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Preservation Group In RMNP In August

The NPS Preservation and Skills Training (P.A.S.T) program has taught over 100 building maintenance personnel the proper skills and techniques to maintain, repair and restore historic structures in the national park system. Part of the program consists of three, two-week-long skills workshops held in host parks. Rocky was the host park for the program for two weeks in August. The group conducted preservatio ...

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RMNP Program On Denali National Park

Saturday, October 31, 7:00 p.m. don’t miss the evening program at Rocky Mountain National Park, “Extreme Alaska: Denali National Park.” Denali National Park is home to the tallest mountain in North America and over two million acres of wilderness. Altitude defines which wild conditions and species dominate. During this 50 minute National Geographic film, we will trek between low and high to experience big g ...

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National Park Service Officials Close Trail Ridge Road For The Season

On Wednesday, October 21, 2009, Trail Ridge Road officially closed for the season to through travel.   Old Fall River Road officially closed for the season on October 8, 2009.  Since Sunday, October 4, Trail Ridge Road has been closed due to consistent winter conditions of drifting snow, high winds and below freezing temperatures above 10,000 feet. Trail Ridge Road, one of the most impressive alpine highway ...

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Cardiac Incident At Rocky Mountain National Park

At 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, October 13, park dispatch received a cell phone call concerning an 72-year-old man who was suffering from a possible heart attack on the Dream Lake Trail in the Bear Lake area of Rocky Mountain National Park. The patient was roughly one mile, at an elevation gain of 425 feet (9,900 feet), from the trailhead. A park ranger medic reached the patient at 12:54 p.m. Two other rangers reach ...

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Firewood Collection Permits Available From RMNP

More permits will be available to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals within Rocky Mountain National Park. A $20 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged for removing up to five cords of firewood. On the east side of the park, the wood can be collected at the storage pit accessed through the Glacier Basin Campground; on the west side of the park the wood can be collected from the C ...

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RMNP Announces Winter Pile Burning

Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of any upcoming wet or winter weather conditions to burn piles of slash from several forest thinning and hazard tree mitigation projects. Exclusion of fire for the past century has resulted in unnatural forest conditions in some areas, with significant accumulations of forest fuels and an increased risk of a wildfire. In addition, park c ...

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RMNP Announces Winter Pile Burning

Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of any upcoming wet or winter weather conditions to burn piles of slash from several forest thinning and hazard tree mitigation projects. Exclusion of fire for the past century has resulted in unnatural forest conditions in some areas, with significant accumulations of forest fuels and an increased risk of a wildfire. In addition, park c ...

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Retired Park Supt. Bob Barbee To Speak About Reflections Of A National Park Manager

Former Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Presents “Reflections of a National Park Manager – 42 Years on the Griddle” Retired Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Bob Barbee will speak at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium in Rocky Mountain National Park on Wednesday, September 30, 2009.  The talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. and is open and free to the public. It is the third Randy Jones Memoria ...

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