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Mountain Pine Beetle Infestation Update

Mountain Pine Beetle infestation in pine trees in the Estes Valley has been nominal this past season, though a number of trees were attacked and killed. Our thanks to the Town Board for providing the air curtain to dispose of beetle-infested logs from Estes Valley residents. Officials from Rocky Mountain National Park have revealed that their preventive spraying of about 5,000 pine trees around the eastern ...

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8th Annual Lumpy Trails Day At Lumpy Ridge In RMNP

The Central Rockies Section of the AAC will be hosting a trail improvement day at Lumpy Ridge in Estes Park, Colorado.  This project is in conjunction with the Access Fund ‘Adopt-A-Crag’ program. A full day is scheduled on Sunday, October 19th. Interested persons should register early by emailing event organizer Greg Sievers at, or calling 970-586-4075. Only those registered will receive a ...

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Firewood Collection Permits Available From Rocky

Permits are available to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals within Rocky Mountain National Park beginning October 1 through October 19. A $40 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged for removing up to two cords of firewood. Initially up to 50 permits will be issued. Additional permits may be issued depending on the amount of firewood remaining. ...

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Fatality Near Taylor Glacier In RMNP

A forty year old man from Boulder was killed in a skiing accident on Taylor Glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park, on Tuesday, September 30. The man was skiing alone. Friends contacted the park Tuesday night and reported him overdue. Friends discovered his body on the morning of October 1. Rangers arrived on scene soon after. The man died of massive trauma. His name will not be released until Thursday at ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Announces Fall Prescribed Burning

Fire managers from Rocky Mountain National Park are preparing to take advantage of favorable weather conditions to conduct prescribed burning in an area south of Trail Ridge Road.  Managers will burn multiple segments totaling up to 200-900 acres.  The primary goal of the project is to reduce the threat of wildland fire to adjacent communities and park infrastructure by using prescribed fire to reduce the f ...

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Mount Rushmore National Memorial Supt. Speaks About Modern Indian Identity

Superintendent Gerard Baker of Mount Rushmore National Memorial will speak at Beaver Meadows Visitor Center Auditorium in Rocky Mountain National Park on Thursday, September 18, 2008. The talk will start at 7:00 p.m. and is open and free to the public. It is the second Randy Jones Memorial Lecture, jointly sponsored by the University of Colorado’s Center of the American West and the National Park Service. S ...

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September Saturday Evening Programs At Beaver Meadows Visitor Center In RMNP

All programs are at 7:00 p.m. and are free and open to the public. Saturday, September 20-The Wild Bunch. What are those small creatures scurrying around Bear Lake? Is it a chipmunk or a squirrel? Are they important? Squirrels, chipmunks and marmots are some of Rocky’s smaller wildlife - but wild they are! Come learn about their lifestyle and even hear a “tall tale” about a tiny animal. ...

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Climbers Reminded To Practice Leave No Trace Ethics

Rocky Mountain National Park has always been known for an abundance of spectacular alpine rock climbing and mountaineering. Recently, bouldering, the practice of climbing on boulders that often includes difficult gymnastic-type moves performed close to the ground, has also become popular in the park. Boulders in Chaos Canyon and near Emerald Lake have become frequent destinations for climbers seeking to pra ...

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