Ranger Michael Rupp assists visitors at Rocky Mountain National Park last week. Rupp says he doesn’t know what measures will be taken if Congress
Ranger Michael Rupp assists visitors at Rocky Mountain National Park last week. Rupp says he doesn't know what measures will be taken if Congress can't agree on budget cuts. (Daily Camera)

Rocky Mountain National Park, which also manages the Cache La Poudre River basin, could see $623,000 slashed from its remaining fiscal 2013 budget unless President Barack Obama and Congress reach an agreement to stave off across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect in less than three weeks.

Alarm has been sounded by the Coalition of National Park Service Retirees concerning proposed 5 percent budget reductions for the National Park Service.

Colorado is home to 13 national parks, three national heritage areas and numerous other assets under Park Service management, according to the agency's website.

"This will have ripple effects across the American economy," said Joan Anzelmo, a spokeswoman for the retired employees coalition who now lives in Jackson Hole, Wyo. Her organization represents more than 900 former National Park Service personnel.

Read more of the article Rocky Mountain National Park faces budget cut if deal isn't reached at DailyCamera.com.


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