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When I announced my candidacy for mayor, I made several promises to the people of Estes Park. Being responsive and engaging with them was one such promise. A year on, I take this opportunity to briefly report about my efforts to keep that promise.

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The Estes Park Police Department’s community service officers (CSOs) are at their posts for the summer. These hardworking seasonal employees serve as ambassadors in the downtown corridor. This year the CSOs will be focused on the Elkhorn Avenue intersections, aiming to keep pedestrians out o…

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The Estes Park Museum has nearly 30 volunteers that donate a cumulative average of 2,500 hours supporting the museum every year – that is equivalent to $63,575! It is evident that the museum could not function without these invaluable individuals helping the museum achieve its mission on a d…

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Estee Rivera Murdock has served on the Estes Park Economic Development Corporation (Estes Park EDC) Board of Directors for two years, representing the Rocky Mountain Conservancy (RMC). Estee grew up in southern Arizona, where she attended the University of Arizona studying anthropology and S…

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Each spring, the Trustees of the Town of Estes Park are responsible for evaluating their direct employees. We take up this task understanding that feedback is key to the development of people and organizations. That feedback prompts insight, fosters learning, and leads to the continual growt…

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Estes Park Middle School choir students recently sold socks as a fundraiser and their plan included donating one package of socks to veterans for every package sold. The socks were recently delivered to the residents of the Veterans Community Living Center in Aurora, CO. The veteran in the p…

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A student self-reported having a handgun at the Middle School. The gun was immediately confiscated by the school resource officer. No threats against other students or faculty were made by the student. The student is in custody as the incident is being investigated and the juvenile will be r…

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held yesterday at the new Town of Estes Park Water Division facility. Mayor Koenig and Trustees Bangs, MacAlpine and Younglund joined Town staff and others for the ceremony. The facility, which once housed a concrete plant, was refurbished to include eight offic…

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On April 8 Larimer County first responders will be working with the Colorado National Guard’s 8th Civil Support Team conducting a joint Hazmat and Law Enforcement exercise at Estes Park Fairgrounds and the LETA Building in Johnstown. The purpose of the exercise is to establish and refine val…

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The Town Board will consider information regarding the upcoming seasonal paid parking program at both the study session and regular meeting on April 13. At the study session, staff from Public Works and the Town’s professional parking operator, The Car Park, will present an update on the sea…

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Fire is a natural disturbance that our mountain forests depend on. It can also be a destructive force that endangers human life. The Estes Valley Land Trust will host a virtual breakfast to learn more about the Cameron Peak and East Troublesome fires, how our forests depend on stand replacin…

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In the two years since Cliffhanger Used Books opened next to the Post Office, the store has become a popular destination for locals and visitors alike. Maybe it’s the purple and gray exterior that catches people’s eyes. Maybe it’s the iconic logo with a reading rock climber. Maybe it’s the i…

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The Elizabeth Guild Thrift Shop is overflowing with children's clothing, books, toys and games. If your children have outgrown or are tired of their clothes and puzzles, come into the thrift shop to renew their closets and toy chests for mere pennies on the dollar. Perhaps you have a sister …

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This week, Cadet Sarah Hoskins was at Bart's Liquor selling Girl Scout cookies when a truck pulled up. She went over to the window to take his order and he said that he wanted to buy all of the cookies that she had. Sarah had no idea what to do! She ran over to her Mom, let out a little scre…

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Beginning on February 1st, 2021, Warrior Xpress is partnering with several restaurants in town to bring food delivery services to the Estes Valley. The Estes Park Economic Development Corporation (Estes Park EDC) has been the driving force of the successful implementation of this exciting se…

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A complaint has been filed in Larimer County District Court against the Town of Estes Park in relation to the Downtown Estes Loop project. The Town does not comment on active litigation, however, a web page has been established to make court documents easily accessible to interested individu…

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On October 13, 2020, the Estes Park Health (EPH) Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors accepted an invitation from some community members to evaluate an independent, third-party management alternative to take over the management and responsibility for the Estes Park Health Living Cen…

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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…