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Free Shuttles Begin Operating In Estes Park

For the fifth summer, the Town of Estes Park will provide free Visitor Shuttles from the Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Avenue, to nearly 40 stops throughout Estes Park.  The shuttles will operate daily from June 26 through August 29; and again on Labor Day weekend, September 4-6. Shuttles are an easy way for residents and visitors to travel around town during the busy summer season. Riders can ...

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Estes Park Resident Jim Detterline Closing In On Longs Peak Record

Estes Park resident Jim Detterline, 54, is closing in on the all time Longs Peak lifetime summit ascent record. The current ascent record is 350 summit ascents, held by Shep Husted. Husted was a well known guide in the Estes Park area who lived from 1867 to 1942. Husted guided Longs Peak hikes not only for himself but for Enos Mills and The National Park Service. ...

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Scandinavian Midsummer Festival This Weekend In Estes Park

Estes Park is gearing up to celebrate their annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, which will take place Saturday June 26 and Sunday June 27, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 9:30 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. This free family event is being held downtown at Bond Park, located at the intersection of E. Elkhorn (Rt. 36) and MacGregor. Scandinavian Midsummer is a colorful festive event of light, flowers, food, ...

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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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