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Southern Rocky Mountain Pikas Holding Their Own
2011-09-01 13:01:37

  Findings in contrast to recent study showing pika declines in the Great Basin American pikas, the chirpy, potato-sized denizens of rocky debris in mountain ranges and high plateaus in western North America, are holding their own in the Southern Rocky Mountains, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study. Led by CU-Boulder doctoral student Liesl Erb, the study team assessed 69 historical sites known to host pikas in a swath of the Southern Rockies ranging from southern...

2011-07-20 15:44:00

HOUSTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) today reported its unaudited second quarter 2011 financial and operating results. Newfield will be hosting a conference call at 8:30 a.m. CT on July 21, 2011. To participate in the call, dial 719-325-4774 or listen through the investor relations section of our website at http://www.newfield.com. For the second quarter of 2011, Newfield recorded net income of $219 million, or $1.62 per diluted share (all per...

2011-04-20 15:04:00

HOUSTON, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE: NFX) today reported its unaudited first quarter 2011 financial and operating results. Newfield will be hosting a conference call at 8:30 a.m. CT on April 21, 2011. To participate in the call, dial 719-325-4804 or listen through the investor relations section of our website at http://www.newfield.com. For the first quarter of 2011, Newfield recorded a net loss of $17 million, or $0.13 per diluted share (all per...

2011-02-01 18:25:00

ESTES PARK, Colo., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Rocky Mountain Park Inn debuts a new name, an enhanced commitment to environmentally sound operating practices and a new partnership with the Rocky Mountain Nature Association that gives back to Rocky Mountain National Park in substantive ways. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110201/LA40677) Formerly the Holiday Inn - Rocky Mountain Park, the Estes Park property is a Forever Resort, a family of companies based in...

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2010-07-06 11:42:33

Changing climate could affect the diversity of plants and animals, and we can get a glimpse of what this may look like by studying the effects of drought in a relatively pristine ecosystem, according to an Iowa State University researcher. Diane Debinski has been studying the meadows in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem of the Rocky Mountains since 1992. She has found that if the area's climate becomes drier as the earth's temperature climbs, it could lead to a change in the types of plants...

2010-02-24 15:00:00

DENVER, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Whiting Petroleum Corporation's (NYSE: WLL) production in the fourth quarter of 2009 totaled a record 5.22 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBOE), of which 4.09 million barrels were crude oil/natural gas liquids (78%) and 1.13 MMBOE was natural gas (22%). This fourth quarter 2009 production total equates to a new record daily average production rate of 56,710 barrels of oil equivalent (BOE), compared to the 55,540 BOE per day average rate...

2009-02-23 16:19:00

2008 Production up 19% over 2007 to a Record 17.52 MMBOE 2008 Net Income Reaches an All-Time High of $252.1 Million 2008 Discretionary Cash Flow Increases to a Record $744.4 Million Record Q4 08 Average Production of 55,540 BOE/D Up 38% from Q4 07 and Up 10% from Q3 08 Q4 08 Net Loss of $3.0 million, or $0.07 per share Q4 08 Discretionary Cash Flow of $111.0 Million DENVER, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) today reported a fourth quarter 2008...

2008-08-20 18:00:40

By DAVE PHILIPPS, Deep in a craggy cirque on Pikes Peak's north face, a secluded valley holds the ruins of the Oil Creek Tunnel. It's a gorgeous walk into the region's mining history and a cool, alpine walk for a hot summer day. To get there Drive up Pikes Peak Highway 14 miles to the Elk Park trailhead, an unmarked gate on the left of the road at tree line. The turnoff looks terrifying, but leads down a gentle dirt lane to a parking area. The hike Elk Park Trail starts at tree...

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2008-08-03 13:47:16

Look into "deep time" sheds light on period considered analogous to today's climate Geoscientists have long presumed that, like today, the tropics remained warm throughout Earth's last major glaciation 300 million years ago. New evidence, however, indicates that cold temperatures in fact episodically gripped these equatorial latitudes at that time. Geologist Gerilyn Soreghan of Oklahoma University found evidence for this conclusion in the preservation of an ancient glacial landscape in the...

2008-07-29 09:00:46

Searchers found two lost hikers unharmed near Goose Lake in Boulder County on Monday. Rocky Mountain Rescue Group volunteers found the men northwest of Nederland at about 8:40 a.m., the Boulder County Sheriff's Office reported. The search was launched after the two failed to return as planned Sunday evening. Patrick Nelson, 21, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Sean Klomparens, 20, of Rockville, Md., said they'd strayed from their planned route on the Arapahoe Peak Trail from Buckingham...


Latest Rocky Mountains Reference Libraries

Grand Mesa National Forest
2013-12-05 14:15:15

The Grand Mesa National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in Mesa, Delta, and Garfield counties in western Colorado. It borders the White River National Forest towards the north and the Gunnison National Forest towards the east. The forest covers the majority of Grand Mesa and the southern part of Battlement Mesa. It has a total area of 346,555 acres. It is managed by the United States Forest Service together with the Gunnison National Forest and the Uncompahgre National Forest from...

Montana Valey And Foothill Grasslands
2013-04-19 14:34:54

The Montana Valley and Foothill grasslands are an ecoregion of northwestern North America within the northern United States and Canada. This area is made up of rolling grassy hills and river valleys of the Rocky Mountains foothills within the US state of Montana and the Canadian province of Alberta. The area largely consists of the Rocky Mountain Front, where the Great Plains rise to meet with the Rockies, and is therefore close to the Continental Divide. The foothills are drained by the...

Topographic Features Impact On The Weather
2012-07-10 20:45:32

The first topographic feature that I would like to talk about today is the Rocky Mountains. The Rocky mountains with their rugged terrain and high elevation can really become a large impact on weather patterns in the United States. First, the Rockies provide the Central Plains with the cold air aloft that is needed in the formation of severe weather to include tornadoes. Secondly, the Rocky mountains act as a barrier for any large weather system that moves onshore along the Pacific...

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2007-08-13 03:11:23

The Uinta Ground Squirrel (Spermophilus armatus), is a squirrel native to the northern Rocky Mountains and surrounding foothills in the United States including Idaho, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming. Its habitat includes dry meadows, grasslands, and cultivated fields close to water. The squirrels eat foods including seeds, green vegetation, insects, and meat. They are fully active for only a few months in the spring and summer before beginning aestivation and hibernation in burrows...

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2007-03-19 15:25:21

The Northern Alligator Lizard, Elgaria coerulea, is a medium-sized lizard that lives in the North American west cost. It occurs along the Pacific Coast and in the Rocky Mountains from southern British Columbia through Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana south through Oregon until the coastal range and the Sierra Nevada in central California. These lizards can attain a length of about 10 inches long with nearly 4 inches of it being the snout. They have a distinct skin fold on...

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