May 9th - Abundant Area Wildlife...
Wildlife in the Estes Park area
has been extremely abundant the past week with
both tourists and locals alike getting amazing views and
Our good friends Gary and Kris
Hazelton at Estes Park News were kind enough to
send us some of the great wildlife photos they got last
week and it is our pleasure to share them with all
A Coyote in town, a mother Red
Fox with her kits and a Moose with her yearling
calf are featured in the slide show below. On a
very sad note, the yearling Moose was tragically
struck and killed by a vehicle last Tuesday
evening. The photos below are now a memorial in
tribute to this beautiful, majestic creature.
May 4th - Snow Advisory Issued...
The National Weather Service in
Denver has issued a Snow Advisory for the front
range mountains and foothills above 7000' in
effect through midnight on Saturday.
SNOW WILL INCREASE IN INTENSITY
THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE OVERNIGHT. THE SNOW MAY
BE HEAVY AT TIMES WITH SNOWFALL RATES AROUND 1
INCH PER HOUR. TOTAL ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10
INCHES CAN BE EXPECTED IN ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7000
FEET BEFORE THE SNOW DECREASES SATURDAY. BELOW
7000 FEET, PRECIPITATION WILL BE IN THE FORM OF
A SNOW ADVISORY MEANS THAT
PERIODS OF SNOW WILL CAUSE SOME TRAVEL
DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SLUSH AND SNOW
COVERED ROADS, AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES. USE
CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.
The complete text of the
official weather advisory can be found via the
link provided below.
Prices At Record High...
Fuel prices at some area
stations have soared above the record average
Colorado high of $3.07 per gallon for regular
These increases in fuel prices
are coming at the same time many families are
getting ready to take their summer vacations,
raising speculation as to how the high fuel prices
will effect the tourist visitation. Estes Park and
Grand Lake make a substantial amount of their
Summer revenue from tourists traveling to visit
Rocky Mountain National Park.
There is currently no relief
from the record fuel prices is sight with some
experts speculating $4.00 per gallon by early to mid
Summer. A hurricane or other problem in the oil
supply with the already high prices could be devastating to American consumers.
May 3rd - Full Flower Moon...
Just before sunrise this
morning, residents across our area were treated to
a wonderful view of the Full Flower Moon setting
over the mountains of Rocky Mountain National
In most areas, flowers are
abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the
name of this Moon. Other names include the Full
Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.