Update, Oct. 10: Channel 7 reported at noon that the states will be given permission to reopen some national parks under state control. No word yet from Gov. Hickenlooper’s office about reopening RMNP. People power!
Update, Oct. 9: Local media are reporting the governor will ask the White House tonight to let the state take control of Trail Ridge Road and keep that vital artery open for as long as weather permits. Only the road would be opened, not park trails, campgrounds, etc.
A demonstration protesting the government shutdown of Rocky Mountain National Park is being organized for tomorrow, Thursday, October 10.
After first hearing of the march on Denver’s Channel 7 last night, I started looking for details like time, place, organizer, etc. None of that essential information was included in the story.
The blockade of our park is very wrong. It’s time for the people to show how they feel about this economy wrecking move by government.
Please join us for a Peaceful March to protest the closure of RMNP.
Meet at Beaver Meadows Visitors’ Center on Thursday, October 10, at 10 AM.
We will walk from the visitors’ center to the barricaded Beaver Meadows entrance. The park belongs to the people.
Please carry signs of protest.
Media will be notified
I don’t know if I can get up to Estes to participate, much as I’d like to. But given the park’s importance to the financial well-being of Estes Park, I hope every person in that town shows up. It would be far more impressive than 16 hikers hopping the gate at Zion National Park.
- Your tax dollars at work. Not. (piedtype.com)