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Due to record high cases of COVID-19 in Larimer County, the Estes Park Town Board will return to a virtual format beginning with the Jan. 11 meeting and continuing through at least the Feb. 8 meeting, at which time the necessity of virtual-only meetings will be reassessed. To view or listen … Read more

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After years of working together and thousands of acres treated, the Big Thompson and Fort Collins Conservation Districts (BTCD and FCCD) are pursuing a merger. On February 1, 2022, residents of Larimer County are encouraged to vote to merge BTCD and FCCD into a single district: The Larimer C…

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Like many others in our community, we at the Town are still coping with the tragic incident involving former Police Captain Eric Rose in September, and the findings of the Eighth Judicial District’s Multi-Agency Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) investigation that Rose had a significant…

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The local Salvation Army Unit needs your help to ring the bells. Ninety percent of the money that we raise with the red kettles at Safeway and Country Market stays in the Estes Valley. The local Salvation Army unit is all volunteer with no paid staff and no office. Our biggest expense is our…

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Mary Kay Wilson has been selected as winner of the photo contest for the Rotary Friendship Card 2022 design. Wilson and her husband, Greg, moved to Estes Park two years ago, after living in the Boulder/Longmont area. Like many current residents, they visited the area frequently prior to maki…

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Members of the Estes Park Quota Club recently donated five thousand dollars to the Estes Park Health Foundation. $3,000 will go towards a pediatric resuscitation manikin and $2,000 will go towards a children’s vision screening machine.

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Families in Estes Park know of the hurdles and challenges in finding affordable, accessible, quality early childhood programs and childcare in our community. There are currently four centers, and three at home childcare centers allowing for approximately 100 spots in our community. There are…

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EPHS Key Club is collecting and distributing candy to downtown businesses for Trick-or-Treating on Halloween. If you would like to donate candy, visit Safeway or Dollar General and locate where to drop your donations at each location.

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The Town of Estes Park’s Planning Division will host an online public forum focused on Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) Oct. 6 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Planner II Alex Bergeron will provide an overview of the ADU code amendment currently under consideration by the Estes Park Planning Commission…

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With an important Estes Park School District Board of Education election November 2, the EPSD District Advisory and Accountability Committee (DAAC) agenda summaries can give one an overview of what has been and is happening in the district. The agendas are a running summary for a school year…

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The Estes Chamber formed our first Health Services Council this month. Dr. Cory Workman of Community Hearing Center is the Chamber’s ambassador to the health services community. He hosted the group of physicians to share industry information and referrals. The inspiration for the meeting qui…

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The State of Colorado will provide safe, effective, and free COVID-19 vaccines at Elk Fest on October 2 and 3. No insurance, ID, or appointment is needed to get vaccinated. The vaccine clinic will be at Bond Park (170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.

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The Estes Park Mountain Bike Team is off to an amazing start for their 2021 race season! The Estes Park MTB Team is a fall co-ed sport, open to 7th – 12th Grade Students. High School students on the Estes Park MTB Team race in the Colorado High School Cycling League with over 1600 other stud…

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On Saturday the 25th (tomorrow!) and Sunday the 26th, the Estes Arts District will begin work on a new mural located on the west facing wall of Napa Auto Parts. The goal is to begin a new series of murals around town as a way to beautify (and funkify) our groovy little burg . . . The subject…

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2010-2011 was Community Corner Café’s first season of providing and serving meals to the entire Estes Park Community at no charge. That first season we served 2,386 people. Since that first season we have provided over 9,000 meals at no cost! But Community Corner Café is much more than servi…

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There have been a few reports of bears getting into homes and vehicles in the Estes Valley in the last several weeks. This time of year, bears are busy trying to fatten up for their winter hibernation and they need to consume 20,000 calories a day! Human-bear conflicts are a fact of life in …

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Visit Estes Park (VEP) has hired Michael Zumbaugh for the position of Chief Finance Officer. Zumbaugh will be responsible for the development of VEP’s financial management strategy as well as policies and procedures related to both finance and general operations of the organization.

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It’s hard not to smile when you first see Jennifer Nicholson’s unique hand painted treasures. Her whimsical forest creatures and cheerful color combinations deliver a unique and charming view of the great outdoors. “I want my art to make people feel like they need to go outside,” she said wi…

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When Lois Rentz took a stained glass class with her mom during high school, she never expected it to light a passion that would last over 40 years. “That class led to glass blowing in college and ultimately glass fusing for the past 20 years,” said Rentz. And yes, she still has that stained …

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The Studio Tour invites neighbors, friends, the creative curious, shoppers and talkers (who love to learn) into the studios of professional artists living in Estes. Ten local artists will open their home studios to demonstrate their fine art and craft process: from woodturning to drawing, si…

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The Trail Ridge Quilters, an interest group of the Estes Park Newcomers Club, raised $4014 for the Estes Park Health Foundation during the group’s July online quilt sale. This diligent group of quilters produces a variety of quilted and fabric creations that it sells to raise funds in suppor…

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The Pioneer Award is the Estes Park Museum Friends & Foundation Inc.'s annual recognition of a person in the community that has contributed to the rich history and positive legacy of Estes Park. This year, the Museum Friends were thrilled to celebrate Pioneer Award Recipient, Greig Stein…

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Coulson Excavating Company, Inc. will begin the 2021 Overlay and Patching Program on Town-managed streets during the week of Aug. 16. Working hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and the work is expected to continue through August, weather permitting. Local access will be m…

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The League of Women Voters of Estes Park is holding Voter Registration Drives next to the Estes Valley Farmers Market this summer. Eligible voters from any state can register to vote, or check their current voter registration. The League will also have Colorado and Estes voting information, …