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Incident On Farview Curve Project In Rocky Mountain National Park

At 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 31, an operator driving an excavator affiliated with the contractor working on the Farview Curve Overlook Parking Area in Rocky Mountain National Park was involved in an accident. The excavator dropped four to five feet off the edge of the road and rolled on its side. The fifty-five year old man operating the equipment had minor injuries and was treated on scene. Grand Lake Fire ...

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Hazard Tree Mitigation Work Continues At RMNP

As part of ongoing fuels mitigation work, hazard trees will be removed on the park boundary near Grand Lake on the west side and in the East Portal Trail area on the east side. Removing these fuels will help decrease the chance of high intensity fires inside the treatment area and nearby private property. Accumulated forest fuels within the park boundary, including beetle-killed trees and dead and down mate ...

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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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