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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… Read more

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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…

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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.