CNCC paleontology experiences to get off the ground with summer classes

RANGELY I Since it is situated adjacent to Dinosaur National Monument and surrounded by the Dinosaur Diamond Scenic Byway, the fact that the area around Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) is proving rich in fossils should come as no surprise.

CNCC campus in Craig now a federal fossil repository

From left to right: BLM Colorado Paleontologist Harley Armstrong, Colorado Northwestern Community College President Russell George and BLM Colorado State Director Ruth Welch finalize a memorandum of understanding, creating a federal fossil repository at CNCC’s Craig campus.

RANGELY I On Feb. 3, Colorado Northwestern Community College (CNCC) President Russell George and paleontologist Elizabeth “Liz” Johnson, together with Ruth Welch, the Colorado state director of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), signed an agreement to officially make the CNCC Craig Campus a federal fossil repository.

Winter brings changes to Dinosaur monument visitor access

DINOSAUR I The arrival of winter at Dinosaur National Monument brings changes to visitor access in some areas.

Dinosaur National Monument turns 100 in 2015

DINOSAUR I Dinosaur National Monument turns 100 years old on Oct. 4 and is looking for community partners to help spread the word and join the celebration.

River permits to see changes in ’15

DINOSAUR I After a successful launch of Dinosaur National Monument’s river permit lottery on the National Recreation Reservation System last year, more changes are coming for 2015.

Snowy stegosaurus…

Looking a bit cold and lonely, this stegosaurus stands sentinel at the visitor center at Dinosaur National Monument. There hasn’t been a lot of snow at the lower elevations of Rio Blanco County, but measurable snow has been reported in the high country.

River permit changes

With the start of Dinosaur National Monument’s river permit lottery on the National Recreation Reservation System last year, more changes are coming for 2015. Applicants who successfully secure a launch will now confirm their acceptance of the date they won and pay for the permit online. After payment is verified, applicants will receive two forms […]

Fossil removed from site after damage

DINOSAUR I Dr. Brooks Britt from Brigham Young University (BYU) removed the remaining portion of a juvenile sauropod humerus that was vandalized in early September on Dec. 2.

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Rangers are seeking information related to fossil damage and theft on the Fossil Discovery Trail at Dinosaur National Monument.

Fossil damaged at Monument

DINOSAUR I Rangers are seeking information related to recent fossil damage and theft on the Fossil Discovery Trail at Dinosaur National Monument.

Dinosaur Monument opens concessions on river trips

DINOSAUR I The National Park Service has announce the release of a prospectus for the award of up to 11 new concession contracts to provide guided interpretive whitewater river trips within Dinosaur National Monument.

Caution urged regarding mountain lions at monument

DINOSAUR I Staff at Dinosaur National Monument are reminding visitors that they are visiting mountain lion country when traveling in the monument, especially in the backcountry and along the river canyons. On July 22, fresh evidence of an animal killed by a mountain lion was found in the Echo Park area. A 72-hour closure was […]