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  • Uphill battle for Mt. John Denver (Petition to honor the late singer by naming Mountain after him)

    08/09/2011 2:34:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | 08/09/2011
    Thousands of Coloradans have signed a petition to honor the late "Rocky Mountain High" singer John Denver by naming a peak after him in the central Rockies close to where he penned the iconic 1970s song. But the plan has hit a snag -- with the US Board on Geographic Names saying federal policy is to avoid adding names to peaks in federal wilderness areas.
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Refuses Bathroom Access to Diarrheic 5-Year-Old

    06/28/2008 12:50:04 PM PDT · by Oyarsa · 74 replies · 289+ views ^ | June 23, 2008 | Alex Chasick
    A reader writes: "Last night we were out with friends and went to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at Bella Terra/Huntington Beach. We were eating outside as my 5 year old daughter got an uncontrollable urge to use the bathroom and began crying and screaming 'diarrhea, diarrhea.' I ran into the store with her in my arms, begging to use the bathroom and they refused multiple times." I explained she had diarrhea and couldn't hold it and told them she was about to go on the floor. They refused again and never offered me any alternatives. I begged them to...
  • Interior Department Removes Northern Rocky Mountain Wolves from Endangered Species List

    02/21/2008 12:28:17 PM PST · by girlangler · 7 replies · 169+ views
    U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service ^ | 2/21/08 | news release
    Interior Department Removes Northern Rocky Mountain Wolves from Endangered Species List Contacts Ed Bangs (406) 449-5225, x 204 Joan Jewett (503) 231-6211 Sharon Rose (303) 236-4580 Joshua Winchell (703) 358-2279 The gray wolf population in the Northern Rocky Mountains is thriving and no longer requires the protection of the Endangered Species Act, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Lynn Scarlett announced today. As a result, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will remove the species from the federal list of threatened and endangered species. "The wolf population in the Northern Rockies has far exceeded its recovery goal and continues to expand...
  • Hunters To Help With Elk Culling In RMNP

    12/12/2007 10:41:22 AM PST · by george76 · 28 replies · 421+ views
    (CBS4) ^ | Dec 11, 2007
    Officials say there are too many elk in Rocky Mountain National Park and now the U.S. National Park Service finally has a plan to thin the herd. The plan includes using volunteers to help hunt the animals. The decision was announced Tuesday after four years of studying problems caused by the out of control elk herd. Among the problems is the damage the herd is causing to aspen and willows in the park. The elk chew off all the aspen shoots so there aren't any new trees and willows just never get a chance to grow. Park Service said volunteer...
  • (Wild) Bison once again roam eastern Colorado (wildlife refuge formerly the Rocky Mountain Arsenal)

    03/17/2007 12:46:02 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 643+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/17/07 | AP
    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. - After an absence of more than a century, wild bison were returned to Colorado's Front Range on Saturday in full view of Denver's skyline. Sixteen buffalo from the National Bison Range in northwestern Montana were released in an enclosed 1,400-acre section of a wildlife refuge that formerly was the Rocky Mountain Arsenal, where nerve gas and other chemical weapons were manufactured. "The release went very smoothly. We would say this was a tremendous success," said Matt Kales, spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He said the animals were released in an area that had...
  • Dad dies trying to save son (Evil SUV alert.)

    09/14/2005 6:56:18 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 11 replies · 544+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | September 14, 2005 | Tillie Fong,
    A New Hampshire man was killed Monday when he tried to prevent his SUV with his 2-year-old son in the back seat from rolling down an embankment off of Old Fall River Road.
  • Rocky Mountain News Publishes “The Churchill Files” - ("excellence in journalism!")

    06/10/2005 4:36:30 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 18 replies · 1,006+ views
    Since the inception of controversy over University of Colorado professor Ward Churchill, the Rocky Mountain News has led all other media in news coverage, investigation and analysis. Now, that newspaper has published the results of a detailed, exhaustive two-month investigation into multiple allegations against the embattled professor. The five-part series of reports, which began on June 4, constitute remarkable journalism of a kind too rarely practiced, regardless of subject matter. It is thorough; it is careful; it is balanced. It is investigatory and scholarly, analytical and insightful, as clear and as compellingly written as any complicated, contentious story can be....