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Cold, Swift Moving Water Is Dangerous

By: Kris Hazelton This week, the water in our rivers and streams will be increasing due to heavy spring runoff. The Town of Estes Park, with assistance from the Estes Valley Fire Protection District and Larimer County have been preparing residents for the rising water for several weeks now and with the warmer June temperatures, the snowpack is going to be melting at a rapid rate. If the water gets too high, ...

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Please Heed Warning Signs On Lake Estes Trail

By: Kris Hazelton You know its springtime in the Rockies when the new elk calves begin to show up in the Estes Valley. The bird sanctuary on the Lake Estes Trail is a popular birthing area for the elk and new signs have just been posted alerting users of the lake trail that there could potentially be protective mother elk in the area. With the new baby elk calves and the proximity of the elk population to t ...

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Plowing Trail Ridge Road in RMNP

Plow operators are working hard removing snow from Trail Ridge Road in Estes Park. Plow operators encountered 22 feet of snow east of Forest Canyon Overlook, 23 feet of snow when plowing through Rock Cut, 15 feet of snow at Lava Cliffs and 16 feet of snow at Gore Range. These range from average to above average. Snow measurements near Farview Curve on the west side of the park are some of the deepest that h ...

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Upcoming Estes Park History Rescue Projects

The Estes Park History Rescue Project has teamed up with owners of historic downtown business properties to provide informal programs and tours throughout the summer. For the remaining Saturdays in May, selected buildings on block 2, the north side of East Elkhorn Avenue between Bighorn and Virginia, will be profiled. On Saturday, May 14, the former Hupp Hotel/current Rocky Mountain Tops, along with the for ...

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Give Young Wildlife The Space It Needs

Spring has arrived in Colorado and it won't be long before newly born wildlife take their first awkward steps, sometimes near watchful people. The Colorado Division of Wildlife is reminding the public that the well-intentioned impulse to save what appears to be an orphaned or abandoned animal can often lead to unintended consequences, including the death of the animal. For many people, a common reaction whe ...

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Volunteers Needed For Duck Race Security

The Estes Park Duck Race needs volunteers to carry a big stick, push little ducks around, and keep people out of Fall River. “We need about 50 to 60 people to help corral the ducks as they float down Fall River, as well as making sure people don’t fall into the river,” said Ward Nelson, the “sheriff” of the duck race. Nelson said volunteers should definitely contact him at 630-846-1972 as soon as possible. ...

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