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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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US 36 Reopening Ahead of Schedule

On Monday, November 4 at noon, US 36 will be open to ALL motorists following flood repairs! Thanks to the amazing work of our crews and Air and Army National Guards (including the Colorado National Guard, Kansas National Guard, Montana National Guard, and Utah National Guard), the highway will reopen more than three weeks ahead of the Dec. 1 deadline! Please give us room to finish final paving in the next f ...

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US Hwy 36 To Reopen By Mid November

Thanks to cooperative weather and the exceptionally hard work of National Guard and CDOT crews, the highway, which was originally scheduled to open December 1, is now scheduled to reopen in early- or mid-November! Crews will continue to work from sunrise to sunset, seven days a week, and at this time local access restrictions will remain the same. Please be sure to join us for a community meeting on Tuesday ...

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Us 34 Opening Between Estes Park And Drake For Resident Access Only

At noon Sunday, October 20, 2013, US 34 opened from Estes Park to Drake for Big Thompson Canyon RESIDENTS ONLY to come and go at any time. THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS NOT PERMITTED TO TRAVEL IN THIS AREA. This Sunday marks the fourth time since construction began that Drake residents are being allowed back to their homes. It will be the first time, however, that they won’t be asked to leave the canyon by 5 p.m. t ...

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