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Friday, October 12, 2012

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7,800 copies distributed FREE every Friday to hundreds of Estes' popular locations. FREE ON-LINE VIRTUAL PAPER! at www.estesparknews.com Ph: (970) 586-5800 Fax: (970) 692-2611 Opinions of our columnists are not necessarily the opinions of this newspaper. Publishers: Gary & Kris Hazelton Estes Park residents and owners. Editor: Kris Hazelton Ads & Website Design Specialist: Andrew Donaldson ads@estesparknews.com Classifieds/Reception Deanna Szuter Press releases to: kris@estesparknews.com All editorial, photographic content and graphic design is copyright of Estes Park News and can not be reproduced without the expressed written consent of Estes Park News, Inc. ©2012 For subscription information contact us. EP NEWS Deadlines Monday: Space reservations today! Tuesday: Copy deadline by 4:00 p.m. Classifieds: Phoned in-12 p.m. Wed Submitted to website - Weds. 1 pm go to: www.estesparknews.com Our office/studio is located at: 1191 Woodstock Drive, Unit B Just down the road from B&B Food

Fern Lake Fire Continues To Burn In Rocky Mountain National Park

A wildfire located west of the Fern Lake Trailhead on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park remained uncontained as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, and is advancing slowly in all directions as expected due to conditions and terrain. Because of frequent turbulent air, it was hard for fire officials to use aircraft to make an accurate estimate of the size of the fire. The fire is believed to have burned about 400 acres. The fire, west of Moraine Park, is burning in steep, rugged terrain that includes beetle-killed trees which prohibited direct attack by firefighters on the ground. Around 65 firefighters were on scene and about 120 personnel and seven fire engines are expected to arrive to fight the fire. No structures are threatened. A heavy helitanker joined the fire suppression efforts Wednesday, but was called off in the afternoon due to high winds. That helicopter and another helitanker are expected to be available later this week for fire suppression efforts. No rain is forecast for the area of the fire through the end of the week. The continued safety of visitors and staff and the full suppression of the fire remain the top priorities of park and fire offi- EP NEWS/ Kris Hazelton cials. Trail Ridge Road remains open. Fire crews will continue to work to contain the fire inside park boundaries, north of Glacier Creek, west of Hollowell Park and south of Trail Ridge Road. Currently, Bear Lake Road, Upper Beaver Meadows Road and Moraine Park Campground are closed. Trails west of Bear Lake Road and south of Trail Ridge Road are also closed. Smoke is visible at times, yet it's business as usual in the town of Estes Park. Due to the high fire danger, smoking and open fires in the park's backcountry are now prohibited. For more information please call the park's recorded fire information number at (970) 586-1381 or visit www.nps.gov/romo EP NEWS/ Kris Hazelton

Visit Estes Park Orientation

Margaret Jensen photo EP NEWS/ Kris Hazelton Richard Lake photo Richard Lake photo Visit Estes Park, the Destination Marketing Organization, will be holding their second orientation on Thursday, October 18 at 9 a.m. The session will take place at their offices at 1200 Graves Avenue and will review Visit Estes Park's mission and vision, funding sources, staff, current projects, and more. All are welcome to come learn more about or just revisit what destination marketing is and how Visit Estes Park markets our mountain village. Q & A time will be included so bring any and all questions! Orientation sessions will be held on the third Thursday of every month. To RSVP for this month's orientation, please email Kirby Nelson at knelson@visitestespark.com, or call 970-586-0500.

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