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Friday, October 12, 2012

Rocky Mountain National Park

Hazard Tree Removal To Take Place On Bear Lake Trail In RMNP

Beginning on Tuesday, October 9, park staff began conducting hazard tree mitigation by removing select hazard trees along the Bear Lake Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. Weather permitting, this work should continue through October 18. The work will not take place on Fridays or weekends. Depending on where the work is taking place on the trail, hikers will be allowed to go through some sections but other areas will be closed. These hazard trees are mainly due to the recent bark beetle outbreak. Bark beetles continue to be active within Rocky Mountain National Park, impacting large numbers of conifer trees. The park's priorities for mitigation of the effects of beetles are focused on removing hazard trees and hazard fuels related to the protection of life and property. For more information about Rocky The National Park Service is accepting applications through November 15, 2012 for Rocky Mountain National Park's summer 2013 Artist-in-Residence Program. Selected artists are provided with a creative, contemplative environment in which to generate artistic works and share their works with the public. Artistic diversity, new ideas and creative uses of media are encouraged. Selected artists receive a two-week residency at the William Allen White cabin from June through September. Professional musicians, writers, sculptors, painters, photographers, poets and performance artists will be given equal consideration. During their stay, artists share their vision in two public presentations. Following their residency, artists donate a fully finished work to Rocky Mountain National Park, representative of their stay. Mountain National Park, please call the park's Information Office at (970) 586- 1206 or visit

Seeking Applications For RMNP Artist-In-Residence Program

On Monday, October 15, work is scheduled to take place on the surface of the Roaring River Bridge near the Alluvial Fan in Rocky Mountain National Park. Access will be allowed to the east Alluvial Fan parking lot but the road will be closed beyond that point. Visitors can walk on the Alluvial Fan trail to access the area, however parking is limited. Pedestrians would be able to walk on the trail to access the section of Endoval- The National Park Service holds a noncommercial copyright to donated artwork. A panel of professional artists will judge the applicant pool. Five to six artists will be selected to participate in the summer of 2013. Selections are made on the basis of the following criteria: entry materials, vision, and recognized talent as demonstrated by participation in juried shows, publications or performances. Having begun in 1984, Rocky Mountain's program is the longest running Artist-in-Residence program operated by the National Park Service. Interested artists may obtain more information and download an application by accessing the park's website at Detailed instructions are on the entry form. Applications must be postmarked by November 15, 2012.

Work On Roaring River Bridge Will Close Access To Endovalley Road In RMNP October 15

ley road beyond where the bridge work is taking place to the Endovalley picnic area. Old Fall River Road closes to vehicles for the season on October 10 and will be closed to pedestrians on October 15 for road maintenance. For more information about Rocky Mountain National Park, please call the park's Information Office at (970) 586- 1206 or visit This day, October 12 th in history: 1976-4 th Space Shuttle Enterprise, approach and land test (ALT) flight 1968-19 th Olympic games open at Mexico City, Mexico 1960-John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon's 3 rd presidential debate

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