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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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Trapped!

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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