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Whoa Nellie!

We heard a report of the car that went 70 feet off the road in RMNP at Rock Cut last weekend. EP News reader Roxy Whalley shared this photo with us. WHAT A SCARY RIDE that must have been!! Photo by Roxy Whalley ...

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Bull Elk Tangles With Swing

This young bull became entangled in the chains of the swings near Stanley Park last week. Rick Spowart, CDOW Wildlife Manager tranquilized the bull and he, along with members of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District were able to free him from the swing. The bad news was that the elk had been tangled and struggled most of the night and Rick discovered that the bull had actually fractured his skull trying ...

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Town’s Free Shuttles Saw 34 Percent More Riders In 2010

Over the course of the 2010 summer season, 34 percent more riders used the Town of Estes Park’s free Visitor Shuttles than in 2009. A total of 30,000 people boarded the shuttles, which traveled to nearly 40 stops downtown and throughout the Estes Valley. One rider commented, “We made use of the shuttle several times and really enjoyed having a free ride from our motel to downtown without needing to find par ...

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Elk Viewing Is Best From A Safe Distance

Each September and October, thousands of visitors are drawn to Estes Park to watch herds of elk gather in the valley for their mating season, or “rut.” With this popular activity comes the responsibility for everyone to think about safety and respect these majestic animals. During the rut, the male “bull” elk are irritable, aggressive and extremely dangerous to onlookers who get too close. “Every day our di ...

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RMNP To Strengthen Containment Lines On Cow Creek Fire

Beginning Tuesday, September 28, fire managers plan to take advantage of ideal weather conditions to burn out fuels to widen the containment lines on portions of the Cow Creek Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park. Similar operations were attempted in early September, but short-duration rains halted burning. Firefighters will set fire inside a containment line to consume fuel between the edge of the fire and ...

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Practice Sparring Can Sometimes Result In Entanglement

Homeowners encouraged to bring in or stow away items elk may tangle with By: Kris Hazelton The elk rut in the Estes Valley is underway and the Colorado Division of Wildlife now urges us to please look around our homes, yards and businesses for items that the bulls may get tangled up in. When bull elk are pumped up with testosterone, anything that moves can be of interest to that bull. Swings, hammocks, voll ...

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18th Annual Autumn Gold Festival This Weekend In Bond Park

As the aspen turn golden in the mountains, Sunrise Valley Rotary celebrates the changing of the season with its 18th Annual Autumn Gold Festival September 25-26, 2010 in Estes Park’s tree-shaded Bond Park. Enjoy a mustard-smothered bratwurst and a cold brew while listening to talented local musicians and award-winning Front Range bands. The highlight of Autumn Gold is the popular raffle, with the winner tak ...

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EPES – Walk Or Bike To School Day

Estes Park Elementary School hosted the very first Bike or Walk to School Day on Wednesday, September 22. Students and teachers who lived further out met as a big group at the Visitors Center and staff and students rode or walked in together When the students got to school they all received a purple wristband to commemorate the occassion. Special activities had also been planned for the students and there w ...

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