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From The Family Of David Laurienti of Estes Park

Our beloved father, husband, and friend David Laurienti was fatally wounded in a climbing accident on Sunday March 17, 2013 while climbing with long time friend and climbing partner Lisa Foster in RMNP. David was an avid outdoorsman, family man and consummate friend. Climbing, camping, marathon running, fly-fishing, and laughing with his family and friends around the campfire were among his favorites. He sp ...

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Accident Victim Found

At 2:00 p.m. this afternoon David Laurienti’s body was found in the Upper Fay Lakes drainage on the north slope of Ypsilon Mountain. His body has been protected and moved to a more secure location. The six-person park team who located his body will be coming out of the backcountry tonight. Tomorrow, park rangers will evaluate alternatives for the safe recovery of his body. This will be dictated largely by w ...

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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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