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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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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, ( All proceeds benefit the Estes Park Museum. This year's exciting theme, Hi ...

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