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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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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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