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Rescue On Longs Peak Diamond In Rocky Mountain National Park

At 4:45 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, park rangers were notified that a 27-year-old climber was off route on her descent on a section of The Diamond on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. Carolyn Davidson, from Fort Collins, Colorado, and her climbing partner, had been climbing the Casual Route and had left the base of the climb at 4:30 a.m. She had climbed this specific route twice last year. While des ...

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Nina Embich, Long Term Volunteer At Rocky Honored

Veteran VIP (Volunteers in Parks) Nina Embich, Estes Park, was honored in two ways at a ceremony Saturday, July 18 at Wild Basin Ranger Station which Nina has led for the past 25 years. Denver's TV Channel 7 (ABC) honored and filmed her as an "Every Day Hero" for her exemplary service. The tribute will air as part of Channel 7's news coverage which begins at the following times: August 1 at 10:00 p.m.; Augu ...

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Joe Evans Book Signing “Death, Despair And Second Chances In Rocky Mountain National Park”

In the national park, in the last couple weeks, rangers have responded to a hiker fall with injuries on Longs Peak; a plane crash in upper Forest Canyon; a hiker sustaining injuries while sliding down a snowfield near Lost Lake; two snow and ice climbers fell with injuries near Ptarmigan Glacier, and a hiker fatality on Longs Peak. Could any of these accidents have been prevented with better planning and aw ...

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Incident Near Mills Glacier In Rocky Mountain National Park

At 2:23 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, park rangers were notified of an incident on Stettner's Ledges near Mills Glacier on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. William Esposito, 27, from Boulder, Colorado, was on a technical climb and took a 20 foot lead fall. He seriously injured both ankles. Two park rangers were on a backcountry patrol near the summit of Longs Peak. They reached the man at 4:53 p.m. ...

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“Two Gun Junction”, Three Final Performances

The classical melodrama is part of Estes Park Repertoire Theatre Company's Second Season. The Western style buffet dinner theatre production begins with dinner at 6:00 p.m. followed by the show at 7:00 p.m. Adult tickets for the dinner and show are $26 each or a couple for $50. Tickets for the show only are $12 each or a couple for $20. Children 12 and under are $10 for the dinner and show or $5 for the sho ...

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Watch Out! Beetle-Killed Trees And Green Trees Are Falling Across Roads And Trails

From The Rocky Mountain Region Bark Beetle Incident Management Organization Forest Service officials are warning visitors to watch out for falling trees.  Beetle-killed trees that are already at risk of falling because of rotting roots may be even more likely to fall due to rain-saturated soils. Green trees may also fall much easier due to wet conditions. Wind, and especially high winds elevate the danger e ...

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Wanted: Cancer Suvivors And Caregivers

“You have stage 4 non-Hodgkinʼs Lymphoma. It has spread from your lymph nodes to your lungs, liver, spleen, stomach and intestines.” With those words from the doctors at EPMC in 2007, my life and my family changed forever. My name is Gary Cahill and along with my daughter, Katrina, we are the Event Chairs for the Estes Park Relay for Life. Thanks to faith, family, friends, the medical community and my wife ...

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