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The Town of Estes Park's free Christmas tree drop-off site will be open to local residents 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, Dec. 28 through Jan. 22, except Dec 31 and Jan. 1 when the Town is closed for observation of the New Year's holiday. The drop-off will be located at the ea…

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I am not sure if you heard, but there is apparently a pandemic happening. That makes it hard to have school, let alone a book fair. So we had to take drastic measures with our Plant a Book, Grow a Child program, with no book fair happening. It was just one of those “time to go big” kind of m…

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Calling all Estes Park area residents. YMCA of the Rockies – Estes Park Center is offering free day passes for locals of the Estes Park area throughout the month of January. Local residents must bring their ID to the Sweet Memorial Program Building front desk in order to receive their day pa…

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At the quarterly Downtown Estes Loop update to the Town Board at its study session Dec. 8, the Central Federal Lands Highway Division announced that the funding for the Downtown Estes Loop has been moved to fiscal year 2022, from 2021, due to delays related to floodplain map revisions and ri…

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The 2020 Friendship Card has made a new friend. The Estes Park Police Department Auxiliary’s Blue Santa program has received a $300 grant from the Rotary Club of Estes Park. This grant was made possible by proceeds from sales of the 2020 Friendship Card, which provides discounts at area businesses.

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This year the Estes Park Woman's Club has been celebrating the 100th year anniversary of Women's Suffrage. Thanks to the generosity of Nan Ryan a donation was made to purchase books for the Estes Park Elementary School. On Monday, November 16th copies of the book, “High as a Hawk,” were dist…

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The Town of Estes Park will implement a traffic calming pilot program on Third Street, North Court and South Court to convert the three roadways into one-way streets and introduce designated on-street parking lanes. This pilot program will allow residents to evaluate the one-way traffic patt…

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On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Estes Transit will begin providing weekly transportation service using the Town’s new fully-electric trolley. This new “winter service pilot program” is completely free and available for passengers of all ages and abilities. Reservations are not required and the trolle…

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Despite fires, evacuations and Covid-19 spikes, life moves forward. And the good-undeterred by the disarray such events cause—shines through adversity. With these thoughts in mind, please join me in reflecting on the events of several recent days.

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In "We Need To Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter," author and radio host, Celeste Headlee, recalls launching her show at Georgia Public Broadcasting. Some local listeners were upset and even angry: her radio show replaced their favorite music program! One guy regularly posted angry…

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There will new twist at the Legion this year. On Halloween Day (Saturday, Oct. 31), a Trick-or-Treat Trail will be added to the graveyard, with bowls of candy and other treats placed in front of tombstones.

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While the Estes Park Museum Gallery has been closed since mid-March due to COVID-19 concerns, the gallery will re-open on Thursday, October 15, 2020. Gallery hours will be limited to Thursday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Some changes will include limiting the number of visitors to 10 a…

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Estes Park Power and Communications has scheduled a power outage on Monday, Sept. 21 along Fish Creek Road to allow the crew to work on electric infrastructure equipment for the new Water Division facility at the intersection of Brook Drive and Fish Creek Road. In order to perform this work …

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The Team of Doug Kern, Ron Little, Gavin Wilson and Taylor Beck finished first, with a score of 11 under par, in the Thirst Living Waters Golf Tournament held Friday August 7th at Highland Hills Golf Course in Greeley, CO. This team made up Kansans, one transplanted to Colorado, played excel…

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In response to the extreme fire danger in our area, the current level of fire activity with the Cameron Peak Fire and the continuing drought and wind conditions, pursuant to International Fire Code Section 307.1.1, I hereby issue an open burning ban within the Estes Valley Fire Protection Di…

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Estes Park is a haven for rock climbers and some of the nation’s most famous climbing routes are located here, including three of the 50 Classic Rock Climbs of North America. Rock climbing took off in the 1960s, is now mainstream and currently an Olympic sport. How has climbing in Estes Park…