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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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Bears In Our Backyard

By: Kris HazeltonKris is the owner, editor of Estes Park News and is a Colorado Division of Wildlife, Bear Aware Volunteer The Colorado Division of Wildlife would like to remind us that the bears are out and about all over the Estes Valley and they are hungry, opportunistic animals that will turn to some “easy fixes” when finding their meals. Of late, there have been several bears in the area who have been ...

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MacGregor Ranch Featured In New Book, “The Walls Talk”

“The Walls Talk” is a new travel guide to thirty-seven of Colorado's historic house museums. It takes the reader to all corners of the state-not only to well known locations like the Molly Brown House in Denver, but to out-of-the-way places like Jack Dempsey's Cabin in Manassa, the Hedlund House in Hugo and MacGregor Ranch in Estes Park (featured on the cover). When author Patricia Werner learned she was dy ...

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2nd Quarter Visitor Survey Results Are Released

About half of those who visited Estes Park in April, May and June – 51 percent – experienced the area for the first time according to second quarter results from a year-round study of visitation that was released this week. Other information being collected from the study includes how much people spend while here and demographics such as age, level of education, and household income. Among the measurements ...

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Exhibit Opening Becomes International Gathering At the Estes Park Museum

On Friday, July 16th the Estes Park Museum hosted a reception celebrating the opening of Kyoto University professor Kiyonori Kanasaka’s traveling exhibit In the Footsteps of Isabella Bird: Adventures in Twin Time Travel. Professor Kanasaka attended the exhibit opening as did the Consul General of Japan, Kazuaki Kubo who traveled from Denver for the occasion. Also present were Estes Park Mayor Bill Pinkham, ...

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