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December 02, 2014
Slow Down for the Desert Bighorn Sheep!
Three times this fall, Desert bighorn sheep have been hit and injured by vehicles traveling too fast on Rim Rock Drive. Drivers and bicyclists are asked to be watchful. Slow down. Give yourself time to react when a ewe or ram jumps down from an adjacent ledge onto the roadway in front of your vehicle.

November 24, 2014
Open House to be Held at Monument East Entrance
Colorado National Monument, in partnership with their non-profit Friends Groups, Colorado National Monument Association, will host an Open House at the East Side Garage (at the east entrance) on Thursday, December 18 between 4 and 6 p.m.

November 13, 2014
Winter Road Condition Hotline
Road surfaces within the monument where cliffs shadow the roadway can be icy long after a winter storm has passed. Before starting a winter tour through the monument, drivers may want to call the Winter Road Condition Hotline for a status report on Rim Rock Drive.

November 05, 2014
2014 Veterans Day
The National Park Service will honor all military veterans by providing free entrance for everyone to all 401 national parks on Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11.

October 29, 2014
2014 Rim Rock Marathon
Rim Rock Marathon to occur Saturday, November 1, 2014.

September 23, 2014
Accessible Trail to be Dedicated
Colorado National Monument celebrates completion of the Alcove Nature Trail accessibility project.

September 19, 2014
National Park Service Continues Community Dialogues
Colorado National Monument will continue its open dialogues with the community by hold two public meetings to discuss safety issues along the East Hill public right-of-way as it relates to vehicle size, cargo, speed and other traffic concerns.

August 22, 2014
National Park Service Celebrates 98th Birthday!
Colorado National Monument will celebrate the 98th birthday of the National Park Service by waiving its normal entrance fee on Monday, August 25.

August 20, 2014
Drones Banned in Colorado National Monument
Launching, landing, or operating unmanned aircraft on lands and waters within Colorado National Monument is now prohibited and has been posted in the 2014 Superintendent's Compendium.

August 20, 2014
Monument Receives 2014 Ticket to Ride Grant from National Park Foundation
Colorado National Monument receives a 2014 Ticket to Ride grant from the National Park Foundation. This grant will provide bus transportation for over 2,000 students from local schools.

June 23, 2014
Superintendent rescinds ban on hazardous material transportation
Superintendent rescinds ban on hazardous materials transportation on Rim Rock Drive but will be engaging the community and affected stakeholders on the issue in coming weeks.

June 21, 2013
Listening sessions to explore visitor activities at Colorado National Monument
The public is invited to attend meetings to explore the future of visitor activities at Colorado National Monument. Meetings will be held in Fruita and Grand Junction.

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