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By: Kris Hazelton Last week dispatch began receiving calls from residents  about a yearling elk with something stuck to its nose and mouth. Upon closer inspection, the object stuck to the elk was determined to be a rat trap, commonly used in our area to catch ground squirrels. Colorado Division of Wildlife District Manager Rick Spowart was aware of this young elk but was having trouble locating it. Last Sat ...

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Mayor Proclaims May 1st Official Duck Race Day

When Estes Park Mayor Bill Pinkham issued the proclamation this week naming May 1, 2010 as Duck Race Day, he was doing more than setting aside a day for the 22nd annual Rotary Club fund raising Duck Race. He was also recognizing the largest general charitable fundraiser in the Estes Valley. The Duck Race, in which rubber ducks are "adopted" for $20 and then sent racing down the Fall River, has, by 2009, rai ...

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Rare Mandarin Duck Spotted In Estes Park

By: Dick CoeOn Friday, April 3rd, this Mandarin Duck was seen at Lake Estes and subsequently on the Fall River on Saturday, at least a mile west of Lake Estes. The Mandarin Duck is native to Asia and is seen in our zoos, private collections and can be table fare at Chinese restaurants but it is very rare to see anywhere else especially here in Estes Park. One was reportedly seen this winter at City Park in ...

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Tickets Now Available For Estes Park Sings- “The Legends”

By: Kris Hazelton The 7th annual Estes Park Sings-“The Legends” a Rotary fundraiser for scholarships for high school students premiers April 23 and 24 in Estes Park, Colorado. Estes Park Rotarians will act as your hosts for the evening and many of the performers in the show are members of the Rotary Club of Estes Park. This annual fundraiser is a night of fun and great music, all for a great cause. The show ...

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Electrical Circuit Upgrades Will Increase Reliability

Estes Park Light and Power is currently upgrading electrical circuits in the Beaver Point area and the area west of Highway 7 from Stanley Avenue south to Highacres Drive. Some of the existing overhead power lines in these areas are no longer capable of supplying enough electricity to meet future demands. The project is scheduled for completion this summer. Questions may be directed to Light and Power Super ...

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Expect Road Closures As Reconstruction Continues Along Moccasin Bypass

Beginning March 15, the Moccasin bypass will be closed to through traffic from Riverside Drive near the Aerial Tramway entrance to the east near the emergency entrance to the Estes Park Medical Center. LaFarge North America, contractor for the Town of Estes Park Public Works Department, is reconstructing a portion of the roadway. For approximately four weeks, traffic will be detoured through downtown and dr ...

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Controlled Burn In Progress Week Of March 8-12

Rocky Mountain National Park Fire managers are conducting pile burns on the north aspect of Deer Mountain. Ignition of the piles began on Monday March 8th and burning will continue as weather and smoke dispersal conditions permit. The ignition of piles in the area will continue through the week of March 8th through the 12th. Please call 970-586-1206 or 1264 if you have further questions. ...

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