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2nd Quarter Visitor Survey Results Are Released

About half of those who visited Estes Park in April, May and June – 51 percent – experienced the area for the first time according to second quarter results from a year-round study of visitation that was released this week. Other information being collected from the study includes how much people spend while here and demographics such as age, level of education, and household income. Among the measurements ...

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Exhibit Opening Becomes International Gathering At the Estes Park Museum

On Friday, July 16th the Estes Park Museum hosted a reception celebrating the opening of Kyoto University professor Kiyonori Kanasaka’s traveling exhibit In the Footsteps of Isabella Bird: Adventures in Twin Time Travel. Professor Kanasaka attended the exhibit opening as did the Consul General of Japan, Kazuaki Kubo who traveled from Denver for the occasion. Also present were Estes Park Mayor Bill Pinkham, ...

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Don’t Miss Free Concert Under The Stars This Saturday Evening

The John Mills Orchestra was formed in 2009 in order to perform some of the great new big band charts available. Another objective in the creation of the group was to feature the wonderful musicians available in our area and throughout Colorado. The John Mills Orchestra performs for fundraisers throughout the state and also conducts clinics and concerts in area schools to promote jazz and big band music edu ...

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World Ranger Day Celebrated At Rocky Mountain National Park

World Ranger Day celebrated with premiere showing of Slovakian film “Ticha: The Valley of the Bear” The staff of Rocky Mountain National Park invite you to celebrate World Ranger Day with them as they recognize world conservation areas, and the professional staff – the Rangers – that form the Thin Green Line around these most valuable resources. The International Ranger Federation (IRF) was founded to suppo ...

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Rescue On Longs Peak Diamond In Rocky Mountain National Park

At 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, park rangers were notified that a 27-year-old climber was off route on her descent on a section of The Diamond on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. Carolyn Davidson, from Fort Collins, Colorado, and her climbing partner, had been climbing the Casual Route and had left the base of the climb at 4:30 a.m. She had climbed this specific route twice last year. While des ...

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Nina Embich, Long Term Volunteer At Rocky Honored

Veteran VIP (Volunteers in Parks) Nina Embich, Estes Park, was honored in two ways at a ceremony Saturday, July 18 at Wild Basin Ranger Station which Nina has led for the past 25 years. Denver's TV Channel 7 (ABC) honored and filmed her as an "Every Day Hero" for her exemplary service. The tribute will air as part of Channel 7's news coverage which begins at the following times: August 1 at 10:00 p.m.; Augu ...

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Joe Evans Book Signing “Death, Despair And Second Chances In Rocky Mountain National Park”

In the national park, in the last couple weeks, rangers have responded to a hiker fall with injuries on Longs Peak; a plane crash in upper Forest Canyon; a hiker sustaining injuries while sliding down a snowfield near Lost Lake; two snow and ice climbers fell with injuries near Ptarmigan Glacier, and a hiker fatality on Longs Peak. Could any of these accidents have been prevented with better planning and aw ...

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Incident Near Mills Glacier In Rocky Mountain National Park

At 2:23 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, park rangers were notified of an incident on Stettner's Ledges near Mills Glacier on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. William Esposito, 27, from Boulder, Colorado, was on a technical climb and took a 20 foot lead fall. He seriously injured both ankles. Two park rangers were on a backcountry patrol near the summit of Longs Peak. They reached the man at 4:53 p.m. ...

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