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Small Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park Has Been Contained

If you noticed smoke around the Grand Lake area of RMNP this week: 1) Yes, it was a wildfire, and 2) it is now contained.

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Surviving Lightning Stockbyte
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Avoiding a Lightning Strike in Colorado

Avoiding a lightning strike in Colorado can be as simple as, stay indoors, but what if you're caught outside?

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Two Killed by Lightning Strikes in Rocky Mountain National Park Over the Weekend

A 52-year-old Nebraska man died Saturday from a lightning strike in Rocky Mountain National Park. He was the second person to be killed in two days in separate lightning strikes in the park.

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Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images
Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images
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Major Rescue Operation Underway on Longs Peak

Longs Peak, which is the only "fourteener" in Rocky Mountain National Park in Northern Colorado is home to a major rescue operation right now. 28 team members and rescuers are trying to reach a stranded climber in an "extremely precarious location" approximately 13,000 feet up on the east face of Longs Peak.

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Rocky Mountain National Park from Trail Ridge Road
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How is Rocky Mountain National Park Connected to Greeley?

The next History Brown Bag will be on Thursday, March 27th, at which University of Northern Colorado History Professor Dr. Michael Welsh will speak about the Environmental History of Rocky Mountain National Park and its Connections to Greeley.

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Rocky Mountain National Park Will Reopen This Saturday [Oct. 10, 2013]

Rocky Mountain National Park has been shut down because of the federal governments shutdown, but today Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper announced the park will reopen tomorrow. The good news is the park will be open, the not-so-good news is that it will have to be paid for by Colorado taxpayers.

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Photo courtesy of Sheriff Justin Smith
Photo courtesy of Sheriff Justin Smith
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Government Shutdown Closes One of the 2 Roads into Estes Park

Rocky Mountain National Park has closed Trail Ridge Road after Congress failed to fund the federal government

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Snow Is Deep On Trail Ridge Road

Crews are working to open Trail Ridge Road for the summer tourism season.

As of last week, there was 16 feet of snow at Upper Hidden Valley; 17.5 feet at Rainbow Curve and 18.5 feet just west of Rock Cut.

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Rocky Mountain National Park
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Rocky Mountain National Park – Colorado Trip Advice [Guide]

Massive mountain peaks are what Rocky Mountain National Park is known for, but alpine flowers, clear lakes, mountain rivers and streams, and impressive forests are all part of the magic. The amazing wildlife is one of the biggest reasons that over 3 million people visit the park every year.

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Watch This Bear Rolling in the Snow in Rocky Mountain National Park [Video]

The black bear was spotted at Cub Lake.

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Why Do We Treat Animals Better Than Humans? Good Question! [VIDEO]

I ran across this article this morning on Facebook and it made me think of this whole "welfare" and "food stamp" issue in a much different light. I hope you'll read my story but the moral of it is Be The Bear.!

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Estes Park Smoke
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Wildfire Buring Near Estes Park In Rocky Mountain National Park (Fern Lake Fire)

A new wildfire is spewing smoke in Rocky Mountain National Park, near Estes Park, Colorado. According to the Coloradoan, air support was called to help contain the fire this afternoon.

At 6pm, Rocky Mountain National Park tweeted that the fire has grown to over 300 acres and is heading north toward the Ute trail.

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