Tag Archives: Monument

BLM To Offer Oil and Gas Leases Near Dinosaur

As part of the Trump Administration’s goal to strengthen America’s energy independence, the Bureau of Land Management will offer 75 parcels, totaling approximately 94,000 acres in Duchesne, Uintah and Emery counties at its December oil and gas lease sale. Four of the Continue reading

Creek Reopened To Recreational Activity

Jones Hole Creek in Dinosaur National Monument has been reopened to recreational access. A septic line break forced the closure of the creek earlier this month, but there has been no noticeable contamination of the stream. Water samples that were tested in Continue reading

Crews Increase Containment Of Overlook Fire

Crews have made good progress over the last two days controlling the lightning caused Overlook Fire, burning in Dinosaur National Monument. The 260 acre fire has not grown significantly and is now estimated at 80% contained. Recent rain and cool temperatures Continue reading

Deer And Motorcycle Collision Near Dinosaur

A motorcycle/deer collision Thursday afternoon resulted in serious injuries to the driver and passenger. Dinosaur National Monument representative Dan Johnson confirmed that a 68-year-old male driver from Longmont collided with the deer around 1:30 on Harpers Corner Road near Dinosaur National Continue reading

Craig Kayaker Who Died In Dinosaur Identified

The Craig man who died in a kayaking accident over the weekend in Dinosaur National Monument has been identified. 66-year-old Mike Brinks was floating the Yampa River in an inflatable kayak Continue reading

Gardner Tours Western Slope, Stops In MOCO

Senator Cory Gardner took a tour of the Western Slope last week, to meet with healthcare providers, farmers and ranchers, elected representatives and public land officials. During the tour Gardner stopped in Loma, Palisade, and Mack. Gardner also visited Dinosaur National Monument to discuss the National Park System; Pioneers Medical Center in Continue reading

UPDATE: Peekaboo Fire Growth Slows

The Peekaboo Fire’s growth slowed over the weekend, increasing 1000 acres between Friday and Monday morning. Crews were also able to boost containment of the 12,833 acre blaze from zero to 40%. Firefighters are looking to Continue reading

Peekaboo Fire Nearly Doubles In Size

The Peekaboo Fire continued its rapid expansion yesterday, growing from 4,200 acres to an estimated 8,000 acres as of last night. The rapid growth forced the closure of Highway 318 between Maybell and the Utah border last night for approximately an hour. It’s possible the highway and Moffat County Road 10N will be closed again while the fire suppression efforts take effect. Anyone planning travel in the area should be prepared for closures.  Multiple ranch structures, 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

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