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4 years 1 month ago

Rescue of woman on Longs Peak takes 15 hours

University of Colorado-Boulder student who slid about 200 feet down an icy slope on Longs Peak spent 15 hours on the mountain as rangers and rescuers worked to safely get her out. Rocky Mountain National Park officials say 20-year-old Rebecca Stubbs never lost consciousness Saturday when she suffered multiple...

4 years 8 months ago

Coroner's office investigating skier's death

The Boulder County coroner's office is investigating the death of a 40-year-old male skier found dead in the backcountry of Rocky Mountain National Park. The coroner's office has identified the skier as Lacy Elliot Meadows of Broomfield. An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday. Rangers found his body Sunday after a...

4 years 8 months ago

Plane crashes in Rocky Mountain National Park

A small plane has crashed into a remote part of Rocky Mountain National Park, injuring two people from Wisconsin. Officials say a 54-year-old man and his 18-year-old daughter suffered only minor injuries in the crash Thursday night. Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says both were conscious and moving about when...

5 years 1 month ago

Poacher kills lynx in Summit County

One of the first lynx released in Colorado to restore the cats to the state has been killed by a poacher. The Colorado Division of Wildlife says the 13-year-old female lynx trapped in Canada and released in southwest Colorado in 1999 was killed last weekend in Summit County. ...

5 years 2 months ago

CSU gets funding to study feedlot emissions

Colorado State University researchers have received $1.15 million in federal funds to study how much nitrogen and ammonia are emitted from cattle feedlots. Feedlots along Colorado's Front Range are believed to be a major source of nitrogen pollution in Rocky Mountain National Park to the west. Biologists say the park's...

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