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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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Rocky Mountain Raptor Program At Early Release Friday

During the school year the Park School District designates the first Friday of the month as an early release day. Students are dismissed three hours early so that teachers and staff can spend the remainder of the day in professional development workshops. The Estes Park Public Library’s Youth Services Department provides quality programs for kindergarten through fifth graders during the early release days. ...

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Food Canisters Now Required For Backcountry Camping At RMNP

Backcountry overnight campers will be required to carry a food canister into Rocky Mountain National Park’s backcountry this summer. This new requirement will go in to effect on May 1. Over the past five years, park staff have seen an increase in bears seeking and accessing human food. Bear-proof trash containers have been placed in many areas of the park, particularly in frontcountry campgrounds. Education ...

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Fatality at Rocky Mountain National Park

At 7:00 a.m. this morning, a park staff member on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park discovered a vehicle off of US 34 approximately three-tenths of a mile south of the Kawuneeche Visitor Center.  The burned vehicle was off the road and there was a deceased person inside. An investigation is ongoing by the FBI, Rocky Mountain National Park and the Grand County Sheriff’s office.  No further inform ...

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Salazar Joins Congressional Delegation, Local Leaders To Dedicate RMNP Wilderness Area

Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined members of the Colorado congressional delegation and local officials today to dedicate the Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness Area, nearly 250,000 acres within the park that will be permanently protected from human impacts under the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009. Salazar also highlighted the Act’s designation of 210,000 acres of federal land on ...

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Upcoming Evening Programs At RMNP Focus On The Art Of Photography

2009 Lyceum Series - Celebrate our Natural World: Artists Who Are Inspired by the Environment Saturday, April 11, 7:00 p.m. - Nature is a Work of Art. Local scientist and photographer, Dr. Mike Gabridge, will present an overview of macro and close-up photography. The emphasis will be on capturing the hidden beauty and elegant simplicity that is normally hidden in nature. By using a wide array of photographi ...

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Upcoming Evening Programs At RMNP Focus On The Art Of Photography

2009 Lyceum Series - Celebrate our Natural World: Artists Who Are Inspired by the Environment Saturday, April 4, 7:00 p.m. – Nature Through the Lens- Walt Hester is an award-winning photojournalist who has lived and worked in Estes Park since 2000. While he has been photographing general news and sports for the Estes Park Trail Gazette, he has been in love with the icons and cultures of the "American West" ...

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Prescribed Burn In Rocky Mountain National Park

The Rocky Mountain National Park Fire Management Program is planning to conduct a prescribed fire to achieve resource management and hazard fuel reduction objectives. The planned ignition is scheduled for 4/1/09 at approximately 10:00 a.m. if weather conditions allow and is expected to continue until 4/3/09. The pile burn will be located at Glacier Basin Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park and will i ...

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