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A great article by our friend and author, Marlene Borneman from the August issue of HIKE Rocky Magazine. “OVER THE HILL”“Where Flowers bloom,So does hope.”Lady Bird Johnson  Tradition is central in our mountain life. Hiking or biking on Trail Ridge Road before it opens to vehicles, finding the first calypso orchids of the season, driving up Old Fall River Road the first day, and visiting Brownfield’s store for their kickoff sale are a few of my summer traditions. Another ritual of summer is to hike over “the hill”—aka the Continental Divide.  There are couple trails and cross-country routes in the...

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We went to Moab with a mission. In order to get better in business, we decided to become like our customers. We chose a trending tourist town with many similarities to Estes Park. We hiked on the trails, shopped in the stores, ate in the restaurants, walked on the streets, and visited with the locals. We tested new outdoor products for the store on their red, rugged and rocky trails. We found new lines of merchandise to sell. We listened to the stories of locals regarding tourists and the growth of their town. We worked on 115 orders, created countless...

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"The 'Travelers' Choice 2021' rankings have been released by popular travel website TripAdvisor and two Colorado towns made the cut for their 'trending destinations' list. On a list of 15 United States towns and cities, Estes Park earned a rank of 7th and Breckenridge earned a rank of 11th. Gatlinburg topped the list. Estes Park was noted for serving as a basecamp for Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as for common wildlife sightings. Roughly an hour and a half from Denver, this quaint town has been a top destination for tourists for decades. Among the likely reasons that Breckenridge is a...

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Our 65th season was capped off with a fundraiser for the Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department. People from here and all over the United States said “thank you” to the Glen Haven Fire Department. They stood in line in 13 degree weather, they bought almost everything we had, they ordered online, they sent checks, they filled boots with cash, and they gave the fire department $20,000. You are loved, GHAVFD!  A great, big thank you to everyone for their generosity!!!  

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Brownfield's is using our annual Rummage Sale to raise funds for the Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department.  This "small but mighty" team has been fighting Colorado's biggest blaze since August 13th.  They have exhausted their resources in this epic fight and have saved hundreds of homes.  The people of this community are grateful for their heroic efforts.  It is now time for us to come together and help them get the equipment they need to be successful again in the future.Locals and those who love the area can all support the GHAVFD through our event.  We have a few...

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