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Owls Of Estes Park

There are six owl species that make the Estes valley and Rocky Mountain National Park their home. The largest of these is the Great Horned Owl. This magnificent bird is about two feet tall and has a wingspan of roughly four feet. Their most frequently heard call is a series of low hoots often translated to a kind of  “Whoo, whoo, whoooo, who, who.” Great Horned Owls do not build a nest, but use whatever pla ...

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How The Duck Race Came About

By: Nancy Hause Yellow is a springtime color. But in Estes Park, where March can mean two feet of snow by the front door, springtime yellow doesn’t come from tulips, daffodils or forsythia, but from thousands of yellow adoption forms for little rubber ducks that will compete in the  Rotary Club’s annual Duck Race. ...

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Estes Park Sings Dinner Theater Fundraiser For Rotary Scholarship Fund

By: Kris Hazelton The 6th Annual Estes Park Sings “Through The Decades” will be performed in Estes Park on March 27, 28 and 29. The event is a Rotary fundraiser for scholarships for local students. The show will be staged at the Park Village Playhouse which is located at the intersection of Moraine Ave. and Marys Lake Road. New this year is a dinner theater show with a delicious dinner prepared by The Other ...

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The Gala Brings Excitement To Town

Silent Auction, Dinner and Fashion Show Hosted by Estes Park Medical Center Foundation March 21, 6:00 p.m. Rocky Mountain Holiday Inn Tickets: $65 per person Proceeds to purchase medical and lab equipment for Estes Park Medical Center Mid-winter doldrums got you down? Need something to get you excited for spring in Estes Park? Bored with your tired, old winter duds? It’s time to get out on the town, have so ...

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You May Be Attracting Mountain Lions To Your Property Without Even Knowing It

Colorado's abundant wildlife is often cited by residents as one of the things they like best about living here. During the mid and late 20th century, Colorado's growth brought people in closer contact with deer, elk and other wildlife species, to the delight of a new generation of wildlife watchers. But one of these wild animals is the mountain lion, a powerful predator that while secretive by nature, has b ...

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Discarded Fishing Tackle Can Cause Death For Wildlife

By: Kris Hazelton The banks of Lake Estes are often full of  people fishing, men, women and children  enjoying a day chatting and fishing, bonding at the lake, laughing, sharing stories and creating special memories. But, there can be an ugly side to this picturesque image. Shore birds are being hooked and snared in fishing lines left by fishermen, sometimes inadvertently, yet sometimes carelessly discarded ...

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All Invited To Ribbon-Cutting Celebration Of New Intersection

The public is invited to a ribbon cutting celebrating the completion of the new intersection reconfiguration at East Elkhorn and Riverside Drive on Friday, February 13 at noon. The Town of Estes Park partnered with the Colorado Department of Transportation on this project; CDOT provided new poles and signals as well as the labor, which was preformed by their maintenance crew. Estes Park Urban Renewal Author ...

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Marys Lake Bridge Replacement To Cause Road Closure Through May

On Monday, February 2, 2009, Larimer County will close Mary’s Lake Road (County Road 67) in Estes Park from Riverside Drive to Highway 36 to through traffic, to begin construction of Project No. 268 – Replacement of Bridge No. 67-0.2-67E Over the Big Thompson River. Hamon Contractors, Inc., of Denver, has been awarded this construction contract. Detour Route: Riverside Drive, Crags Drive, Moraine Ave. Work ...

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