Hovenweep National Monument

Proposed Hovenweep drilling criticized for harm to views, night sky

New drilling rigs and oil and gas infrastructure could sprout within sight of Hovenweep National Monument, according to a proposed March lease sale issued by a Utah office of the Bureau of Land...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Park service seeks input on fee hikes at Hovenweep, Natural Bridges

The National Park Service is seeking public comment on proposed fee increases at Hovenweep and Natural Bridges national monuments. The park service proposes to increase park entrance fees at...

DATE: Aug. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Students, adults look to sky during ‘Great American Eclipse’

Schools across the Montezuma-Cortez school district canceled live viewing of the solar eclipse Monday, which happened to fall on the first day of classes.But despite the decision to keep students...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

How budget cuts, a divided staff and politics hamstrung Escalante

When Carolyn Shelton began working at southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 2001, she expected to leave it in better shape for the next generation. Fifteen years later, in...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Pleasant View road improvements get $298,600 boost

A road improvement plan at Pleasant View has received a boost in funding. The Department of Local Affairs has awarded Montezuma County a $298,600 grant to help pay for a chip-seal paving project on...

DATE: June 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Destruction of biocrust could slow down warming

In the high desert of Castle Valley outside of Moab, Utah, famous redrock spires and mesas tower against bright blue sky. Not everyone notices another set of strange formations stretching up from...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

CDOT deal preserves Road BB intersection at Pleasant View

Persistence to save the intersection of County Road BB and U.S. Highway 491 has paid off for Pleasant View.Montezuma County commissioners reported Monday that they have reached a deal with Colorado...

DATE: May 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Tribes come together to promote Bears Ears National Monument

TOWAOC — The Ute Mountain Ute tribe expressed enthusiasm for the proposed Bears Ears National Monument at a community meeting Thursday attended by 50 Ute and Navajo tribal members. Ute Mountain has...

DATE: May 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Warm, dry spell opens up Hovenweep hiking

The recent sunny weather has opened up some early season hiking within an hour’s drive of Dolores at Hovenweep National Monument. The Holly trail begins at the campground next to the visitors...

DATE: March 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Canyons of the Ancients gets exposure

Located in the far southwest corner of Colorado, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is getting its day in the sun as a featured attraction in Colorado Life magazine's March/April edition....

DATE: April 29, 2015 | CATEGORY: DS - News

Archaeologist wows Hisatsinom Chapter with latest findings about pottery

After analyzing some 12,000 Great Pueblo-era pottery sherds from Hovenweep National Monument, Four Corners archaeologist Jonathon Till riveted the Colorado Archaeology Society's Hisatsinom Chapter...

DATE: Feb. 7, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News