Sunday, October 31st -
Winter Weather Advisory Issued... The National Weather Service in
Denver has issued a "Winter Weather Advisory" for the
north-central mountains and northern font range foothills, including the
Storm Mountain Area, from 6pm this evening through Noon Monday... Snow
and areas of blowing snow will produce difficult driving conditions
overnight, especially on high mountain passes and wind favored east
slopes... Snow accumulations by Noon Monday will range from 5 - 10
inches in the front range mountains to 4 - 8 inches in the northern
Trick-or-Treating 5 -9pm In
Estes... The annual downtown Halloween event in Estes Park is
scheduled for between 5pm and 9pm tonight... Kids and adults alike will
be dressed in their costumes to "Trick-or-Treat" the local
shops along Elkhorn Avenue... Residents are advised, as always, to
carefully check all candy and other items received for tampering before
Of Registered Voters In County Have Voted...
This is different from the 34%
reported this morning in a previous post... With numerous reports on the
news desk, information for House District 49 was inadvertently posted as
the entire County's totals... Our apologies for our error... The correct
information is as follows... As of 5pm on Thursday evening, October
28th, 33.8% of registered voters in Larimer County have cast their
vote... The elections office has received 30,672 absentee ballots with
another 35,914 casting votes at Early Voting centers across the
county... The total number of certified registered voters in Larimer
County being 196,602...
Stage Stop Café Set To Open
Tuesday... The Stage Stop Café, located on Hwy 34 in Drake, is
scheduled to open on Tuesday, November 2nd, pending final approval by
the Health Department... The café will be serving coffee and offering a
partial breakfast menu for now... The River Forks Restaurant is
scheduled to open later in November, once again providing a local dining
spot for the area residents as well as tourists...
30th - Time "Falls Back" Tomorrow Morning...
The time change back to Mountain Standard Time occurs at 2:00am Sunday
morning... Residents are advised to set their clocks back one hour
before retiring for the night... The time will return to Mountain
Daylight Time on April 3rd, 2005... These changes traditionally occur on
the first Sunday in April and last Sunday in October each year. More
information about these time changes can be found below...
Trail Ridge Road Closed For
Season... On Monday, October 25, 2004, Trail Ridge Road and Old Fall
River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park officially closed for the
season to through travel... According to Superintendent Vaughn Baker,
"After the recent snowfall accumulation at high elevations in
the park, with the accompanying wind and ice, we have decided to
officially close both roads for the season... During the winter season,
weather permitting, we will keep Trail Ridge Road open to Many Parks
Curve on the east side of the park and to the Colorado River Trailhead
on the west side of the park"... Trail Ridge Road, one of the
most impressive alpine highways in the United States, is the highest
continuous road in America and reaches an elevation of 12,183 feet...
The road connects the Estes Park Valley on the east and Grand Lake on
the west... The road is currently closed at Colorado River Trailhead on
the west side and Many Parks Curve on the east side... Old Fall River
Road is an unpaved road that travels from Endo Valley picnic area to
above tree-line at Fall River Pass, following the steep slope of Mount
Chapin... Due to the road's narrow nature, the scenic 9.4-mile route
leading to Trail Ridge Road is one way only... The Old Fall River Road
was built between 1913 and 1920...
29th - Early Voting Ends At 5PM Today... Today is the
last chance voters have to cast their votes prior to the General
Election on November 2nd... Early voting centers will remain open until
5pm... Early voting locations in Larimer County can be found below...
Landfill To Close On Sundays Until Spring...
County Landfill and Recycling
Drop-off will be closed Sundays after October 31. After this date,
customers should bring their trash and recyclables during normal winter
operating hours: Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The
landfill and recycling drop-off will reinstate Sunday hours in spring... The Larimer County Landfill is located
at 5887 S. Taft Hill Road, Fort Collins. For 24-hour information,
including notice of unscheduled closures due to wind, etc., call
28th - Clouds Hamper Eclipse Viewing Slightly... Area residents
who watched last night's Lunar Eclipse did so through a veil of clouds...
The event was still well worth seeing... By the end of the eclipse the
clouds had lifted somewhat revealing the trademark red color of a total
eclipse of the moon... Coincidentally, the Boston "Red Sox",
under the "Red Moon" of the eclipse, won the 2004 World Series
last night... Below are some photos taken here on Storm
Mountain by SMN...
A gallery of lunar eclipse photos from
around the world can be found below...
Absentee Ballots Will Be Counted... A
recent rumor that "Absentee Ballots" could possibly not be
counted is reported to be untrue... Larimer County election officials
are assuring voters that all ballots will be counted provided they are
from registered voters, and are received by the Elections Office prior
to the deadline of 7:00pm on November 2nd, Election Day....
27th - Flu Shots for High Risk Children Now Available
at Walk-In Clinics... The Larimer County Department of Health and
Environment has announced that influenza (flu) shots are now available
for high-risk children at the Health Department Walk-In Clinics at its
offices in Fort Collins, Loveland and Estes Park. No adults or
low-risk children can be vaccinated at these clinics due to the shortage
of flu vaccine. For updated information about other
clinics occurring in the community, please call the flu information
phone line, 498-6706 (updated regularly), or visit the Health Department
web site at www.larimer.org/health.
The complete text from this news release, including walk-in clinic
locations, can be found below...
26th - Total Lunar Eclipse Tomorrow... On the evening of
Wednesday, October 27th, residents across the area will, weather
permitting, be able to view to a
Lunar Eclipse"... The event will take place in the southeastern
skies just after sunset with the eclipse starting at 7:14pm, totality
from 8:23pm - 9:45pm, and ending at 10:54pm... All times
are local MDT... Look for photos to be posted early Thursday morning on
this site... Complete information on this event can be found below...
25th - Jupiter Joins Venus In Morning Skies...
Step outside just before sunrise this week and you can't miss Venus and
Jupiter shining brightly in the eastern skies... This week will be an
especially exciting week in the sky as a 'Total Lunar Eclipse" will
occur Wednesday evening after sunset... Complete details will be posted
|Venus and Jupiter shining in
east this morning.