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Sunday, October 7th, 2012

  • First came two years of renovations at a cost of $34 million, then a slow filling, and then the invasion of algae.

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

  • Ten tons of garbage. Twenty-thousand pounds.

Friday, October 5th, 2012

  • The colorful object shown in Mystery Photo 56 is a parfleche. Parfleches were made by Native American tribes out of rawhide and used as a suitcase of sorts or to store clothing or food.

    Parfleches were brightly decorated, as is obvious from this photo.

  • Time is running out to explore Rocky Mountain National Park via the Old Fall River Road, which is scheduled to close for maintenance on October 10. Winter closure likely won't be too far behind once heavy snows arrive.

    Road maintenance is scheduled to take place on October 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 17.

  • The sesquicentennial of the American Civil War provides what may be the last great opportunity for our nation to save significant portions of battlefields from the war,” National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said in late September.

    With that startling statement, he announced nearly $2.5 million in NPS grants to acquire lands at eight Civil War battlefields.