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Fifty years ago, President Richard Nixon moved the decennial Youth Conference from Washington, D. C., to Estes Park, to put as much distance between himself and those opposed to the Vietnam War.

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I hope your pandemic disrupted holiday season was as sprinkled with moments of comfort and joy as was mine and that you experienced at least one moment such as the one I had during a Zoom session with my family. While thinking of the little windows on the computer screen being a weak substit…

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On December 23, 2020, at Estes Park Health, we were able to begin the vaccination process against COVID-19. We are exceedingly happy to have worked with the state of Colorado, received an initial vaccine supply, and created an organized process to provide the vaccine to our frontline providers.

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2020 has been a strange year, to say the least. As we’ve all sought to protect our neighbors’ and our own health, businesses have had to get creative to stay afloat during the pandemic. Like every other business the Estes Valley Board of REALTORS® has had to reinvent how we accomplished our …

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The Town of Estes Park, with its partners on the Estes Valley Resiliency Collaborative (EVRC), is pleased to announce that 24 businesses will receive awards to winterize outdoor spaces, with funding from CDOT's Revitalizing Main Street program. $50,000 in equipment and/or materials will enco…

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This week’s featured animal is the white-tailed deer. You will not typically see white-tailed deer in Estes Valley or Rocky Mountain National Park. The deer in this area are mule deer. White-tailed deer, however, do live in Colorado, including as close as Fort Collins, Denver and Granby, so …

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As a member of the Glen Haven Fire Auxiliary and a long-time resident of Glen Haven, I would like to express my heart felt appreciation and gratitude to all the individuals who supported Brownfield’s rummage sale fundraiser for our Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department.

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In a year marked by challenges and changes, Bright Christmas set out to make Christmas of 2020 as normal as possible for families in need in our community (our 36th year of helping families). A host of generous givers of time, money, gifts, and support exceeded our expectations once again. W…

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Help us create a gingerbread village in the Sweet Memorial Building at YMCA of the Rockies and be entered to win a great prize! We will accept physical and virtual submissions for the village through the month of December.

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This week’s featured animal is the white-tailed ptarmigan. Like the turkey from last week, the white-tailed ptarmigan is also a ground bird but lives exclusively at high altitudes at or above tree line, including in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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The Town of Estes Park’s fleet is ready for more snow and icy conditions. While many communities do not plow residential streets, the Town of Estes Park plows all of its approximately 225 residential streets within Town limits after emergency routes are clear. That means plowing approximatel…

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The townspeople of Estes Park benefit greatly from having highly talented and skilled employees working for their town government. No place are such benefits, talents and skills more evident than in the Public Information Office, that resides within the office of the Town Administrator at th…

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Scott Dorman has been selected as winner of the photo contest for the Rotary Friendship Card 2021 design. A familiar presence in Estes Park, Dorman retired in 2016 after a 33-year career in fire service, with the last 20 as Chief of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District. Since retiring, …

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This Thanksgiving Day, as I pause to reflect about my seven months as your mayor, I am choosing to seek the good and praise it, rather than dwelling on the bad. Certainly, the daunting challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic and wildfires deserve my on-going attention. They do, but not now.

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The Stanley Home Museum is coming together beautifully thanks to all the wonderful donations from many Estes Park and surrounding area residents. The Historic Stanley Home Foundation is excited to proceed with its plan to open the house as an Educational Museum in the Spring of 2021. The hou…

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Deer are on the move at this time of year migrating and looking for mates. But the animals are prone to getting tangled in summer gear left in backyards. Colorado Parks and Wildlife urges everyone to take down volleyball nets, hammocks, hanging lights and other items that deer ─ especially t…

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Despite a summer with low-numbers of COVID-19 cases, and ample amounts of applause from Larimer County Public Health officials for the town’s businesses, workers and people diligently following the county’s protocols, the COVID-19 counts for Estes Park have of late been spiking.

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On November 3, 2020, Coloradans voted to pass Proposition #114 - The Restoration of Gray Wolves, a measure directing the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to develop a plan to reintroduce gray wolves west of the Continental Divide. With this decision, the planning process for reintroduc…

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has ordered Larimer County to move from Safer at Home Level 1 (Blue) to Level 2 (Yellow) on Colorado’s Dial. The move is a result of rising COVID-19 case counts and positivity rates within Larimer County over the past several weeks.

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Like other healthcare organizations across our country, Estes Park Health has had significantly reduced revenues since the arrival of the coronavirus pandemic. These reduced revenues are expected to continue into the foreseeable future. Without significant expense reduction efforts, Estes Pa…