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The government shutdown killed ‘elktober’

The gathering, trumpeting, head butting in Rocky Mountain National Park will go on without spectators this year. The same kind of show in Washington is drawing lots of attention.

Hickenlooper lifts burn ban as milder weather cools off wildfire-ravaged Colorado

Gov. John Hickenlooper lifted a statewide fire ban Sunday, saying recent rainfall and milder weather have brought relief to all 64 Colorado counties but he noted local fire restrictions may still be in effect.

Estes Park voters say election was just the beginning

What now, America? When The New York Times posed that question in Estes Park a few days ago, the answers they got indicated that just...

McInnis works to paint Hickenlooper as flip-flopper at tea-party event

ESTES PARK - Speaking to a few hundred tea party activists Tuesday, Republican gubernatorial candidates Dan Maes and Scott McInnis laid out similar agendas of battling illegal immigration, cutting taxes for businesses, and making oil and gas drilling a priority again in Colorado. But as Maes targeted McInnis, it was clear McInnis was setting his sites on Democratic candidate John Hickenlooper in an attempt to paint him as a flip-flopper.

Buck, Norton shrug off extremist labels at Estes Park tea-party event

ESTES PARK - During a tea party rally held here Tuesday, candidates for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate - Ken Buck and Jane Norton - used their podium time to deflect extremism labels, with Buck arguing it's D.C. insiders who are the real extremists.

Panelists at McCain-Udall hearing detail state’s grim climate future

ESTES PARK — At a public hearing held Monday by the U.S. Senate's Energy and Natural Resources subcommittee on National Parks in this gateway town to Rocky Mountain National Park, panelists offered details on the profound changes the park and the state will experience in coming years as a result of global warming.

Udall reasserts controversial pro-nuclear position

At an "open hearing" held at Rocky Mountain National Park today, Colorado U.S. Sen. Mark Udall repeated his support of a national energy plan...

McCain, Udall to hold climate-change hearing in Estes Park Monday

Democratic Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado and Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona continue their odd-bed-fellows magical mystery tour over the August congressional break...

Wildlife group: Cull elk at national park with wolves, not sharpshooters

An environmental group called on the Department of the Interior to cease fire on a plan to use volunteer sharpshooters to reduce elk herds in Rocky Mountain National Park, instead urging officials to release wolves into the park "as part of the long-term solution to the elk over-browsing problem."