This is tangentially related to the national park carry issue. Denver media is reporting that Freshman Senator Ken Salazar of Colorado will be named to replace Kempthorne as DOI secretary.
This may provide SOME insight as to the future of the National Park issue. Salazar is a gun owner and is "mildly pro-gun" in the sense that he tends to vote FOR gun owners more than against them. He is in favor of stupid trigger-lock legislation, and has opposed Students for conceal carry in their efforts in Boulder (currently suing CU over the issue) -- Salazar offered a formal opinion that the CU restriction "eclipsed" Colorado law.
He does state he supports peoples right to own and carry guns for "defensive purposes," which is a nice change. He's voted against taxes on gun owners. He was one of the 50 senators to write to Kempthorne asking for a change to the National Park rules -- so that's fairly positive.
Interested in what others might know or be able to dig up about him.