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Hang Gliders Cleared For Launch

Crews were able to gain full containment of the Dead Dog Fire yesterday, which means the Dinosaur Open hang gliding competition will take place as scheduled. In a release, the Rio Blanco County Sheriff’s office confirmed that the air space restrictions around the fire had been lifted, so the event will be able to take place as originally planned. Launches will occur this Sunday through Saturday Continue reading

Fire Closes Highway 40 Between Dinosaur and Skull Valley

U.S. Highway 40 has been closed between Dinosaur and Skull Valley (at 3:30pm Monday) because of the Dead Dog Fire burning to within ¼ mile of the highway. Rio Blanco County Road 1 is also closed and the small community of Blue Continue reading

Man Dies On Dinosaur River Trip

A Denver man died over the weekend on a river trip in Dinosaur National Monument. The unidentified 60-year-old was in an inflatable kayak when it flipped. Witnesses said the man initially indicated he was okay, but as he continued to float down the river, Continue reading

BLM Needs Help Mapping Trails And Roads

The Bureau of Land Management is looking for public comments to help evaluate the bureaus inventory of roads and trails in Northwest Colorado. The BLM counted and mapped all the roads and trails in the area last summer. They are now looking to verify the accuracy of the mapping and whether or Continue reading

Dinosaur Contributes Millions To Local Economies

Dinosaur National Monument contributed more than $20 million to local economies in 2016, that according to a new report from the National Parks Service.  More than 304,000 people visited the park in 2016, and they spent over $18 million in Continue reading

Free Park Entry At Dinosaur

Dinosaur National Monument and other Colorado Parks are celebrating National Park Week this weekend by dropping their entry fees now though Sunday. The Monument is joining other parks around the country in dropping fees this weekend, Continue reading

Roads Open In Dinosaur National Park

The Island Park and Rainbow Park roads in Dinosaur national Park reopen today for public access. The roads were closed early last month due to multiple washouts and severe storm damage in the area. Park staff along with the Uintah County Roads Continue reading

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