Tag Archives: Dinosaur National Monument

New Fire Starts In Dinosaur National Monument

WILD FIREA lightning fire started Sunday about 25 miles west of Maybell. The 335 acre “Happy Hollow” fire is burning through trees and sage brush in Dinosaur National Monument. Nearly 100 firefighters are working in conjunction with air support to Continue reading

Green And Yampa Noncommercial River Permits

COLORADO RIVERA lottery is now open for noncommercial river permits for the high use season on the Green and Yampa Rivers in Dinosaur National Monument. The lottery is underway now and runs through 10am on January 31st. The lottery allows boaters to compete for the 300 permits that are available for the high use season. In recent years, the monument has Continue reading

Entrance and Camping Fees Going Up at Dinosaur

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Dinosaur National Monument will increase its entrance and camping fees on January 1st in order to help fund maintenance and improvement projects within the monument. The monument’s entrance and camping fees were last Continue reading

Dinosaur Anniversary Recognized by U.S. Senate

Dinosaur-National-Monument-Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), along with Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO), announced yesterday that the Senate has passed a resolution they introduced recognizing the 100th anniversary of Dinosaur National Monument and designating Continue reading

Bennet Urges Reauthorization of LWCF Funds

MICHAEL-BENNETColorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet is urging reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Bennet says it’s not included in the current stopgap funding measure and will expire next week. LWCF supports the conservation of parks, open spaces, and wildlife habitat for the benefit of hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation. Many parts of Colorado have received LWCF funding, including the White Continue reading

Dinosaur Gears up for Centennial Celebration

Dinosaur-National-Monument-The celebration of Dinosaur National Monument’s 100th Anniversary culminates the weekend of October 2nd through the 4th with a variety of events hosted by the monument and community partners. Entrance fees will be Continue reading

Dinosaur Tour Focuses on Landscape

Dinosaur-National-Monument-The Moffat County Tourism Association, Conservation Colorado, and Friends of Northwest Colorado are teaming together to take residents on a tour of Dinosaur National Monument. The “Beyond the Bones” Tour will Continue reading

Visitation Up at Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur-National-Monument-August visitation numbers for Dinosaur National Monument showed a 15.5% increase for the month over the 2014 August figures. While there was a slight dip in May, the other months in 2015 had increases in visitation. As of August 30th, Continue reading

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