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  • Colorado National Monument Association
    Colorado National Monument Lead Park Ranger knows national parks In his thirteen year career with the National Park Service he s worked at eleven national parks That s a lot even by NPS standards Of course his current favorite is Colorado National Monument but asked about his all time favorite it was difficult to make a Read full article Comments Off Monumental Images Posted by CNMA September 27th 2012 By Denise Steve Hight Local businesses and organizations have used images of Colorado National Monument in their marketing and promotions ever since the Monument was established in 1911 Quite a few local businesses have the word Monument in their name and others feature backdrops of the Monument in their advertising and on business cards Read full article Comments Off 2012 Fall Walks and Talks September Schedule Posted by CNMA September 3rd 2012 Read full article Comments Off Older Entries Newer Entries Stay In Touch Search About CNMA Meet the Board Meet our Staff Rim Rock Shop Become a Member Rim Rock Business Partners Plan Your Visit Local Attractions Safety Tips Contact Us Monument Calendar National Park Designation Product Submission Guidelines for Artists and Vendors Donate Donate Now to Support CNM Recent

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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » Holiday Open House
    the Board Meet our Staff Rim Rock Shop Become a Member Rim Rock Business Partners Plan Your Visit Local Attractions Safety Tips Contact Us Monument Calendar National Park Designation Product Submission Guidelines for Artists and Vendors Donate Donate Now to Support CNM Recent News Big hearted Dakota members CNMA announces entry deadline for 2017 Colorado National Monument calendar Happy Holidays from CNMA Time to mail your last minute holiday cards

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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » 2012 Fall Walks & Talks – October Schedule
    Your Visit Local Attractions Safety Tips Contact Us Monument Calendar National Park Designation Product Submission Guidelines for Artists and Vendors Donate Donate Now to Support CNM Recent News Big hearted Dakota members CNMA announces entry deadline for 2017 Colorado National Monument calendar Happy Holidays from CNMA Time to mail your last minute holiday cards Members Holiday Discount Continues through December Weather Grand Junction Regional Airport CO Last Updated on Feb

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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » Meet the Ranger – Nick Myers
    of the caves Nick hung on to the ranger s every word and at one point the ranger asked Nick what he wanted to do when he grew up Nick said I want to do what you do and from that moment he never wavered from that pronouncement He majored in Natural Resource Management at Minnesota State University and served his internship and obtained his first seasonal position at you guessed it Wind Cave National Park For his first seven years with the Park Service he worked as seasonal ranger at Wind Cave during the summer and Yellowstone during the winter Nick works in the Educational Interpretive Division at Colorado National Monument He gives ranger talks to visitors and he coaches seasonal rangers to prepare for their programs He loves presenting programs to visitors and telling the stories that connect visitors to the park He presents programs on a variety of topics but his particular passion is astronomy There aren t many astronomy programs in the national parks so he s made that his particular niche He also enjoys the training aspect of his job and passing along knowledge to a new generation of rangers His ultimate career goal is to become a trainer at the Horace Albright Training Center at Grand Canyon When he s not at work Nick enjoys running and bicycling The running and biking opportunities in the area are a large part of why he applied to work at Colorado National Monument He also likes the sense of community in Grand Junction and Fruita Most national parks are geographically isolated and he is excited about the urban offerings in the Grand Valley particularly the local music scene In addition to his other job duties Nick also schedules and trains volunteers at Colorado National Monument If you

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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » Monumental Images
    The Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce sent out stickers to its members so they could display them on their shop windows or vehicles In addition to both featuring drawings of Independence Monument the earlier of the two shown here refers to the famous Rimrock motor drive in the Colorado National Monument while the later one describes the area as the Garden of the Rockies In Fruita the Osborn Bean and Elevator Company packed their Monument Brand Recleaned Pinto Beans in a lively burlap bag depicting Independence Monument The company was founded around 1940 by Max Osborn whose father Carl was the proprietor of Osborn Hardware in Fruita itself split from an earlier business Carl co owned and co founded the Fruita Mercantile In 1892 Max s grandfather Jesse also founded an important early Fruita business J W Osborn Groceries and Meats In 1961 the Fruita State Bank celebrated the 50th anniversary of Colorado National Monument by giving their customers ceramic salt and pepper shakers in the shape of Independence Monument The bank opened in 1946 in what is today known as the Mid Valley Building at the corner of North Park Square and East Aspen Avenue The building itself built around 1900 had been remodeled extensively in 1912 to become the new home of a different bank the First National Bank of Fruita This colorful transferware plate made for the Fruita Centennial in 1984 features Independence Monument and the motto Gateway to Colorado National Monument The reverse side of the plate bears a short statement regarding Fruita s founding on July 23 1884 but in an unfortunate typo gives the year as 1984 Still the plate rightly celebrates the importance of Colorado National Monument to Fruita and its history Share and Enjoy Comments are closed Stay In Touch Search About

