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Firefighters Receive Special Award For Help With September 2013 Flood

Liberty Mutual Insurance presented some very special awards at the Estes Valley Fire Protection District board meeting last Wednesday night. Individuals and the entire EVFPD crew were honored and thanked for their heroic actions during the flood. Barney Jones from Liberty Mutual was on hand to give out the awards and he pointed out how all our firefighters worked many extra hours, in harms way to help rescu ...

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US 36 To Close For 3 Hours On Jan. 29

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration – Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) have scheduled the first of 20 different three hour blasting operations for Wednesday, January 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. The blasting is part of the US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction project between Lyons and Estes Park. The blasting will require full stops of both direct ...

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US 36 Construction Schedule

Delays expected; alternate routes strongly advised BOULDER, LARIMER COUNTIES — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration – Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) are moving forward on work as part of the US 36 Emergency Flood Reconstruction project between Lyons and Estes Park. Next week, crews will be performing excavation and embankment work, which wil ...

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Emergency Repairs Underway On US 36

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration - Central Federal Lands Highway Division (CFLHD) are combining expertise and resources to design and construct the final repairs on US 36 between Lyons and Estes Park following the devastating 2013 flood. Work on the emergency repairs is now underway. "Despite the amazing work done by the National Guard to temporarily re ...

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Explore Rocky Mountain National Park During The Winter

For many visitors, winter is their favorite season to enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park. The park is less visited but still very much open and alive with activity. Beautiful backcountry areas can be reached on snowshoes, skis, and at lower elevations - even with hiking boots! Elk, coyotes, deer, snowshoe hares, and other wildlife remain active through the winter. Their story is told by the tracks left in t ...

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Town Board Sends Lot 4 Issue To Vote

At its January 6 special meeting, the Estes Park Town Board unanimously approved a contract to sell Lot 4 of the Stanley Historic District to the Grand Heritage Hotel Group, LLC (The Stanley Hotel) for the proposed Anschutz Wellness Center. The project includes the option for Estes Park Medical Center to operate a Wellness Center while the Stanley Hotel would be responsible for the accommodations portion of ...

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Glen Haven Fire Department Receives New Truck

The Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department was pleased to accept delivery of a brand new 2014 Chevrolet Silverado crew-cab pickup truck last week. This truck will replace to two older vehicles that are near the end of service for the department. Glen Haven still has a long way to come to recover from the September floods and this new 4 WD diesel-powered, 1-ton vehicle, with a snowplow will help residents ...

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Big Elk Meadows: The Road Home

For almost two months, very little was known about the status of this picturesque little community. The September flood had swept away huge sections of Highway 47 and isolated 32 homeowners who opted to stay. Only recently have all road restrictions been lifted and the stories are now being shared. Full-time residents Donna Compton, Carole Renouf and Greg Overton reflected on those initial weeks and months. ...

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