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April 24th, 2004 - "Serenade Park" Planners Singing The Blues... Plans for an outdoor amphitheatre at the mouth of the Big Thompson Canyon are meeting stiff opposition from both authorities and area residents... It was reported that the current request for rezoning to allow for construction of the 254 acre complex, in it's current form, would be declined based on numerous concerns ranging from noise and traffic to environmental impacts... 


April 23rd, 2004 - Winter Storm Warning Downgraded... The National Weather Service has downgraded the previous Winter Storm Warning for our area to a "Winter Weather Advisory"... While some snow may continue into evening, no further accumulations are expected in our area...

Contamination Continues To Flow Into National Forest... Over a month after first being reported, contamination from road runoff continues to freely flow into the Roosevelt National Forest and drinking water supplies beyond... The hydrology of the area is becoming active with the Spring thaw and confirmed Arsenic, Barium, and Chromium are reported to be rising from seasonal springs in the area... To our knowledge, no action to resolve the issue has been taken by anyone, other than affected and concerned residents...

 

Photos taken today showing contamination confirmed to contain Arsenic, Barium, and Chromium flowing freely into National Forest stream... The stream feeds into the North Fork and Big Thompson Rivers which supply drinking water to many communities downstream...

Brunt Of Storm Goes South... A Spring weather system expected to dump heavy snow on our area has taken a Southern track... While the brunt of the storm is being felt South of I-70, a "Winter Storm Warning" remains in effect for our area thru midnight tonight with another 8-18 inches possible... Current road conditions in the area, including FDR 128 are reported as wet and with minor slushy spots...


April 22, 2004 - Winter Storm Warning Issued... The National Weather Service has issued a "Winter Storm Warning" for the Northern Front Range including the Drake/Storm Mountain Area... Heavy snow is expected to become widespread this afternoon and continue thru Friday... Current predictions are for 1-3 feet accumulation in mountain areas... 


April 21st, 2004 - Winter Storm Watch Issued... At 3:02pm, the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for the North Central Mountains and adjacent foothills, including the Storm Mountain Area, for Thursday afternoon thru Friday... 

Spring Snow Blankets Area... A Spring snowstorm is continuing to drop snow on the Drake/Storm Mountain area... Rates of up to 1/2" per hour can be expected with some areas receiving 2-4 inches by evening... As of 2:00pm, roads in the area are reported wet but clear... Residents are advised that a "Winter Storm Watch" may be issued soon... 

Gas Prices Riding High... Local gasoline prices are still running at all time high levels... A morning check showed prices in the Estes Park area to be averaging around $1.89/gal for regular unleaded and $2.14/gal for premium... Predictions are that prices will continue to rise into the summer season...

 

Gas Prices "Riding High" In Estes Park Area...

April 18th, 2004 - Meteor Shower To Usher In "Earth Day"... Earlybirds this Thursday morning may be treated to a small meteor shower as the Earth passes thru debris from Comet Thatcher... Current predictions are approximately 15 meteors per hour visible in the pre-dawn hours... Thursday, April 22nd is also "Earth Day"... For a list of planned activities around our State, please follow the link below:


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