May 9, 2014
On April 17, the Colorado general assembly adopted a joint resolution honoring the 100th anniversary of the Rocky Mountain National Park Act. Lawmakers recognized "more than 100 years of work by many committed stakeholders, from local communities to the federal government" and also commended the National Park Service for its role in reserving the Park. Several elected officials from Grand County attended the event, including Grand Lake Mayor Judy Burke, Grand County Commissioner James Newberry, and Grand Lake Trustee Kathy Lewis, alongside Rocky Mountain National Park Superintendent Vaughn Baker and several Park administrators. The act formally establishing the Park was signed by President Woodrow Wilson on Jan. 26, 1915. From Sept. 3, 2014 to Sept. 4, 2014, Park officials and local communities will be celebrating the centennial with numerous special events.