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Full Closure Of US 34 Expected To Last Until March 15th

The full closure of US 34 east of Estes Park for bridge replacement began at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, March 4th (meaning Wednesday into Thursday), weather permitting. The closure will be in place for approximately 12 days until the evening of Monday, March 15th. During the closure, motorists will be detoured to US 36 through Lyons and over to US 287. Alternate routes on local or county roads will be availabl ...

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Rotarians Send Many ShelterBoxes Off To Haitian Rescue Effort

As the reports of the tragedy in Haiti rolled across our TV screens, Estes Park Rotarians in the Sunrise and Noon Clubs felt the urge to help... but, how? “I had no idea what to do,” admits Steve Misch, Fundraising Chair for Sunrise Rotary. He put the question out to his board of directors and the idea of the ShelterBoxes was discussed and quickly became reality. A ShelterBox is a 10-person tent that contai ...

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US 34 Reopens Ahead Of Schedule

By 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 10th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will reopen US 34 just east of Estes Park following an eight-day closure for bridge replacement.  US 34 has been closed at milepost 65.4 near Drake since midnight on February 3rd while crews demolished and replaced one of two steel truss bridges originally constructed in 1937. “Our contractor has been working extremely hard o ...

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U.S. 34 Closed Now Through February 14th For Bridge Replacement

The first full closure of US 34 just east of Estes Park began on Wednesday, February 3rd and will continue through Sunday, February 14th, weather permitting. The closure is necessary to allow the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to replace the first of two bridges on US 34 in the Big Thompson Canyon. Both structures are steel truss bridges that were constructed in 1937 and are in poor condition. ...

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Rotary Club Of Estes Park Responds To Haiti Earthquake

By: Kris    Hazelton A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean island of Haiti on Tuesday, January 12 with another 5.9 aftershock striking again on January 21. Reports now state that at least 200,000 people are dead while an estimated two million people have been left homeless. Where are these people going to live? Are you looking for a way to help out those in need in Haiti? You can join the Rotary C ...

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Bright Christmas Celebrates 25th Anniversary

By: Kris Hazelton Bright Christmas has been helping Estes Park area needy families provide a wonderful Christmas for their children for the last 25 years. This week, the many dedicated volunteers distributed mounds of toys, gifts, clothing and food to families in need this holiday season. Through Bright Christmas, local churches, organizations, families, club members or businesses “adopt” a family and purch ...

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Estes Park’s Grand Ole Christmas Begins This Weekend

At Grand Ole Christmas this weekend and next weekend, there will be some good old fashioned fun for the entire family! Folks will enjoy holiday shopping galore, photos with Santa, free holiday movies at Reel Mountain Theater, strolling carolers and Christmas characters, a High Tea at the historic Crags Lodge, roasted chestnuts, horse-drawn carriage rides and entertainment galore. Grand Ole Christmas is spon ...

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