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Free Residential Slash Collection Dates Announced To prepare for the coming wildfire season, the Estes Valley Fire Protection District is hosting two slash drop-off events. From 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Saturday June 8 and Sunday June 9, 2019 property owners within the Fire District are encouraged to bring slash to the Town of Estes Park property located at 640 Elm Road. The site entrance is on the rightside of Elm Road, just past the turn off to the Waste Management Transfer Station. Appropriate materials (outlined below) can only be accepted during the designated times within the gated area. Please note that if guidelines are not followed, the Fire District may not be able to host future slash drop-off events. Slash consists of tree trimmings, small tree trunks and shrubs that have been removed to create or improve defensible space around structures. Materials accepted: • Branches/tree trimmings • Small tree trunks • Shrubs (no root balls)

NOT acceptable: • Pine needles, cones and other small yard debris • Stumps • Flood debris • Material from businesses/commercial sites EVFPD extends thanks to the volunteers working these events and to the Town of Estes Park for providing the drop-off location and assistance with moving materials. Start improving the defensible space around your home now! Fire fighters appreciate all the work property owners do to reduce wildfire hazards before there is an immediate threat. Once a wildfire threatens an area, there isn’t time to do this important mitigation work. The Mission of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District is to provide the citizens of and visitors to the Estes Valley with superior fire prevention, fire protection, and emergency services in a safe and efficient manner.

Still Time To Support The Museum Welcome Film Project This summer, visitors to the Estes Park Museum will embark upon an informative, inspiring and high-quality journey into Estes Park history through a Welcome Film that provides context for the exhibits they will tour in the Museum gallery. The film incorporates much never-before-seen content, including rare historic footage. Now in its final editing stages, the movie has been developed by local filmmakers Nick Mollé and Sean Doherty, in conjunction with the Estes Park Museum staff. When finished, the film will be seen by thousands of people over many years to come. Fundraising for the project is currently underway. The Museum Friends & Foundation wish to thank the many generous donors who have contributed over $4000 so far toward the total goal. Those funds have been augmented by a generous grant from the Village Thrift Shop.

To help reach the final fundraising goal, the Museum Friends are now receiving donations to the Marshall Hesler Welcome Film memorial fund. Marshall was a longtime Museum volunteer, who enjoyed welcoming visitors to the museum for more than 25 years. His family has expressed their wish to have funds donated specifically for the Welcome Film project. All donors will be invited to attend a special Welcome Film Premiere on Monday, June 24 at 7 pm. The museum staff and the filmmakers will be on hand to share their insights into the project, with a viewing of the film on the big screen in the museum meeting room. Donations may be made payable and mailed to EPMF&F, 200 4th Street, Estes Park, CO 80517 (Note ‘Hesler Welcome Film’ in the memo line). Thank you to everyone who has contributed toward this important effort.

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