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Estes Park Film Festival Announces Official Selections

World premiers, international films, and a special pre-release sneak preview on tap for the fourth annual event. Showcasing over 40 independent films from around the world, the 4th Annual Estes Park Film Festival will take place September 17-20 at the Historic Park Theatre in downtown Estes Park, Colorado. Built in 1913, the Park Theatre is the oldest operating movie theatre west of the Mississippi and is o ...

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Non-Stop Entertainment At This Year’s Heritage Festival In Bond Park

By: Kris Hazelton Estes Park’s Heritage Festival is designed to bring people together by celebrating the traditions of our past. Two days of fun-filled activities are planned for Saturday and Sunday, August 22 and 23 when we celebrate our history during our fifth annual Heritage Festival. Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Bond Park will be filled with performers, exhibits, demonstrations, hands-on activitie ...

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Local Woman Survives Lightning Strike While Bike Riding In Boulder

By: Kris Hazelton Terri Menghini, a long time summer resident of Estes Park was riding her bike in Boulder, training for an Ironman Triathlon on Monday when she was struck by lightning. Fortunately, Terri was not severely injured and is alive to tell about her experience. Terri was going north on North Foothills Highway, near Longhorn Road, when she was struck around       1 p.m. and thrown off her bike. ...

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Help Local Estes Park WWII Veterans Take The Honor Flight To Washington DC

If you think times are tough now, ask a WWII Veteran what they think “tough” means. World War II Veterans struggled through the depression years as children and then endured a war to become the greatest generation this country has ever seen. If you have not spent time with folks from that generation you are really missing out. They didn’t have cell phones, ipods or laptop computers. Life was simple, and the ...

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An Update On Little Chippewa

In the past few weeks, Chip has been growing like a weed. He is starting to fill out and he is beginning to shed his winter/foal coat. I still think that he will end up being a grey horse but only time will tell. Chip got his first outdoor bath. He had a bath everyday when he was younger because of his pressure sores but they were always in the dog bathtub with warm water. He had his first Estes Park cold-w ...

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40,000 Flowers Planted For All To Enjoy

Geraniums, petunias, nicotiana, impatiens, marigolds, salvia and cosmos are just a few types of flowers planted by the Town of Estes Park’s flower crew each year. Not to mention the perennials-Shasta daisy, echinacea, daylily, ornamental grass, oriental poppy, catmint, salvia and columbine. Around 40,000 of them are planted each summer for the enjoyment of Estes Park residents and visitors. Eleven people co ...

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The Heart Warming Life Story Of Chippewa-The Little Foal

By: Kris Hazelton Editors Note: We have had many requests to recap the story of little Chippewa and we decided to run this story again as the Richardsons get Chip ready to make his public debut in the Rooftop Rodeo Parade. In mid February of this year, a local horse owner contacted Dr. Marie Richardson, (Dr. C) telling her of a newborn foal that was in desperate need of help. They had a mare they didn’t kno ...

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