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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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Update On Development Of Wellness Center

Groundbreaking $30 Million Wellness Center To Become Innovative Public-Private Hybrid for Economic Growth Voters in the town of Estes Park overwhelmingly backed a ballot initiative on April 1st, 2014 supporting the sale of Lot 4 in downtown Estes Park to the Grand Heritage Hotel Group for the construction of an industry-leading medical and wellness tourism facility. The project will be operated as public-pr ...

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April Is Estes Cares About Bears Month

Choose to be bear-responsible in 2014 The community-led Bear Education Task Force reminds Estes Valley residents and businesses that with the arrival of spring, bears are again active and careful management of trash and other potential attractants is critical. At the April 8 Town Board meeting, Mayor Pinkham and the Town Trustees will proclaim April Estes Cares About Bears month. Residents and businesses ca ...

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Stanley Film Festival Announces Opening Night Film And Sampling Of “Side-Show Experiences”

Colorado Filmmaker Alexandre O. Philippe's, Doc of the Dead, to kick-off SFF The Stanley Film Festival (SFF) produced by the Denver Film Society and presented by NBC Universal's Chiller, announced today its Opening Night film and several special event highlights and experiences taking place at the four-day event (April 24-27). The Stanley Film Festival celebrates the best in independent horror cinema at the ...

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Larimer County, Red Cross, SERVE 6.8, Collaborate to Provide Sandbag Protectio

Larimer County is working in collaboration with the American Red Cross and the Fort Collins based non-profit disaster relief organization known as SERVE 6.8 to provide free, filled sandbags to flood and fire survivors. Larimer County, with funding assistance from the Red Cross, implemented a free sandbag program in 2013 to provide post-fire flood protection to areas impacted by the High Park Fire. The antic ...

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Rocky Mountain Park Inn Donates To Nature Association

At its annual spring training conference, held this year at its Rocky Mountain Park Inn (Estes Park’s 2013 Philanthropic Business of the Year), Forever Resorts presented a check to the Rocky Mountain Nature Association (RMNA) representing monies donated from 2011-2013, totaling $30,141.28. For the past three years, Rocky Mountain Park Inn invited overnight guests to make a voluntary $1 per night donation up ...

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EPVFD Annual Firefighter Awards

The Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department handed out individual 2013 annual firefighter awards at the April 2, 2014 EPVFD business meeting. Firefighters won these awards after votes were collected from their peers at the department. Pictured from left to right: Captain Jon Landkamer received Top Responder of the Year, Lieutenant Chris Rahn received Officer of the Year, and Marty Faraguna received Rookie of t ...

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Estes Park Police Arrest Two Men In Response To A Burglary In-Progress

On March 26 at 2 p.m., Estes Park Police arrested David Singer, 18, of Andover, Minnesota and a 17- year-old male runaway , also from Andover, Minnesota, after responding to a burglary in progress at a home located in the 1100-block of Coyote Run in Estes Park. The suspects triggered the residential alarm system, which notified the Estes Park Police Department. Officers apprehended the suspects as they atte ...

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