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image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 11 January 2008
Based on: www.estesnet.com/CommunityInfo/flagDesign.pdf
The Town of Estes Park is a Statutory Town located in Larimer County, Colorado (USA) on the Big Thompson River. The population was 5,413 at the 2000 census. As of a 2006 census estimate, the population has risen to 6,006. The town is named after Missouri native Joel Estes, who founded Estes Park in 1859. The town is a popular summer resort and headquarters for Rocky Mountain National Park (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Estes_Park,_Colorado).
August 14, 2007: Estes Park debuts new town flag after large voter participation - Town makes flags available for purchase
After 3,574 votes were cast, a clear winner emerged in the recently sponsored Town Flag Contest. The new flag was unveiled at the Town's ice cream social on Tuesday, August 7th. The event ended quickly due to rain, but the winning flag was made official. Mayor John Baudek said, "I was pleased with the overwhelming participation in choosing the new Town Flag. All members of the community voted, including the elementary, middle and high school students. Choosing the new Town Flag was a true community effort."
The new official Town flag received 61% of the vote and can be seen flying at many Town buildings including Town Hall and the Fire Department. The flag contest was held in honor of Estes Park's 90th Anniversary of Incorporation. Voting took place during May and June, mostly through ballots that were included in utility billing.
From here: www.estesnet.com/Administration/WhatsNew/newsrelease.aspx. The flag can be seen in PDF Document here: www.estesnet.com/CommunityInfo/flagDesign.pdf. It is green with a circular disk bearing the town seal, displaying bighorn sheep.
Valentin Poposki, 17 December 2007