News for Wednesday, September 12, 2012



Visitation up at Dinosaur National Monument

Moffat County attractions begin closing Sept. 30

More than 260,000 people have visited the Dinosaur National Monument this year, monument officials stated Tuesday in a news release. It’s a 54 percent spike in visitation with almost 100,000 more people visiting the monument this year than in 2011. “We have seen a tremendous boost in our visitation since the Quarry Exhibit Hall opened last October, providing access to view the dinosaur fossils for which the monument is famous,” said Mary Risser, superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument, in the release. “But, it has not just been visitation to the Quarry Exhibit Hall, we have also seen an increase in the use of many of our campgrounds, backcountry, and even a slight increase in the number of boaters on the monument’s rivers.” But time is running out.

PWC approves lion quotas, tweaks falconry rules at September meeting

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission unanimously approved mountain lion harvest quotas for the upcoming lion season in the state last week at the commission's September meeting in Glenwood Springs, the agency announced in a news release. During Friday's morning session, the Parks and Wildlife Commission also denied a citizen petition requesting that crossbows be approved for use during archery seasons. Commissioners also approved changes to falconry regulations to make it easier for non-resident falconers to participate in falconry events in Colorado, the release stated. The meeting was held at The Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs.

On The Record for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

On The Record for Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Janie Withers: A letter of thanks and gratitude

A letter of Thanks to TMH & its staff for the care & good food.