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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » 2012 Fall Walks and Talks September Schedule
    Your Visit Local Attractions Safety Tips Contact Us Monument Calendar National Park Designation Product Submission Guidelines for Artists and Vendors Donate Donate Now to Support CNM Recent News Big hearted Dakota members CNMA announces entry deadline for 2017 Colorado National Monument calendar Happy Holidays from CNMA Time to mail your last minute holiday cards Members Holiday Discount Continues through December Weather Grand Junction Regional Airport CO Last Updated on Feb

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  • Colorado National Monument Association
    management policies the National Park Service NPS has declined to issue a permit to hold a stage of the 2013 USA Pro Challenge bicycle race next year in Colorado National Monument in western Colorado In a letter to the Grand Junction Local Organizing Committee LOC NPS Read full article Comments Off CNMA is seeking its next Executive Director Posted by CNMA July 19th 2012 Colorado National Monument Association EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Vacancy Announcement HIRING RANGE Commensurate with experience plus benefits OPENING DATE July 19 2012 FIRST REVIEW OF RESUMES July 27 2012 CLOSING DATE August 6 2012 or until filled Responsible for ensuring that the association s mission and vision are fulfilled through the effective management of CNMA operations and activities Read full article Comments Off July 4th on the Monument Posted by CNMA July 1st 2012 Colorado National Monument will commemorate Independence Day by raising the American flag on the top of Independence Monument the tallest free standing rock formation in the park This tradition was started 101 years ago by the legendary John Otto Mesa County s Technical Search and Rescue Team continues this tradition of climbing Independence Monument to raise the Read full article Comments Off Dinosaur Days with Dinosaur Train Posted by CNMA June 24th 2012 Rocky Mountain PBS the Dinosaur Journey Museum the National Park Service and the Bureau of Land Management Present Families can take a short hike while kids complete several challenges to become official Nature Trackers NPS and BLM rangers will be on hand to answer questions This family oriented event hosted at Dinosaur Journey in Fruita includes Read full article Comments Off Older Entries Newer Entries Stay In Touch Search About CNMA Meet the Board Meet our Staff Rim Rock Shop Become a Member Rim Rock Business Partners Plan Your Visit Local

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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » Moviemaking History at Colorado National Monument
    starring Kevin Costner in one of his early film roles In 1949 Devil s Doorway a western directed by Anthony Mann and starring Robert Taylor also featured scenes shot at Colorado National Monument Taylor played an American Indian who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in the Civil War but encountered bigotry upon his return home to Wyoming Filming at Colorado National Monument took place at No Thoroughfare Canyon on the east side of the park and lasted approximately two weeks Devil s Doorway released in 1950 was an important film because it was one of the first movies to break away from the existing Hollywood stereotypes of Indians and discuss the real prejudice that existed It received little public attention however because another film on the same topic Broken Arrow was released the same year Devil s Doorway is largely forgotten now although it is shown occasionally on Turner Classic Movies All photographs courtesy of the National Park Service Article by Denise Hight Share and Enjoy 2 Responses to Moviemaking History at Colorado National Monument Hank Schoch Says August 22nd 2012 at 4 32 pm Concerning Denise s piece about filming in the monument Charles Bronson spent a day at COLM shooting a scene for the 1988 film Messenger of Death Other scenes in that movie were filmed in Glenwood Springs some of them in the Victorian home of former seasonal ranger Jonathan Satz Carol Strong Says August 23rd 2012 at 5 10 pm Enjoyed the article on movies On another subject what is the status on getting the Monument into the National Park system Could it include Rattlesnake Canyon Stay In Touch Search About CNMA Meet the Board Meet our Staff Rim Rock Shop Become a Member Rim Rock Business Partners Plan Your Visit Local Attractions

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