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Hwy 34 Striping Begins Monday

Striping on Hwy 34 to begin Monday

Saturday July 22nd - Hwy 34 Striping To Begin Monday...

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is scheduled to begin striping operations on a ten mile section of Hwy 34 between Drake and Estes Park on Monday, July 24th.

The striping operations are expected to take three days. No major traffic delays are expected during the road work. 

The striping operations will conclude the current preventative maintenance project on Highway 34. Last week CDOT crews chip sealed the ten mile stretch of road through the Big Thompson Canyon. 

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Diver with Video ROV Camera

Diver with Video Ray ROV Camera

Friday July 21st - Missing Child At Carter Lake...

Search teams are continuing the search for the body of a toddler who reportedly fell from the back of his family's boat on Carter Lake last Saturday evening.

Two year old, Shay Smith, was on an outing on Carter Lake with his family when the boy apparently fell from the back of the boat during a left turn near Dam #1. Smith was reported as wearing a life jacket but is thought to have flown out of the jacket during the fall from the boat. 

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services, Larimer County Dive Rescue, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Larimer County Park Rangers and Tom Greenhalgh are at Carter Lake today using The Marine Sonic Sonar System and the underwater Video Ray ROV camera.

Members of the team spent last night studying maps and charting their search areas for today. Water depths over 100 feet are making the search difficult but authorities do expect to find and recover the body.

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Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park

"Dream Lake" in Rocky Mountain
National Park

Sunday July 16th - Photo Of The Week...

One of the most popular hiking destinations in Rocky Mountain National Park, Dream Lake is featured in this week's photo of the week.

Situated at an elevation of 9,900 feet, Dream Lake is a short 1.1 mile hike from the Bear Lake Trailhead. Spectacular views abound along the Dream Lake Trail which also takes you past the beautiful Nymph Lake

From Dream Lake hikers can continue on to Emerald Lake, .8 mile ahead, and then another .7 mile to The Pool of Jade, 1.5 miles from Dream Lake. Another trail forks from the Dream Lake Trail just before Dream Lake and will take you to beautiful Lake Haiyaha, 1 mile from Dream Lake. 

View of Long's Peak from Dream Lake TrailAs parking at the Bear Lake Trailhead is limited and fills up quickly, it is recommended to start your hike early in the morning or use the free Bear Lake Shuttle to get to the trailhead.

Be sure to bring your camera as the Dream Lake area is indeed one of the most beautiful and most photographed spots in Rocky Mountain National Park.

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