Woman Who Won Inholding In Rocky Mountain Dies
A woman who got Congress to allow her to live out her days on land within Rocky Mountain National Park has died.
Eighty-four-year-old Betty Dick summoned help from Colorado's congressional delegation to fight the Park Service when it tried to make her honor the end of a 25-year-lease she and her late husband had signed on land they owned within the park.
When Fred Dick signed the papers in 1980, the couple figured they wouldn't outlive the lease. And while he died in 1992, Betty was still going strong last year when she asked U.S. Representative Mark Udall to help her gain an extension.
Betty died yesterday.