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#26954 - 12/02/09 03:26 AM December National Park News
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#26955 - 12/02/09 03:26 AM Mon Dec 1, 2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Big Bend National Park News:
Wintery conditions may impact visitors to Big Bend National Park this week
Over the next few days, visitors to Big Bend National Park can expect park-wide cold, rainy, and wet conditions.
http://www.examiner.com/x-4661-National-...-Park-this-week
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Denali National Park News:
Anchorage film festival spotlights the outdoors
Imagine climbing to the summit of Wolverine Peak, which looms an impressive 4,196 feet above Anchorage in the front range of the Chugach Mountains.
http://www.adn.com/3549/story/1035000.html
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Over the edge in Grand Canyon: B. Holt Vaughn, 62 – Update with name
B. Holt Vaughn, 62, was killed after falling about 400 feet off the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park on Nov. 28, according to a news release from the National Park Service.
http://tucsoncitizen.com/dead/2009/12/01/over-the-edge-in-grand-canyon-man/

Broomfield man killed in Grand Canyon fall described as humble, caring
Friends of the Broomfield man who fell to his death Saturday in the Grand Canyon remember him as a humble, caring man who was always willing to take on jobs no one else wanted.
http://www.broomfieldenterprise.com/ci_13901877
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Yellowstone approves plan for development
Developments, including more parking and new toilets, could be allowed at Tower-Roosevelt in Yellowstone National Park under a first-of-its-kind comprehensive plan approved earlier this month.
http://www.sltrib.com/nationworld/ci_13899570
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Yosemite National Park News:
Tioga Pass-Glacier Pt. Rd. CLOSED For Winter Months
Yosemite National Park, CA -- Effective immediately Tioga Pass (9,945 ft.) and Glacier Pt. Rd. within the Park are closed for the winter months.
http://www.mymotherlode.com/news/local/678446/Tioga-PassGlacier-Pt-Rd-CLOSED-For-Winter-Months.html
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#26956 - 12/02/09 06:52 PM Tues Dec 2, 2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Deluge of detoured I-40 drivers creates snarls for Smokies
The Interstate 40 rock slide has sent drivers in search of the shortest route to North Carolina. Many who find their way to U.S. 441 through the Smokies have found more snarls than speed.
http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=106580&provider=gnews
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Misc. National Park News:
Ranger wants national parks to draw more minorities
When Shelton Johnson looked up at the Roosevelt Arch at Yellowstone National Park, he was awed by its inscription, "For the benefit and enjoyment of the people." And perplexed.
http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091202/A_SPORTS03/912020326

Coltsville Not Currently Eligible for National Park Status
The Coltsville Historic District is not currently eligible to be a national park, according to a study by the service that runs the system.
http://www.courant.com/news/breaking/hc-coltsville-national-park-status-1201,0,2130835.story
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
$25,000 Gift Made To Grand Teton National Park
Christmas has arrived a bit early for Grand Teton National Park, which has been given $25,000 to help support the park's search-and-rescue program.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2009/12/25000-gift-made-grand-teton-national-park5016

TELEVISION SHOW HIGHLIGHTS YELLOWSTONE BISON CONTROVERSY
On Saturday, December 5 at 10pm EST, Discovery Channel's Planet Green will air Buffalo Battle, a one-hour television documentary on the plight of America's only continuously wild bison population and the work of Buffalo Field Campaign.
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2009/12/01/18631119.php

Yellowstone To Open This Season – Legal Action Filed By State Of Wyoming
With another winter fast approaching, the Wyoming Attorney General filed a new Yellowstone winter management legal action in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on November 20, 2009. The suit challenges the Park Service’s interim rule that would allow 318 snowmobiles and 78 snow coaches per day for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons while the Park Service comes up with a permanent plan.
http://utvweekly.com/index.php/2009/12/y...ate-of-wyoming/
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#26957 - 12/04/09 03:31 AM Thurs Dec 4, 2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon fall ruled accident
The National Park Service today ruled the death of B. Holt Vaughn an accident.
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_13920221
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Alexander, Duncan ask Blount to consider 'stealth' cell towers
Federal lawmakers Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Congressman John "Jimmy" Duncan Jr. (R-2nd) are encouraging the Blount County Board of Zoning Appeals to consider approving so-called "stealth" cell phone towers instead of traditional towers that some say would damage the scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains. One of the entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is in Townsend in Blount County, where cell phone towers may soon be placed.
http://www.volunteertv.com/home/headlines/78351197.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Around Montana: Rendezvous Ski Trails at West Yellowstone open and groomed
The Rendezvous Ski Trail system, located on the Gallatin National Forest near West Yellowstone is now being groomed for classic and skate skiing. The Rendezvous ski system includes between 35 and 50 kilometers of professionally groomed trails.
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/articles/2009/12/03/sports/10am.txt

