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County Property Owners Annex To The City? No!

To The Editor: A few of the reasons local politicians want annexation: “To increase tax revenue.” “Big and strong enough to be a key community in the Front Range.” “Become an economic giant.” “A bigger board of trustees” “Improvement in the tourist trade” - (because they would have more of our tax money to spend on marketing.) Why are any of the above a positive for county property owners? Politicians admit ...

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Family Extends Thanks For Medical Help

Dear Editor: The McDuff Family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to all the people who helped our Mom after her fall at the top area of the Estes Park Tram. From those who supplied a water bottle and bandana to stabilize her wrist to the first responder from out of state and the emergency staff of Estes Park. Your caring helped make a bad situation better. The McDuff Children Dear Editor: Follo ...

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Fire District And EPURA-Separate Votes By Far

To the Editor: Since it is a challenge to get complicated information out to the public, it is always best, when possible, to keep ballots as simple as possible. On November 3rd we have the opportunity to create an equitably financed, well equipped and well trained fire district, something that is critical to our health, safety and security. For the best chance to see a fire district approved this time (the ...

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Questions, Answers And Opinions About Residential Wind Power

Dear Editor, Residential wind power generation has come to the Estes Valley. Most everyone supports the use of wind energy.  It is a great idea and we should exploit this renewable resource as much as possible. April 30th the town held a meeting on the subject. Let’s look at what we were told then and what we’ve now learned. What We Were Told – The primary proponent of personal wind turbines (who by no smal ...

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What Happens In Estes, Stays In Estes

To The Editor: Have you heard? The United Way of Larimer County kicked off a brand new campaign in Estes Park called Estes Park United.  The goal of EP United is to raise $25,000 to be split evenly between six local non-profit agencies in the Estes Valley. Normally the United Way runs an annual fundraiser to collect money county wide but this campaign is different. Donations collected in Estes stay in Estes ...

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Thank You From Longs Peak Injured Hiker

To The Editor: On July 24th, while decending from the summit of Longs Peak, I sustained injuries from a 12 foot fall at the trough on Longs Peak. I was assisted very quickly by numerous hikers who witnessed my fall, including a hiker who made radio contact with RMNP rescue team. Ranger Brain Hays was on the sceene within 45 minutes. After a through examination, he advised that our best course of action was ...

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Warns Of Dangers Of Pine Beetle Spraying

To The Editor: I woke up this morning to see that my neighbor was having their trees sprayed to protect against the beetle problem. People please be a good neighbor and warn you neighbors beforehand! Carbaryl (Sevin), the pesticide, is the active ingredient in this spray and it is harmful to people and animals! I wasn't given any notice to protect myself, my dogs or my garden that I growing organically! Her ...

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Let’s All Help Send A WWII Veteran To Washington DC On Honor Flight

To the Editor: On September 11, 2009 Honor Flight Northern Colorado will honor 130 WWII veterans by taking them to Washington, D.C. to see the WWII Memorial. Over 260 veterans from Larimer and Weld counties have already made the trip, including four from the Estes Valley. The September flight will honor eleven WWII veterans from the Estes Valley and five more are on the waiting list for the April, 2010 flig ...

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