Rocky Mountain National Park

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New Shuttle Service Takes Visitors to Alpine Visitor Center

June 30, 2008, 7:10 am
High demand for a shuttle service further into Rocky Mountain National Park is about to be answered. Beginning July 2, Rocky Mountain Transit, in conjunction with Rocky Mountain National Park, will offer a five-hour interpretive tour of Trail Ridge Road. Rocky Mountain National Park personnel will ride the shuttle busses ...

Rocky Mountain National Park Undergoing Eco-alteration

June 27, 2008, 8:23 am
Northern Colorado’s crown jewel is a few years from its first century, but a new era is already beginning for Rocky Mountain National Park. Although no one can say what the park’s next 100 years will look like, there’s little question that changes are already under way thanks to ...

Big Push for Big Park Project

June 26, 2008, 7:16 am
Time may be running out on a proposal that could inject billions of dollars into national parks, according to the Rocky Mountain Nature Association. RMNA Executive Director Curt Buchholtz says July may be the last opportunity for Congress to pass the National Park Centennial Initiative. The proposal is in anticipation of ...

Proposal Would Allow Loaded, Concealed Weapons in National Parks

June 23, 2008, 6:41 am
The constant clash over the Second Amendment has moved into America's national parks. The Bush Administration is considering a rule change that would allow people to carry loaded, concealed weapons in some national parks, monuments and wildlife refuges. The Department of Interior could decide next month whether or not to adopt ...

Estes Park earns its accolades

May 14, 2008, 11:19 am
Last Thursday, a convoy of cameramen and reporters was supposed to be taken past Many Parks Curve on U.S. 34 to film the country’s bravest plow drivers trying to dig out Trail Ridge Road.Rocky Mountain National Park’s annual media day was postponed, however, because good old Mother Nature had ...

Bill to protect Rocky Mountain National Park moves forward, but hurdles remain

May 8, 2008, 4:21 pm
A bill that would grant wilderness protection to Rocky Mountain National Park moved closer to becoming law on Wednesday -- despite an unresolved issue that will likely stall the bill's progress for the coming months. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee unanimously approved the bill on Wednesday in what ...

$9M settlement reached to fix damages to Rocky Mountain National Park

May 7, 2008, 10:35 am
Water Supply and Storage Co. has agreed to pay $9 million for damages to natural resources in Rocky Mountain National Park five years ago. The settlement was announced Monday by the U.S. Department of Justice and the National Park Service. The settlement will be used to restore areas within the park ...

Campgrounds will be closed this summer as pine beetles continue ravaging Colorado’s lodgepole forests

April 30, 2008, 9:32 am
Despite its overall eco-friendliness, camping in the Colorado forest this summer might be a little less green. The forest canopy important to so many campers is under attack by epidemic proportions of the mountain pine beetle, and campgrounds around the state are closing or cutting down trees to protect ...

Trees treated for beetles at Rocky Mountain National Park

April 28, 2008, 11:52 am
Officials hope chemically treating thousands of trees at several campgrounds and visitor centers at National Mountain National Park will be completed by Memorial Day.Carbaryl will be applied to as many as 5,000 trees to protect them from bark beetles at 14 developed areas, including the Fall River Entrance, Glacier ...

Rocky Mountains put family in high spirits

April 25, 2008, 9:33 am
When the final bell rang last June 6, we were at the curb of our son's school, ready to roll on our first-ever big road trip. The van bulged with snacks and luggage. The front seat overflowed with maps. Our destination: the Colorado Rockies, 2,400 miles away. Why the ...

Allard Secures Centennial Project Funding for Rocky Mountain National Park

April 25, 2008, 9:32 am
U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard (R-Colo.), Republican leader of the Interior Appropriations Committee, announced today that $225,000 will be provided to Rocky Mountain National Park to fund youth outreach efforts."The Junior Ranger program is very popular and will allow youngsters to play an active role at ...