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Friday, October 12, 2012

Police Department Adjusts Services During Lobby Remodel

From Eric Rose Police Commander and Kate Rusch Public Information Officer The Estes Park Police Department, located in Town Hall at 170 MacGregor Ave., is beginning to remodel its lobby and front window for improved customer service and safety. The project begins this week and is expected to be complete by the end of the 2012. Certain police services must be altered or temporarily suspended during construction. The remodel primarily involves the reception and records area of the department, and the front window of the department will not be accessible during the project. Anyone who needs Police During its study session scheduled Dec. 11, the Estes Park Town Board will begin discussing the process and procedure for how funds held by the Town for the Friends of Stanley Hall (FOSH) will be dispersed. Since 2002 the Town has been holding funds originally raised by FOSH for the purpose of building a performing arts theater in Estes Park. The monies were raised through fine art auctions, dinners, foundations, grants, and from interested individuals from approximately 1997 until 2000. The contributions were intended to fund the renovation and remodeling of the Stanley Concert Hall. However, in 2000 the Stanley Hotel's ownership opted to complete the reno- Department assistance of any kind may be connected to help by using the telephone in the Town Hall foyer at the MacGregor Avenue entrance. Instructions are provided next to the telephone. Records will still be available upon request. Two regular police services will be unavailable during the renovations -- public fingerprinting and portable breath tests (PBT). For fingerprinting services, please call the Larimer County Sheriff 's Office at 970-498-5100. For a PBT, please call Recovery Abuse Program at 970-577-7046, or, The Counseling Place at 970-586-6400. The Estes Park Police

Town Board To Discuss Process For FOSH Fund Dispersal A Special Way To Thank Our Downtown Merchants For Their

As a way to thank our downtown merchants for their generosity each and every year at Halloween, why not consider purchasing a few bags of Halloween treats and donate them to one or more of our downtown shops who so graciously gives of their time and money to purchase treats as well as staff their front doors for the hundreds and hundreds of people who come to celebrate Halloween in Estes Park. All of the stores are now stocked up with Halloween treats, consider giving back to those who give so much for our Halloween celebration. Thank you! vation themselves and utilize the hall primarily as a hotel facility, thus ending FOSH's plans for the building. Tax laws prevented returning the money the group had collected to donors. But with permission from those who had made the contributions, an agreement was reached to transfer the monies from FOSH to The Town. They were to be held in an interest- bearing account for use in building a theater and/or the promotion and development of cultural and performing arts within the Estes Valley. In 2006 the Town partnered with Supporters of the Performing Arts (SOPA) to establish a fully functional performing arts center for Estes Park. The proposed facility would have been constructed on Department will resume these services when the renovations are complete. Police Chief Wes Kufeld commented, "We want to thank the public for their patience during this project, and we look forward to providing even better service when our remodel is complete in January of 2013." Chief Kufeld emphasized that the department will strive to maintain a high level of customer service during the project. To receive Town of Estes Park news by email, please email For this and other Town news, please visit the southeast corner of the Fairgrounds at Stanley Park. Under an agreement with the Town, the FOSH funds were dedicated to the project pending SOPA raising the money required to construct the center. That agreement was terminated earlier this year. Recent reports stated that the funds had been dedicated to support the proposed Performing Arts Center on the site of the Park Theater Mall. These reports are not accurate. The Town of Estes Park continues to hold the FOSH funds in an interest-bearing account and has made no commitment to any organization, group or project. To receive Town news and/or agendas by email, email

Community Development And Community Services Committee Reschedules Meetings Halloween Generosity

The Town of Estes Park's Community Development and Community Services Committee has rescheduled its remaining 2012 meetings for the third Thursday of each month. Meetings will take place Oct. 18 at 8 a.m., Nov. 15 at 8 a.m. and Dec. 20 at 9 a.m. in the Town Board Room of Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. The committee is composed of Trustee John Ericson, Chair, Trustee Mark Elrod and Trustee Ron Norris. It generally meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. The final three meetings for 2012 were rescheduled due to holiday conflicts in November and December. The committee will resume its normal meeting schedule in January. The Public Safety, Utilities and Public Works Committee meetings remain as scheduled. It meets the second Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. in the Town Board Room. This committee is composed of Mayor Pro Tem Eric Blackhurst, Chair, Trustee Wendy Koenig and Trustee John Phipps. Committees hear public comments and reports from Town staff, and have indepth discussions on future Town Board topics, forwarding recommendations to the entire Town Board. The public is encouraged to attend and participate. Committee agendas, minutes and videos are posted on the Town's website at For more information on the Town Board members and committees, please visit or contact the Town Clerk's office at 970-577-4771. To receive Town news in your email inbox, please email For this and other Town news, please visit

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