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8th Annual Estes Park Heritage Festival This Weekend, Aug 10 & 11

The 8th Annual Heritage Festival will be held this weekend, August 10 and 11 at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. The festival is put on by the Estes Valley Historical Preservation Foundation whose mission is to promote, preserve, restore and educate the public on the important history of Estes Park. Event organizers will once again host "Trash and Treasures" and community members are invited to donate items ...

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You Can Help Save The Lives Of Our Bears

Tips to reduce conflicts and become bear-responsible By: Kate Rusch for the Bear Education Task Force Did you know once a black bear enters a home or business, it may be euthanized? It's a cold, hard fact. Bears are smart and adaptable. All it takes is one exposure to human or pet food, trash or bird feeders for a bear to learn and repeat this behavior. Bears are naturally shy creatures, but they can be a g ...

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Concert On The Summit Of Longs Peak

By: Gal Faganel Rocky Ridge Music Center cello faculty and violin student staged a concert atop of Longs Peak. At 9:00 a.m. Monday, July 22, University of Northern Colorado professor, cellist, Gal Faganel, and University of Colorado at Boulder graduate student, violinist, Jenny Shea, hiked with their musical instruments to the top of Longs Peak. “We left in the light of a nearly full moon at 2:30 in the mor ...

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Bears Break-In To Estes Park Home

Last weekend, a mama bear and her two cubs broke into a local residents home. The resident, who wishes to remain anonymous was will to tell us her story about the break-in, in hopes to help others from experiencing this event which luckily had a great outcome. This is the story as told by the resident, “While returning to my home from a hike, my neighbor warned me that a sow and two cubs were just seen goin ...

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Program On “Estes Park 1905” By History Rescue Project

The Estes Park History Rescue Project concludes its three-part lecture series on “Estes Park 1905” this Saturday at 1:00 p.m., with a 45-minute program devoted to the tragic death of Louis R. Levings, a 20-year-old Chicago student who fell while climbing Mount Ypsilon in August 1905. Numerous early newspaper accounts focus on the near-impossibility of saving Levings, or removing his lifeless body, and sugge ...

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Join Us For Fourth Of July Fireworks!

Weather forecasts continue to be favorable for the July 4th fireworks display at 9 p.m. over Lake Estes. At this time, fire risk as it relates to this professionally managed fireworks display is much lower than it was in 2012. While it is most likely the fireworks will go on as scheduled, this event is always subject to changes based on conditions at the time of the show. Extreme wind or other factors can r ...

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Town Asks Community To Help Name New Trolley

Trustee Jerry Miller honored as shuttle season begins The Town of Estes Park’s free shuttle system kicked off its eighth season June 21 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new downtown trolley. The shuttle committee is seeking the help of residents and guests in naming the trolley. To participate, please forward a suggested name (one per person, please) along with your name, address, telephone number and ...

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Respect Mother Nature With Our Baby Wildlife

Spring is here, and with it comes the arrival of baby birds and mammals to Colorado. It's a good time to remind citizens that newborn wildlife may be found in their yards, along trails, or in open spaces, and the best advice is to leave them alone. Each year, Colorado Parks and Wildlife receives scores of calls from concerned humans about wildlife that have been "abandoned" by adult animals. Many are tempte ...

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