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Higher River Levels Possible

As snowpack rapidly melts and rain is forecasted, residents in low-lying areas should be vigilant in watching for rapid rises in river levels, changes in the river channel and potential blockages. In preparation for runoff, the Town of Estes Park has helped to prepare private properties that were identified as extremely vulnerable, but it is not otherwise able to help prepare private properties - that is th ...

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Trail Ridge Road Open For The Season

Night Closures In Place Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park opened at 10:15 a.m. today, Friday, May 23. Due to heavy melting on the road during the day and freezing temperatures at night, visitors should plan for night closures occurring at 8:00 p.m. at least through Monday night, May 26. The need for night closures will be reevaluated on Tuesday, May 27. Road crews and rangers will reassess co ...

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Fun Tyme Trolleys Ready To Roll With Summer Tour Schedule

On Tuesday morning, Wayne and Sharon Groome, owners of the new Fun Tyme Trolleys along with Wayne’s daughter Marsha Groome, General Manager of the trolley company, gathered together with their drivers and tour guides, the Mayor and Town Trustees to officially cut the red ribbon, marking the Grand Opening of this fun new business. Marsha thanked the crowd for attending and said, “My Dad told me about his ide ...

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US 34 Construction Update

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is working to complete its repairs of Highway 34 between Loveland and Estes Park before the summer tourist season moves into high gear. Next week, shoulder work, wall repairs, material hauling and other miscellaneous work will be taking place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, as follows: · MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY – Traf ...

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Be Aware And Use Caution During Elk Calving Season

Elk calving season takes place each spring. During this time, female elk, or cows, become irritable and highly protective of their young calves. Though they may look harmless, like the bull elk during the rut, cows are extremely dangerous during calving season. Known calving areas should be avoided and caution should be exercised at all times during calving season. The bird sanctuary along the Lake Estes Tr ...

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U.S. 34 Reconstruction Continues for a Couple More Weeks

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is working to complete repairs of Highway 34 between Loveland and Estes Park in advance of the summer tourist season. Over the next couple of weeks, flaggers will be alternating one of lane of traffic through the work zones from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, for debris removal, shoulder work, striping, seeding, and other project completion work.  D ...

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Overnight Closures For US Hwy 36

BOULDER/LARIMER COUNTIES — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration – Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) are extending night work on the U.S. 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction project between Lyons and Estes Park.  Overnight work scheduled for Wednesday, May 7, was postponed due to inclement weather, and is now scheduled to occur Saturday, May 10, f ...

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Flood Recovery Community Updates -Eight Months Later

Glen Haven: Rebuilding has been steady, but slow. Countless volunteers have spent hours pulling debris out of streams, replacing culverts, rebuilding roads, and mucking out buildings. There is rejoicing for those few residents who were able to move back home last month. Reliable electricity, improved phone coverage, and some temporary roads for propane to reach the homes closest to County Road 43 have helpe ...

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