New comp plan in Yellowstone a first
A new comprehensive plan for a lodging area in Yellowstone could set a precedent for the way the park manages infrastructure.
http://www.planetjh.com/news/A_105604.aspx
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Yosemite National Park News:
Winter Weather Update for Yosemite
For those interested in touring Yosemite this winter the snow pack outlook is very promising. For those interested in skiing, Badger Pass Ski Area is scheduled to open December 18th, 2009.
http://www.extranomical.com/NEWS/YOSEMITE_NEWS/winter_weather_update_for_yosemite_443.html
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#26958 - 12/04/09 10:05 PM Fri, Dec 5, 2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Everglades National Park News:
Tamiami Trail bridge will be milestone for Everglades restoration
After 20 years of legal and bureaucratic battles, the Army Corps of Engineers is ready to break ground on a Tamiami Trail overhaul considered a milestone in broader Everglades restoration efforts.
http://www.miamiherald.com/460/story/1364934.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Snow possible in Smokies
Winter storm watch issued for area
The first measurable snow of the season could fall in the Smoky Mountains on Saturday as the National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch for the area.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/dec/04/snow-possible-in-smokies/
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Orphaned Mountain Gorilla Babies Return Home to Congo National Park
More than two years after being evacuated following the 2007 killings of their mothers, mountain gorilla babies Ndakasi and Ndeze have returned home to the Democratic Republic of Congo, moving into a new custom-built forest sanctuary.
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091203163146.htm

One-horned rhinos find safe haven in Uttar Pradesh's Dudhwa National Park
The Dudhwa National Park, which is located in the foothills of Himalayas in Uttar Pradesh, has become an ideal home to the famed one horned rhinoceros that is listed among the endangered species.
http://sify.com/news/One-horned-rhinos-f...mds4fcaaca.html
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Yellowstone National Park News:
County Wants More Snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park
A Wyoming county wants more snowmobiles in Yellowstone National Park. The Park County Board of Commissioner challenged the Interior Department's rule that allows only 318 snowmobiles a day in the nation's oldest National Park.
http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/12/04...tional_Park.htm

Yellowstone hosts first BioBlitz
Over 1079 species were recorded in 24 hours during this past August's BioBlitz.
http://www.westyellowstonenews.com/articles/2009/12/03/news/news3.txt
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#26959 - 12/06/09 05:51 AM Sun Dec 6, 2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Winter Camping at Acadia National Park
While most view Acadia National Park as the perfect summer destination, folks have been known to head there in the winter months. With that in mind, the park keeps the Blackwoods Campground open on a limited basis for the hardy who want to experience a different season in Acadia.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2009/12/winter-camping-acadia-national-park5013
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Efforts to curtail insect in Smokies showing progress
The wool-like protective ovisacs of hemlock woolly adelgids are on an infected tree near Townsend in March 2008.
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2009/dec/05/efforts-to-curtail-insect-in-smokies-showing/

