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Duck Race This Saturday, May 3rd

By: Rita DuChateau On the first Saturday in May for the last 25 years, the Estes Park Duck Race has drawn residents and visitors to riverbanks and riverside entertainment. But, this year is different from the preceding 25 race years, according to Thor “Big Duck” Homme, event chairman. “This year is unique because of the flooding and how it has affected our economy,” he said. The race has generated over $2 m ...

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US Hwy 36 To Close For Three Hours Friday, May 2

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration – Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) have scheduled the seventh of 20 different three-hour blasting operations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 2 at mile marker 11.6 (west of Pinewood Springs near Estes Park). The blasting is part of the US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction project between Lyons and Este ...

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Stanley Film Festival This Weekend Yeah, It’s Creepy!

The Stanley Film Fest is Back with New Events, April 24-27! The festival line-up has been announced and passes are still available! Film fanatics will get the chance to hob-nob with Hollywood actors, producers, directors and screenwriters during the festival events April 24-27. Reveling in all films horror, this new festival features the best of this frightful genre and celebrates the Stanley’s history as c ...

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Overnight Closures For US Hwy 36

Detour routes in place; major delays expected The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration – Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) have scheduled all ten full overnight closures in a row as part of the US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction project between Lyons and Estes Park. Motorists will need to use alternate routes, especially via State Highway 7 betwe ...

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Taste Of Estes April 17th

This is the 30th year of this Estes Park tradition, an event that combines philanthropy, food, and fun in that way only this town can. For those of you unfamiliar with the event, Taste of Estes is a fundraising event for the Estes Park Quota Club that is wholly supported by the restaurants that participate. Restaurants offer samples of their favorite dishes, and guests have the rare opportunity to try a ‘ta ...

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US Hwy 36 To Close For Three Hours On April 9th

BOULDER, LARIMER COUNTIES — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration – Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) have scheduled the sixth of 20 different three-hour blasting operations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. onWednesday, April 9 at mile marker 11.2 (west of Pinewood Springs near Estes Park). The blasting is part of the US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction ...

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Election Results Show Voters Approve The 1% Tax Increase And Sale Of Lot 4

It appears that the majority of voters in Estes Park are ready for change. In the April 1st election, Ballot Issue 1A regarding the 1% Sales Tax Increase, the yes votes won overwhelmingly over those voting against it. Official results are: Ballot Issue 1A (1% Sales Tax) Shall the Town of Estes Park taxes be increased $2 million annually and by whatever additional amounts are raised annually thereafter by th ...

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Let’s Celebrate!

Volunteers bring help, hope, and joy to flood victims Throughout this month, over 600 volunteers have come to Estes Park to help wherever they are needed. And every Friday there has been a “shindig” in one of the hardest hit communities. Starting early in the morning, workers flood one designated site and help with those BIG projects that seem insurmountable. The work is hard, but sharing it with many hands ...

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