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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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WolfWood Refuge To Be At Hermit Park Open Space

The wolves of WolfWood Refuge from Southwest Colorado will be at Hermit Park Open Space over Labor Day weekend, Saturday, September 1, and Sunday, September 2, 2012. There will be educational programs at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., both days, at the Hermit Park Open Space Pavilion. The wolves will also be available to visit between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. when educational programs are not taking place. ...

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