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Fatality In Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park dispatch was notified at 10:30 a.m. by cell phone of CPR in progress below the summit of Longs Peak. A 62 year old man from Durango, Colorado, was roughly 110 yards from the summit of Longs Peak (14,259 feet) in the “Homestretch” area, when he had a cardiac emergency. Bystanders on scene performed CPR for approximately 30 minutes. It is unclear whether he had summited and was de ...

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Jim Detterline Awarded Special Recognition For 25 Years Of Service

At the 4th of July concert by the Village Band in Performance Park, band member and trumpeter Jim Detterline, who has been a ranger in Rocky Mountain National Park for the last 25 years, and who will be leaving the park at the end of the summer was given special recognition. Jim has been involved in over 1000 rescues in the park, received the Medal of Valor for his rescue work and is well known in the commu ...

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Swift Water Rescue At Rocky Mountain National Park

On Monday morning, a 54-year-old woman from Enid, Oklahoma, was posing for a photograph next to Glacier Creek along Bear Lake Road in Rocky Mountain National Park. She slipped and fell and was swept 15 to 20 yards downstream before she was able to pull herself up on a rock and hold on to a shrub. Her husband drove to Moraine Park Visitor Center to get help. Rangers were on scene at 12:15. Rangers were able ...

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Follow Up to Tuesday’s Incident at Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park rangers responded to an incident Tuesday afternoon below Hallett Peak above the south side of Emerald Lake.  The incident took place roughly 2.5 miles from the Bear Lake Trailhead. A group of four climbers, roped together, were descending a steep snow slope when the first person lost his footing, causing the rest of the group to tumble roughly 300 to 400 feet. They were unable t ...

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Two Climbers Injured At RMNP

Rocky Mountain National Park rangers responded to an incident that occurred Tuesday afternoon above Emerald Lake. Two male climbers fell  below Hallett Peak above the south side of Emerald Lake. They had been steep snow climbing. This area is roughly 2.5 miles from the Bear Lake Trailhead in a steep, rocky area. Rangers were notified by cell phone of the fall around 2:15 p.m. The first rangers reached the t ...

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Public Meetings Scheduled For Highway 7 Recreation Improvements Plan

Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) and the Boulder Ranger District of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) have completed the Highway 7 Recreation Improvements Plan and Environmental Assessment which proposes changes at Lily Lake and the Longs Peak Trailhead in RMNP and the Meeker Park Campground in the Roosevelt National Forest. The plan will be available for public review and comment for thirty days starting o ...

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Rescue At Ptarmigan Glacier In Rocky Mountain National Park

Sterling Jordan, a fifty-seven year old male from Loveland was discovered at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday morning at the base of Ptarmigan Glacier near Notchtop Couloir in Rocky Mountain National Park by two backcountry skiers. The men were able to contact park dispatch via cell phone at approximately 11:45 a.m. Jordan had taken a tumbling fall of approximately 50 feet, Monday, May 11, at 11:00 a.m. while mountaineer ...

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Rescue Underway In Rocky Mountain National Park

 A fifty-seven year old male was discovered at 11:00 a.m. this  morning at the base of Ptarmigan Glacier near Notchtop Couloir in  Rocky Mountain National Park by two backcountry skiers. The men were  able to contact park dispatch via cell phone at approximately 11:45  a.m. The fifty-seven year old male had taken a tumbling fall  (distance unknown) yesterday, Monday, May 11, at 11:00 a.m. while  mountaineer ...

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