Former Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the National Parks Conservation Association, a somewhat curious, and likely controversial, move in light of his oversight of the national parks.
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So construction can begin on a permanent visitor center at Dinosaur National Monument, the temporary visitor center is being relocated just down the road.
In a brief, four-paragraph memorandum, National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis has brought to an end a controversial budgeting process that stripped arguably key positions from parks. Dubbed "core ops" for its approach to analyzing a park's core operations, the process failed to produce wise budgeting decisions, the director said in a letter to his regional directors.
A Colorado woman has apparently drowned on the Green River in Dinosaur National Monument after being thrown from her raft while going through a rapid.