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Be On Alert For Deer And Elk Near Roadways

By: Kris Hazelton Cars and deer/elk are a lethal combination. During the deer and elk mating season, which runs from October through December, there is a dramatic increase in the movement of these animals. Rick Spowart, Colorado Division of Wildlife Manager tells us that he has seen many car vs. deer/elk accidents in our area lately and he wants drivers to be aware of the situation to help avoid any acciden ...

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Be Careful During The Elk Rut

Elk are very watchable wildlife in Estes Park during the fall rutting season. Mature bulls form harems of cows and defend that harem from other bulls. It’s fascinating behavior to watch and includes sparring, fighting and bugling (which is the unique sound a bull makes during the breeding season). On Monday morning, EPVFD personnel got a fire alarm call and when Firefighter Butch Lundstedt approached the fi ...

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New Show Opening At The Art Center Features “The Beauty Of Nature”

The Art Center of Estes Park is pleased to present a new show opening this Friday, August 7, The Beauty of Nature with photographs by Carol Gregory. An opening reception, sponsored by Ron and Vivian Gordon will be held that evening from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Art Center located at 517 Big Thompson Avenue, in middle Stanley Village. Carol’s photography is powerful and vibrant, calling you to pause and enjoy. ...

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Help Save The Little Gingerbread Bear!

By: Kris Hazelton The past few weeks a young, blondish/brown yearling bear, fondly nicknamed by CDOW Bear Aware volunteers as “the little Gingerbread Bear” has been seen in and around the downtown area getting into trash cans, dumpsters, bird feeders, grills and pet food bowls for a quick and easy meal. The clock is ticking for this little bear and his time is running out, according to Rick Spowart, Divisio ...

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DOW Urges Businesses And Homes To Stow Away Any Bear Attractants

By: Kris Hazelton The past few weeks a young, reddish/brown yearling bear has been seen in and around the downtown area getting into trash cans, dumpsters, bird feeders, grills and pet food bowls for a quick and easy meal. According to Rick Spowart, Division of Wildlife Manager, “Unless people change their habits, this bear is doomed to die a tragic death!” Spowart and local Bear Aware volunteers have been ...

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Protective Elk Mama Relocated

By: Kris Hazelton Last Saturday, a very protective elk mama stood guard over her newborn calf near Kind Coffee. She charged at each and every passer-by thinking they were a threat to her baby. Members of the Estes Park Police Dept. cordoned off the area and stood watch near the cow and warned pedestrians to give her a wide berth. Police tried to coax her to move on, but it became evident she didn’t want to ...

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