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All Flood Damaged Highways To Reopened By Thanksgiving

On Thursday, November 21, Governor Hickenlooper, Estes Park Mayor Pinkham and other dignitaries and residents gathered to celebrate the reopening of Highway 34 that connects Estes Park to Loveland. Our very own Mayor Pinkham and Mayor of Loveland Cecil Gutierrez celebrated the opening with a great big hug symbolizing the coming together of the two communities once again. The weather at the event was bitter ...

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US Hwy 34 Officially Open!

US Hwy 34, between Loveland and Estes Park is now officially open to all traffic. Hwy 34 had been closed due to damage caused by the September flooding. A big thanks to all the construction crews, CDOT and the State of Colorado for making this happen before the December 1 deadline! ...

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Catch The Glow Parade And Festivities

Trolley will provide service from fairgrounds parking to Visitor Center to Bond Park The annual Catch the Glow Parade will light up downtown Estes Park beginning at 5:30 p.m. the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 29. The parade route will begin at the West Park Center and travel east on Elkhorn Avenue. At 4 p.m. the Estes Park Police Department will close Elkhorn Avenue between FarView Drive and Spruce D ...

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Holiday Decorations With Wildlife In Mind

As the holiday season nears and decorations begin to adorn houses, yards and trees, Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds the public to decorate with wildlife safety in mind. Outdoor holiday decorations and structures, like Christmas lights or trampolines, can cause problems for antlered animals. "Deer, elk, and moose often find themselves tangled in material or stuck in pools, skate parks, etc." said Jennife ...

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US Hwy 34 To Reopen Next Week!

Gov. John Hickenlooper will join the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) on Thursday, Nov. 21, to mark the official opening of U.S. 34 between Estes Park and Loveland. The opening of U.S. 34 will restore full connectivity on all routes into and out of Estes Park. It also means only one highway is left to reopen by Dec. 1. ...

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Support The New Rocky Mountain National Park License Plate

Sign the petition by December 20 Estes Park, Colorado residents can now show their support for the creation of a Rocky Mountain National Park Group Special License Plate. The Rocky Mountain Nature Association (RMNA) is collecting signatures on a petition that will bring the bill for this special plate honoring Rocky Mountain National Park to the Colorado legislature in January 2014. Visit the RMNA web site, ...

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US Hwy 36 Now Open!

Motorists are reminded that the highway is in temporary condition. Although the highway is paved, the lanes will be narrow and some areas will not have shoulders. There will be a width restriction that prohibits oversize loads from using the highway, as most of the highway is 12 feet wide, and some areas will be as narrow as 10 feet. Stopping will not be permitted on the highway at any time due to the lack ...

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Road Access To The Retreat and Big Elk Meadows Established

Construction crews have completed primitive roadways to re-connect two significant neighborhoods, The Retreat and Big Elk Meadows, to the mainline road system in Larimer County. Both areas, with a total of about 400 properties have been cut off from vehicular access since the flood in mid September. Devil’s Gulch Road (CR 43) has been built from Drake to the Dunraven Glade Road (CR 51B) which provides acces ...

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