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Joint Investigation Rules Estes Park Mall Fire Accidental

The joint fire investigative team consisting of members from the Estes Park Police Department (EPPD), Estes Park Fire Department (EPFD), National Response Team (NRT) from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), ATF Denver Field Division, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) have completed their on-scene origin and cause investigation into the October 19 blaze at the Park The ...

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Fire Damages The Park Theater Mall, Historic Park Theater Was Spared

A fire which has seriously damaged the historic Park Theatre Mall is now contained, reported the Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department (EPVFD) at noon today.  Estes Park Police Dispatch received the first report at 6:19 a.m.; EPVFD responded at 6:21 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters reported seeing fire breaking through the roof on the west side of the mall building. The fire, located at 116 East Elkhorn Ave i ...

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We’ll Miss You Little Chippewa

By: Dr. Marie Richardson I am deeply saddened to tell you that on Tuesday, October 6, Chippewa suddenly became extremely ill, we started emergency treatments and then Mike and I rushed him down to the Critical Care Unit at CSU School of Veterinary Medicine. After valiant efforts by the Equine Critical Care Team, Chippewa passed away in Mike's and my arms. He was eight months old. At this time, the official ...

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The Bugle Boy Of Estes Park

By: Kris Hazelton It doesn’t take long to figure out that the rut, the elk mating season, is in full swing in Estes Park. The shrill sound of bull elk bugling can be heard throughout the Estes Valley as we watch the bulls earnestly gathering their harems and fighting off their rivals. Last weekend, one of Estes Park’s biggest bulls was very pumped up with testosterone and began chasing anything that moved a ...

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Fire Protection Q & A Fire Jurisdiction

The proposed establishment of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District to provide fire and rescue services to the entire Estes Valley will go to the voters this November. Each week until the election, the Fire Services Initiative Committee will answer questions submitted by the residents of the Estes Valley. Questions are being grouped by subject. This week, the questions involve fire jurisdiction. Q. Who ...

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Be Careful During The Elk Rut

Elk are very watchable wildlife in Estes Park during the fall rutting season. Mature bulls form harems of cows and defend that harem from other bulls. It’s fascinating behavior to watch and includes sparring, fighting and bugling (which is the unique sound a bull makes during the breeding season). On Monday morning, EPVFD personnel got a fire alarm call and when Firefighter Butch Lundstedt approached the fi ...

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Cooler Weather And Rain Helps Contain Dunraven Fire In Glen Haven

Authorities believe a small fire sparked a larger fire in Glen Haven on Tuesday, September 8. The fire was first reported just after 11:30 a.m. The Dunraven Fire was located 17 miles northwest of Loveland and three miles northwest of Glen Haven in the Retreat area. The U.S. Forest Service says the fire was in steep terrain and in dense timber and was at 7,600 feet in elevation. The fire reached a size of ap ...

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An Update On (Not So) Little Chippewa

By: Dr. Marie Richardson (Dr. C) I can’t believe it. Chippewa is seven months old. He is doing great! Although I still get asked if he is a pony or a horse because he is on the small side. Of course many people don’t know that horses take years to reach their mature size. Because of his rough start, he will probably not catch up to where he should be genetically for at least one to two years and even then h ...

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