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4th Graders Can Get Free Passes to National Parks

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Dinosaur National Monument invites all 4th grade students to visit the monument for free as part of the White House’s new Every Kid in a Park program. 4th grade students can now go to a website to complete an activity and obtain a free Continue reading

Monument Reopens Portion of Jones Hole Creek

Dinosaur-National-Monument-The section of Jones Hole Creek in Dinosaur National Monument that remained closed after the 2013 rock slide has reopened to the public. Visitors can once again access the entire length of the creek downstream of the Jones Hole National Continue reading

Visitation up at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-July visitation numbers for Dinosaur National Monument show a 20% increase for the month over the 2014 July figures. Except for a slight dip in May, the first 7 months of 2015 have shown increases in visitation. As of July 30, recreational Continue reading

Wednesday Lightning Sparks more Wildfires

WILDFIREStorms that moved through the area Wednesday generated 780 lightning strikes on the Northwest Fire Management Unit which covers Grand, Jackson, Routt, Moffat and Rio Blanco counties. From lightning associated with the storms, eight new wildland fires were reported. Of the new fires seven are on BLM land in Moffat and Rio Blanco Continue reading

Visitation up at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Except for a slight dip in May, the first 6 months of 2015 have been busy ones at Dinosaur National Monument. As of June 30th, recreational visits tallied a total of 120,543 – a 12.7% increase over the same time period last Continue reading

Ecklund Fire Update

Eklund Fire AerialFire crews at Dinosaur National Monument continue suppression efforts on a lightning-caused fire in the Ecklund Draw area along the Green River’s Lodore Canyon.

The Ecklund Fire, located in Continue reading

Crews Battling Fire in Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Fire crews at Dinosaur National Monument are fighting a lightning-caused fire in the Ecklund Draw area along Lodore Canyon. The fire was reported just before dark on Saturday, and has since grown to 400 acres. It is burning mostly Continue reading

Name Of Rafting Accident Victim Released

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryThe name of the 34-year old man from Denver who perished in a rafting accident on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument on Saturday has been released.  The body of Richard Francis Zinter was recovered by search and Continue reading

Searchers Recover Body of Missing Rafter

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryThe body of a missing rafter has been recovered by search and rescue staff from Dinosaur National Monument, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Parks and Wildlife near Triplet Falls on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument. Continue reading

Dinosaur Crews Searching for Apparent Drowning Victim

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Search and Rescue staff from Dinosaur National Monument, Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and Colorado Parks and Wildlife responded to an apparent drowning that occurred at Triplet Falls along the Green River at around 3 Saturday Continue reading

Firefighters Monitoring Blackwall Fire

fire season smallFirefighters are still monitoring the Blackwall Fire near Meeker. The fire covers about one acre. The area received about 400 lightning strikes from Tuesday thunderstorms, forcing the monitoring crew to seek Continue reading

Dinosaur Offers Centennial Activities

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Dinosaur National Monument is offering a variety of River & Recreation themed events in June as part of the Dinosaur Centennial. A series of hikes to Echo Park on June 17th, Harpers Corner on June 21st, Ruple Point on June 24th, Continue reading