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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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After School Program Will Be A Great Benefit

Dear Community Parents, For those of you who know, and those of you who need to know, I would like to share some information about an after school program that is being offered this coming school year for K-5 children. The program will run on-site, daily after school from 3:15 to 5:15. The Park R-3 Outreach program is partnering with Rocky Mountain National Park, the Learning Place, Rocky Mountain Nature As ...

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A Big Thank You To All For A Successful Relay For Life Benefit

Saturday, July 18, Lonigans sponsored a benefit for RELAY for LIFE with the band Angus Mohr and it was a great success! We wish to give our sincerest thanks to all that helped make it so. Through the generous efforts of the following people and businesses, we raised for donation to the Estes Park Relay for Life over $700.00 for the cause. Thank You to: The Estes Park News; Paul and Lori McDaniel and the Ang ...

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Thank You To Good Samaritans

To The Editor: I would like to thank Jack Smith who helped me Saturday, July 11th around 11 a.m. I was at Safeway trying to get everything ready for the Northern Colorado Service Dog Owners Meet up and I went to get some balloons for this meeting but I was having a very bad day with my diseases. I needed more help than my service dog, Bradley, could give me and Mr. Jack Smith came to my aid. He stayed on on ...

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