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Open Burning Restrictions In Effect For The Town Of Estes Park

Due to the lack of precipitation in the last 30 days, red flag warnings, windy conditions and the high fire danger as seen from the devastation of the Four-mile Canyon fire, Fire Chief Scott Dorman has issued open burning restrictions within the city limits of Estes Park. These restrictions (per Municipal Code Section 8.04.075) shall apply to all open fires including the following: • Building, maintaining, ...

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More Than 80,000 Expected For Largest And Most Majestic Celtic Event In The U.S.

More than 80,000 attendees are expected for the 34th annual Longs Peak Scottish-Irish Highland Festival taking place Thursday, September 9th through Sunday, September 12th at the Stanley Park Fairgrounds in Estes Park. The festival began in 1976 and has grown to be the largest and most majestic Celtic festival in the U.S. with more than 50 events including jousting competitions, Highland games, musical acts ...

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Incidents In Rocky Mountain National Park Last Weekend

On Friday, August 27, at 2:23 p.m. park rangers received a cell phone call regarding a 50 year-old male hiker (hometown unknown) with an ankle injury near the Trough on the Keyhole Route of Longs Peak. The hiker’s son was requesting assistance. Two park rangers left the Longs Peak Trailhead and met the injured man at Chasm Junction at roughly 6:30 p.m. The man continued hiking with assistance from the two r ...

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2010 Collector Holiday Ornament Now Available Features Catch The Glow

Since 1986, the Town of Estes Park employees’ Helping Hands Committee has created commemorative annual holiday ornaments for purchase by the public. The proceeds from ornament sales are used to provide high school senior scholarships and assistance to local families in need. Now available, the 2010 ornament commemorates the Catch the Glow parade with a beautiful photo of downtown Estes Park at sunset by loc ...

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The “Catch The Glow” Parade Wants Your Opinions!

The "Catch The Glow" Parade has been a mainstay of the holiday season in this community for more than 25 years. It brings light, merriment and excitement not only to Estes Park residents, but to the thousands who travel from all over to Estes Park as part of their traditional holiday festivities. Mike Young and Bob Aiken have been the creative geniuses behind the parade since 2008. Each year this talented d ...

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Good News!

The bull elk that had gotten tangled up in the trash bag has been freed! He has been busy rubbing the velvet off his antlers and in the process, he rubbed the trash bag off as well! Here is a photo of him with the bag, and now, bag free. He is now very interested in gathering a harem and getting on with the rut! ...

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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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