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Artist In Residence Joy Keown Donates Painting To Rocky Mountain National Park

Artist Joy Keown just received word that her watercolor painting “Across The Valley” has been selected for Rocky Mountain National Park’s permanent collection. Vaughn Baker, Park Superintendent writes “Your painting captures the spirit of Rocky Mountain National Park and we are happy to have it in our collection.” Joy was one of six artists selected for a two-week residency in Rocky last summer. Rocky Mount ...

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Fatality Near Alberta Falls In Rocky Mountain National Park

At 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 17, a man’s body was discovered along the shore line next to Glacier Creek at the base of a rock outcropping, roughly 200 feet down from Alberta Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park. Rangers reached the body approximately 30 minutes later and confirmed that the man was deceased.  There were no witnesses and the incident is under investigation, foul play is not suspected. ...

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Firewood Collection Permits Available For 2014 By Lottery From RMNP

Permits are available by lottery to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals within Rocky Mountain National Park. Firewood collection begins Saturday, September 20, and lasts through Friday, October 3, for east and west side firewood. Some locations will not be available for collection on weekends. A $20 non-refundable administrative fee will be charged for the permit to remove up to five cords ...

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Park Volunteers Roger & Betsy Leverton Receive Prestigious Award

Roger and Betsy Leverton were recently selected for the Intermountain Regional George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.  This is a prestigious award given to volunteers in the National Park Service. Their dedication to the mission of the National Park Service is truly inspiring. For fifteen years they have served Rocky Mountain National Park and park visitors in a variety of volunte ...

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Two Fun Events Saturday, September 6 At Rocky Mountain National Park

Highlight The 50th Anniversary Of The Wilderness Act Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary is not the only anniversary being celebrated! On Saturday, September 6, visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the adoption of the Wilderness Act with two fun events. From 10:00 a.m. to noon - booths, demonstrations, games and crafts will take place during the Walk for Wildern ...

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Rocky Mountain National Park Centennial Commissioned Items Released

Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary ceremonies begin this week, kicking off a year’s worth of celebrations!   The Rocky Mountain Conservancy, in conjunction with Rocky Mountain National Park, has commissioned several products for the celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s 100th Anniversary. Jim Disney, a professional artist since 1963, was commissioned to create the official Centennial p ...

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Chip Seal Project On Trail Ridge Road To Begin August 25

On Monday, August 25, weather permitting, a chip seal project will begin on Trail Ridge Road on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park from Rainbow Curve to Alpine Visitor Center, an approximate 11-mile section. During the chip seal project, traffic will be reduced to one lane, and 30 minute delays should be expected. The project will take place through Friday, August 29. Cyclists and motorcyclists s ...

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Crater Trail On West Side Of Rocky Mountain National Park Will Remain Closed

 Due to excessive erosion and damage to sensitive natural and cultural resources, the Crater Trail, a short trail located on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, will remain closed to use for the remainder of this year. The Crater Trail is a one-mile long, dead end trail that is normally open to visitor use after mid-August each year following the bighorn sheep lambing season. The trail leads to t ...

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