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Smoke A Result Of California Wildfires

Current smoky conditions are a product of the wildfires burning in California, according to meteorologist Norv Larson with the National Weather Service. “Looking at satellite trajectories, we can follow it all the way back to California.  These fires are so large and burning so hot they’re generating their own weather and lofting smoke thousands of feet into the atmosphere.” There is a west/southwest air fl ...

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RMNP Announces Plans For Prescribed Burning

Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park are preparing to conduct prescribed burns in the areas of Upper Beaver Meadows, Little Horseshoe Park, and South Lateral Moraine. Burning will only occur if favorable weather and fuel conditions permit. The Upper Beaver Meadows burn is approximately 150 acres located north of Upper Beaver Meadows road and south of Trail Ridge road. The Little Horseshoe Park bu ...

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RMNP Receives Hi Visibility Gear

July 29, 2009, marked the fourth anniversary of the line-of-duty death of seasonal Park Ranger Jeff Christensen. Jeff died in a fall while conducting a solo backcountry patrol in the remote northwest corner of Rocky Mountain National Park. A small ceremony was held in front of Beaver Meadows Visitor Center where a memorial in Jeff’s memory had been established in 2006. Jeff’s parents, Dale and Chris Christe ...

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Temporary Closure At Timber Creek Campground In RMNP

Timber Creek Campground in Rocky Mountain National Park will be closed from now through noon on Friday, August 21, for resurfacing of the roads in the campground. No resurfacing has been done in the campground since it was first paved in the mid 1960s, over forty years ago. This work was initially scheduled to take place later in the summer. However, due to the availability of the equipment from the contrac ...

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Incident on Mount Ida In Rocky Mountain National Park

At 1:30 p.m. Saturday, August 8, 2009, the Grand County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call and passed the information on to Rocky Mountain National Park dispatch. A 32 year old male, Ranganathan Chitoor Parameswaran, an Indian National living in Lakewood had a 20 foot tumbling, sliding fall near the summit of Mount Ida. The injured man was with a hiking group of eleven people based out of Denver. Their in ...

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Firewood Collection Permits Available From RMNP

Permits are available to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals within Rocky Mountain National Park beginning August 15 through September 8. A $20 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged for removing up to five cords of firewood. Initially up to 50 permits will be issued. Additional permits may be available, depending on the amount of firewood remaining. Firewood permits can be obtai ...

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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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