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Calling All Cars – Be Bear Aware!

By: Kris Hazelton Even though we’re now into late fall, be aware that not all of the bears have hibernated yet. Just last week a local family had their vehicle broken into and destroyed by a hungry bruin, looking for food. The car was parked in the driveway of the family home. As evidenced by paw prints, the bear popped open the driver’s side door and hopped in for a look see. Apparently, the door shut righ ...

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Trail Ridge Road Closed For The Season

National Park Service Officials Close Trail Ridge Road To Through Travel For The Season Today, Thursday, October 27, 2011, Trail Ridge Road officially closed for the season to through travel. Since Saturday, October 22, Trail Ridge Road has been closed due to consistent winter conditions of drifting snow, high winds and below freezing temperatures above 10,000 feet. Trail Ridge Road, one of the most impress ...

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Crews Finish One Major Electrical Upgrade Project, Make Progress On Another

The Town of Estes Park is continuing projects to upgrade electrical circuits for more reliable service across the system, as well as to meet future electricity demands. Light and Power crews have finished work on the Fish Creek circuit upgrade, which began in July 2010, and continue a substantial in-house project to upgrade the Glen Haven circuit. After contractor Selcon Utility finished its portion of the ...

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Annual Pumpkin Give Away Day

Past recipients of pumpkins are cordially invited to this celebration The annual pumpkin distribution to Estes Park children will be held at the elementary school on Thursday, October 27 at 8:30 a.m. This fun holiday tradition was started in October 1936 by the late R. L. Brodie. Brodie was Estes Park Mayor in 1946-52 and again in 1968-72. Brodie began the event as the owner of Brodie's Market believing it ...

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Tips For Safe Wildlife Viewing

Each September and October, thousands of visitors are drawn to Estes Park to watch herds of elk gather in the valley for their mating season, or “rut.” With this popular activity comes the responsibility for everyone to think about safety and respect these majestic animals. During the rut, the male “bull” elk are irritable, aggressive and extremely dangerous to onlookers who get too close. “Every day our di ...

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2011 collector holiday ornament now available; features Longs Peak

Since 1986, the Town of Estes Park employees’ Helping Hands Committee has created commemorative annual holiday ornaments for purchase by the public. The proceeds from ornament sales are used to provide high school senior scholarships and assistance to local families in need. Now available, the 2011 ornament features Longs Peak reflected in Bear Lake, with a photo taken by local photographer Erik Stensland, ...

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Elk Fest

Elk Fest offers visitors a chance to view elk in the wild during the rutting season, as well as expand their knowledge of these beautiful creatures. Learn more about elk, their habitat and how to observe them safely in the wild. Elk Fest features bugling competitions, educational areas, seminars, live music, a Mountain Man Rendezvous, Native American storytelling & music, a display of raptors, and guide ...

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