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Estes Park Community Comes Through Again!

In these difficult times it is easy to forget our four legged friends. Businesses and residents alike donated seven truck loads of used towels and blankets to help a variety of local animal shelters. Your donations helped Boulder, Longmont and Ft. Collins Humane Societies, Estes Park Pet Lodge and Greeley K-9 Bed and Biscuit. Shelters have seen a rise in homeless pets and a decrease in donations. Please kee ...

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Earth Day Is Important Every Day

To The Editor: The “Celebrating Earth Day is Elementary” article by Kris Hazelton of April 24 was a great example of how working together between a dedicated person, David Born, and a dedicated art teacher, Valerie Bowles, achieved a great learning event for a large group of students. The colorful bags created by the students will be remembered, used and loved for many years. The things learned in doing the ...

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Board Of Trustees To Hear Proposed Changes To Development Code

To The Editor: On April 28, 2009, the Estes Park Board of Trustees will hear a first reading of proposed changes to the development code in regard to accessory dwelling units. Although not part of the current changes being presented to the Board by the Planning Commission, there was a strong effort below to allow detached accessory dwelling units on many lots in Estes Park. It was proposed that these could ...

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Earth Day And The Plastic Bag Challenge

To The Editor: With Earth Day soon upon us, it has become customary for just about everyone to participate in this annual rite of Spring, but as the saying goes, "Earth Day Is Everyday," and I'd like to recognize Estes Park Elementary School for switching from plastic cutlery to reusable silverware in it's cafeteria earlier this year. With estimates being conservative, it's easy to formulate that 85,000 pie ...

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Urges Careful Consideration Of EPURA

Dear Editor: This letter is written to publicly thank Mr. Bill Van Horn for his efforts in making it possible for all caring and interested Estes Park citizens ( and voters) to make their voices heard and to share in the disposition of the EP Urban Renewal Authority question. Thanks to Bill, it now seems that we will have the opportunity to speak out firmly and positively about EPURA' s expenditures of our ...

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Tax Day Tea Party

To The Editor: The 3.7 trillion-dollar budget has been passed. What will result from this act? Our national debt will be tripled. Our children's future is now at risk. A huge expansion of the power of the federal government has taken place. The federal government will not only decide on company's CEO's but on who shall be on the Board of Directors of companies. Increased health care will be paid for by incr ...

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Quota Club Thanks All For Easter Egg Hunt

To The Editor: This letter is written as a big Thank You to everyone who helped make the Quota Club’s annual community Easter Egg Hunt a success once again. This includes the parents and kids who participated, even with the cold weather and having to dig in the snow to find the eggs! We first want to thank the Easter Bunny, Kylie Romig and the Peep, Austin Logan, for “making the day” of so many children. Ne ...

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What A Theater Means To The Economy Of A Small Town

To The Editor: "...The Story of What A Theater Means To the Economy of A Small Town...." is the line that catches our attention in an article in last Saturday's Denver Post cover story. The theater group known as The Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre (SCRT) in Trinidad, Colorado has been in existence for only seven years yet it has already become an integral part of this town's creative attempt to jump st ...

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