$873,000 grant awarded to trail improvements
This week the National Park Service announced that grants have been awarded for 17 trails projects across the National Park System.
http://hikinginthesmokys.blogspot.com/2009/12/873000-grant-awarded-to-trail.html
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Misc. National Park News:
Updated: NPS Director Jarvis Ends "Core Ops" Budgeting Across The National Park System
In a brief, four-paragraph memorandum, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis has brought to an end a budgeting process that stripped arguably key positions from parks. Dubbed "core ops" for its approach to analyzing a park's core operations, the process failed to produce wise budgeting decisions, the director said in a letter to his regional directors.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/200...park-system5041
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Endangered Gorillas, Ugandan Village Learn to Coexist
Years of protecting the mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwest Uganda nearly unraveled four years ago when gorillas began to destroy farm crops outside the reserve.
http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/010843.html
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Feds kill 7 wolves in Stanley Basin
For one Idaho wolf pack, there wasn’t much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving.
http://www.magicvalley.com/news/local/article_f413d14d-3a26-5f1d-8728-2760eccecbc8.html
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#26960 - 12/07/09 05:23 AM Mon Dec 7, 2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Acadia National Park is holding their annual park pass sale, selling passes for half price.
http://www.wcsh6.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=111686&catid=2
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Big Bend National Park News
Camping at Big Bend Ranch State Park? Bring two spare tires
State's most remote park offers acres of rugged terrain to explore. (Note 2 hours to Big Bend NP)
I'm trying to decide which is more spectacular: the backdrop of canyons and mesas visible when the sun was up, or this night sky, which looks like someone draped a black sheet overhead, poked a bunch of pin holes in it, then lighted a flickering candle behind it.
http://www.statesman.com/life/content/life/stories/travel/2009/12/06/1206fiesta.html
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Western North Carolina dodges bulk of snowstorm
A snowstorm forecasted to cover most of the mountains missed much of Western North Carolina, leaving less than an inch of snow in many places.
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20091206/NEWS01/912060355
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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park News:
Land of Lava
Hawaii's volatile volcanoes leave their mark on the big island's landscape
Daylight fades as we descend into the abyss of Kilauea Iki crater. The rugged trail zigzags through dense Hawaiian jungle of snaking vines and unfurling palm fronds. It is cloyingly humid. Our eyes and lungs burn from the sulfur dioxide and other volcanic gases, or "vog," that envelope most of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
http://www.thestar.com/travel/article/730103--land-of-lava
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Misc. National Park News:
There are Many Colourful Characters Associated with the National Parks in the United States
National parks throughout the United States have at least one single thing in common: someone interesting had a hand in making that park what it is today.
http://www.travelvideo.tv/news/united-st...e-united-states

National Park Lodging Rates, On Average, Stay Ahead of Inflation
Regular guests of national park lodges have undoubtedly noticed persistent increases in room rates.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/200...d-inflation5031
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Outside the US/Canadian Park System:
Orphaned baby gorillas get lush new jungle home
Two baby mountain gorillas, who survived a 2007 attack on a national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) which left them orphaned, have been settling into their new home at the Senkwekwe Centre in Virunga National Park.
http://www.necn.com/Boston/World/2009/12/05/Orphaned-baby-gorillas-get/1260021892.html

It’s our sea to save, in all its still living color
This is a plunge into both wonder and worry. I have snorkeled and gone scuba diving in the waters of Virgin Islands National Park off and on for nearly 30 years.
http://www.boston.com/travel/getaways/ca...l_living_color/
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
Climate change studied in Yellowstone (in photos)
Yellowstone's 2.2 million carefully managed acres are among the few places left in North America to retain a virtually intact ecosystem, in a landscape where the hand of man remains light. The park's strict federal protections have maintained a refugium, where the plants and animals are largely unmolested by localized industrial pollution. That makes Yellowstone an ideal place to study the effects of climate change.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nation-and-world/la-na-yellowstone-html,0,1526277.htmlstory

Two small quakes reported in SW corner of MT
It's been an active earthquake week in the mountains in the southwest corner of Montana, although the remote locations probably means they went unnoticed.
http://www.montanasnewsstation.com/Global/story.asp?S=11626944
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#26961 - 12/09/09 01:54 PM Wed Dec 9, 2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Alaska National Parks (Misc)
Applications Open for 2010 Research Fellowships at Alaska National Parks
Two research fellowships are seeking applicants wishing to conduct research in Denali National Park and Preserve and other national parks in Alaska. The Discover Denali Research Fellowship is for research in or near Denali, while the Murie Science and Learning Center Fellowship is for research taking place in Denali or other Alaska national parks.
http://usparks.about.com/b/2009/12/08/ap...ional-parks.htm
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Everglades National Park News:
Construction Begins on Bridge For Everglades Water Restoration
An $81 million project to restore fresh water flows to the Everglades - the largest construction project in the history of the National Park Service - a project that has been 20 years in the making - was started Friday on the Tamiami Trail.
http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/dec2009/2009-12-07-095.asp
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Grand Canyon National Park News:
Grand Canyon National Park: road conditions update after winter storm
Officials at Grand Canyon National Park issued an update on Tuesday, December 8, 2009. A major winter storm has just passed through the area. It is estimated that over a foot of snow fell last night. This is in addition to the snow that fell yesterday.
http://www.examiner.com/x-4661-National-...er-winter-storm

Grand Canyon travel impacts from winter storm, with live view of the Peaks from Flagstaff
After starting about 6 a.m. this morning, snow has been falling steadily in the Flagstaff, Arizona, area. Travelers to the Grand Canyon, passing through Flagstaff can expect heavy snow today and blizzard conditions this evening, with a blizzard warning in effect through noon on Tuesday.
http://www.examiner.com/x-4661-National-...-from-Flagstaff
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Hemlock spraying in Cades Cove Thursday
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have rescheduled the hemlock tree spraying operation in Cades Cove to occur on Thursday, December 10. During that time, a partial closure of the 11-mile Cades Cove Loop Road will be imposed while Park forestry technicians finish treating the adelgid-infested hemlock trees. Previously, vegetation management crews had to suspend the second day of its scheduled operation because of inclement weather.
http://www.volunteertv.com/blount/headlines/78709742.html

