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Kris Eitzen Paints Mural At Estes Park Memorial Observatory

There is a new addition to the local art scene, thanks to artist, Kris Eitzen who has painted a mural in the lobby of the Estes Park Memorial Observatory. The mural is a huge wall painting (16 ft. x 9 ft.) depicting a Native American folk lore story of how the stars were created. It tells how the Rocky Mountain coyote placed the stars in the heavens using his bow and arrow to position them in patterns portr ...

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Chippewa Left Hoofprints On Our Hearts

By: Kris Hazelton We are extremely saddened at the loss of little Chippewa. We feel blessed and thankful that we had the priviledge to cover the story of his life, even though it ended much too soon. Chippewa struggled through many medical emergencies and always amazed us all, he was a fighter, through and through. This little foal sparked something in all of us who knew his story. His will to live and keep ...

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Join The Estes Valley Restorative Justice Team

Residents of the Estes Valley are invited to join the Estes Valley Restorative Justice Partnership team. Restorative Justice is a non-profit organization composed of 25 volunteer facilitators who conduct an “alternative to court” process built upon restorative justice principles. The next volunteer facilitator training is scheduled for November 7 and 8 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, in Room 202 of the Muni ...

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Elk Fest Features Bugling Contest, Seminars And Elk Viewing Tours

During the first weekend of October, elk in Estes Park will be regaled, imitated, watched and otherwise celebrated during the community’s annual two-day Elk Fest. This festival celebrates the “wapiti,” the American elk that is native here. The Elk Fest, now in its 11th year, highlights most of the facets of human interaction with the animals. Bond Park at the intersection of   MacGregor and Elkhorn (Estes P ...

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Autumn Gold Celebrates Fall Season In Estes Park

Beer, brats and bands.  It’s time for Autumn Gold, Sunrise Rotary’s fall celebration held September 26th and 27th in the mountain community of Estes Park. Now in its 17th year, this Rotary fundraiser features cold beer, soft drinks, bratwursts, hot dogs and live music from talented local and Front Range bands. The festival takes place in tree-shaded Bond Park in downtown Estes Park. The highlight of Autumn ...

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Come To Longs Peak Scottish/Irish Highland Festival This Weekend

For more than three decades, Estes Park has been the backdrop for one of the nation’s largest gatherings for those of Scottish heritage, those interested in Scottish heritage, those who like the sound of Scottish brogues, those who enjoy a Scottish malt beverage, those who enjoy the rhythmic sound of Scottish footsteps on a dance floor and more. Held annually the weekend after Labor Day, Estes Park’s Longs ...

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Fire Protection District Q & A Property Tax

The proposed establishment of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District to provide fire and rescue services to the entire Estes Valley will go to the voters this November. Each week, until the election, the Fire Services Initiative Committee will answer questions submitted by the residents of the Estes Valley. Questions are being grouped by subject. This week the questions involve the proposed 1.95 mill pro ...

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