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Starting June 4, Rocky Mountain National Park will institute a new timed entry program that requires all visitors to reserve a time slot ahead of their visit. Permits for June and July are available for sale starting Thursday, May 28 at recreation.gov.

Under the plan, groups of visitors will arrive at the park in two-hour windows between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. Roughly 5,000 vehiclesor 60% of the park’s normal capacitywill get to enter each day.

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Today on a special episode of Colorado Edition: arts reporter Stacy Nick looks at the time a lifted cartoon of a flatulent unicorn made headlines, the repatriation of Native American artifacts and how a vandalized artwork in Loveland ended up bringing people together.

Courtesty Nicole Bartet

In times of distress, a quote from Mr. Rogers often comes up: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"

In its recurring segment, "The Helpers," KUNC is collecting stories of people who are going above and beyond to aid others during this time of crisis.

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I should start by revealing that I've known Bob Young since the 1970s. We're friends, although not close friends. But I think he may be the finest living filmmaker in America. He's now 95 and still writing. As a director, I believe he's made at least five full-out masterpieces, and hardly anyone knows of him.

In times of distress, a quote from Mr. Rogers often comes up: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"

In its recurring segment, "The Helpers," KUNC is collecting stories of people who are going above and beyond to aid others during this time of crisis.

Icarus Films

In 1973, the then-young Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán filmed a terrible series of events – the coup d’etat that toppled Salvador Allende, the elected president of Chile, and installed 16 years of terror under the dictator Augusto Pinochet. Guzmán escaped the country with his cans of film, got to Paris and assembled a remarkable documentary called The Battle of Chile.

Courtesy of William Matthews

Starting a music business class in the most devastating time the music industry has ever seen might seem like strange timing. But Chuck Morris, former CEO of AEG Presents Rocky Mountains, says the business has always been a labor of love.

“When I’ve spoken at colleges, I try to convince them in the first five minutes not to go into the music business, because it’s so difficult,” Morris said. “And my speech has always been, I don’t care what you do - wash floors at KBCO, or answer the phones at (record store) Twist and Shout … Do anything - get your foot in the door.”

Courtesy Longmont Museum

Art is often something people turn to in times of distress but right now, every expression — whether it's movie theaters, concert venues or museums — is closed due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

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When I present movies in public, I am amazed that audiences continually respond to Hitchcock’s films as if they were made yesterday, and not decades ago.  Hitchcock made movies from the 1920s into the ‘80s, but what he’s getting at are the fundamental anxieties of human lives. We feel guilty about something we do; we distrust someone we love. Hitchcock’s characters are often extreme and exotic –spies or murderers – but at their core they’re tortured by the same things that bedevil all of us.

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In times of distress, a quote from Mr. Rogers often comes up: "When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'"

In its recurring segment, "The Helpers," KUNC is collecting stories of people who are going above and beyond to aid others during this time of crisis.

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