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Last weekend, Roger and I drove to Del Norte, Colorado. We went to the farming community, that sits at 7,814 feet in the San Luis Valley, to attend a memorial service for my sister-in-law’s mother.

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On Saturday, June 19 at 12 p.m., local author John Floyd will present and discuss his recently published book, The Expendable at Circle 119 – home of the American Legion. All proceeds of book sales will be donated to Macdonald Book Shop. Dr Floyd began researching this project more than 20 y…

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Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary is so proud to contribute back to our community in a very special way. Each year, special high achieving young adults graduating from our high school are rewarded financial scholarship’s to assist them in moving forward with their education. Sunrise Rotary generat…

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On April 20, the Estes Park Economic Development Corporation (Estes Park EDC) held its Business Accelerator Services of Estes (B.A.S.E.) Program Pitch Competition. This competition offered five businesses a chance to present their business model and strategies that they will employ to sustai…

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It’s been said, if you tell people what you want to do, some of them will step up to help you do it. When I first heard this, I thought the idea preposterous. Over time, I discovered it was true.

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The Historic Fall River Hydroplant will open for the 2021 season beginning Thursday, June 3. Guests of all ages are encouraged to enrich their knowledge of local Estes Park history this summer with a visit to the Historic Fall River Hydroplant. Listed on the National Register of Historic Pla…

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The first A&W fast food restaurant opened in Estes Park on East Elkhorn in 1956. Within three years, original owners Bob and Georgia Diers had expanded to a burnt orange carhop-serviced drive-in on Moraine Avenue, enlarged by subsequent owner Bob Copper (or Delmar Schroeder) in the winte…

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The Town of Estes Park Water Division will conduct the annual water main flushing program from Monday, May 24 through Friday, July 2. Flushing the water mains improves water quality and clarity by creating higher than normal flow through the distribution system. This flow helps to clear the …

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The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPRNC) connects nonprofit partners via the monthly Partnership Network meetings. This gives our Estes Park nonprofits a chance to provide updates, identify opportunities to collaborate, and engage in focused problem solving. This meeting also connect…

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The Town of Estes Park is asking citizens, especially those with school-aged children, to provide feedback in a virtual “open house” format. Community input is important and will help guide the design of the Graves Avenue improvements for the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) project. Please visi…

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Although Estes Park is a small town, its success in getting grants from state and federal sources exceeds that of much larger towns and cities in Colorado. A success that helps the Town avoid budget shortfalls, meet infrastructure needs, and address emergencies--such as floods, wildfires and…

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The Estes Park Museum gallery is scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, May 19, after being closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Museum will resume regular operating hours of Wednesday – Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. State and county guidelines will be followed, including …

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The project is making great progress and is on track for a late summer 2021 dedication in Estes Park. The project has chosen Jane DeDecker of Loveland, Colorado to be the primary artist for the project. Jane has produced a beautiful design for the monument and is already hard at work on it. …

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Much Koenig family history has been made along the South Fork Cache la Poudre River. There, a long day’s hike north from The Retreat near Glen Haven, my Grandma Pearl Gard Koenig and her sisters were each given 40-acres of land by their father, Will Gard. A cabin was erected on Grandma’s lan…

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Contractors for the Town of Estes Park will begin the 2021 street improvement projects on Town-owned streets in May, weather permitting. There will be separate contractors for the annual striping, chip and crack seal, and overlay and patching plus parking lot improvements.

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May 6 kicks off Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Nightingale made many improvements to the field of nursing during her life as well as possessing boundless compassion for her patients. Known as “The Lady with the Lamp,” Nightingale often checked on the sold…

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Look around. Do you see it? After a long year of sheltering in place, people— thanks to readily available vaccines — are starting to feel more comfortable connecting in-person with each other again. They’re getting out and about. Engaging in person-to-person conversations. Participating in g…

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Occasionally someone asks, why did you run for another term on the Town Board of Trustees? Didn’t you previously serve two terms as a trustee? You sold an audiology practice, correct? Aren’t your husband Roger and you retired? You can do as you please, why complicate your life by serving as mayor?

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Youth In Action (YIA) announces a grant for local nonprofit organizations and Estes Park High School clubs. The purpose of the grant is to give local nonprofits and/or clubs the opportunity to pursue projects to further their own mission and the community as a whole, while also providing lea…

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Following the Governor’s lead, the Estes Park Senior Citizens Center will begin easing back into normalcy by allowing its members to resume eating congregate lunchtime meals together inside our building on April 19. These meals will still be prepared by the Bighorn Restaurant, and they can e…

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A new telephone hotline and online form are available to report compliance concerns with Vacation Home and Bed & Breakfast Registrations located within Estes Park town limits. To report a compliance concern by phone, please call 970-577-4787, or submit an online form at estes.org/reporta…

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The Estes Park Nonprofit Resource Center (EPNRC) is always busy doing good in the neighborhood, but sometimes we are asked what we actually do? Our mission is to provide tools that support, connect, and inspire community nonprofits. But what does that look like? We believe that strong nonpro…

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Peyton Wilkerson was selected to represent Team USA in the Pan American Continental Championship Mountain Bike Race in Puerto Rico on March 26.

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A few days ago, a newcomer, who had moved to Estes Park last fall, requested to talk with me about our community. After the requisite introductions and chit chat, she shared with me that she’s been staying home—not because of the pandemic—for fear of the unknown.

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A new telephone hotline and online form are available to report compliance concerns with Vacation Home and Bed & Breakfast Registrations located within Estes Park town limits. To report a compliance concern by phone, please call 970-577-4787, or submit an online form at estes.org/reporta…