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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

Woman Falls To Her Death In Dinosaur

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryA 72 year old woman fell to her death in Dinosaur National Park Monday night. The woman, who was on a private raft trip, is believed to have wandered up a hill, away from her campsite, where she fell off a 120 foot cliff. Members of the rafting group discovered the woman missing from her tent Tuesday morning, and later found her Continue reading

Economic Assessment Presentations Next Week In Moffat County

better cityMultiple meetings have been scheduled to allow Better City, the economic development firm from Ogden Utah, to present their assessment of Moffat County to the community. Moffat County received a DOLA grant to help pay for the assessment, which is intended to assist the County’s plan Continue reading

Construction To Begin In Dinosaur

Dinosaur National Monument QuarryConstruction to improve the road to Deerlodge Park within Dinosaur National Monument will begin Thursday. The $5.6 million project includes reconstruction and repaving of about 13 miles of roadway including parking areas. Speed limits will be dropped to 25 mph in the area, and Continue reading

Hang Gliding Competition Expected To Bring The Best To NW CO

Hang_glider_aero_towA hang gliding event has been scheduled for 2017  that is expected to bring national attention to Northwest Colorado. The competition will be covered by ESPN, and the top 50 Continue reading

Learn About Archeology And Biodiversity At Dinosaur

Dinosaur National Monument QuarrySpecial programs are being hosted at Dinosaur National Park this month to highlight the archeological aspects and biodiversity of the park. Anthropologists from Utah State University will lead a group on a hike to Jones Hole Canyon where they will explore the different archeological Continue reading