Rocky Mountain National Park

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Climate change is transforming Western forests. And that could have big consequences far beyond wildfires.

The heat of a warming planet, like an artist’s palette knife on a canvas, etches its way across Western forests, slowly altering ecosystems that have flourished for centuries.

Outdoors Primary category in which blog post is published

Campers now want more than just a tent. One Colorado campground is leaning into those changing tastes — and shorter attention spans.

Corporate campgrounds such as Jellystone Park Camp-Resorts and its much larger competitor -- Kampgrounds of America -- have learned that today’s campers need more than stargazing to keep them interested

Environment Primary category in which blog post is published

Pollution is still drifting onto Rocky Mountain Park’s fragile ecosystems, report says

The report also said pollution will probably begin to decline because of tougher state and federal rules for vehicle emissions, planned retirements of coal-fired power plants and other steps

Politics and Government Primary category in which blog post is published

Rocky Mountain National Park begins tapping recreation fees to pay some workers

Some staff may soon get paid, but ripple effect has contractors unable to get back pay, research on hold and local shops searching for sales alternatives