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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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Local Medical Team To Head Back To Haiti

Shortly after a magnitude-7 earthquake hit Haiti in January 2010, Curt Weibel, FNP and Dr. Peter Schmid rushed to the country to help the wounded. Now, more than a year later, they are planning to return to the impoverished Caribbean country to lay the groundwork for rebuilding a clinic in a ghetto near the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. So Weibel, along with Dr. Peter Schmid, of Longmont, and emergency ...

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27th Annual Taste Of Estes Is Coming!

By: Kris Hazelton Mark your calendars and get your taste buds ready for a delicious evening at Quota Club of Estes Park’s 27th annual Taste of Estes event. This fun community tradition features 25 of some of the areas best restaurants offering savory samples of their menu offerings. There are a number of new participants this year offering up tastes of some of the best food in the Estes Valley. The Taste of ...

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Free Week At Rocky Mountain National Park!

Entrance fees to Rocky Mountain National Park and the additional 393 National Park Service sites will be waived during National Park Week, April 16-24, 2011. In January, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced 17 fee-free days in our national parks, monuments and sites during 2011. National Park Week is the longest fee-free period this year. "In these tough economic times, our fee-free days will giv ...

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Duck Central Opens April 18th In New Location

Duck Central, the nerve center for the Estes Park Duck Race May 7th, has moved to new quarters right next to Cisco’s Restaurant & Cantina in Lower Stanley Village, right across from McDonald’s Hamburgers. “The building that Wheeler Management has so graciously donated to the Duck Race for the last several years has been rented, and they wanted us to vacate immediately,” explained Scott “Big Duck” Thomps ...

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Rocky Mountain Socks For Japan

We are all touched by the devastation we see in Japan right now. Now there is a way you can help. There is a move afoot in our area and far beyond to bring comfort and relief to the Japanese victims of the quake and tsunami. Allenspark native and Estes Park HS graduate, Jason Kelley, now living in Japan, has started the project called Socks for Japan, which allows us each to make a personal difference in th ...

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Don’t Let Your Home Be A Trap For Elk

Last week Rick Spowart, Wildlife Manager for the Colorado Division of Wildlife received a call that a large bull was entangled in some wire. After searching for the bull, he found him very caught up in yards of wire fencing. The wires were wrapped tightly around his head and neck and back to his legs and it was so tight that there was a danger that it could have cut off the circulation to his limbs. Also, h ...

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