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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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Be A Trailblazer-Serve On Trails Committee

The Estes Valley Trails Committee (EVTC) has two committee seats that are expiring in May of 2014. The current seat holders for these two committee seats are able to be reappointed and may reapply to serve on the committee. The Estes Valley Recreation and Park District would like to invite all interested parties to apply for the committee on or before Wednesday, May 7, 2014. The purpose of the EVTC is to pr ...

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Governor Hickenlooper, Cullen, Pinkham & Herwig Break Ground on Wellness Center

Gov. John Hickenlooper came to Estes Park Wednesday afternoon to join Mayor Pinkham, John Cullen from the Grand Heritage Hotel Group and Brian Herwig, CEO of the Estes Park Medical Center to celebrate the first milestone in the development of a world-class wellness destination center in Estes Park. The group celebrated the closing on the land for Lot 4 and officially broke ground, where the facility will be ...

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The Voters Have Spoken – Now What?

Earlier this month we saw democracy at work here in Estes Park. Often municipal elections draw little interest, but at this year's Town election, 53% of the registered voters came out to voice their opinions, and the voter's preferences were very clear. All three ballot issues were decided by a wide margin. The sale of Lot 4 for the EPMC Wellness center passed with 61% of the voters voting for the sale, whi ...

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