Fatal shooting by CPW at Dinosaur is justified

RBC I The District Attorney for the 14th Judicial District released a statement on Thursday stating that the use of deadly force was justified in the shooting of James Damon on March 9 outside of Dinosaur.

Dinosaur National Monument extends hours of operation for summer season

This wall of fossils is just one of the many attractions to be found at Dinosaur National Monument, which is taking part in the National Park Service’s Find Your Park program this year. Dinosaur is also moving toward its own centennial, coming around in 2016.

DINOSAUR I Current hours of operation at the Quarry Visitor Center and Quarry Exhibit Hall are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. On weekdays, visitors drive their own cars directly up to the Quarry Exhibit Hall until May 21. On Saturdays and Sundays, a free shuttle runs to the quarry every 15 minutes. The Canyon […]

Obituary: Grace Allene Warren

Grace Warren

Grace Allene Warren, 91, passed away March 24, 2015 after suffering a stroke.

Methamphetamines, cannabinoids revealed in man’s autopsy report

DINOSAUR I An autopsy report released this week indicates that James Brent Damon, the man who took a Colorado Parks and Wildlife district wildlife manager and a Moffat County deputy sheriff hostage on March 9 between Dinosaur and the Utah border, had high levels of methamphetamine in his body at the time of his gunshot […]

Man in fatal shooting identified; officers placed on paid leave

DINOSAUR I On March 9, Colorado Department of Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Manager Nathan Martinez of Rangely told investigators that around 2 p.m. he was off Highway 40, approximately 10 miles east of the Utah border issuing a road kill permit when he took note that Moffat County Deputy Sheriff Bhrent Shock was just […]

One dead following shooting in Dinosaur

DINOSAUR I On Monday afternoon, Highway 40 was closed in both directions approximately 8 miles east of Dinosaur in response to an officers-involved shooting incident that left a man dead.

CPW seeks public help after 3 more elk poached

RBC I Colorado Parks and Wildlife is investigating three additional incidents of illegally killed bull elk in high-quality hunting units in Northwest Colorado, adding to three high-quality bulls illegally killed in Game Management Unit 10 in early November, near the town of Dinosaur.

Push America, Pi Kappa Phi disability fundraiser to be held in Dinosaur

DINOSAUR I On Wednesday, a group of fraternity men will be in Dinosaur as a stop on the journey of their lives. The 26 cyclists and nine crew members are participating in Push America’s Journey of Hope, a 3,600-mile cycling event across the country.

Obituary: Joseph Urban


Joseph Albert Urban, age 65, passed away Friday, May 9, 2014, at his home in Mack, Colorado, after a courageous battle with COPD.

Rangely author is award finalist

Rangely author Lou Dean

Rangely author Lou Dean will be traveling to Denver on May 8 to attend the annual Colorado Authors’ League (CAL) awards banquet.

Dinosaur National Monument expanding services for summer

DINOSAUR I “With the arrival of spring, Dinosaur National Monument will offer expanded services for visitors. We are seeing more people enjoying the monument everyday with the warmer weather and we are looking forward to a busy season ahead,” acting monument superintendent Mark Foust announced Friday.

A REVIEW: ‘Evolution of the National Parks;’ Dinosaur could be a lake

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a review of author Robert Keiter’s book “To Conserve Unimpaired: Evolution of a National Park Idea.” It takes a wide look at the National Park Service’s beginnings and the changes in the mindset within the organization from its inception to the present day. For example, if the NPS had its way, […]