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Friday, October 5, 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

Register To Vote Now-Deadline Is October 9

The League of Women Voters of Estes Park, a non partisan organization for women and men who are concerned with the registration and education of voters, has been in the Estes Valley since 1991 and the US since 1920. The League and the Estes Valley Library are partnering to offer voter registration information and assistance. The deadline for registration is October 9, 2012. The League and the Library wish to make clear that if you did not vote in 2010, you are not registered to vote and will not be able to vote at the polls, nor will you receive a mail in ballot. What are the registration qualifications? You must be: * a citizen of the United States * 18 years old by Election Day, Nov. 6, 2012 * a resident of a Colorado precinct for a least 30 days prior to the election. How do I register? * Use mail-in forms which are available at government offices, libraries, and registration drives sponsored by groups and employers. Forms my also be accessed on web for the Secretary of State, County Clerks, or League of Women Voters of Colorado. * Apply in person up to, and including 29 days before an election at the following sites-County Clerk and Recorders' offices, Driver's License off, Armed Forces Recruiting Offices, Designated Public Assistance Agencies. * Register online--voter registration online is possible if your signature is on record with a Colorado Government agency such as driver's license, Colorado I.D. card, Medicaid, etc. To register, visit larimer.org, govotecolorado.com, or election.colorado.gov. Want a mail-in ballot? The application for a mail-in ballot may be obtained from your County Clerk no later than the close of business on November 2, the first Friday immediately preceding the election, Nov. 6, 2012. Want early voting? Early voting is available from Oct. 22 - Nov. 2. Call Larimer County in Estes Park at 970-577-2025 for information. Any Questions? Call Estes Valley Library at (970) 586- 8116, Larimer County offices in Estes Park at (970) 577-2025, or State Elections Division (303) 894-2299 ext 6307, or check out the League Voter Hotline at (303) 863-VOTE (8683). Be an educated voter.

Fatality On Deer Mountain In RMNP

At 5:50 p.m. Saturday, September 29, Rocky Mountain National Park's dispatch center received a cell phone call that a 50-year-old female had taken a reported 40 to 50 foot fall on the north side of Deer Mountain. She had been hiking in the area with a family member. Park rangers reached her body at 8:10 p.m. Her body was approximately three miles from the Deer Mountain Trailhead in rocky, steep terrain. Park staff stayed with her body overnight. Her body was flown from the area at 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, and transferred to the Larimer County Coroner. She has been identified as Toni B. Henthorn of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. 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 it to one or more of our downtown shops who so graciously give of their time and money to purchase treats as well as staff their front Candidate information provided by the candidates themselves is available on line through a project of the League, www.VOTE411. Also there will be an Estes Voter Education Forum on October 18 for the community to hear from candidates who will represent us at the national, state and local levels. The Forum also will offer a non-partisan review of both sides of all the issues that will be on the ballot for this election. In addition there are English and Spanish brochures prepared by the Colorado League that discuss these issues, and each household should have received a blue booklet put out by the Legislative Council of the Colorado General Assembly on the ballot issues and the recommendations on the retention of judges. Remember the last day to register to vote in this year's election October 9, 2012. The League and the Library urge you to register now!

A Special Way To Thank Our Downtown Merchants For Their Generosity On Halloween

doors for the hundreds and hundreds of people who come to celebrate Halloween in Estes Park. The stores are now stocked up with Halloween treats, let's give back to those who give so much to make our Halloween celebration so fun and festive. Thank you! Courtesy photo

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