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Snow, Cold Temperatures Sweep into Southern Rockies

December 15, 2008, 12:50 pm
Frigid temperatures and snow swept into Colorado, dropping up to a foot of snow in the mountains and causing driving restrictions across the state. As much as 5 inches of snow has fallen in the metro area, with some areas east of Denver reporting as little as 2 inches. Five ...

Fewer People Visit Rocky Mountain National Park

December 15, 2008, 12:37 pm
Rocky Mountain National Park has seen a 5 percent dip in visits this year, with high gas prices likely to blame. The National Park Service, on average, saw a slight decrease in visitation at its parks and monuments from the start of this year through ...

Diamonds in the Sky—Midnight Fireworks over Grand Lake

December 5, 2008, 1:54 pm
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the annual Diamonds in the Sky midnight fireworks show over Grand Lake, Colorado. View the fireworks over Colorado’s largest natural lake from this mountain village situated just outside Rocky Mountain National Park. At this annual display, pyrotechnists launch fireworks from trailers on the frozen lake, ...

Researchers to Torch Beetle-Killed Trees in Rocky Mountain National Park

November 17, 2008, 7:12 am
An experimental fire planned for beetle-killed lodgepole pines in Rocky Mountain National Park should help determine when the trees are most flammable. Officials incessantly cite the increased risk of fire danger in beetle-killed forests as the prime reason to cut and thin dead lodgepole ...

Fire Planned in Rocky Mountain National Park

November 13, 2008, 8:09 am
Firefighters will set fire to a portion of Rocky Mountain National Park in the coming months to learn about fire danger associated with beetle-killed trees. By starting, controlling and studying the fire, experts hope to learn specifics of how “epidemic levels” of beetle-killed trees could affect fire behavior and ...

Rocky Mountain National Park Rich In Settlement History

November 12, 2008, 8:18 am
Back in 1915 the Rocky Mountain National Park was established to protect the natural beauty of its rugged environment, but there was a lot of human activity in that region long before the park was ...

Hike of the Week: Sandbeach Lake Is Reminiscent of Seashore

October 16, 2008, 1:58 pm
Another pretty fall hike my husband and I like to do each season is Rocky Mountain National Park's Sandbeach Lake. The trail leading to it is framed with golden Aspen and, just like it sounds, visitors are rewarded with a sandy beach reminiscent of the seashore. Only you're in ...

Road Trip Reveals Wonder of the West

October 7, 2008, 1:56 pm
For each of the recent past four years, as the temperatures begin to drop overnight, my wife, Judy, and I get the urge to visit the mountains of Colorado. About two weeks ago we put some warm clothing in the Blazer and headed west. ...

Hear the Bugle Call

October 3, 2008, 1:52 pm
Hear the sound of the elk echoing through the Rockies. View the golden aspens glistening in the sunlight. Take a deep breath in of the cool mountain air and watch the majestic bull elk chase his harem through Rocky Mountain National Park. Elk Fest celebrates fall in the Rockies ...

Victim ID'd in Skiing Death at Rocky Mountain National Park

October 3, 2008, 1:51 pm
The man who was killed this week trying to ski on Taylor Glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park was identified today as Matthew Chesaux of Boulder. Chesaux, 40, died of blunt force injuries, according to the Larimer County coroner. The death also was ruled an ...

Firewood Collection Permits Available from Rocky Mountain National Park

October 1, 2008, 12:52 pm
Permits are available to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals within Rocky Mountain National Park beginning Oct. 1 through Oct. 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 ...

National Beagle Show to Be Held in Estes Park

September 26, 2008, 9:05 am
The National Beagle Club of America (NBC) will hold its annual specialty show in Estes Park, Oct. 1-3. In addition, the Rocky Mountain Beagle Club (RMBC) will also hold its annual specialty show, Sept. 29-30. Both shows will take place at the Rocky Mountain Park Holiday Inn, 101 South ...

Wildlife of Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park Program Monday

September 19, 2008, 8:57 am
“Wildlife of Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park,” the fifth in a series of educational programs sponsored by Outdoor Eyes and the Estes Park Public Library will be presented Sept. 22. These free programs are held at 7 p.m. at the Estes Park Public ...

Planned Burn Set for Rocky Mountain National Park Today, Tomorrow

September 17, 2008, 10:53 am
Rangers at Rocky Mountain National Park are conducting a planned, or "prescribed," burn in the Beaver Meadows area today and tomorrow. The Upper Beaver Meadows Road will be closed to vehicles during the burn, which rangers are conducting to reduce the risk of a catastrophic fire in the area. Vistors ...

Estes Park, Colorado: Fall Color Gold Rush

September 15, 2008, 2:09 pm
As the slanting rays of the sun signal Indian summer's last warm days, the promise of change -- another school year, a new television season, the presidential election -- is in the air. But for Coloradoans living near the towering Front Range of the Rockies, autumn hasn't arrived until the ...