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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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On August 13th, the Cameron Peak Fire started and has now burned for over 80 days.  It has threatened the nearby communities of Glen Haven, The Retreat, and Storm Mountain.  On October 22nd, the East Troublesome Fire grew exponentially from Grand County, surprisingly jumping 1.5 miles of the continental divide, and started the Thompson Zone of the fire in the Spruce Canyon of Rocky Mountain National Park. By the mid morning of October 22nd, Estes Park was nearly surrounded by fire on three sides.  Without any previous warning, evacuation notifications began flooding the phones of Estes Park residents.  By 12:30pm,...

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A good reminder by the Estes Chamber of Commerce Director, Donna Carlson By DONNA CARLSON | PUBLISHED: September 8, 2020 at 1:35 p.m. | It would take a lot of snow to put this fire out, but at least it’s helping to contain the perimeter and slow the spread of the fire, very similar to the way we’re locking arms (figuratively, at six-foot distance) to slow the spread of the virus. Today’s Cameron Peak Fire Update talked about shifting resources to “protect values at risk.” A member of our marketing team brought this to my attention today at the perfect time for me to...

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