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Incidents In Rocky Mountain National Park Last Weekend

On Friday, August 27, at 2:23 p.m. park rangers received a cell phone call regarding a 50 year-old male hiker (hometown unknown) with an ankle injury near the Trough on the Keyhole Route of Longs Peak. The hiker’s son was requesting assistance. Two park rangers left the Longs Peak Trailhead and met the injured man at Chasm Junction at roughly 6:30 p.m. The man continued hiking with assistance from the two r ...

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2010 Collector Holiday Ornament Now Available Features Catch The Glow

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 2010 ornament commemorates the Catch the Glow parade with a beautiful photo of downtown Estes Park at sunset by loc ...

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The “Catch The Glow” Parade Wants Your Opinions!

The "Catch The Glow" Parade has been a mainstay of the holiday season in this community for more than 25 years. It brings light, merriment and excitement not only to Estes Park residents, but to the thousands who travel from all over to Estes Park as part of their traditional holiday festivities. Mike Young and Bob Aiken have been the creative geniuses behind the parade since 2008. Each year this talented d ...

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Good News!

The bull elk that had gotten tangled up in the trash bag has been freed! He has been busy rubbing the velvet off his antlers and in the process, he rubbed the trash bag off as well! Here is a photo of him with the bag, and now, bag free. He is now very interested in gathering a harem and getting on with the rut! ...

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One Horned Big Horn

Estes Park News reader and photographer Jake Dingel found this one horned Big Horn sheep last week near Rock Cut on Trail Ridge Road. He showed his photos to park personnel who told him that he probably lost the one horn in a fall off the side of a mountain. Jake said “He probably had one heck of a headache for a long time after that tumble!” Rangers said they had heard of this happening but had never seen ...

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Heritage Festival Explores The Rich History Of The Estes Valley

By: Kris Hazelton Estes Park’s Heritage Festival is designed to bring people together by celebrating the traditions of our past. Mark your calendars, two days of fun-filled activities are planned for Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22 when we celebrate the history of the Estes Valley during our annual Heritage Festival. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Bond Park will be filled with performers, exhibits, ...

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Numerous Incidents At Rocky Mountain National Park

At approximately 5:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 11, park rangers were notified of a single vehicle rollover accident near the Colorado River Trailhead on Trail Ridge Road. The single occupant, a 45-year-old man, from Denver, Colorado, had numerous injuries and was flown by Flight for Life at 7:30 a.m. to St. Anthony Central. The cause of the accident is under investigation. On Tuesday, August 10, park rangers ...

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Celebrate Jim Detterline’s New Longs Peak Record-351 Ascents!

On Friday August 27, 2010 at 7:30 pm, please join us at The Old Gallery in Allenspark, 14863 Highway 7, to celebrate the breaking of the all-time summit record by local climber Jim Detterline! Jim will give a slide show presentation about his many adventures on Long’s Peak over the years, plus a few pictures from his recent record-breaking ascent. Jim’s 351st ascent broke guide Shep Husted's 100 year-plus l ...

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