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July 25, 2014
National Park Tourism to Cochise County Creates Nearly $8 Million in Economic Benefit
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 141,665 visitors to the three parks in Cochise County spent $7,907,200 in communities near the parks in 2013. That spending supported 104 jobs in the local area. The NPS sites in Cochise County are managed as the “Southeast Arizona Group” and include Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. Visitors to these three sites spend time and money, and help create jobs, in the surrounding cities and towns including Sierra Vista, Douglas, Safford, Bisbee, and Willcox, as well as in the communities of Hereford, Palominas, Pearce, Sunsites, Elfrida, and Bowie.

July 10, 2014
Arrival of Monsoon Signals Easing of Fire Restrictions in Southeast Arizona - July 2014
Effective Friday, July 11, all fire restrictions lifted in southeastern Arizona. Due to widespread precipitation across the area, additional rain in the weather forecast, increased relative humidity, and a rise in moisture in live and dead trees, brush, and grass, it has been determined that the likelihood of wildfire has lessened to the degree that the restrictions can be rescinded.  

June 04, 2014
Dry Conditions Trigger Increased Fire Restrictions in Southeastern Arizona 2014
Effective Thursday, June 5, the Bureau of Land Management Gila District, all districts of the Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacácori National Historical Park, and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument will increase campfire and smoking restrictions in southeastern Arizona, consistent with Arizona State Forestry Division fire restrictions already in place statewide.

April 30, 2014
Dry Conditions Trigger Fire Restrictions in Southeast Arizona May, 2014
Effective Thursday, May 1, the Gila District of the Bureau of Land Management, all districts of Coronado National Forest, Saguaro National Park, Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Tumacácori National Historical Park, and Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument will implement campfire and smoking restrictions in southeastern Arizona, consistent with Arizona State Forestry Division fire restrictions already in place statewide.

April 22, 2014
Cochise County National Park Service Sites Begin Summer Operations on May 1st
uperintendent H. Lane Baker has announced the summer seasonal operating hours of the three National Park Service sites in Cochise County - Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. The following hours and operations are in effect from May 1 – October 12, 2014.

March 03, 2014
National Park Tourism to Cochise County Creates 8 Million Dollars in Economic Benefit
Report shows visitor spending supports 107 jobs in local economy

November 15, 2013
Cochise County National Park Service Sites Announce Seasonal Operations
Superintendent H. Lane Baker has announced the seasonal operating hours of the three National Park Service sites in Cochise County - Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. New this year, all three park visitor centers will be open on Thanksgiving Day. “We recognize the holidays are a popular time for many local residents to bring guests out to experience our national parks,” said Baker. “This year we’d like to make sure those visitors have the opportunity to fully enjoy our parks and visit with a ranger over the Thanksgiving holiday.”

August 19, 2013
Celebrate National Park Service Birthday with Free Entry to Parks
In celebration of the 97th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS), all 401 national park units—including Chiricahua National Monument—will waive entrance fees on Sunday, August 25, 2013. Known as “Founder’s Day”, this event observes the creation of the NPS through an act of Congress back in 1916.

 
Fire Restrictions Lifted for Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Due to widespread precipitation in southern Arizona, the Southeast Arizona Group has lifted fire restrictions in Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site, beginning Friday, July 20, 2012. Coronado National Memorial has recorded over 6 inches of rain this month with Chiricahua National Monument reporting 2 inches and Fort Bowie National Historic site reporting under ½ an inch.
 

Plant an Agave to Help Feed the Bats!
Now is your chance to help the Lesser long-nosed bat. On Saturday, August 18th, 2012 from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, volunteers like you will plant over 1,000 agaves to help protect the habitat of this endangered bat.

 

Fire Restrictions for Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site
Due to increased fire danger in southern Arizona, the Southern Arizona Group will implement fire restrictions in Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site, beginning Wednesday, June 6, 2012. These restrictions coincide with similar restrictions going into effect on other public lands in southern Arizona.

 

Coronado National Memorial Reopens
Coronado National Memorial will reopen to the public Thursday, May 24, 2012 after being closed on Monday afternoon as a result of the Campini Fire.

