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Dino National Monument Island Park/Rainbow Park Roads Closed

Dinosaur Monument staff and engineers from the Federal Highway Administration recently assessed the Island Park and Rainbow Park roads to determine the extent of the damage caused by flooding over the winter. The assessment was done to assist in determining immediate fixes that could allow the road to reopen and longer term solutions Continue reading

Road Closure In Dinosaur, Rafting Permits On Hold

The road which provides accesses the Rainbow Park and Island Park areas in Dinosaur National Park has been closed due to significant damage. Due to the closure, the Rainbow Park Campground and Boat Ramp are not accessible at this time. Because the damage prevents vehicle access, Continue reading

Hang Gliding Competition Dates Set

Competition dates have been set for this year’s Dinosaur Open hang gliding competition. The event will take place June 18th through the 14th, with community festivities being held around the area Continue reading

MOCO Broadband Committee In Dinosaur Friday

broadband towerThe Moffat County Broadband Committee will host an informal presentation and discussion Friday in the Town of Dinosaur. The meeting will allow the committee to gather information and suggestions from people in that area, which will help improve broadband capacity and capabilities in Moffat County. The Continue reading

Local Marketing District Meeting In Dinosaur

dinosaur-city-limitsThe Craig and Moffat County Local Marketing District will host a meeting tonight in Dinosaur. The Dinosaur Town Council, Dinosaur National Monument and various community groups will all make presentations to the L-M-D Board. The meeting will take place from 6:30 Continue reading

No Hunting In Dinosaur National Monument

hunterWith hunting season underway, hunters in areas near Dinosaur National Monument need to be aware that hunting within the monument is prohibited. The boundaries of the monument are well marked, but hunters are responsible for ensuring they stay outside the perimeter. Killing or removing any animal or animal parts including shed antlers from Continue reading

Happy Hollow Fire 75% Contained

WILD FIRECrews made good progress yesterday battling the “Happy Hollow” Fire burning 25 miles west of Maybell.  The lightning fire that began Sunday is burning through trees and sage brush in Dinosaur National Monument.  Crews Continue reading

Board Members Selected For Local Marketing District

economySeven people have been selected to represent Craig and Moffat County to be on the Local Marketing District Board. Appointed wednesday night were; Dave DeRose , Tammy Fager , Dave Flemming, Kirstie McPherson, Roger Richmond and Vick Updike. A seventh person, David Heinrich, will represent the Town of Dinosaur. When reached for comment, nominee Kirstie McPherson says that based on the feedback she has Continue reading

UPDATE: New Fires Spark In NW Colorado

Wildfires-300Several fires have ignited across Moffat County over the last few days. The Craig Fire Department Responded to a fire Thursday morning around 8:30 on CR 31 northwest of Craig. According to Fire Chief KC Hume, the fire was caused by an animal that climbed a Continue reading

Investigation Into Woman’s Death In Dinosaur Complete

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryThe investigation into the death of Marolyn Sabala, the woman who died in Dinosaur National Park earlier this month has been concluded. It was determined the 72 year old passed away after she wandered away from her campsite, up a hill, then fell off a cliff. Officials have ruled Continue reading

Fire In Dinosaur Grows, Crews Gain Control

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryDry conditions and warm temperatures caused the fire in Dinosaur National Monument near Yampa Bench Road to expand yesterday, but crews were able to make progress in controlling the blaze. According to a park representative, as of yesterday afternoon, the fire was close to 800 Continue reading

Lightning Fire In Dinosaur National Park

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryCrews are working to combat a fire that began Friday in Dinosaur National Monument north of Yampa Bench Road. The fire started from a lightning strike. Aircraft are working in conjunction with ground crews to suppress the fire through the air. Conditions are expected to be hot Continue reading