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Numerous Incidents Over The Fourth Of July Weekend In RMNP

On Saturday, July 2, at 10:45 rangers were notified by a shuttle bus driver that a 20-year- old female had fallen approximately 30 feet from a tree near the bus stop at Tuxedo Park along the Bear Lake Road. Rangers were on scene in less than ten minutes. She suffered arm, wrist and hip injuries and was taken by ambulance to Estes Park Medical Center. Around 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, rangers were notifi ...

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Recent Incidents At Rocky Mountain National Park

On June 28, at 8:00 p.m. park staff were contacted via cell phone by a 29-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman who had become disoriented near Lake Haiyaha in the Bear Lake area. They were unsure how to get back to the Glacier Gorge or Bear Lake Trailheads. At 9:00 p.m. that night, rangers used lights in the Glacier Gorge parking area to try and assist the lost pair with general directions. At 10:00 p.m. th ...

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Injury Accident On Trail Ridge Road In RMNP

At around 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 16, park rangers were notified of a single bicycle accident on Trail Ridge Road. A 30 year-old man from Toronto, Canada, had been blown over on his bicycle by heavy wind gusts one quarter mile east of Lava Cliffs on Trail Ridge Road. A thunderstorm had moved through the area with winds in excess of 45 miles per hour. He suffered numerous traumatic injuries including head a ...

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Man Injured Near Ouzel Falls In RMNP

At 2:15 p.m. Friday, June 3, a trail crew from Rocky Mountain National Park, working near Calypso Cascades in the Wild Basin area of the park, was notified by a park visitor that a 53-year-old male from Chandler, Arizona had fallen near Ouzel Falls. The trail crew reached the man thirty minutes later. Another visitor was assisting the injured man. A park medic reached the injured man at 5:00 p.m. He had num ...

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Larimer County Sheriff Plans For Government Shutdown

As a part of discussions of a partial federal government shutdown, elected officials and bureaucrats in Washington today are attempting to hold public lands hostage by threatening closures of the national parks. Those threatened closures will have a negative effect on Larimer County, especially the town of Estes Park, which is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park. Many small-business owners in Estes ...

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Protection Of High Value Trees And Hazard Mitigation Projects Continue At Rocky Mountain National Park

Bark beetles continue to be active within Rocky Mountain National Park, impacting large numbers of conifer trees. The park’s priorities for mitigation of the effects of beetles are focused on removing hazard trees and hazard fuels related to the protection of life and property. For several years, Rocky Mountain National Park has had a proactive bark beetle management program. As of fall 2010, bark beetles w ...

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Controlled Burn in RMNP

Rocky Mountain National Park Fire managers are planning to conduct pile burning at Lily Lake and the Moraine Park Maintenance sites. The burns will include one large pile at each site. Ignition of the piles is scheduled to begin on Tuesday March 8th at approximately 9:00 a.m. if weather and smoke dispersal conditions permit. Ignition will continue through Wednesday March 9th and smoke may be visible through ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Lyceum Series Continues

2011 Lyceum Series "Trying To See The Forest For The Trees: Forest Health In The Rocky Mountains" Saturday, February 19, 7:00 p.m. The Flameless Fire of Pine Beetles? The Ecological Consequences of the Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreak Is the unprecedented mountain pine beetle outbreak in Rocky Mountain National Park similar to a flameless fire with the potential of achieving similar results of wildfires? No. S ...

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