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December 15, 2014
Programs During The Holidays At Rocky Mountain National Park
The holiday season is a great time to visit Rocky Mountain National Park.

December 10, 2014
Development of Climbing Commercial Services Strategy Continues at Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park is currently in the planning phase of developing a Commercial Services Strategy for guided commercial climbing in the park.

November 20, 2014
Body Of Missing Man Recovered
Today, during helicopter search efforts, Peter Jeffris’ body was located 200 feet below the Ledges on the Keyhole Route.

November 20, 2014
Favorable Weather Allows Aerial Search Efforts For Missing Man
Search efforts continue today on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park for Peter Jeffris, 25, from Broomfield, Colorado.

November 19, 2014
Search Efforts Continue Today For Missing Man
Search efforts continue today on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park for Peter Jeffris, 25, from Broomfield, Colorado.

November 18, 2014
Search Underway On Longs Peak
Yesterday afternoon, park rangers were notified that Peter Jeffris, 25, from Broomfield, Colorado, was overdue from a mountaineering trek to Rocky Mountain National Park and was believed to be in the Longs Peak area.

November 17, 2014
Fun Programs Highlight Rocky’s Centennial Through The Holidays
The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park’s (RMNP) 100th Anniversary continues through the holiday season!

November 14, 2014
Park Visitation Surpasses Three Million
October visitation numbers are in at Rocky Mountain National Park. As expected, the park received high visitation due to beautiful fall weather and Trail Ridge Road remaining open until October 26 with only a few temporary closures.

November 05, 2014
Public Input Requested On Reroutes And Repairs To Flood Damaged Trails
Rocky Mountain National Park is considering reroutes and repairs to several trails that were heavily damaged or lost during the September 2013 flood.

November 04, 2014
Trail Ridge Road Closes To Through Travel For The Season
Today, Tuesday, November 4, 2014, Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park officially closed for the season to through travel.

November 03, 2014
Winter Pile Burning Operations Are Around The Corner
Fire managers at Rocky Mountain National Park plan to take advantage of potential upcoming winter weather conditions to burn piles of slash.

October 21, 2014
Rocky Mountain National Park Proposes Changes In Entrance And Camping Fees
Rocky Mountain National Park is proposing a change in its current entrance fees.

October 17, 2014
Endovalley Road Reopens In Rocky Mountain National Park Old Fall River Road Is Expected To Open To Vehicles Next Fourth Of July Weekend
Roughly one-half mile of the Endovalley Road has reopened to vehicles in Rocky Mountain National Park.

October 06, 2014
Diverse Programs This Week Highlight Rocky’s Centennial
A variety of wonderful programs are taking place this week highlighting Rocky Mountain National Park's Centennial.

September 17, 2014
Fatality Near Alberta Falls
At 11:30 a.m. this morning, 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.

September 17, 2014
Upcoming Saturday Evening Programs In September
Enjoy upcoming Saturday evening programs through September at 7:00 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center in Rocky Mountain National Park.

September 03, 2014
Hazardous Fuels Reduction Work Continues In Rocky Mountain National Park Inside The Park Boundary Adjacent To Allenspark
The reduction of hazardous fuels is a significant preventative management tool for managing wildfire near structures and communities.

September 02, 2014
Firewood Collection Permits Available For 2014 Season By Lottery From Rocky Mountain National Park
Permits are available by lottery to collect firewood generated from hazard tree removals within Rocky Mountain National Park.

September 02, 2014
Park Volunteers Receive Prestigious Award
Roger and Betsy Leverton were recently selected for the Intermountain Regional George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.

September 02, 2014
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.

September 02, 2014
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.

August 26, 2014
Rocky Mountain National Park’s Exciting Centennial Celebration Around The Corner - Honor the Past, Celebrate The Present, Inspire The Future
The year-long celebration of Rocky Mountain National Park's 100th Anniversary begins next week, with fun kick-off events!

August 20, 2014
Chip Seal Project On Trail Ridge Road To Begin On 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.

August 20, 2014
Artist-in-Residence Programs Continue At Rocky Mountain National Park With Photographers James and Jenny Tarpley
Photographers James and Jenny Tarpley from Marion, North Carolina will be the final artists for this year’s Art in the Park Program at Rocky Mountain National Park with presentations held August 27 and September 3 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

August 20, 2014
Wilderness and Rocky Mountain National Park: Through A Poet’s Eyes
Join poet and author Chris Ransick to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act through poetry.

August 13, 2014
Tonahutu Fire 100 Percent Contained
The Tonahutu Fire was one hundred percent contained this afternoon.

August 13, 2014
Wednesday Morning Update On Tonahutu Fire
Late yesterday, weather conditions (calm winds and higher humidity) assisted firefighters in their efforts on the Tonahutu Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park. The fire is estimated to be 7 acres.

August 12, 2014
Tonahutu Fire On West Side Of Rocky Mountain National Park
There is a small fire, approximately 5 acres, on the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park called the Tonahutu Fire.

August 12, 2014
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.

August 06, 2014
Artist-in-Residence Programs Continue At Rocky Mountain National Park With Painter And Art Teacher Jessica Bryant
Painter and art teacher, Jessica Bryant from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, will continue to highlight this year’s Art in the Park Program at Rocky Mountain National Park with presentations held August 13 and August 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

August 06, 2014
Wilderness And Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years
Get a sneak peek of the park’s upcoming 2015 centennial with Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years by award-winning author Mary Taylor Young. Ms. Young will be speaking at 8:30 p.m., Monday, August 11, in the Moraine Park Campground Amphitheater.

