Rocky Mountain National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison set visitation records in 2019

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Rocky Mountain National Park and Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park both welcomed record numbers of visitors in 2019, the National Park Service announced.

Rocky Mountain National Park welcomed 4,670,054 visitors last year, up 1.7 percent from the previous year, according to recently released visitation numbers. The park had nearly one million visitors in July alone, the service said.

A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing

A Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is a hobby many hold dear to their hearts. It helps you get back to nature, is a fun way to spend a day, and can yield fish--with any luck. The best thing about fly fishing is that it's more than just fishing; you get multiple hobbies all wrapped up into one. Check out this fun beginner's guide to fly fishing so you can get started on your new favorite hobby today.

Step one: Acquire the right equipment

Before you start fly fishing, you'll need the proper fly fishing equipment. Here is a list of what you'll need to get started:

2 killed in Eagle County avalanche over the weekend

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Two people are dead following an avalanche in Eagle County Saturday afternoon.

According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, three motorized snowbike riders were caught in the snow slide which occurred east of Red and White Mountain below the treeline. One of the riders was partially buried but was able to dig himself out.

The other two riders were carried to the bottom of the drainage and buried under snow and debris, killing them. Search and rescue crews were able to recover the bodies Sunday.