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Fatality in Rocky Mountain National Park – UPDATED

Rocky Mountain National Park rescuers arrived at the trailhead with Lisa Foster at 1:00 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, March 19. They were assisted in the evacuation by Larimer County Search and Rescue. Foster was transported by ambulance to Estes Park Medical Center. Specific information on her injuries will not be released. Over 32 park rescuers were involved in yesterday’s efforts plus six members of Larime ...

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Volunteers Needed At Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is home to one of the most dynamic and hard-working volunteer programs in the National Park Service. Volunteers augment park staff in day-to-day operations and on special projects. In 2012, 1,670 volunteers served over 102,000 hours at the park, making it one of the largest volunteer programs in the National Park Service. In 2013, these numbers will likely increase. The park is ...

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Public Meeting Scheduled On Potential Multi-use Trail System

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is preparing a Multiuse Trail Plan with an accompanying Environmental Assessment (EA). RMNP completed a Multiuse Trail Feasibility Study in 2009, for the developed eastern portion of the park. This study confirmed the feasibility of a trail system that would extend approximately 15.5 miles from the Fall River Entrance to Sprague Lake, with potential connections to three v ...

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Volunteers Needed At Rocky Mountain National Park

Be a part of the team at Rocky Mountain National Park! The Volunteer Program at Rocky is seeking volunteers to fill a variety of roles during the busy summer season. Volunteers are needed to assist in visitor centers, at trailheads, in the Fire Management Office, on road crews and trail crews, and in the Cultural Resource Office. Occasionally, the National Park Service recruits for positions that include ho ...

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Body Found Near Bear Lake Believed To Be That Of Troy Green

On Tuesday, February 5, 2013, Rocky Mountain National Park officials were notified by two persons who were snowshoeing north and west of Bear Lake of a body located in a thick timbered area, approximately 100 feet off a summer hiking trail. Larimer County Coroner’s office will not release positive identification until completion of an autopsy. However, it is believed that the body is that of Troy Green, 39, ...

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Search Managers Scale Back Efforts For Missing Man

On Sunday February 3, the backcountry surrounding the Bear Lake area where Mr. Green was last seen was again heavily used by park visitors who were snowshoeing and skiing. The saturation of this area by searchers, dog teams, a helicopter, and large numbers of recreational users provided a great deal of coverage but again with no clues.   Search teams on Sunday encountered deep snow and pockets of consi ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Announces Winter Pile Burning Operations

Fire managers at Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of potential upcoming winter weather conditions to burn piles of slash. Approximately 1,500 piles are from several hazard fuels and hazard tree mitigation projects on the east side of the park. Slash has been cut and piled by park fire crews and contractors during the last two years. Nearly 6,000 piles were burned throughout the park last ...

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2013 Fee Free Days In Rocky Mountain National Park

    To promote tourism in National Parks throughout the United States, the National Park Service is offering a handful of free entrance fee dates to all visitors. 2013: January 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day) April 22-26 (National Park Week) August 25 (National Park Service Birthday) September 28 (National Public Lands Day) November 9-11 (Veterans Day weekend) All you have to do is show up! Make ...

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