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The Town of Estes Park will hold the next regular Municipal Election on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 as a mail ballot-only election for three trustee seats on the Board of Trustees. Voters will determine who will occupy seats currently held by Trustees Carlie Bangs, Marie Cenac and Scott Webermeie…

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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. 27 through Jan. 21, except Dec. 31 when the Town is closed for observation of New Year’s Day. The drop-off will be located at the east entrance of the…

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The need for housing in the Estes Valley has been a topic of discussion for several decades. A 1968 article in the Trail Gazette stated ‘newcomers are challenged to find suitable, winterized apartments or homes that could be rented year-round.’ That same article touched on the availability o…

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The Town of Estes Park Parks Division will host a virtual public meeting Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. to discuss the Thumb Open Space Management Plan. A presentation on the draft plan will be followed by two rotating breakout discussion sessions for 3 specific topics: trail…

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There were so many local, for-profit businesses that stepped up to provide food, lodging, pet lodging, and/or services to first responders and/or evacuees during the recent Kruger Rock Fire.

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The Kruger Rock Fire remains at 147 acres in size. Containment is 85%. At 5:00 p.m., the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office lifted all evacuation notices for the fire area.

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The Kruger Rock Fire remains at 146 acres. Containment is now 60%. Fire activity today was minimal. Light smoke is visible across the fire this afternoon. Some small pockets of moderate smoke are visible in a few places as heavy fuels consume. 

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Overnight precipitation, cooler temperatures and lighter winds aided firefighters today as they worked to contain the Kruger Rock Fire. Fire behavior was minimal and light smoke was visible across the fire area. The fire remains at about 145 acres and Type-3 Incident Commander Mark Mendonca …

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Fire officials have lifted the evacuations for residents and business occupants located on the east side of Highway 36. This includes the Pole Hill Road and Panorama Peak area and everything south to the Boulder County line. 

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The Town of Estes Park will kick off the holiday season with its annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, Nov. 20 at George Hix Riverside Plaza in downtown Estes Park. Festivities start at 3:30 p.m. with the official tree lighting taking place at 5:30 p.m. Festive live music will be sung by C…

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Estes Park residents responded in remarkable numbers to the Town of Estes Park’s 2021 Community Survey. The survey gathers residents’ opinions of the community as a whole as well as their opinions of the services provided by the Town and other organizations. In late June and July, surveys we…

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National Park Village has partnered with IPOWER Alliance and FreeWire Technologies, a leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging and power solutions, to bring battery-integrated rapid charging the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, CO. The special ribbon-cutting ceremony un…

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If you’ve been to CABINtique and met owner, Carey Stevanus, you probably know that her passion for Estes Park history is strong. The history of Estes, Rocky Mountain National Park and the people who have lived here are very important to her. Preserving pieces of history has become a personal…

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The Estes Park Police Department is seeking community assistance with identifying the depicted persons, who are suspects in two local burglaries. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Estes Park Police Department, attention Detective Jeremiah Polucha, at (970) 586-4000.

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The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE) has issued a public health order requiring that face coverings be worn in all public indoor spaces in Larimer County. The order requires that all persons aged 3 years and older wear face coverings and outlines limited exceptions…

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The downtown community will be hosting the traditional Estes Park Halloween, chaired this year by Carissa Streib with Simply Christmas. On Sunday, October 31, downtown Estes Park will once again be shut down to allow for trick ‘r’ treating up and down Elkhorn Avenue. The festivities will go …

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Don’t miss Pumpkins and Pilsners, a free and super fun fall festival with activities and entertainment for all ages. This event is the perfect place to pick your pumpkins and enjoy live music and craft beer for the adults, as well as games, food and more. Bring the whole family and plan a fa…

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On September 23, 2021, at approximately 2:30 p.m., Chief Wes Kufeld of the Estes Park Police Department contacted the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and gave notification that he was asking for the Eighth Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) to be activated to assist his…

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Elk Fest returns to Bond Park in Estes Park Saturday, Oct. 2, and Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021 with a full roster of wildlife education, music and entertainment. Elk Fest is generously presented by the Estes Park News with additional support from the Quality Inn.

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Larimer County health officials are alerting residents that, for the third week in a row, traditional critical care capacity in Larimer County hospitals is being exceeded. Intensive Care Unit (ICU) capacity has been at or above 100% since August 30, 2021, with the current capacity at 107%.

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For the safety of our community, Circle 119 - home of the American Legion Post 119 is closed until Tuesday, September 21 due to COVID concerns. Updates will be posted on our Facebook page and website (www.esteslegion.org).

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The Studio Tour is this weekend! If you regularly read the paper, we have been highlighting three artists each week to entice you. A group of 15 local artists have been meeting and planning and making for the last six months. Everyone is invited. Now is the time!

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The Election for Estes Park School District Board and several Colorado ballot issues is coming soon. Be sure you are registered to vote with the correct address and affiliation so that the correct ballot(s) is mailed to you. (Ballots cannot be forwarded.) If you want to get the correct ballo…