4:46 p.m. Rocky Mountain National Park officials are reporting that high winds hampered firefighting efforts today. A heavy helitanker was grounded this afternoon due to windy conditions.
Many tourism-based businesses in Colorado have reported a dip invisitors this summer due to the busy wildfire season. But officials with Rocky Mountain National Park aren’t complaining.
It’s hard to notice now, but according to a new study from the University of Colorado, the extra sprouting of a small plant high in the Rocky Mountains is the first indication that nitrogen pollution is altering the sensitive alpine region.