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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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Full Closure Of US 34 Expected To Last Until March 15th

The full closure of US 34 east of Estes Park for bridge replacement began at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, March 4th (meaning Wednesday into Thursday), weather permitting. The closure will be in place for approximately 12 days until the evening of Monday, March 15th. During the closure, motorists will be detoured to US 36 through Lyons and over to US 287. Alternate routes on local or county roads will be availabl ...

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Rotarians Send Many ShelterBoxes Off To Haitian Rescue Effort

As the reports of the tragedy in Haiti rolled across our TV screens, Estes Park Rotarians in the Sunrise and Noon Clubs felt the urge to help... but, how? “I had no idea what to do,” admits Steve Misch, Fundraising Chair for Sunrise Rotary. He put the question out to his board of directors and the idea of the ShelterBoxes was discussed and quickly became reality. A ShelterBox is a 10-person tent that contai ...

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US 34 Reopens Ahead Of Schedule

By 6 p.m. Tuesday, February 10th, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will reopen US 34 just east of Estes Park following an eight-day closure for bridge replacement.  US 34 has been closed at milepost 65.4 near Drake since midnight on February 3rd while crews demolished and replaced one of two steel truss bridges originally constructed in 1937. “Our contractor has been working extremely hard o ...

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U.S. 34 Closed Now Through February 14th For Bridge Replacement

The first full closure of US 34 just east of Estes Park began on Wednesday, February 3rd and will continue through Sunday, February 14th, weather permitting. The closure is necessary to allow the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to replace the first of two bridges on US 34 in the Big Thompson Canyon. Both structures are steel truss bridges that were constructed in 1937 and are in poor condition. ...

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