This week: 100th birthday of NPS; star celebrations slated

A dark, starry sky fills the night above the Quarry Visitor Center in Dinosaur National Monument, which is celebrating the dark clear skies this week and weekend.

RBC I The National Park Service invites visitors of all ages to join in the celebration of its 100th birthday throughout August, and with special events across the country and free admission to all 412 national parks from today through Sunday, the NPS is encouraging everyone to #FindYourPark/ #EncuentraTuParque for the centennial.

Dinosaur seeks comments about removal of park mountain goats

DINO I The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking public input on a draft management plan to restrict or remove exotic Rocky Mountain goats (Oreamnos americanus, herein referred to as mountain goats) in Dinosaur National Monument, located in northwest Colorado and northeast Utah.

National Park Service may strengthen its regulations on oil and gas exploration

RBC I For years, the company operating oil wells in New Mexico’s Aztec National Monument was exempt from being regulated by the National Park Service, which manages the site to protect ancient Pueblo structures. As a result, a dirt access road to one of the wells runs directly over buried ruins.

Park Service has seasonal law enforcement academy at CNCC

Rangely Learning Center coordinator Ramona Smalec takes on National Park Service student Steve Saeuberlich as spotters Morgan Dearing and Robert MaGee III look on. The NPS Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Academy is located on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Rangely and brings in students from all over the country.

RBC I Jennifer Walgrave, coordinator of the Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Program, announced Monday that the National Park Service academy is ready to show off its new home on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus in Rangely.

Suicides high in national parks; Monument near top

RBC I Many of us are attracted to nature, expansive views and wild settings, so it’s not surprising that this year millions will come West to visit our spectacular national parks. Almost all will go back home to talk of the wonders of the mountains and the brilliant stars at night. But a tragic few […]