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Friday, September 21, 2012

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November 17


Tree Lighting Ceremony

Nov. 17 Tree Lighting Ceremony is an opportunity to showcase local businesses The Town of Estes Park is seeking vendors for this year's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, scheduled for Nov. 17 in Riverside Plaza. This is an opportunity for local businesses to showcase their products and services to event participants. Interested business owners and managers should contact Fairgrounds and Events staff at 970-586-6104 no later than Monday, Oct. 1. The Tree Lighting festivities recreate an Estes Park celebration of 60 years ago, while celebrating family and community. Activities will include photos with Santa, stocking and ornament decorating, radio flyer wagon rides, sing-alongs, and food and beverage vendors. Festivities will take place from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 17, with the actual Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place at 5:30 p.m. This year's event be held in Riverside Plaza due to construction activities in and around Bond Park. To receive Town news in your email inbox, please email

Next Bears Are Us Meeting

The next Bears Are Us Meeting will be held on Friday, September 28 from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Estes Valley Library, in the Wasson Room. Also of interest, the Town of Estes Park will be having a study session on Tuesday, September 25 at 4 p.m. in Town Hall concerning the bear issue. Please note: the public may attend but cannot provide comments. Police encourage safe disposal of unwanted prescription and over-thecounter drugs On Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. the Town of Estes Park Police Department will offer Estes Park's fifth Drug Take Back Day to collect unused, unwanted and expired prescription and over- the-counter drugs for safe disposal - no questions asked. This free service will be held at Rocky Mountain Pharmacy, located at 453 East Wonderview Ave. in Upper Stanley Village. Police officers will collect the drugs, which will remain in the custody of law enforcement officers until they can be incinerated. Estes Park's Drug Take Back Day is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration'snational campaign to provide a safe way for people to empty their medicine cabinets of unwanted and potentially harmful prescription drugs. Police Chief Wes Kufeld commented on the success of the collection last April, saying, "We collected 72 pounds of pills which is the most to date." Kufeld continued, "This is a very simple way to protect your family and loved ones." To find participating collection sites in other communities, visit Misused and abused prescription drugs In an effort to provide convenient access to Town government and community information, the Town of Estes Park now provides free wireless internet service (Wi-Fi) at Town Hall, 170 MacGregor Ave. Wi- Fi is available in Town Hall's board room, atrium/Police lobby, and second floor conference rooms. In addition, a public computer terminal is now located in the board room atrium. The Estes Park Visitor Center, 500 Big Thompson Ave., is also equipped with free Wi-Fi and a public computer terminal. Both facilities offer unsecured Wi-Fi -no passwords required.

Next Drug Collection Event Scheduled For September 29

containing controlled substances can lead to cases of accidental poisoning, overdose and addiction. The most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicates that prescription medicines are the most abused drugs by Americans, next to marijuana. Seven of the 10 drugs most commonly abused by teenagers are prescription medicines and three- quarters of teen prescription drug abusers obtain the drugs from family and friends - often from a home medicine cabinet. Ridding homes of these substances greatly reduces the potential for abuse and accidental poisoning. Items which cannot be accepted at the Drug Take Back Day collection sites are needles and sharps, mercury thermometers, oxygen containers, chemotherapy/radioactive substances, pressurized canisters and illicit drugs. For more information, please contact the Town of Estes Park Public Information Office at 970-577-3701. To receive Town news in your email inbox, please email

Town Offers Free Wi-Fi And Computer Terminals At Town Hall And Visitor Center

Town of Estes Park Utilities Superintendent Alan Fraundorf commented, "We are excited to offer this service to the thousands of residents and guests who use our facilities each year." These services were made available by the Town's Information Technology Division staff, the Town Board and Baja Broadband. Free Wi-Fi is also offered at the Estes Park Senior Center thanks to Estes Park Senior Center, Inc. A public computer terminal is also available at the Senior Center. To receive Town news and/or meeting agendas via email, email

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