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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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Don’t Miss Free Concert Under The Stars This Saturday Evening

The John Mills Orchestra was formed in 2009 in order to perform some of the great new big band charts available. Another objective in the creation of the group was to feature the wonderful musicians available in our area and throughout Colorado. The John Mills Orchestra performs for fundraisers throughout the state and also conducts clinics and concerts in area schools to promote jazz and big band music edu ...

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World Ranger Day Celebrated At Rocky Mountain National Park

World Ranger Day celebrated with premiere showing of Slovakian film “Ticha: The Valley of the Bear” The staff of Rocky Mountain National Park invite you to celebrate World Ranger Day with them as they recognize world conservation areas, and the professional staff – the Rangers – that form the Thin Green Line around these most valuable resources. The International Ranger Federation (IRF) was founded to suppo ...

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