ESTES PARK — Friday night, the federal government partially shut down for the third time this year. This means that funding for select federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of the Interior will be impacted. On Saturday, Rocky Mountain National Park’s public information officer Kyle Patterson sent out a statement saying the land would remain accessible to the public during the shutdown, but that RMNP staff will not be able to fully staff park properties. But Sunday, Patterson said that due to road conditions from snowfall Saturday and continuous blowing and drifting snow and ice, the gates at the Beaver Meadows Entrance and the Fall River Entrance have been closed. Related ArticlesDecember 22, 2018 Shutdown leaves gaps in federal services, but Santa will still be tracked December 20, 2018 Rocky Mountain National Park braces for possible government shutdown ahead of holiday weekend December 18, 2018 Rocky Mountain National Park raising backcountry camping fees in 2019 December 17, 2018 You’ll have more chances to visit national parks for free in 2019 December 7, 2018 Father of missing Longs Peak hiker calls on Trump, state officials for help after park officials suspend search “Unfortunately, we are unable to plow or maintain the roads during a shutdown,” she said.

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    01/16/2019 - 12:53 am | View Link
  • Garbage, human waste collect in Rocky Mountain National Park as government shutdown continues
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  • Government Shutdown Limits Services At Rocky Mountain National Park
    ESTES PARK, Colo. (CBS4) — Merry Christmas and good luck finding a National Parks employee to assist you on your next visit to Rocky Mountain National Park, thanks to the government partial shutdown .
    12/25/2018 - 12:42 pm | View Link
  • Speeding drivers surprised to see Rocky Mountain National Park rangers amid shutdown
    ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — Drivers who decided to ignore speed limits in Rocky Mountain National Park during the federal government ... shutdown. Visitors centers and other services were closed ...
    01/23/2018 - 10:55 am | View Link
  • Rocky Mountain National Park understaffed during shutdown; snowplows will not run
    ESTES PARK, Colo. — Rocky Mountain National Park and Yosemite National Park are open despite the government shutdown, but few Park Service ... dwellings and fragile archaeological sites were ...
    01/19/2018 - 11:00 am | View Link
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