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A Look At The Town’s Progress Toward Flood Recovery Part 1

The Estes Valley has come so far in recovering from the 2013 Flood that in some ways, it’s difficult to believe it’s been nearly one year. In other ways, the year has flown by and it can be overwhelming to consider how much further we have to go for total recovery. I’d like to give you an overview of where the Town stands in its progress with the many projects we’ve added to our operations. There’s a lot to ...

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Participate In The Town Of Estes Park’s Citizen Survey Online Through Aug. 31

The Town of Estes Park’s 2014 Citizen Survey was mailed to a random sample of 1,200 Estes Park households in late June. The same survey is now available for broad participation on the Town’s website www.estes.org through August 31. Town Administrator Frank Lancaster encourages everyone to take the opportunity to weigh in on Town and community programs and services, including residents outside the Town limit ...

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US Hwy 36 Closure To Start July 29

Phase 2 of the US 36 permanent reconstruction project will involve closing the road to thru traffic July 29 – Aug. 9. The road will open for the weekend to all traffic Aug. 2-4. Only local residents and businesses will be allowed past the checkpoints during the closure. Those residents are on Apple Valley Road, CR 71, Pinewood Springs, CR 80 (Longmont Dam Rd), Big Elk Meadows (CR 47), or residents along US ...

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The Elktones To Play Dick Orleans Memorial Fundraiser This Saturday!

The Elktones, Brad Fitch, Mark Rashid and Brad Doggett, will perform a concert honoring their bandmate Dick Orleans at the Elk Meadow Lodge, 1665 Highway 66, this Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Orleans, who was a regionally renowned musician and wildlife photographer, passed away suddenly in May. Orleans was particularly gifted at photographing pikas in Rocky Mountain National ...

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Rooftop Rodeo Week

There's non-stop, rip-roarin' cowboy action in store for rodeo fans at Estes Park's very own Rooftop Rodeo, a PRCA sanctioned event and one that has been recognized as the best small rodeo in the nation along with being named the top medium-sized rodeo in the Midwest. The Rooftop Rodeo Parade on Tuesday,  kicked off the six-day event and featured hundreds of horses, marching units, rodeo royalty, team hitch ...

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Estes Park Go 4th Festival Independence Day Weekend Celebration

Estes Park is the ideal all-American destination for Fourth of July celebrations. In addition to one of the most spectacular fireworks displays in the state (always held on July 4), this quintessential Colorado mountain village offers a variety of family-friendly festivities and events specifically tailored for the holiday, in addition to an abundance of outdoor recreation activities. Arrive a day early to ...

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Town Of Estes Park Installs Electric Car Charging Stations

The Town of Estes Park recently installed two electric car chargers on the north side of the municipal parking lot. The chargers are located in two parking spots, designated by signs and the letters “EV” painted on the spaces. They are expected to be operational July 1. Charging will be offered free for the first year, followed by a tentative charge of $1 per hour for use in subsequent years. Normally it ta ...

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Gear-Up For Bike To Work, Bike To Play Week And Plan To Bike To Work June 25

Estes Park’s 2014 Bike to Work, Bike to Play week is June 21-28. Estes Park joins communities across the state to encourage residents to try bicycle commuting as a healthy and safe alternative to driving. Watch for updates on Bike to Work, Bike to Play festivities at www.visitestespark.com. Check out the lineup of activities -- there is something for all ages and abilities! June 21: • Kids Fun Ride 8 a.m. i ...

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