 

Fire Closure at Coronado National Memorial
Due to the Campini Fire burning in Mexico south of the park, Coronado National Memorial will be closed until further notice, beginning at 3:00 pm Tuesday, May 21, 2012.

National Park Service's Southeast Arizona Group = visitors, money, jobs
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 201,211 visitors in 2010 spent $8,076,000 in the group's three parks, and in nearby communities. The Southeast Arizona Group includes Chiricahua National Monument, Coronado National Memorial, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. The spending at these three parks supported 110 jobs in several local areas.

 

February 9, 2012
Lane Baker named superintendent of three Southeast Arizona national park sites

Lane Baker, a 25-year veteran of the federal government, has been named superintendent of the National Park Service's (NPS) Southeast Arizona units: Coronado National Memorial, Chiricahua National Monument, and Fort Bowie National Historic Site. She will assume her new duties on March 25.

 

June 8, 2011
Coronado National Memorial Closures
Extreme fire danger, threats to public safety cause temporary closure.

June 27, 2009
Environmental Assessment of Road Rehabilitation
Public comments can be made until July 27, 2009.

June 2, 2009
National Trails Day June 6, 2009
Join the National Park Service as we celebrate National Trails Day with a work project to perform trail maintenance on trails at Coronado National Memorial.

May 26, 2009
Prescribed Burn May 27

Scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, 2009.

April 20, 2009
National Junior Ranger Day
Ranger-led hike to Coronado Cave. All ages welcome!

December 8, 2008
Fun Fridays-January - April

Guided hikes on the third friday of the month.

December 7, 2008
Holiday Open House
Join us as we celebrate the holidays with hot apple cider and cookies. Shop in our bookstore and receive a 15% discount. Lots of new items to choose from!

 

September 29, 2008
EA for Proposed LE Bldg and Accessible Trail
We are seeking public comment on the proposed construction of a Law Enforcement operations building and a handicapped accessible trail. The environmental assessment will be open for comment until October 29, 2008

September 2, 2008
Open House-Exhibit Proposal
Tell us what you think! Open house for public comment on placement and content of exhibits on September 20th from 8-4.

September 2, 2008
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
Saturday, September 20th from 10 am to 3 pm in the picnic area. Join us for creative, educational activities!

August 8, 2008
Montezuma Canyon Road (FR 61) Open
Emergency repairs have been completed on Montezuma Canyon Rd. after severe flooding occurred on July 31, 2008.

August 5, 2008
Trails Re-open
Emergency repairs to Montezuma Canyon Rd. near the visitor center are complete and access to trails is available.

July 28, 2008
Montezuma Canyon Rd. and All Trails Closed
Montezuma Canyon Rd., all trails and the picnic area are closed after nearly 3.7 inches of rain fell Sunday evening.

July 6, 2008
Guided Hikes
Guided hikes will be available on Fridays in July, August, September, and October.

May 29, 2008
Prescribed Burn
A prescribed burn is scheduled for the picnic area.

 

December 19, 2007
Montezuma Canyon Road (FR 61) Open
Montezuma Canyon Road is open and there is public access through the Memorial to Parker Canyon Lake.

December 10, 2007
"Fun Fridays"
Guided hikes on the fourth Friday of the month; January, February and March.

December 6, 2007
"Holiday in the National Parks" Celebrated at the White House
Local artist Katherine Salwei's Christmas ornament hangs in the Blue Room on the White House Christmas tree.

December 1, 2007
Holiday Open House
Coronado NMem is hosting a holiday open house on December 15, 2007 from 9:00-3:00.

October 9, 2007
Montezuma Canyon Road (FR 61) Closed
The road will be closed to all but authorized vehicles for approximately six weeks beginning October 15, 2007.

August 31, 2007
Environmental Assessment of Bat Gates at Crest Trail Mine
Public comments can be made until October 1, 2007.

 

Did You Know?

bat gates in opening of the State of Texas Mine, Coronado National Memorial

At Coronado National Memorial, endangered Lesser Long-nosed bats use natural limestone caves and cave-like mines as their homes for part of the year. Bat-gates, a special type of fencing installed by biologists, prevent humans and predators from disturbing their habitat. Bats can fly right through!