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U.S. Economic Development Administration Invests $545,000 To Support Resilency Efforts In Colorado

The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) today announced $545,000 in grants to support disaster and community economic resiliency efforts in Colorado. "The Obama administration is committed to helping communities impacted by natural disasters and major economic challenges respond and recover," said U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development Jay Williams. "T ...

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A Look At The Town’s Progress Toward Flood Recovery Part 2

In last week’s article I provided an overview of many of the Town’s flood recovery projects. While we fared better than many other communities, we have a significant amount of work to do in restoring our infrastructure and planning for future resiliency. With dozens of recovery projects, this has put a challenging spin on managing the Town’s budget. We tightened up our normal operating budget immediately af ...

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A Look At The Town’s Progress Toward Flood Recovery Part 1

The Estes Valley has come so far in recovering from the 2013 Flood that in some ways, it’s difficult to believe it’s been nearly one year. In other ways, the year has flown by and it can be overwhelming to consider how much further we have to go for total recovery. I’d like to give you an overview of where the Town stands in its progress with the many projects we’ve added to our operations. There’s a lot to ...

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Participate In The Town Of Estes Park’s Citizen Survey Online Through Aug. 31

The Town of Estes Park’s 2014 Citizen Survey was mailed to a random sample of 1,200 Estes Park households in late June. The same survey is now available for broad participation on the Town’s website www.estes.org through August 31. Town Administrator Frank Lancaster encourages everyone to take the opportunity to weigh in on Town and community programs and services, including residents outside the Town limit ...

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US Hwy 36 Closure To Start July 29

Phase 2 of the US 36 permanent reconstruction project will involve closing the road to thru traffic July 29 – Aug. 9. The road will open for the weekend to all traffic Aug. 2-4. Only local residents and businesses will be allowed past the checkpoints during the closure. Those residents are on Apple Valley Road, CR 71, Pinewood Springs, CR 80 (Longmont Dam Rd), Big Elk Meadows (CR 47), or residents along US ...

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The Elktones To Play Dick Orleans Memorial Fundraiser This Saturday!

The Elktones, Brad Fitch, Mark Rashid and Brad Doggett, will perform a concert honoring their bandmate Dick Orleans at the Elk Meadow Lodge, 1665 Highway 66, this Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Orleans, who was a regionally renowned musician and wildlife photographer, passed away suddenly in May. Orleans was particularly gifted at photographing pikas in Rocky Mountain National ...

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Rooftop Rodeo Week

There's non-stop, rip-roarin' cowboy action in store for rodeo fans at Estes Park's very own Rooftop Rodeo, a PRCA sanctioned event and one that has been recognized as the best small rodeo in the nation along with being named the top medium-sized rodeo in the Midwest. The Rooftop Rodeo Parade on Tuesday,  kicked off the six-day event and featured hundreds of horses, marching units, rodeo royalty, team hitch ...

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Estes Park Go 4th Festival Independence Day Weekend Celebration

Estes Park is the ideal all-American destination for Fourth of July celebrations. In addition to one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the state (always held on July 4), this quintessential Colorado mountain village offers a variety of family-friendly festivities and events specifically tailored for the holiday, in addition to an abundance of outdoor recreation activities. Arrive a day early to ...

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