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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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Larimer County Adopts Fire Ban

Five days later than last year’s first fire restrictions on April 5, the Board of Larimer County Commissioners today adopted fire restrictions on Open Fires, the Use of Fireworks, and Public Fireworks Displays beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, April 12, 2012 for the unincorporated areas of Larimer County. The restrictions which are set to expire on May 15, 2012 were adopted in conjunction with expected r ...

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A Bear In Our Crawlspace!

By: Kris Hazelton The black bear who found a nice, cozy place to hibernate this winter, tucked away in a cozy corner of the crawlspace of a local business to sleep away the cold winter months has now left the building! Here is a brief recap for those who might have missed the story from December 30th EP News. Last November, the owner of Range Property Management, Gene Whannel heard sounds coming from the cr ...

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Work Underway On US 34 Safety Improvements

Project scheduled for completion by July 2012 This week, crews from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began work on a safety improvements project on US 34 at Mall Road in Estes Park. Work will include adding a left turn lane for traffic turning from westbound US 34 to Mall Road, adding and extending culverts to help with drainage, resurfacing the roadway, and adding an acceleration lane for t ...

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With Warmer Weather, Bears Are Waking Up!

By: Kris Hazelton With the warm weather in Estes Park, the bears are beginning to awaken a bit earlier this season and as usual, they’re waking up hungry! The thing to remember is that when they wake up and there is not much natural food for them to eat, they will gravitate toward human food sources. The bears are going to be looking for some quick and easy food sources and that would be garbage cans and du ...

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