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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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Trail Ridge Road Open

Trail Ridge Road historically opens on Memorial Day weekend; last year, due to historic snow accumulation, the road opened on June 6. This year’s opening is the third earliest day that Trail Ridge Road has opened since the road was completed in 1932. The earliest day was May 7, 2002. In 1963, the road opened on May 11. Trail Ridge Road is the highest continuous paved road in the United States, climbing to 1 ...

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Historic Tour Anticipates Another Sell-Out

Welcome back to a simpler time of life as this year's historic tour takes you on a journey from 1877 to 1908 in historic Estes Park. Saturday, June 30th marks the Ninth Annual Historic Tour presented by the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. and corporate sponsor Judy Nystrom, 1st Colorado Realty, (www.JudyNystrom.com). All proceeds benefit the Estes Park Museum. This year's exciting theme, Hi ...

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Nearing Elk Calving Season-Warning Signs Are Up

By: Kris Hazelton In the next few weeks, there are going to be many new elk calves born in and around town and the cows will be on alert. The mothers are not being aggressive when defending their young, just protective. It’s our responsibility to not get too close to the baby or the mother. Just this week the warning signs were put up in the bird sanctuary on the Lake Estes Trail, a place where the elk like ...

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Retiring Head Of Eagle Rock School To Launch The Ducks At The Duck Race This Saturday

The man pulling the rip cord dumping thousands of little rubber ducks into Fall River launching the 24th edition of the Estes Park Duck Race on May 5th at Nicky’s Steakhouse will be the man who has headed one of the largest sellers of duck race adoption forms over the last ten years – Robert Burkhardt, Head of School, at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center. “We couldn’t think of a more app ...

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