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EPURA Is Vital To Our Future

To the Editor: Without  EPURA, our Town would not have the tools and wherewithal to continue to improve and keep up. Without the additional revenues it produces from its improvements--its only source of revenue --as we go forward, we will no longer be able to progress and improve as we have during the last 25 years. And, as our competition continues to improve, we will tend to lose market share as we become ...

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A Big Thanks To All Who Helped In Fire

To The Editor: Over a decade ago, I was blessed to see our fire dept. fight another major fire when National Park Village North was destroyed. As a member of the local Red Cross Disaster Team I saw their effectiveness many times, saving so much. This time I was 'stuck' only being able to follow their progress via my scanner. If it were in my means I would pay every single firefighter, auxiliary units etc. W ...

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Honor Flight Board Thanks You!

We have now provided the opportunity on three separate flights, for our WWII Veterans from Northern Colorado to visit their Memorial in Washington DC. This has only been possible because of the fantastic support of all our wonderful citizens, the guardians, and various organizations, throughout our area. In the Estes Park community, so many have helped that I hesitate to start listing them; but I certainly ...

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Thoughts On EPURA

Dear Editor: Mr. Nicholas! (this is not a term of endearment or respect but to get your attention). You have spoken a truth and as well as much that is false. The truth, yes I did say “EPURA gets no money from property tax.” Your false statements: “EPURA does get money from property taxes which are its primary source of funds.” Show me where EPURA appears on your tax statement along with the taxing district ...

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Final Thoughts And Thanks Before Election From Fire Service Co-Chairs

Editor: While we will not know the results of the Fire District election until next Tuesday, we want to thank those who have worked for the past two years in support of creating the Estes Valley Fire Protection District for the betterment of their community. First and foremost, Fire Chief Scott Dorman and the fantastic volunteer firefighters of the Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department on whose behalf we lab ...

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A “Yes” Vote For Special Election

Dear Editor: The October coffee with the Mayor rated two front page stories in the Trail-Gazette on Oct. 9th. It was interesting reading for those unable to attend. Unfortunately, a citizen made a gross misstatement which no Town officials made any effort to clarify or correct. Pat Newsom said that "EPURA gets no money from property taxes," which is misleading. Now for the facts. EPURA does get money from p ...

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Vote “No” To Fire District

To The Editor: After reading endless propaganda put forth by the city of Estes Park and their never ending quest for more taxes, I feel compelled to write this letter. Hopefully, I can inform local citizens about the city’s manipulative tactics used to convince you that you need something that you really do not need. If the city does not change their tax and spend mentality, more people and businesses will ...

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Thank You EPVFD!

Dear EP Fire Department, This is to thank you and all the departments that fought the horrible fire Monday at the Park Theater Mall.  It is because of your dedication, professionalism and tireless efforts that this tragedy did not spread farther. As I and others stood in stunned disbelief watching the battle waged, we appreciated your hard and dangerous work. As a business owner downtown and a longtime Este ...

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