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Supporting The Museum In The Coolest Way-11th Annual Coolest Car Show In Colorado

What's better than cool mountain air when it's 90 degrees everywhere else on the 4th of July? It's the "Coolest Car Show in Colorado" sponsored by the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation, Inc. Bond Park is the setting for the 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. event which benefits the Estes Park Museum through car registrations and donations at the gate. This is a wonderful and affordable opportunity for great family ...

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Best Small Rodeo In Nation In Estes Park July 7-12

Six days of rodeo action are rolling into Estes Park from July 7 through 12 when the town hosts the 83rd edition of the mountain community’s Rooftop Rodeo with 7:30 p.m. nightly performances at the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. The 2008 Estes Park Rooftop Rodeo was named Best Small Rodeo of the Year by the Professional Cowboy Rodeo Association (PRCA) and attracts over 10,000 people each year. ...

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Scandinavian Midsummer Festival This Weekend

Estes Park is gearing up to celebrate their annual Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, which will take place this Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. It is being held downtown at Bond Park, located at the intersection of E. Elkhorn (Rt. 36) and MacGregor. Scandinavian Midsummer is a colorful festive event of light, flowers, food, music, and dance, which has its roots in the ...

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3rd Annual Chuckwagon Dinner At MacGregor Ranch-Experience Ranch Life First Hand

Help Preserve Western Heritage & Youth Education Programs Don’t miss your chance to stand in the middle of living history where you can truly understand what it used to be like in the good ole days at the Third Annual Chuckwagon Dinner Fundraiser at MacGregor Ranch. With roots to the 1870s, MacGregor Ranch remains a showplace of early life among settlers and homesteaders in the early Colorado Territory. ...

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Protective Elk Mama Relocated

By: Kris Hazelton Last Saturday, a very protective elk mama stood guard over her newborn calf near Kind Coffee. She charged at each and every passer-by thinking they were a threat to her baby. Members of the Estes Park Police Dept. cordoned off the area and stood watch near the cow and warned pedestrians to give her a wide berth. Police tried to coax her to move on, but it became evident she didn’t want to ...

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Mountain Pine Beetle Update

Map of 2008 “Beetle Busters” Inspection Results Shows 502 Mountain Pine Beetle Infested Trees Locally The volunteer "Beetle Busters" corps, administered by the Town of Estes Park Public Works Department, completed 183 inspections for pine beetle infestation in the Estes Valley and found 502 infestations in the area in 2008. The results of these inspections have been compiled into this map, created by the To ...

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Chippewa Update

So, if you haven’t heard Kathy and Brad Fitch’s song about Chippewa, you really need to go to www.estesparknews.com and hear it for yourself. They are truly talented musicians and have wonderfully gifted voices. I am not sure that it will affect all of you the same, but I became a blubbering idiot when I first heard it. Chip seemed to really enjoy the guitar playing and was drawn to the music. It was fun to ...

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Education Is Key To Reducing Bear/Lion Human Encounters

Its time to be informed and reminded that it’s spring and the bears and mountain lions are becoming very active in many neighborhoods and rural areas. These photos were taken of a mama bear and her two cubs just off of Highway 7 on Tuesday morning. The Rocky Mountain Cat Conservacy and DOW Bear Aware educational and response volunteers are available to help you when there are sightings, kill sites or animal ...

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