On a recent morning, we sat at a coffee shop in Denver’s hip, upscale Sofitel district, which is lined with art galleries and cafes, and where the sun had begun to set.
A woman in her 30s sat at the counter, eating a doughnut, and told me she had moved to Denver a year ago from a town in the Midwest with a similar name, but had never heard of the Colorado Rockies.
She said she had heard that the mountains are amazing, but she was worried about the new residents, especially the “hot spots” like her neighborhood.
“The hot spots are just places you can drive,” she said.
“But they’re not safe.
You just don’t know who’s coming in.”
For many, it feels like another American frontier, the first time that they’ve been exposed to a foreign culture.
The Rockies are known for being the epicenter of the Great Plains.
They were a part of the United States, but have become so isolated in the last few years that it has been difficult for many to find their way.
It was only a few months ago that I first ventured into the Colorado Mountains with my wife, my kids, and a group of friends, who were on our way to hike the Colorado River.
As we hiked, the temperature dropped, and we noticed that there were no trails to cross.
It felt like we were in a foreign land, so we decided to take the bus instead.
As the group neared the entrance to the Colorado National Monument, I saw a woman walking her dog.
She had a big, green backpack.
I asked if it was my dog, and she replied yes, that’s her dog, Rocky.
She was very excited to see me.
Rocky was in the backseat, and he looked very much like his mother, but there was no dog collar, just a leash.
Rocky had spent a lot of time in the mountains before, when he was younger, and the dog collar was a symbol of the mountain life.
It’s an easy thing to understand, she said, because Rocky is the mountain dog.
“We have to live here, and if you go outside and do something dangerous, we’ll have to kill you,” she told me.
She added, “He’s the mountain dogs’ leader.”
It was during our trip to the national monument that I learned about the Rocky Mountain Hot Spot Protection Act, which was signed into law by President Donald Trump earlier this year.
The act, which will be in effect through 2020, makes it illegal for Americans to take over or disturb the wilderness and national parks in the United State, including the Great Basin and Rocky Mountains.
The law is designed to make sure that people do not try to take control of the landscape or destroy the ecosystem.
The bill was inspired by a recent wildfire that swept through the Rockies.
The wildfire burned for about five months, killing at least two people and leaving more than 30,000 acres of land burned, including about 80 percent of the state’s national parks.
“This is the first bill that I’ve signed that has taken on the issue of wilderness preservation in Colorado, and it’s a first step,” the president said.
I went to the National Park Service to ask about this new law, and they told me that it had been working for a long time, and that the National Parks Service was the lead agency in the states to craft the legislation.
In the coming years, they hope that the new legislation will help solve the problem of wildfire damage in the Great Lakes region, which the parks service helped manage.
The parks service is the largest federal agency that manages federal land in the country.
The president, in fact, signed the legislation at the same time that he signed the Antiquities Act, a law that makes it easier to manage national monuments.
But the new law was a response to the wildfire in the Rockies, a response that could also be seen as a response against climate change, as many areas of the Rockies are already experiencing significant fire seasons.
“It was a long road,” said Sarah Dutton, a former chief of the national parks service, who was also one of the lead organizers of the new national monument.
“To get this law signed in the midst of this wildfire was a significant step, and certainly one that the president appreciated.
We have to move forward and work with the parks on this.
But we also have to take it to the people.
We can’t keep building roads in the middle of nowhere, or turning a blind eye to the destruction that’s going on in the parks.”
I asked Dutton how she felt about the bill.
She laughed and said, “It’s a nice day to see a president sign something.”
But she said that the real challenge for the national monuments is that the federal government is still a part-time job,