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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,… Read more

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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 …

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The Estes Chamber of Commerce launched a scavenger hunt on Black Friday to encourage visitors and residents to shop local for the holidays. Every Monday we have a raffle drawing for a range of prizes donated by our participating business, which are listed at esteschamber.org/scavenger-hunt.

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The Town of Estes Park's Events Department Catch the Glow Festival of Lights is entering its final weekend. This lighted extravaganza is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Don’t miss your last chance to enjoy this amazing holiday light show, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. each evening:

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Cases of COVID-19 are increasing at a dramatic pace throughout Larimer County, including Estes Park. From March through September of this year, Estes Park recorded 41 cases of COVID-19. From October through the date I am writing this column, roughly a month and a half, we have added 151 case…

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The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) has moved Larimer County from Safer at Home Level 2 (Yellow) to Level 4 (Red) on Colorado’s Dial. The Larimer County Board of Health has voted to support this transition to Level Red. The move is a result of rapidly increasing …

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The Larimer County Damage Assessment Teams (DAT) have completed assessments of all known structure damage caused by the Cameron Peak Fire. The DAT includes personnel from the Larimer County Assessor’s Office and the Larimer County Building Department. The Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Emer…

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Since September, Estes Park Health has been providing COVID-19 test results in two hours. According to Cindy Berlanga, Director of Laboratory Services at Estes Park Health, approximately 320 tests have been run of which 22 have been positive. In July, Estes Park Health Foundation fully funde…

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The Cameron Peak Fire officials have lifted all mandatory and all voluntary evacuations for the Cameron Peak fire and the Thompson Zone of the East Troublesome fire. All residents and business occupants that were under evacuations for both fires may now return to their homes and businesses w…

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Firefighters have taken advantage of the warming weather and melting snow to mop-up and ground-truth more of both fires' perimeters. The Cameron Peak Fire is now 85 percent contained and the Thompson Zone of the East Troublesome Fire is now 31 percent contained.

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Firefighting crews from around the country have been treated to wonderful meals and hospitality at the Stanley Hotel. The Stanley is taking care of close to 330 firefighters during their efforts to control the East Troublesome Fire, Thompson Zone and the Cameron Peak Fire.

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Due to current fire conditions after the snowstorm, fire officials from the Incident Management Team and local authorities have downgraded the evacuation status for the Estes Valley. Areas on the west side of the valley on mandatory evacuation have been downgraded to voluntary status. Volunt…

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Due to the continued wildfire evacuation orders in the Estes Valley, both mandatory and voluntary, officials must prohibit visitation for recreation/leisure purposes. Access for community members must be prioritized at this time, and it is of utmost importance that we maintain a focus on sup…

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Fire officials have downgraded mandatory evacuations to voluntary evacuations for the following areas: the Estes Valley east of the Marys Lake Road corridor, east of the Elm Road corridor and east of the Fall River Road corridor.