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Are Humans Really Smarter Than Bears?

To The Editor: Living in the mountains comes with certain responsibilities to protect the ecosystem we live in. Unfortunately, there are too many people that move to the mountains, have seasonal residences in the mountains, or come to visit the mountains and are unaware of these responsibilities. Bears and other wildlife have to eat. Elk, deer and other ungulates have it a bit easier than bears. There tends ...

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Former Mayor Of EP Encourages A Vote For The Fire District

To The Editor: Many people may have varying views on what services local government should be providing and what government should not be funding. I think that almost everyone would agree that having a properly trained fire department is a primary and vital function of local government. Today the Town of Estes Park has a well trained professional volunteer department. The department is led by an excellent f ...

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Fire District Trumps EPURA

Dear Editor, If the fire district ballot initiative is successful, the Town of Estes Park will realize a windfall of approximately $500,000 as the Town shifts half of its fire protection expenditures to property tax payers. Annually, as it reduces fire protection costs, the Town will enjoy a new half-million dollar fund for Town beautification or other needs. Assuming the effort to more equally spread fire ...

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Wonderful Wind Power!

To The Editor: What is the single thing that year around residents of Estes Park complain about and vilify? The wind! Modern technology has found a way to use this great, blustery renewable resource... Wind Turbines to produce energy. Congratulations to the residents who have installed a wind turbine. Why is this a positive happening? 1. The use of fossil fuels to produce energy is a non-renewable source. W ...

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Feels Poor Decision Was Made On EPURA Vote Scheduling

To The Editor: The Town Board has been very transparent in it efforts to ensure that voters will support the proposed new Fire District in November. It has also been transparent in supporting the continuation of EPURA despite the petition to have this decision put to a public vote. There is nothing wrong with the Board taking public positions that the Board believes are in the long-term public interest. The ...

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Supports Fire District And Mil Levy

To The Editor: A debt of gratitude is owed to the members of the Estes Park Volunteer Fire Department for their legacy of professional and reliable service and to the members of the Estes Valley community who have historically and unselfishly supported our fire department. During the fire department’s first one hundred years of service, it was financially supported voluntarily by various entities within our ...

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Urges Continued Support Of EPURA

To The Editor: At the Tuesday, August 25th meeting of the Town Board, the Trustees rejected the Initiated Ordinance which was presented for action. Intention of this issue was to abolish the Estes Park Urban Renewal Authority. The petition was promoted by Larry Pesses, the former president of the Park R-3 School District board and Bill VanHorn, who in 1991 introduced a movement to build an Outlet Mall on th ...

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Loves The Windmill On Highway 7

To The Editor How wonderful to see the windmill turning on Hwy 7. Every time we drive down Route 7, we are glad that somebody is making use of the free energy provided by the ubiquitous wind in Estes Park. This is a good way to deal with the rising energy costs that will occur with time. Kudos to the town for allowing the building of this windmill.  We hope that after the moratorium, the town will see the w ...

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