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Thinking About Our Community’s Future

It’s Not Just For Kids-It Affects Us All From 1 to 99 To The Editor: We have lived and raised our three children here for the past 32 years. We would have loved a Community Center for our family, friends and guests. We both own our businesses and commercial buildings as well as residential rentals. We know the approval of the Community Center will cost us more in taxes on each of our properties, however, we ...

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Urges Yes Votes For 5D and 5E

To The Editor: I write to urge voters in the Estes Valley to carefully consider and support items 5D and 5E on the November ballot. Very simply, 5D allows for the formation of a Local Market District responsible for Advertising and Marketing of the Estes Valley, run by an independent seven member Board appointed by the County Commissioners and the Town Board. The geographic boundaries of the district extend ...

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Not Supporting The Rec District Vote

To the Editor: On September 15, 2008 the Park R3 Board of Education passed a resolution that “supports the Estes Valley Recreation and Park District in their efforts to continue to provide quality recreational programs and make significant improvements to the Aquatics Center in an effort to help attract young families to our community, and to provide our students and community members with year round recrea ...

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Community Center A Place For All To Enjoy

To The Editor: As with most people, I think back to my childhood days with fond memories. The summer was spent hanging out at our neighborhood pool with friends and family. After school we would get together with all of the neighborhood kids and play kick the can, kickball, or baseball in the cul-de-sac, coming home when the street lights came on or when my parents rang this huge, very loud, bell that hung ...

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Recreational Opportunities Needed In Estes Park

To The Editor: We are very excited about the proposed Community Center here in Estes Park. We have small children and we are excited about the recreational opportunities during the winter months for all ages, as well as the improved childcare options for the Estes Valley. A new Community Center will greatly enhance the quality of life for the whole community by providing a central gathering place, increase ...

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Community Center Will Instill Pride

I have often scratched my head and wondered why my family and I were leaving our paradise in Estes Park and drive to a town in the Valley so we could go to a fun pool for our toddler. I am excited to see the price of a tank of gas to travel out of town, roughly $60, will be spent on our town, on a new community center. I am also excited to see an improved youth center included in the new complex. The curren ...

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Thoughts Regarding The Local Marketing District

To The Editor: As citizens we watch with mixed emotions as the American economy has become a political football and are increasingly frustrated by our limited voice in the process. It is comforting to know that as residents of the Estes Valley we can act locally to insure our community’s economic future through our votes this fall. As voters of the Estes Valley we have the opportunity to vote for the Local ...

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Park School District Celebration Committee Extends Thanks

To the Editor: The Park R-3 School district celebrated its 125th anniversary September 25 and 26.  This celebration was shared with this year’s homecoming and a dedication of the renovated school campus. The committee would like to thank members of the community whose efforts made possible the special events including the publication of EPIC (a collage of past yearbooks), the homecoming parade and tail gate ...

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