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Colorado world-record swimmer prepares for next challenge

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) -- Almost any day of the week, you can find Sarah Thomas in the water. "I kind of treat Chatfield like a gigantic swimming pool," she said.  Sarah's been swimming all her life, mostly in actual swimming pools as a competitive swimmer in high school and college. Then she discovered her love for open water. "I tried the Horsetooth 10K in Fort Collins," she told CBS4's Kelly Werthmann. "I came out of the water and I was just in tears because I was so happy! It just kind of escalated from there."That swim sent Sarah diving...
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Estes Transit To Begin Daily Service July 1

Estes Transit began its 2022 summer season on Friday, May 27, with the Red Route serving the downtown corridor from 9 a. m. to 9 p. m. daily. All other routes (Gold, Brown, Blue and Silver) will begin daily service on Friday, July 1. The Green (Express) Route will begin weekend-only service on Saturday, July 2.

Greeley Police expected to enforce fireworks ordinance July 4th

The Greeley Fire Department is urging residents to celebrate 4th of July safely by attending a professional fireworks show. Greeley City Council recently amended the city’s fireworks ordinance, increasing fines for illegal fireworks to $1,000 and possible jail time. Fireworks like bottle rockets, firecrackers, Roman candles, cherry bombs, shells and rockets are illegal. The only type permitted for usage in the city are the non-explosive kind that don’t leave the ground like fountains, ground spinners, sparklers, dipped sticks and illuminating torches. Fireworks will light up the sky at the 100th annual Greeley Stampede that runs through Monday, July 4th at Island Grove Regional Park. The show starts at 9:30 p.m.

Latest news on Lyons Businesses: new, changes, and more, June-July 1, 2022

After my last “business update” article, I walked down Main Street in early June, and I stopped in at all the stores that are having changes happening. Moxie’s and Marigold (Italian restaurant) got their liquor license approved by the town (as stated in my quarterly “business news” article) but they are still waiting for the state to approve it. They are both about a month away from utilizing it. They have GREAT plans, and I will detail them in about a month.
Estes Park Trail Gazette

COVID cases on the rise in Estes Park

Just a few weeks ago, Estes Park Health was seeing 20 to 30 patients a day for COVID testing. This week, that number has shot up to 75 or 80 today. “We have tested more than 900 people in the month of June,” said Chief Nursing Officer Pat Samples. “The positivity rate has been 36%. We have hit a big peak this week.”

Popular Dog Grooming and Accessory Store, Dee-O-Gee, Comes to Longmont Colorado!

Colorado Architecture firm F9 Productions Inc., helped this Montana born business lay out their new and expanding location in Longmont, including providing interior design services for finish selections. The open spaces, tall ceilings, concrete floors, and large storefront windows work perfectly for Dee-O-Gee to provide the best grooming, nutrition, dog day care and fashion experience around.
Boulder Clarion

Whiskey Wenches Spirits Society

This is the first in a series focused on women who love whiskey throughout the area, from enthusiasts to the wonderful people who help make and sell the spirit. On the edge of Lyons, Spirit Hound Distillers is known for fine libations, including the single-malt whiskey recently awarded Whiskey of the Year in the London Spirits Competition. More than that, the distillery also holds court for a group of women interested in exploring the production side of spirits. Led by Amanda Engelhorn, Spirit Hound’s tasting room manager, they call themselves the “Whiskey Wenches.”

Details and links on local fire restrictions and Fire Alerts, 4th of July week

EDITOR’S NOTES: With a lot of people going camping, or hoping to do fireworks this 4th of July Weekend, we thought we’d present to you what is going on in our local Boulder and Larimer Counties, so you can make a good decision. We call this “one stop shopping” where we gather information from multiple web sites and put them all in one spot for our Readers convenience. Have a fun safe weekend/week!
Estes Park Trail Gazette

Estes Park Rooftop Rodeo 2022

Welcome back to the Rooftop Rodeo, the Rodeo with Altitude! After a year away due to the worldwide pandemic in 2020, we returned last year and enjoyed the best rodeo week in our history! It remain clear that the concepts of family and community are more important now than ever. We are proud to be an important part of the Estes Valley fabric and have been blessed to produce one of the top rodeos in the country since 1907!

Estes Park Police Auxiliary, Officers in Gray

Who are the officers wearing gray shirts you see around downtown and at every event? They are proud members of the Estes Park Police Auxiliary. Officially created on March 22, 2001, the unit was originally named the “Estes Park Police Department Volunteer Unit”. The name officially changed to the Police Auxiliary Unit on September 30, 2003. The Auxiliary is currently seeking more members. A successful candidate for the Auxiliary must be able to do a minimum of 96 hours of volunteer service in a calendar year and attend a variety of trainings, be at least 21 years of age, consent to a background check, have no felony convictions, and be friendly and outgoing. Experience is not required. The volunteer application and position description can be found on the Town’s website