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Rocky Mountain Park sets new west entrance station

March 26, 2009, 7:29 am
Rocky Mountain National Park plans to replace the 49-year-old entrance station on the west side of the park.A plan outlined Wednesday calls for building a new station about 90 feet north of the current one. Improvements would include better ventilation and safety for park employees, making the station comply ...

Politics Derailed Wilderness Plan

March 17, 2009, 7:59 am
It had taken years and much negotiating, but Colorado's congressional delegation had come to agreement on the wisdom of giving Rocky Mountain National Park the protection of an official wilderness designation.Or so it seemed.In fact, an omnibus measure that would have conferred that designation on the park — and ...

Coyotes Thrive Thanks to Help from Humans

February 23, 2009, 8:07 am
When it comes to coyotes, Charlie Gindler, rancher and lands specialist with the Larimer County Department of Natural Resources, straddles the fence - laughing at them at times and shooting at them other ...

Changes Made at Glacier Basin Campground

February 20, 2009, 2:10 pm
 Extensive beetle mitigation work continues at a variety of locations in Rocky Mountain National Park, including Glacier Basin Campground, on the east side of the ...

Wolf Reintroduction: Guns Aren't the Answer to Culling Elk

February 17, 2009, 6:58 am
Early this year, officials at Rocky Mountain National Park devised a plan to shoot as many as 100 cow elk within the boundaries of the park. They are taking this dramatic step because the park's elk have grown too numerous and, more importantly, too ...

Rocky Mountain National Park Begins Culling Elk Herd with Marksmen

February 9, 2009, 7:28 am
Members of the media were invited to Rocky Mountain National Park’s east side on Wednesday to witness an activity unprecedented inside the Park’s borders: the shooting of a wild ...

RMNP Officials, Area Residents to Work on Plan for a Changing Forest

February 9, 2009, 7:15 am
Residents whose properties abut Rocky Mountain National Park look with alarm at the patches of trees on the mountainside killed by bark ...

Wildlife Group: Cull Elk at National Park with Wolves, Not Sharpshooters

January 29, 2009, 12:50 pm
An environmental group called on the Department of the Interior to cease fire on a plan to use volunteer sharpshooters to reduce elk herds in Rocky Mountain National Park, instead urging officials to release wolves into the park “as part of the long-term solution to the elk over-browsing ...

Elk Plan Will Work Here, Too

January 28, 2009, 8:01 am
The plan has been a decade in the making, but finally sharpshooters will begin thinning the growing elk herd in Rocky Mountain National Park. The two teams include National Park Service employees, Colorado Division of Wildlife employees and here's the key 22 screened ...

Craig Briefs: Rocky Mountain National Park Service Saves 17-Year-Old

January 20, 2009, 7:44 am
About 5:30 p.m., Friday, Rocky Mountain National Park Service dispatch was notified about a stranded climber in the Lumpy Ridge area of Rocky Mountain National Park.A 17-year-old female from Estes Park was climbing with friends. Another juvenile friend called dispatch from a cell phone and reported that the female ...

Wild Basin Wilderness

January 15, 2009, 8:19 am
Rocky Mountain National Park’s journey toward wilderness designation has taken another step toward realization following a rare Sunday vote in the U.S. Senate. By a 66-12 margin, the Senate voted to remove hurdles that had been holding back wilderness designation on more than 2 million acres in nine states, ...

Explore Rocky Mountain National Park during the Winter

January 7, 2009, 12:04 pm
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 ...

Sen. Salazar Still on Job

January 5, 2009, 9:12 am
Democratic Sen. Ken Salazar isn't clocking out early, as Tuesday marks the opening session of the 111th Congress. With about two weeks left on the job as Colorado's senior senator before his confirmation as interior secretary, Salazar said he is confident about several of his legislative bills protecting Colorado's energy, ...

Planning a Family Reunion in Tough Times

January 5, 2009, 9:09 am
I'm done. I'm done with cooking and cleaning for family guests, with giving presents I'm not even sure anyone wants. But I'm not done with getting together with the family -- not by a long shot. That's why I'm such a fan of reunions -- held anywhere but my house. ...

Give the Gift of Rocky

December 19, 2008, 7:55 am
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 ...