GSMNP hosts 34th-annual "Festival of Christmas Past"
Great Smoky Mountains National Park has announced the 34th-annual Festival of Christmas Past celebration scheduled Saturday, Dec. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Sugarlands Visitor Center.
http://www.blounttoday.com/events/2009/dec/12/138/
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Seguaro National Park News:
Rainfall from Tucson storm lower than expected
Rainfall totals from the winter storm that rolled through Southern Arizona overnight are coming in lower than expected, according to the National Weather Service.
http://www.azstarnet.com/sn/hourlyupdate/320552.php
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Utah (Misc) National Parks News:
Did you know there are more than a dozen sites run by the National Parks Service just waiting for you to discover in Utah? If you love RV camping as well as the beauty of America's National Parks, a trip to Utah should be on your "To-Do List." Hope this brief list whets your appetite for an RV road trip to Utah soon.
http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/131711

Master painter of Southwest leaves house, works to SUU
Jim Jones, a painter whose work became synonymous with the natural beauty of southern Utah, died early Saturday at his home in Springdale. He was 76 years old, and struggling with emphysema when he passed away.
http://www.sltrib.com/utah/ci_13946546
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#26962 - 12/10/09 10:43 PM Thurs Dec 10, 2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Acadia National Park News:
Maine Bill Calls for Less Sulfur in Heating Oil
State legislators in Maine began discussing a new bill yesterday that would limit the amount of sulfur contained in residential and industrial heating fuel, the Bangor Daily News has reported.
http://www.heatingoil.com/blog/maine-bill-calls-for-less-sulfur-in-heating-oil1209/
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Glacier National Park News:
Canadian company claims rich gold find north of Glacier National Park, raising concerns
A Canadian mining company, digging for gold just north of Glacier National Park, has discovered a significant deposit, and that has Montana interests worried about upstream development.
http://www.missoulian.com/news/local/article_3b052802-e543-11de-b73c-001cc4c002e0.html
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Misc. National Park News:
National Park Service Air Expert Receives Conservation Award for Protecting Clean Air in Our National Parks
This morning the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) awarded Denver-based Don Shepherd, an environmental engineer with the Air Resources Division of the National Park Service, the Stephen T. Mather Award for his distinguished efforts to protect America's national parks and wildlife from the threat of air pollution.
http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2009/12/09-12
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Yellowstone (and Grand Teton) National Park News:
National Forest closes Horse Butte grazing
The Gallatin National Forest has shut down grazing on the Horse Butte Peninsula, saying the valuable habitat for grizzly bears, wolves and western toads would be hurt if cattle returned to the area.
http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/articles/2009/12/10/news/200horsebutte.txt

Park awards contracts for floating and fishing
The National Park Service has awarded a dozen floating, fishing and horseback concession contracts in Grand Teton National Park.
http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=5391
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#26963 - 12/11/09 02:12 PM Fri, Dec 11, 2010 National Park News [Re: James Morrissey]
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Everglades National Park News:
Wading birds' breeding rebounded over past decade -- good news for Everglades
After the third strong breeding year since 2002, there is increasing optimism that wading birds are rebounding from decades of decline in the Everglades.
http://www.miamiherald.com/573/story/1376556.html
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Glacier National Park News:
Gold Strike Just North of Glacier National Park Another Concern for Park's Environmental Health
A gold strike in the rugged mountains of British Columbia just across the U.S.-Canadian border from Glacier National Park is yet one more concern for the park's environmental health, which already is being threatened by another mining project eyed in the same general area.
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/200...ntal-health5068
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park News:
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hosts Holiday Homecoming
Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host a Holiday Homecoming at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center and the Mountain Farm Museum on Saturday, December 19. Enjoy historical demonstrations, hot cider and cookies!
http://usparks.about.com/b/2009/12/10/gr...-homecoming.htm
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Rocky Mountain National Park News:
Cameron Pass, Rocky Mountain National Park avalanche risks heighten
Avalanche potential for the northern mountains, including Cameron Pass and Rocky Mountain National Park, has been rated as considerable today by the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
http://www.coloradoan.com/article/200912...+risks+heighten
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