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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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Experience Rocky Mountain National Park During The Holidays

Hallett Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park . Photo by Mark AngleThe holiday season is a great time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. In addition to beautiful scenery, wildlife viewing and a variety of winter recreational activities to do on your own, some fun activities with park rangers are offered. Rocky Mountain National Park has a calendar full of fun family activities for the holidays. On the ea ...

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Eclipsed Moon Setting Over The Front Range

Irene Little and Mike Prochoda Over a dozen ambitious people met at the Estes Park Memorial Observatory parking lot to observe the lunar eclipse at 5:30 AM on Saturday morning, December 10. We stayed until the moon set just before 7:00 AM. The temperature was a bit over 20 degrees! A total lunar eclipse occurs when there is an exact alignment between the sun, earth and moon and the moon slowly passes throug ...

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Quota Club’s Holiday Home Tour

Get Your Tickets Today! Members of the Quota Club of Estes Park are excited that it’s almost time once again for their annual Holiday Home Tour. The tour this year will be held on Saturday, December 3, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The beautiful homes on the tour are: • Barbara and Gary Lister 2518 Nimbus Drive • Charlene and Joe deKehoe 2610 Nimbus Drive • Margie Hauser and Mike Todd 880 Big Horn Drive • Kathleen ...

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Fire At St. Malo Retreat Center

Firefighters battled a blaze at St. Malo, a historic Catholic retreat in Allenspark, CO. The fire was burning in the conference center that sits directly behind the stone chapel. The chapel was not in danger from the fire. Fire fighters from multiple agencies dealt with cold temperatures and strong winds as they fought the blaze. ...

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High Winds And Microbursts Create Power Outages And Damage In The Estes Valley

Estes Park Light and Power crews have been working diligently since Saturday night, working to restore power to electric customers. Sixteen linemen from Fort Collins and six linemen from Loveland have joined the EP crews to speed up the process. Utilities Director Reuben Bergsten said, “We are fortunate to have backup from our neighbors in the valley to restore power to our customers as soon as possible. It ...

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