Briefs for April 3

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The entrance station at the Dinosaur Fossil Quarry entrance road north of Jensen, Utah, will open Friday and begin charging entrance fees. The Dinosaur Fossil Quarry Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through May 27. Starting Memorial Day weekend, the visitor center hours will change to 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Canyon Area Visitor Center, east of Dinosaur, will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting April 10. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the visitor center will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Harpers Corner Road is scheduled to open April 15. The Green River Campground will open mid-May, and sites will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Split Mountain Group Campground opens April 14. Group sites are available by reservations only. Call (435) 781-7759.

Entrance fees to the monument are $10 for each vehicle and are good for seven days. Visitors arriving on foot, bicycle or motorcycle are charged $5 per person. Other passes are available for purchase at the entrance station. The annual Dinosaur Pass for $20 allows unlimited entry into the monument for 12 months from the date of purchase. The Parks Pass for $50 is good for 12 months from the date of purchase and is honored at all National Park Service sites for entrance fees. The Golden Age Passport for $10 is a lifetime pass for those older than 62 and provides additional benefits, including entrance into National Park Service sites.

For information, call Dinosaur National Monument at (970) 374-3000.

Camping fees at the Green River Campground are $12 per night. The Split Mountain Group Campground is for groups of eight or more and costs $25 per site. There is no fee for camping at other campgrounds within the monument until water is available to the public, which is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend. Alternative camping opportunities are available from local private campgrounds. To find out more, call the Dinosaurland Travel Board at (435) 789-6932 or the Utah Welcome Center at (435) 789-4002.

Farm Bureaus present safety seminar April 10

The Moffat and Routt counties Farm Bureaus are having a motor carrier safety and regulatory seminar at 7 p.m. April 10 at the Colorado State University Moffat County Extension Office, 539 Barclay St.

The purpose of this open forum is to talk about issues relating to the federal and state motor carrier safety regulations, agricultural requirements and exemptions and safety regulations concerning reflectors and load limits, as well as Colorado Department of Transportation regulations and port of entry regulations for agricultural haulers.

Safety materials will be available at a reduced price.

Sgt. Mark Savage of the Colo--rado motor carrier safety division of Colorado State Patrol presents.

For information, call Shirley Lawton at 824-3338, or Richard Connell at (970) 242-5590 or (970) 216-2041, or e-mail him at rconnell@colofb.com.

County Farm Bureau offering scholarships

The Moffat County Farm Bureau Board of Directors is offering two scholarships to area students. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who meets qualifications for the award. The second scholarship for $500 will be awarded to a continuing college student who meets the same scholarship criteria. Parents or students must be paying members of the Moffat County Farm Bureau. Scholarship applications are available at the Moffat County High School counseling office, 900 Finley Lane, or at the county Farm Bureau Insurance Office, 469 Yampa Ave. Applications are due at either the counseling or bureau offices by May 1.

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