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Friday, September 14, 2012

Firefighters To Be Honored At Special Rocky Mountain Opry Show

By: Fran Grooters On Friday, September 21 st , during the Barleen's Rocky Mountain Opry Variety Show, tributes will be made to local firefighters, especially in thanks for their outstanding work during the Woodland Heights Fire in June. The musicians and staff of the Opry have created a poignant video and special song presentation which they have performed this entire summer in honor of the firefighters. When local area businesses which were evacuated during the fire learned about this, they raised funds for the firefighters to attend the show. Upon receiving the invitation for the firefighters, Fire Chief Scott Dorman said, "This will be a fun and entertaining way to recognize these dedicated firefighters in our community." Locals and visitors who attend the show will have a perfect opportunity to personally thank the firefighters for their ongoing training and their vital role in protecting the Estes Park area and its citizens. Generously, the Barleens, who call Estes Park "home" have committed to donate the money raised to the Fire District. They have also invited the firefighters to bring their families to the show. The Barleen's Rocky Mountain Opry continues to be a community-focused business and is always finding ways to give back to the community. EP NEWS/ Kris & Gary Hazelton, September 4, 2012

Hay Thefts

Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith is warning rural residents to take proper precautions to protect their hay. Reports of stolen hay are starting to come into the Larimer County Sheriff 's Office. Hay theft has been an issue nationwide this summer due to the drought and significant increase in the cost of hay. Recently, the Larimer County Sheriff 's Office received a report from a farmer located on East County Road 76 that someone had stolen $5,000 worth of hay as well as damaged another $800 worth. The hay, both round and square bales, was stolen directly from the field. Investigators recommend hay be stored out of sight and in a secure location if possible. Smaller bales should be stored near your home as well as insuring fences are in good condition and gates are locked. Anyone with information regarding this or any other crime is asked to call the Larimer County Sheriff 's Office at 970-416-1985 or Crime Stoppers at 970- 221-6868 where you will remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward.

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