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Calling all Floats and Characters for Catch the Glow!

It won’t be long until the lights and festivities of the holiday season are here – along with the Town of Estes Park’s Catch the Glow Parade. Preparation is underway for the 2012 parade, which will travel along Elkhorn Avenue beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23 -- the day after Thanksgiving. The Town of Estes Park’s Events staff are calling for float entries as well as recruiting community members to ...

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Trail Ridge Road Closed For the Season

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012, Trail Ridge Road officially closed for the season to through travel. Since Thursday, October 11, Trail Ridge Road has been closed due to consistent winter conditions of drifting snow, high winds and below freezing temperatures above 10,000 feet. Trail Ridge Road, one of the most impressive alpine highways in the United States, is the highest continuous paved road in America a ...

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Fern Lake Fire Status

STATUS OF FERN LAKE FIRE - View a map of the fire area. (Map provided by Rocky Mountain National Park) Fern Lake Fire Update Fern Lake Fire Receives Additional Snow The Fern Lake Fire received an additional 1 to 2 inches of new snow overnight. The fire is still smoldering and creeping in areas protected from the weather, such as under tree canopies and near large rocks. Yesterday afternoon firefighters note ...

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Old Fall River Road In RMNP Closes For The Season To Vehicles October 10

Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will be closed to vehicles for the season on October 10, for park staff to complete maintenance on the road. Road maintenance is scheduled to take place on October 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 17. In the event of good weather, clear road conditions, and the absence of road maintenance; bicycles and pets on leashes may be permitted as indicated by signs. The road ...

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Each year since 1986, the Town of Estes Park employees’ Helping Hands Committee has created commemorative holiday ornaments for purchase by the public. Proceeds from ornament sales provide scholarships for high school seniors and assistance for local families in need. The 2012 ornament commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Estes Park Woman’s Club and features a photo of Hallett Peak taken by local photo ...

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Reward For Killing Of Baby Bear Increased

Bears Are Us would like to thank the many caring and generous people who have pledged $1500 to increase the Operation Game Thief reward of $500. We are hoping this will lead to information leading to the conviction of the cruel poacher who shot the little bear cub. Bears Are Us will have reward notices throughout Estes Park. This will send a powerful message that poaching of our beloved wildlife will not be ...

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Estes Park Citizens And Town Administrators Need To Work Together To Protect Bears From Open Garbage

In response to the citizen concerns voiced recently at the public meeting hosted by Town Administrator Frank Lancaster and to the increasing number of bear – human confrontations being reported in the Estes Valley and throughout the State this summer, the Association for Responsible Development (ARD) has compiled a list of easy, common sense actions we all can take immediately to help keep the bears and cit ...

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Elk Viewing Is Best From A Safe Distance

From Kate Rusch Estes Park Public Information Officer Each September and October, thousands of visitors are drawn to Estes Park to watch herds of elk gather in the valley for their mating season, or “rut.” With this popular activity comes the responsibility for everyone to be safe and respect these majestic animals. During the rut, the male “bull” elk are irritable, aggressive and extremely dangerous to onl ...

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