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Who Doesn’t Need A Hug To Remember ?

You won’t forget these hugs! By: Kris Hazelton Have you ever dreamed about getting your greatest idea or invention on the shelves of the world’s largest retailer? Local entrepreneur Jean Welch sure has. She learned last month that Walmart announced that they were holding an “American Idol”-style contest to give shelf space to new products. Contestants were to create online videos of their inventions, and th ...

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Bear Lake Road Reconstruction Begins

Bear Lake Road is one of the most popular scenic roads in Rocky Mountain National Park and provides year-round visitor access to a variety of wonderful recreational opportunities. More than 2 million visitors a year are estimated to drive on Bear Lake Road and last year over 440,000 riders took advantage of the shuttle buses along the corridor. Beginning on March 5, visitors should expect major construction ...

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Park Staff Seeking Input On Lily Lake Dam Project

Summer canoers and kayakers enjoying Lilly Lake.    Photo EP NEWs/ Kris Hazelton The Lily Lake Dam, located in Rocky Mountain National Park, has been rated a high-hazard dam by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. Failure of the dam is not imminent, and park staff are evaluating long term solutions; considering two options to reduce the risk, either repairing or removing the dam. Until a long term solution is im ...

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Town Of Estes Park Awarded $3 Million Federal Grant

The Town of Estes Park has been awarded a $3 million U. S. Department of Transportation grant to assist with construction of a parking structure at the Town-owned Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Ave. The project enhances the Town of Estes Park’s efforts, in collaboration with Rocky Mountain National Park, to improve transit while reducing congestion and emissions in the Estes Valley and in Rocky ...

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Colorado Avian Research And Rehabilitation Institute Now Forming

Scott and Susan Rashid along with Grant Spencer would like to introduce the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute (CARRI), a 501c3 not for profit foundation whose goal is to continue the rehabilitation of injured birds and research hawks and owls within RMNP and the Estes valley. Scott Rashid, with the assistance of Susan and Dr. Jeff Fish has been rehabilitating injured birds since 1994. Inj ...

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Mountain Lion Up Close

Last week Judy Lindberg and her husband spotted this mountain lion near Marys Lake Road. They got some great photos and this is the perfect time to remind everyone that we do live in mountain lion country and some tips to remember to keep you and your family safe. Lions live where there is abundant prey and stalking cover available. Males can be more than 8 ft long and weigh 130-150 lbs, Femals can be great ...

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Bear Hibernates In Crawlspace

By: Kris Hazelton A black bear has found a nice, cozy place to hibernate underneath a local business. He is tucked away in a corner of the crawlspace to sleep away the cold winter months. The owner of the business heard sounds coming from the crawlspace one afternoon last November and he joked to his co-workers, “That sound must be coming from a bear in the crawlspace!” Little did he know, he was right. Aft ...

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