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Rocky Mountain National Park has reopened to visitors now that Colorado has agreed to pick up the tab for running it.
The Obama administration says it will allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown.
After the floods and now the shutdown Estes Park is pleading with Colorado’s congressional delegation to open up Rocky Mountian National Park. The town says the shutdown is killing tourism, and that’s not the only town hurting.
The government shutdown has closed national parks and monuments, including Rocky Mountain National Park, and the timing couldn’t be worse for the town of Estes Park as it tries to recover from the floods.
Businesses in Estes Park want everyone to know the town is open for business despite the two main highways being closed.
A convoy of heavy construction equipment is creeping over a high-elevation highway through Rocky Mountain National Park to join a massive highway rebuilding project after the Colorado floods.
The body of a 79-year-old woman was found beside the Big Thompson River, authorities said Monday, bringing to eight the death toll from the massive flooding in Colorado.
Colorado officials are aiming to meet a Dec. 1 target to complete temporary fixes to at least some roads heavily damaged by catastrophic flooding this month.
State highway crews and National Guard troops worked furiously Sunday to repair highways to Colorado mountain towns cut off by unprecedented flooding.
A little more than a year after Gov. John Hickenlooper insisted his wildfire-ravaged state was still “open for business,” he may have to throw another lifeline to the state’s billion-dollar tourism industry as the world takes in the startling images of dramatic flood rescues and washed-out roads.