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Celebrated Woodcarver Highlights Beautiful Bird Species

2009 Lyceum Series - Celebrate our Natural World: Artists Who Are Inspired by the Environment Saturday, January 31, 7:00 p.m. “The Art of Carving Birds” Join local resident and award-winning woodcarver Jim Smith as he presents “The Art of Carving Birds.” Ranging in size from a thimble to a coffee table, depending on the species, Jim’s beautiful birds bear a striking resemblance to the real thing. Learn how ...

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Input Needed For Rocky Mountain National Park’s New Fire Management Plan

Rocky Mountain National Park staff are beginning the process of preparing a new Fire Management Plan for the park. The current Fire Management Plan was approved in 1992, and does not fully address the challenges the park now faces with the bark beetle epidemic, other forest health issues, and community wildland fire protection. Park staff would like to hear your ideas about what the new Fire Management Plan ...

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Climber Stranded On Lumpy Ridge Rescued

On Friday evening, January 16, at 5:30 p.m., park dispatch were notified about a stranded climber in the Lumpy Ridge area of Rocky Mountain National Park.  A seventeen-year-old female from Estes Park, Colorado, was climbing with friends.  Another juvenile friend called dispatch via cell phone and reported that the female was 200 feet above the ground and unable to climb up or down.  She had no climbing equi ...

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Explore Rocky Mountain National Park During The Winter

 For many visitors, winter is their favorite season to enjoy Rocky Mountain National Park. The park is less visited but still very much open and alive with activity. Beautiful backcountry areas can be reached on snowshoes, skis, and at lower elevations - even with hiking boots! Elk, coyotes, deer, snowshoe hares, and other wildlife remain active through the winter. Their story is told by the tracks left in ...

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Fatality On the Longs Peak Trail In Rocky Mountain National Park

A fifty-five year old man from Lakewood, Colorado, died along the Longs Peak trail in Rocky Mountain National Park, today, Saturday, January 10.   The victim was approximately 2.5 miles (over 10,000 feet elevation) from the Long Peak Trailhead. Park dispatch was contacted from the Longs Peak emergency phone, located at the trailhead, at 2:25 p.m. The caller indicated that a man was receiving CPR on the trai ...

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January Evening Programs At Rocky Mountain National Park

Saturday, January 3, 7:00 p.m.-Extreme Alaska: Denali National Park. This Alaskan park is home to the tallest mountain in North America and over two million acres of wilderness. Altitude defines which wild conditions and creatures dominate. Join a National Geographic crew during this 50 minute film, as they trek low and high to experience big game deep in the taiga forest, beautiful subarctic vistas of the ...

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Great Holiday Gift That Gives In Many Ways

Looking for a unique gift idea for the holidays? A Rocky Mountain National Park Annual Pass is a great gift for that person who enjoys visiting the park or would like to visit more often. A Rocky Mountain National Park Annual Pass is a gift that gives in many ways. Your recipient will be able to enjoy all the beauty and adventure the park has to offer during all seasons and Rocky Mountain National Park bene ...

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Cards Designed By Artist Jim Disney On Sale At Rocky Mountain Nature Assoc.

Last year, First Lady Laura Bush chose to celebrate national parks as the theme for the ornaments to be placed on the White House Christmas tree. Every National Park Service area in the United States was invited to create an ornament. Rocky Mountain National Park contacted Jim Disney, who agreed readily to create the unique ornament. An accomplished artist, Disney is also an accomplished mountaineer who kno ...

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