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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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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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