Helen Hondius and Louise Lindsey, just to name a few of these forward thinking citizens. A Celebration and ...

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Why In The World Should Urban Renewal Be Expanded Another 25 Years?

The First in an Informational Series By: Wil Smith, Director, EPURA & Ron Wilcocks, Commissioner and Vice-Chairman, EPURA Urban renewal, the Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority or EPURA, was created in October of 1982, after the Lawn Lake Flood wreaked havoc in downtown Estes Park.  Improvement to downtown Estes Park, a place people tolerated to get through to Rocky Mountain National Park, was talked abo ...

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CACEP Hosting Red Tag Sale To Raise Funds For National Tour “Art And The Animal”

Through April 19, the Cultural Arts Council is holding a Red Tag Benefit Sale in Fine Art Gallery concurrent with Student Expressions Student Art Show at 423 W. Elkhorn Ave. in Estes Park, CO. The public has the opportunity to view and acquire this fine art collection. Some of the art is being offered at below market or appraised value. A collection of items have been donated to the Cultural Arts Council of ...

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