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Estes Park Health is happy to continue our efforts to protect our community against COVID-19. Our hospital will be hosting a large vaccination event on Sunday, April 11, from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at the Events Complex for the general public, by appointment only.

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The Visit Estes Park Board of Directors has appointed Kara Franker for the position of Chief Executive Officer of Visit Estes Park (VEP). Franker will lead the strategic planning and execution of all operations including tourism marketing initiatives, stakeholder communications, government r…

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Bears have emerged from hibernation and are on the prowl for food. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is sending its annual reminder, asking Colorado residents and visitors to be “Bear Aware.”

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At a special Town Board meeting on Monday, March 29, Rocky Mountain National Park Supt. Darla Sidles updated Mayor Wendy Koenig and the Town Trustees of their park visitor management strategy for 2021. She was joined by Kyle Patterson, Public Affairs Officer and Park Management Specialist, J…

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The official start to spring brings the annual reminder from Colorado Parks and Wildlife that bears are emerging from their slumber and beginning the search for food. Residents and visitors to bear country statewide need to do their part to help conserve our wildlife by working to reduce the…

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Although Estes Park may currently resemble a snow globe, everyone knows the Rotary Duck Race Festival is right around the corner. The race committee has unveiled this year’s theme and major prizes. The list of participating organizations that will benefit is complete, the roster of major and…

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The Town of Estes Park is preparing for the incoming winter storm, as the area is currently forecast to receive a substantial amount of snow. Emergency operations are established in case of need. Residents should prepare with provisions at home, and limit travel to emergencies only. Please k…

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Early evening on Tuesday, February 23rd, the call came. A well-practiced female voice, identified herself as being with Salud Family Clinic in Estes Park. She sought some confirming information from Roger and me. Then, satisfied with our answers, she requested we select a time from several o…

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The Town's Parking & Transit Division is excited to announce that the 2021 Estes Transit (Free Shuttle) Sponsorship Program is now open to new sponsors. The sponsorship program offers interested individuals, nonprofits and/or businesses a way to market their business or organizational of…

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On Monday, February 1, 2021, the Estes Park Health Board of Directors voted to submit a “Prospect Park Skilled Nursing Facility Proposed Facility Closure and Resident Transfer Plan” to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE). The plan was submitted on February 3, 2…

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife has placed a GPS tracking collar on a wolf in the north-central part of the state. The wolf was confirmed in late January when it was seen with M1084 - a VHF-collared male wolf that entered Colorado in 2019 from the Snake River wolf pack in Wyoming.

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Bank of Estes Park was awarded the Trailblazing Bank of the Year Award by Colorado Lending Source, announced on January 28, 2021. The award was based on the excellence and innovation that Bank of Estes Park has demonstrated in support of its community. Specifically noted were:

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Free COVID-19 testing will be provided for Estes area residents on Feb. 1. This testing is for symptomatic individuals and those who have been identified as close contacts of positive COVID cases.

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It’s official! Thousands of little yellow ducks will swim again in 2021. After taking a year off for a virtual race in a television studio 2020, the ducks will again hit the water on Saturday, May 1 in Estes Park at the 33rd annual Rotary Duck Race Festival.

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Larimer County Public Health is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases in the community. The Governor has allowed all counties in Level Red to move to Level Orange on Colorado’s Dial, which allows for businesses to re-open at low capacity levels. While Larimer County has moved to Level Orange,…

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What 2021 needs is a Duck Race, a sure sign that things are returning to normal in Estes Park. And the Rotary Club of Estes Park is ready and excited to deliver just that on Saturday, May 1, but before the ducks can swim they need participating organizations to paddle for.

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This year’s Red Kettle Campaign is done. It was a tough year and our thanks to everyone who helped. We are not aware of any bell ringer who got frostbite or who was blown over, although there were close calls. Volunteer bell ringers rang for 240 hours over 18 days and many volunteers rang th…

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The following Estes Park businesses have been approved by the Five Star program, which means they can operate at a level up from the rest of the county. That means when we're at Level Red, they can operate at Orange (25%) and when we're at Orange they can operate at Yellow (50%). Celebrate w…

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At their last meeting, the Estes Park Town Board of Trustees approved a recommendation from the Family Advisory Board to change the name of the group to the "Community and Family Advisory Board." This change was made in recognition of the advisory board's interests in broadening their focus …

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As part of the Level Up Program, several restaurants in Estes Park were approved to reopen indoor dining (with appropriate Covid precautions) yesterday afternoon. So far, Notchtop, Claire’s, You Need Pie, EP Brewery, and The Barrel were approved. Lets support our local restaurants, breweries…

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Following a two year process, Wildfire Homes, LLC has broken ground. The project is owned and operated by Rick and Susan Allnutt and Mark and Melissa Westover. “I know many people were wondering if this project was going to happen,” commented Melissa Westover, “There were times when we wonde…

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This evening photo of downtown Estes Park was taken by Paul Marcotte. www.pauljmarcottephotography.com

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At their last meeting, the Estes Park Town Board of Trustees approved a recommendation from the Family Advisory Board to change the name of the group to the "Community and Family Advisory Board." This change was made in recognition of the advisory board's interests in broadening their focus …