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Dinosaur National Monument Brings In Big Money

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryA new National Park Service report shows that 291,800 visitors to Dinosaur National Monument in 2015 spent $17,079,100 in communities near the park. That spending Continue reading

No Fees At Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryDinosaur National Monument is celebrating National Park Week by dropping the entry fee to the park until this Sunday. The Monument is joining parks and programs around the country in dropping fees this week to celebrate the Continue reading

Georgie Hand Guilty On All Counts

Hand, Georgie 01131972 (1)The Jury in the Georgie Hand trial took only an hour and and half to find the woman guilty on all  8 felony counts against her including 2 counts of aggravated robbery, 2 counts of second-degree kidnapping, 2 counts of menacing and 2 counts of disarming a peace officer.  On the 9th count of 2nd degree criminal trespass the jury felt a lesser charge was Continue reading

Removal Of Antlers From Dinosaur National Park Still Illegal

antlers shed 400Another warning has been issued to shed antler hunters reminding them that is illegal to remove antlers from Dinosaur National Monument. In fact, all objects, including deer and elk antlers, within the monument are protected by law and may not be removed. If you are caught removing antlers from Continue reading

Winter Activities At Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryThe recent snowfall and arrival of winter at Dinosaur National Monument brings changes to visitor access and services in many areas of the monument.  In Utah, roads around the Quarry Visitor Center and Exhibit Hall are maintained throughout the winter. The Cub Creek Road is plowed to a parking area Continue reading

Paint Ball Range Controversy Near Dinosaur

MC Commissioners-150The Moffat County Commissioners yesterday, addressed a controversial application for a paint ball range in the Blue Mountain Community. Blue Mountain is just east of Dinosaur, off of Highway 40. There are less than a dozen homes in the community. Blue Mountain resident Troy Zufelt was before the Commissioners to address his application to the Moffat County Planning Commission to operate a paint ball range on his Continue reading

What’s Next for Local Marketing District

Ballot-300Now that Moffat County residents have voted in a new Local Marketing District, organizers are looking to create a board to govern the money raised from the increased lodging tax. That’s according to Craig Mayor Ray Beck and Moffat County Commissioner Frank Moe, who have been Continue reading

Wolf Fire Burns 190 Acres in Moffat County

fire-1-300The Wolf Fire in Moffat County is estimated to be 190 acres. Firefigthers are making good progress and were expected to have the fire fully contained yesterday evening. Fire fighters first responded to the lightning caused wildfire Continue reading

Officers Cleared in Shooting of Suspect

District Attorney 14thThe Moffat County deputy and the Parks and Wildlife Officer who were the subject of an investigation into the death of James Damon, have been cleared of any wrong doing. In March, Deputy Bhrent Shock and Wildlife Officer Nathan Martinez happened upon Damon’s vehicle near Dinosaur, and were confronted Continue reading

Firefighters Busy in Northwest Colorado Over the Weekend

WILDFIREThe Bull Canyon Fire was 100% contained last night. The 35 acre fire is on BLM land five miles north of Dinosaur. It started shortly after noon Saturday and was lightning caused. The Bear Fire, ten miles northwest of Lay, was reported Saturday afternoon, and was contained the same evening. That blaze was also lightning caused and Continue reading

Flash Flood Crosses Highway 40 Near Dinosaur

HIGHWAY-40-300A heavy rainstorm around 4 Wednesday afternoon sent water and debris streaming across highway 40 about 10 miles east of the Utah state line closing the highway for a time.  According to the Moffat County Sheriff’s office, rainwater came down a dry wash and also threatened a home in the area. Continue reading

Dinosaur Deputy Candidates to be Interviewed Next Week

moffat-county-sheriff-300Moffat County Sheriff K. C. Hume mentioned at this week’s County Commissioner’s meeting that his department is getting closer to hiring a new deputy for the Dinosaur area. The Sheriff’s Office has entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement to provide the town with law Continue reading