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Woodland Heights Fire Contained!

The Woodland Heights has been 100% contained. The fire was burning in Estes Park at High Drive near the junction of Hwy. 36 and Hwy. 66, near Rocky Mountain National Park, just north of the Beaver Meadows entrance station. There were approximately 16 structures involved and the fire has been estimated at 20 acres. Evacuations were issued for the south side of Elkhorn Avenue from Spruce Avenue to Wonderview ...

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Woodland Heights Fire: UPDATED 5:28 pm

There will be a briefing for people part of the evacuation area at 7 pm at the Estes Park High School. This is for evacuees only. 5:28 pm: The fire is in containment. Crews continue to work on spot fires. 4:25 pm: Updated information - 16 structures burned. Fire size currently 20 acres. Evacuation area is a one mile circumference of the fire. Fire, named the Woodland Heights Fire,  is moving northeast. 3:21 ...

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Help The High Park Fire Victims And Firefighters

The Estes Park Soaring Eagles 4H Group and the Town of Estes Park are asking for your help in collecting items for the High Park Fire victims and firefighters. Please drop your donations by Sunday, July 1, 2012 at the following locations: Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. (outside Administration, Room 150) 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday-Friday The Fairgrounds at Stanley Park, 1209 Manford Ave. (outside the Ticket Boot ...

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Coverage Of The High Park Fire – UPDATED

Update for the High Park Fire 6/21/12 @ 10:00 a.m. NOTE: This fire is NOT in Estes Park, it is burning west of Fort Collins. The High Park Fire is estimated at 68,200 acres with 55% containment. The current cost of the fire to date is estimated at $19.6 million dollars. There are 1,978 fire personnel, 18 helicopters and 135 engines fighting the fire at this time with a 24-hour work schedule in place. Reside ...

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20th Annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival June 23-24

Estes Park will be celebrating their 20th annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival on Saturday June 23 from 9:30-5, and Sunday the 24th from 9:30-4. It is being held downtown at Bond Park, located at the intersection of E. Elkhorn (Rte. 36) and MacGregor. The non-profit festival is managed by the Sons of Norway lodge in Boulder, Colorado - Vesterheim 6-118. The lodge took over the festival five years ago when ...

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Old Fall River Road In RMNP Expected To Open This Friday, June 15th

Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park is expected to open this Friday, June 15, for the season. Old Fall River Road normally opens by the Fourth of July holiday weekend but due to the minimal snow this spring the road will be opening more than two weeks early. There are no good long term records of the opening dates of Old Fall River Road prior to 1985. Work is taking place on the Chasm Falls ...

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Protective Mother Elk Attacks Woman

By: Kris Hazelton Police received a call at approximately 3:00 p.m. Tuesday that a 60 year old woman from Estes Park, was trampled by a cow elk with a calf, outside her apartment building on Community Drive. The woman was leaving her home and was totally unaware there was a protective mama elk with a young calf just outside her door. When she stepped out, the mother elk immediately ran towards the woman, kn ...

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