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Prospect Of New Performing Arts Center Is Exciting

To The Editor: I'm excited by the prospect of a new performing arts center in Estes Park. As an organization with a statewide mission, we need more venues like this in which to perform. It's the perfect size for a company like ours, and we look forward to the opportunity of performing there. You can count on us to support you as you moved forward with your planning. Philip C. Sneed, Producing Artistic Direc ...

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Riverside Ramblers Support New Performing Arts Center

To The Editor: The Riverside Ramblers support the proposed performing arts center, and we feel that such a facility would be an enormous asset to the community. Audience enjoyment and draw would be benefited by a facility that combines parking, seating, warmth and cooling, sound control, weather protection and adequate staging. Walter Steige, Riverside Ramblers ...

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New Performing Arts Center Is Critical To Future Of Estes Park

To The Editor: I am writing in support of the performing arts center. I feel that the proposed facility is critical to the future of Estes Park. Other Colorado resort communities that we compete with already have these types of facilities, so each day that we don't have one furthers our decline in the eyes of potential visitors. Visitors to the top resort areas in Colorado expect these facilities to exist. ...

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The Time Has Come For A Dedicated Theater And Concert Venue

To The Editor: I have reflected with great anticipation on the possibility of a dedicated Performing Arts Center in our community. Currently we face several challenges including the lack of an adequate venue that allows both local performing groups and outside programs to provide a variety of cultural experiences for our residents and guests. The Hempel Auditorium was built for recitals, not as a concert st ...

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Regarding Accessory Dwelling Units

Dear Editor: Property owners in the Estes Valley need to be aware of a proposal currently under consideration by the Estes Valley Planning Commission that will likely impact property values and the mountain beauty of the Estes valley. The proposal (http://www.estesnet.com/ComDev/EVDCProposedChanges/Block12-ADUs.pdf) will allow construction of Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) on all lots of one acre or more w ...

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Opposes ADU Code Change

Dear Editor: I am writing to express my concerns and to alert others to the proposed Accessory Dwelling Unit code change. Most disturbing, is the “Use by Right” status allowed by the proposed code. The change supersedes current zoning requirements and allows building of an Accessory Dwelling Unit of up to 1,000 square feet without community input or planning commission review.  There is currently a process ...

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New Performing Arts Theater Would Enrich Our Lives

To The Editor: I am writing this letter to express my strong support for the construction of a performing arts center in Estes Park. We have, in the Estes Valley, a uniquely beautiful natural environment, and we enjoy the results of a long local tradition of using and appreciating that environment. Very little has been done, however, to provide facilities here for the performing arts. I believe that we have ...

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Missing Enda

To The Editor: I first met Enda Mills Kiley when we visited the Enos Mills cabin during the early 90s. My mother, who lived in Lyons, loved to visit with Enda, and suggested we go meet her. I am looking right now at a picture of my daughter, Meghan, with Enda, probably in about 1997. The picture is one of my treasures. In the fall of 2005, we were thrilled to be in Estes Park for the annual meeting of the E ...

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