Tag Archives: Dinosaur National Monument

Earth Science Week at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryDinosaur National Monument is offering a variety of ways to celebrate Earth Science Week, and National Fossil Day and International Archeology Day, from October 11-19. Monument staff invite visitors to discover the wonders of Continue reading

Dinosaur National Monument Hunting Regulations

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryWith the arrival of hunting seasons on lands surrounding Dinosaur National Monument, hunters are reminded that hunting is not permitted in the monument. Although most of the monument boundary is well marked, hunters are responsible for ensuring they do not hunt within the monument. Continue reading

Fossil Theft and Damage at Dinosaur

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Rangers are seeking information related to recent fossil damage and theft on the Fossil Discovery Trail. On September 2nd a park ranger leading a guided walk discovered damage to Continue reading

Fossil Mapping at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Paleontologists are photographing and mapping the world famous deposit of ancient bones at Dinosaur National Monument. Their work is part of a multi-institutional effort to bring together the vast historical and Continue reading

Dinosaur Monument Officials Warn of Mountain Lion Encounters

mountail-lion-300x300Staff at Dinosaur National Monument are reminding visitors that they are visiting mountain lion country when traveling in the monument, especially in the backcountry and along the river canyons.  On Tuesday, July 22nd, fresh evidence of an animal killed by a mountain lion was found in the Echo Park area.  A 72-hour Continue reading

Moffat County Fires Slowed by Weather

WILDFIRESporadic rain showers and overcast conditions continue to aid in putting out the 450 acre Elk Springs fire which remains at 90% contained. Management of the fire has switched to a Type 4 Continue reading

Survey Shows Nearly 275,000 Visits to Dinosaur National Monument Last Year

Dinosaur-National-Monument-A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 274,361 visitors to Dinosaur National Monument in 2013 spent $15,791,600 in communities near the park. That spending supported 186 jobs in the local area.  Dinosaur experienced a Continue reading

Fire Crews Battling Blazes in Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Fire crews at Dinosaur National Monument are now conducting suppression actions on several fires within or near the monument.  The Hog Fire located on the Yampa Plateau is estimated to be 40+ acres and is Continue reading

Lightning Sparks Several Wildfires in Northwest Colorado

fire-fighter-1-300Wednesday’s thunderstorms produced lightning that ignited seven confirmed wildland fires in Moffat, Rio Blanco and Jackson counties. The largest of the new incidents is the Key Fire at 252 acres, primarily on private land with a small portion on BLM land about 27 miles southwest of Maybell. The blaze Continue reading

Scientists Using Police Style Equipment to Study Wall of Bones at Dinosaur

Dinosaur-National-Monument-A team of scientists from the Museum of Paleontology, Department of Geological Sciences, and the Museum of Peoples and Cultures of Brigham Young University along with Dinosaur National Monument staff recently conducted the first phase Continue reading

Foust Named Superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Mark Foust, a 26 year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been named superintendent for Dinosaur National Monument. Foust most recently served as the acting superintendent at Dinosaur and has been the Continue reading

Commissioners Approve Bid for Sign, Send Out Letters Stating Positions

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners accepted a bid from I-C-E yesterday to put a new sign at Loudy Simpson Park.  The sign will be a digital display, similar to the one at the Moffat County Fairgrounds.  However the commissioners say this sign will be better, with more options and a better display.  It will also cost less.  The Continue reading