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Estes Park Named A Top 10 Summer Weekend Escape

USA TODAY’s 10Best.com announced on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 that Estes Park was named one of the top ten Summer Weekend Escapes in a reader poll. In addition to 10Best.com, the winning destinations will also be featured in USA TODAY and on USAToday.com beginning Friday, May 30. The article announcing the winners mentioned the mountain views, family attractions – such as zip lines, horseback riding and minia ...

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Bike To Work, Bike To Play, And Countless Reasons To Give It A Try

June 21 through June 28 is Bike to Work, Bike to Play Week in Estes Park. This is the second year in a row that we have held Bike to Work Day in Estes. Last year was a great success and there’s a lot of excitement around this year’s festivities. I ride my bike to work most days in the summer, and fairly often the rest of the year as well. I’m not a hardcore bicyclist.  I’d probably kill myself if I tried to ...

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Open Air Adventure Park Offers Fun For Everyone!

Calling all thrill seekers! The new, exciting Open Air Adventure Park is now open in Estes Park and it’s a first of its kind for our community. Aerial adventure parks are the newest craze to hit the US and are following quickly in the footsteps of zip line tours. There are literally thousands of adventure parks in Europe and a relatively small, but growing, number in operation in the U.S. Estes Park is luck ...

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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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