Estes Park

8:00am

Fri November 7, 2014
Colorado Flooding

Rocky Mountain National Park Gauges Public Opinion On Trail Restoration

The Twin Sisters Trail, September, 2013.
Rocky Mountain National Park

Four popular trails at Rocky Mountain National Park – the Lawn Lake and Ypsilon Lake, Alluvial Fan, Twin Sisters and Aspen Brook trails – were so damaged by Colorado's historic flooding, park rangers are preparing to repair or reroute them. The park is asking for the public's help in deciding which trail plans to go with.

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5:00am

Thu October 30, 2014
Environment

State Officials: Trout Restoration Planning 'Ongoing' Since 2013 Floods

A view of state infrastructure destroyed by heavy rains, with some areas receiving as much as 18 inches in a 24-hour period, during flood rescue and recovery operations in Boulder, Colo., Sept. 16, 2013.
DVIDSHUB Creative Commons

On the heels of a story published in the Coloradoan linking declining trout populations to road reconstruction after the 2013 floods, the Colorado Department of Transportation said it did not disregard the impact that repairs have on the natural environment, and the trout population.

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3:25pm

Tue October 28, 2014
Environment

The Rush To Rebuild Flood-Ravaged Roads Has Cost: Colorado Trout

Corey Heim, a native aquatic technician for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, holds a trout with another smaller trout in its mouth as he measures their length at the Big Thompson River Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014.
V. Richard Haro The Coloradoan

Colorado officials scrambled to reconnect dozens of destroyed roadways after September's 2013 floods — most notably U.S. Highways 34, 36 and Colorado State Highway 7. That rush to reconstruct had a price, according to a new article in the Fort Collins Coloradoan: Thousands of trout have left the St. Vrain, South St. Vrain the Big Thompson rivers.

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3:26pm

Tue October 21, 2014
Parks & Rec

RMNP Proposes Raising Fees For Entry, Camping And More

Rocky Mountain National Park's Grand Lake Entrance station.
daveynin Creative Commons

For the first time since 2008, Rocky Mountain National Park is considering a bevy of fee increases on everything from camp sites to entrance fees.

Under the proposed changes, the weeklong entrance pass would change from $20 to $30. Park officials would introduce a day-use pass at the $20 level. The annual park pass would increase from $40 to $50. By 2017, the price for an annual pass would be $60.

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5:00am

Fri October 17, 2014
Arts & Life

There's Nothing More Colorado Than An Elk Rut Tailgate

RMNP visitors in the Moraine Park area view elk October 11, 2014.
Grace Hood KUNC

Inside Rocky Mountain National Park, the fall colors and snow-capped mountains make for spectacular sightseeing. But some park visitors aren't there for the grandeur. They're there with their sandwiches, chips and blankets ready for a different kind of Colorado sporting event: the annual elk mating season.

Enter the elk rut tailgate.

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