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Please, Don’t Handle Young Wildlife

This is the time of year when many Colorado wildlife species are born. It's also the time when people often see young wildlife all alone on trails, in the woods or next to roads. As tempting as it might be to "help" a young animal by picking it up or offering it food, the Colorado Division of Wildlife reminds people not to approach, touch or handle young animals. "For some people it's hard not to act on the ...

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Trail Ridge Open For The Season

Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened last Friday morning, May 28. Park rangers correctly anticipated that the road would likely close overnight through the weekend, due to melting and freezing temperatures at night causing thick layers of ice. Due to heavy snowpack the Alpine Visitor Center and Trail Ridge Store, as well as restrooms affiliated with those facilities, did not open until th ...

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Please Heed Warning Signs When Trails Are Closed

By: Kris Hazelton You know its springtime in the Rockies when the new elk calves begin to show up in the Estes Valley. On Monday afternoon, a cow elk was seen giving birth to her calf in the bird sanctuary area of the Lake Estes Trail, (photos shown here) a common place for the elk to calf. With the births of the elk calves and the proximity of the elk population to the Estes Park residents and visitors, th ...

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Keeping The “Wild” In Wildlife

By: Kathleen Campbell We in the Estes Valley depend upon visitors from around the world to sustain our economy and promote Estes Park as a great vacation destination. One of the many attractions these visitors come to see is our wildlife. Unfortunately, one of the larger animals in our ecosystem—the black bear--is becoming less than wild and more of a nuisance. Because the black bear has a nose 100 times mo ...

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May 22 Safety Fair Will Provide Family Fun And A Good Education

By: Kate Rusch Public Information Officer Town of Estes Park Do you know how to protect your family in case of a disaster? Do you have an escape plan when the smoke detector goes off? Do you know what to do if your frying pan catches on fire? Is your child’s car seat installed properly?  Does your child have the appropriate helmet for riding a bike?  Is your home safe from wildfire?  The Estes Park Police D ...

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Grandstand Nears Completion; Town Seeks Sponsor For Naming Rights

By: Kate Rusch Public Information Officer Town of Estes Park Reconstruction of the grandstand at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park is nearing completion with an estimated project completion date of June 14, 2010. The Town is entertaining the option to allow a sponsor to name the grandstand facility. The arena was named in honor of Estes Park’s historical figure Charles Everett “Granny” May in 1968 and that de ...

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Please Heed Warning Signs When The Walking Trails Are Closed

By: Kris Hazelton You know its springtime in the Rockies when the new elk calves begin to show up in the Estes Valley. With the births of the elk calves and the proximity of the elk population to the Estes Park residents and visitors, there are a few words of caution we should all be aware of, to prevent any potentially harmful human/elk encounters. Just this week in the bird sanctuary on the Lake Estes Tra ...

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Duck Race Day Activities Lined Up

Duck watchers at the 22nd annual Estes Park Duck Race will be entertained all day with everything from Dixieland music at the start of the race to music, balloon art, and caricature drawings at the finish line. Thousands of people are expected in Estes Park for the annual duck race, the largest general charitable fund raiser in the Estes Valley. The festivities begin at 11:00 a.m. with the Riverside Rambler ...

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