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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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Bond Park Traffic And Pedestrian Detours

Utility payment drop box temporarily relocated The Town of Estes Park and its contractor, Cornerstone Construction Concepts of Estes Park, have begun construction of the first two phases of Bond Park’s redevelopment, scheduled for completion by May 26. In order to accommodate construction, the following adjustments have been made in the Bond Park area: • The 100-block of MacGregor Avenue is closed to traffi ...

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Night At The Improv Benefit

The Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership will be hosting a “Night at the Improv” on April 3, 2011. This fundraiser is sponsored by Rob and Julie Pieper and will be held at Mama Rose’s Restaurant. Everyone is invited to attend for this multi-course dinner and night of laughter, all for only $50 a person. The Out of the Basement Improv Troupe is a collection of comics who believe in people. They espec ...

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Adopt A Duck Online!

Now it’s possible to adopt a duck in the 23rd annual Estes Park Duck Race online at “The website is now up and running and ready to sell ducks,” boasted Don Widrig, the technological wiz who convinced the Rotary Club of Estes Park that selling duck adoptions online is the way to go. “This is all a bit experimental for us,” explained Widrig. “We have no idea if this will boost duck adopti ...

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First Calf Born At MacGregor Ranch!

At the historic MacGregor Ranch, the first baby cow of the year, a heifer calf, was born last Thursday, March 3rd. Three more calves were born over the weekend and there are 19 more new babies expected to be born this spring. The herd of black angus cattle can be seen grazing the ranch property and the babies are often romping about. Courtesy photo   ...

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Duck Race Prizes Needed

The hunt is on for prizes for this year’s Estes Park Duck Race. Letters have been mailed to hundreds of Estes Valley merchants asking for donations of prizes for the 23rd annual Estes Park Duck Race to be held May 7th. Last year merchants donated 764 prizes to the duck race meaning those who adopted ducks in the race had a 1-in-7 chance of winning a prize. “We simply could not do the duck race each year wit ...

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