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Senators Udall And McCain Visit Estes Park To Discuss Climate Change Impacts In RMNP

On Monday morning, U.S. senators Mark Udall and John McCain came to Estes Park to learn about climate change in Rocky Mountain National Park and to hold a Field Hearing of the Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee at the Town Hall board room. The senators took a short hike into the meadow at Hollowell Park in Rocky Mountain National Park, looking for signs of global warming from bark beetle infestations ...

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Fire District Proposal Detailed

This fall, the voters of the Estes Valley will be given the opportunity to establish a valley-wide Fire Protection District. The election will be conducted by the Larimer County Election Commission as a mail-in ballot only. There will be no polling places. Ballots will be mailed to arrive in registered voters’ mail around October 18th. Completed ballots can be delivered in person or by return mail with the ...

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Life Saved At Rocky Mountain National Park

At 11:15 a.m. Monday morning, August 10, park dispatch received a call from a family member of a seventy-three year old man who was suffering from a possible heart attack on the Flattop Mountain Trail in the Bear Lake area of Rocky Mountain National Park. He had briefly lost consciousness. Although he had no known previous heart conditions, he was exhibiting signs of a heart attack. The patient was roughly ...

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US Highway 36 Pavement Preservation Project Begins

On Monday, August 3rd the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began a 22-mile pavement preservation project on US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park. The $1.7 million project, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), will chip seal US 36 to help extend the life of the roadway. Pavement preservation is very similar to the maintenance you conduct on a vehicle.  Oil changes and t ...

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Bill Kurtis Encourages All To Join In To Support Next Generation Fund

This week, Bill Kurtis, Emmy Award winning journalist, documentary producer and host, former network news anchor, television personality and Kansas rancher was at Lily Lake, part of Rocky Mountain National Park to announce his partnership with the Rocky Mountain Nature Association to help them reach their $10 million funding target for their Next Generation Fund by producing an informational video. RMNA Exe ...

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Flood Not Forgotten

This year’s flood scholarships will be awarded to four college students who lost their grandparent’s or great grandparent’s in the flood of 1976. These scholarships will be presented in memory of their loved one at the remembrance service which is open to the public. Two of the students will be entering the education field. With this in mind, our service will reflect on the teachers and students of the Big ...

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Road Work Underway On Trail Ridge Road In RMNP

Work is currently underway on Trail Ridge Road from the boundary near the Grand Lake Entrance, continuing north through the switchbacks by Farview Curve. This entire section encompasses roughly 13 miles. No major road work has taken place on this section of road for over twenty years. Beginning in June, the road surface between the west park boundary and Timber Lake Trailhead was pulverized.  Resurfacing of ...

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Eagle Rock School Presents Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

Join Eagle Rock School this July for a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Allow yourself to travel into a world of fairies and mischief, love and laughter, and get swept up in the dream. A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a classic Shakespearian comedy complete with love triangles, mistaken identity, fairies, goblins and magical mischief. The play begins in Athens, where Hermia (Cara Burns) is scolded by he ...

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