May 13, 2006 |
President Bush has signed a bill that will allow an 83-year-old widow to keep her summer home inside the boundaries of Rocky Mountain National Park. The measure gives Betty Dick "life estate" rights to use the land where she and her late husband had spent summers since the 1970s. Rep. Mark Udall, Sen. Ken Salazar and others in Colorado took up Dick's cause after the National Park Service threatened her with eviction.
May 3, 2006 |
Legislation allowing an 83-year-old widow to keep her summer home in Rocky Mountain National Park is headed to the president's desk. House members voted unanimously for a bill that would let Betty Dick keep the cabin near the park's west entrance, which she has used for decades. The bill previously had been approved by the Senate.
April 8, 1990
Rocky Mountain National Park is in north-central Colorado and can be reached from the east by car on U.S. 34, U.S. 36 and Colorado 7. Highways 36 and 7 both reach Boulder, but the narrow, winding Colorado 7 offers beautiful views of southeastern portions of the park. The park also can be reached from the west by U.S. 40, which connects with 34. Estes Park is about 65 miles north of Denver, 91 miles south of Cheyenne, Wyo. Campgrounds in and around the park are abundant.
October 12, 2013 |
With the federal government still shut down, states across the country inked deals to reopen national parks within their state borders, seeking to stop further losses to local economies anchored by park tourism. The Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain National Park, and all of Utah's national parks reopened Saturday. The Statue of Liberty will welcome visitors Sunday, and starting Monday, tourists can once again gaze up at the presidents on Mt. Rushmore. The source of money for these efforts varies: New York is dipping into its tourism budget, while Arizona is using state funds along with money pledged by municipalities.
July 18, 2013 |
Nine people working on a northern Colorado farm were struck by lightning during a fast-moving storm on Thursday, a fire official said. Two people were critically injured, four seriously, said Gary Green, chief of the Wellington Fire Protection District. The group was working in an open field at the time. While none of the injuries were life-threatening, the critically injured patients were “in a significant altered mental state” and were not responding appropriately to questions, Green said.
July 19, 1997 |
As his family watched in horror, a 10-year-old boy was dragged away by a mountain lion who attacked and killed him as the group returned from a hike in a national park. Mark Miedema was hiking several minutes ahead of his parents and 6-year-old sister Thursday in Rocky Mountain National Park, spokesman Doug Caldwell said. "What we think may have happened--and this is pure theory--is that unfortunately Mark came along . . . when the lion was in a hunting mode," Caldwell said.