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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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RMNP Ranger Larry Frederick To Retire

Larry Frederick, Chief of Interpretation and Education, at Rocky Mountain National Park, retired on January 3, 2013. Larry studied Park and Recreation Management in the College of Forestry at Colorado State University graduating in June 1972. Prior to graduation, he spent a summer as a member of the Pike National Forest Hot Shot Fire Crew. In January 1972 he began volunteering weekends at Rocky Mtn. NP in t ...

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Explore Rocky Mountain National Park During The Holidays

Fun Family Activities - Come See What We Have To Offer! East Side of Park: Winter Storytime for Kids! – Daily until January 1 at 10:00 a.m. Come and read with a Ranger and hear stories about the wonders of the winter season. Meet at Fall River Visitor Center (located on Hwy 34) for this 30 minute program. No program will be held on December 25. Skins and Skulls –Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2:00 p.m. ...

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Incident Management Team Thanks Our Community

Dear Editor: On behalf of Great Basin National Incident Management Team 2, I would like to thank the community of Estes Park for its remarkable support and cooperation during the Fern Lake Fire. We realize the impacts that this incident has had on your community, but know that your remarkable spirit will see you though. Your many generous offers of support were not overlooked. Firefighters especially apprec ...

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Gratitude From The Firefighters

The Incident Management Team fighting the Fern Lake Fire is very grateful for the generosity and support of the Estes Valley community. We have received many cards, letters, cookies, and offers of food, water, clothing and cash. Unfortunately due to regulations and the fact that these firefighters are mobile and fully supported with everything they need, we are not able to accept this generosity. However, w ...

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Fern Lake Fire Updates

FERN LAKE FIRE UPDATE YESTERDAY'S EVENTS Yesterday evening management of the fire was scaled down from a Type 3 to a Type 4 Rocky Mountain National Park organization, reflecting a less complex fire with reduced fire behavior. The Incident Command Post and all other functions have also moved back into the park. Firefighters did not conduct any direct suppression activities on the fire yesterday due to safety ...

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Fern Lake Fire UPDATE

  FIRE UPDATE for 11/30/2012 at 6:00 p.m. Activity increases on the Fern Lake Fire; High wind warning for tonight Firefighters have been moved off the fireline due to the risk of falling trees from high winds. In addition, helicopters have been grounded because of the increased wind speed. A high wind warning is in effect from midnight until 11 a.m. tomorrow for 25-45 mph west winds with gusts around 7 ...

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