August 06, 2014
A Celebration Of The 100th Anniversary Of The 1914 Arapaho Pack Trip
The Northern Arapaho Tribe and Rocky Mountain National Park invite you to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the historic 1914 Arapaho Pack Trip to Estes Park, Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Lake, with a series of special events on Saturday, August 9.

July 29, 2014
World Ranger Day Celebrated This Thursday, July 31 At Rocky Mountain National Park
The staff of Rocky Mountain National Park invites you to celebrate World Ranger Day with them as they recognize world conservation areas, and the professional staff – the Rangers – that form the Thin Green Line around these most valuable resources.

July 28, 2014
Search In Longs Peak And Mount Meeker Area
This morning, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers were notified by a family member that Jay Yambert, 56, of Champaign, Illinois, was overdue.

July 25, 2014
Incident Above Loomis Lake In Rocky Mountain National Park
This afternoon, park rangers were contacted via cell phone by a 31-year-old man who indicated he had fallen an unknown distance while glissading down Gabletop Mountain, which is above Loomis Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

July 25, 2014
Fatality On Longs Peak Below Ledges In Rocky Mountain National Park
This morning, Friday, July 25, at 7:00 a.m., park rangers were contacted by a person climbing the Keyhole Route on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.

July 23, 2014
Old Fall River Road To Close To All Uses For Flood Damage Repairs
On Monday, July 28, Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park will close to all uses including pedestrians and hikers, as major repair work begins on the road and the Alluvial Fan bridge.

July 23, 2014
Artist-in-Residence Programs Continue At Rocky Mountain National Park With Photographer Michael Lang
Photographer Michael Lang of Lakewood, Colorado, will continue to highlight this year’s Art in the Park Program at Rocky Mountain National Park with presentations held July 30 and August 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

July 18, 2014
Input Provided On Guided Climbing Commercial Services Strategy In Rocky Mountain National Park
On Tuesday evening, July 15, 2014, Rocky Mountain National Park staff met with the commercial guided climbing community and interested stakeholders at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, CO.

July 15, 2014
Cardiac Fatality In Rocky Mountain National Park
This afternoon, park rangers were notified of a cardiac emergency on Trail Ridge Road, ½ mile west of Forest Canyon Overlook at roughly 11,800 feet, at a vehicle pull-out area.

July 13, 2014
Name of Victim from Saturday Lightning Incident Released
The name of the man who died in the lightning incident yesterday has been released.

July 12, 2014
Second Lightning Fatality In Two Days At Rocky Mountain National Park Further Information And Identity Of Friday Victim Released
At approximately 3:50 p.m. today, Saturday, July 12, park rangers were notified of a lightning strike that occurred near Rainbow Curve in Rocky Mountain National Park.

July 11, 2014
Lightning Strike Fatality In Rocky Mountain National Park
At approximately 1:20 p.m. park staff were notified of a lighting strike that occurred on the Ute Crossing Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park.

July 11, 2014
Artist-in-Residence Programs Continue At Rocky Mountain National Park With Storyteller and Writer
Storyteller and writer John Stansfield of Monument, Colorado, will continue to highlight this year’s Art in the Park Program at Rocky Mountain National Park with presentations held July 16 and July 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

July 03, 2014
Two Lightning Caused Fires Contained In Rocky Mountain National Park
Lightning in Rocky Mountain National Park this afternoon caused two separate small fires, one on Eagle Cliff and one on Beaver Mountain. Both fires have been contained due to available resources and immediate response by firefighters.

July 02, 2014
Artist-in-Residence Programs Continue At Rocky Mountain National Park
Visual Artist Trine Bumiller from Denver will continue to highlight this year’s Art in the Park Program at Rocky Mountain National Park with presentations held July 2 and July 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center.

July 02, 2014
Spruce Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park Fully Contained
Yesterday, Tuesday, July 1, ground crews made great progress and fully contained the Spruce Fire.

July 01, 2014
Upcoming Meeting Highlights Guided Climbing Commercial Services Strategy In Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park staff are currently undergoing a review and analysis of contracting practices and policies regarding commercial guided climbing at the park.

July 01, 2014
Further Details Released On Rescue Above Sky Pond In Rocky Mountain National Park
On Saturday, June 28, Paul Lambert, 21, from Eagle River, Alaska, climbed Andrews Glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park. As he was traversing around a knife’s edge between Powell Peak and Thatchtop, Lambert slipped approximately 5 feet then tumbled and slid an additional 5 feet injuring his arm.

July 01, 2014
Update On Spruce Fire - Small Fire In Rocky Mountain National Park
Last night ground crews stayed overnight near the Spruce Fire which grew slightly to roughly 1 acre. Humidity increased during the night and the winds lessened helping to minimize the fire spread.

June 30, 2014
Spruce Fire In Rocky Mountain National Park
Aerial observation has confirmed a small fire, roughly 1/10th of an acre, between Spruce Lake and Fern Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

June 18, 2014
Play In The Dirt At The Upcoming Community Weed Pull Event
On Saturday June 28, join Rocky Mountain National Park staff and Estes Land Stewardship Association (ELSA) from 8 a.m. to noon to help pull exotic plants and learn more about noxious weeds.

June 18, 2014
Explore The Wonders Of Rocky Mountain National Park With The Whole Family At Discovery Days
Discover the amazing world of Rocky Mountain National Park with your family every Tuesday at Discovery Days.

June 18, 2014
Artists Selected For 2014 Program at Rocky Mountain National Park First Art In The Park Program Begins Tonight
Six artists have been selected for the summer 2014 Artist-in-Residence Program at Rocky Mountain National Park.

June 16, 2014
Woman Airlifted From Chasm Lake Area In Rocky Mountain National Park
At approximately 4:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, Sunday, June 15, park staff received a 911 call regarding an incident near Chasm Lake.

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