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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » Public Safety Notice: West Hill Temporarily Closed March 15
    that may be brought down motorists bicyclists and pedestrians will be restricted from the closure section throughout the duration of the project Visitors will be able to access the Monument through the East Entrance station and continue to travel 19 miles along Rim Rock Drive throughout the duration of the project Motorists and bicyclists will need to plan for an out and back trip The turnaround point will be at the Visitor Center complex During this closure all Glade Park motorized traffic will be encouraged to use the east entrance to access DS Road or 16 1 2 Road Glade Park commuters who normally access Rim Rock Drive via 16 ½ Road will not have access to the West Entrance during the duration of the closure We know this closure will disrupt many local and out of town visitor travel plans for the day but the safety of the public and staff is always our top priority This rock slab has the potential to come down on its own and we need to be proactive and remove it before that happens says Superintendent Lisa Eckert Unfortunately we won t know exactly how long it s going to take to complete this work until it begins Once we remove the slab from the hillside we will have more information on what remains behind it That debris may also need to be addressed The public is invited to visit the park s website regularly at www nps gov colm for the latest updates and changes or call the park offices at 970 858 3617 ext 300 Information will also be available at the park s entry stations Thank you for your patience Your safety is our prime concern Check out the press release here Share and Enjoy Comments are closed Stay In

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradonma.org/public-safety-notice-west-hill-temporarily-closed-march-15/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » CNMA Members Participate in Focus Group
    in the Monument that are either exclusive to members or at no cost while nonmembers pay Ask CNMA members to help with special projects if we ask and provide opportunities that connect them to the Monument touch on a particular interest and help advance our mission they will come Go out into the local community especially to service organizations to increase our visibility CNMA provides needed funding for programs at the Monument but most Grand Valley residents don t know we exist as a separate entity from the Monument Greater visibility will help boost our membership rolls and allow us to better help the Monument Provide more news in the newsletter Keep it short with links to longer articles about the Monument and CNMA We have a few articles lined up for future newsletters but if you have any suggestions for topics or would like to contribute a story please email dhight coloradonma org Thanks again to the CNMA members who attended the focus group and gave us so many great ideas Share and Enjoy Comments are closed Stay In Touch Search About CNMA Meet the Board Meet our Staff Rim Rock Shop Become a Member Rim Rock Business Partners

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradonma.org/cnma-members-participate-in-focus-group/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » Bighorn Sheep Facts
    30 lbs Females horns are smaller than rams and never exceed half a curl Communication Rams during rut will snort loudly Lambs bleat and both ewes and rams will grunt or make guttural sounds Scent marking is also used to communicate Breeding Rams will butt heads to establish dominance and breeding rights At full speed head butts can take place at 30mph Rutting takes place in July or August Lambs are born from the first of February to Mid May Social Organization Ewes form loose family groups usually staying close to their natal or home range Lambs will stay with their mothers for about a year until the ewe has next years lamb Young rams will form bachelor herds but rams will move between different ewe groups Habitat Literature suggests sheep avoid spending much time in thick Pinyon Juniper stands and prefer places where they have greater visibility Food Sheep are primarily grazers prefer grass Purple three awn galleta grass Indian Rice grass and Needle Thread grass are some favorites Mt Mahogany and serviceberry are favorite browse species shrubs How much Animals Need to Eat Animal Pounds of Forage per Day Moose 21 7 Elk 12 5 Mule deer 3 4 Rocky Mt Bighorn Sheep 3 9 Desert Bighorn Sheep 3 5 Predators Mt Lions are the biggest predator of adults from the Black ridge herd Coyotes bobcats golden eagles bald eagles and bears are also significant predators of lambs Falls account for some sheep mortality also Neighbors Deer Elk Range Daily Range Rams will travel 5 7 square miles Ewes will travel about 2 5 4 5 sq miles Ewes with a lamb might only travel several 100 yards Ewes tend to stay closer to escape terrain while rams will spend more time on higher ridges and the flat

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradonma.org/bighorn-sheep-facts/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » Let Your Voices be Heard!
    of the page In addition to answering questions you can leave comments and ask questions If you haven t seen it there is a news article on the front page of the January 29 edition of the Daily Sentinel http www gjsentinel com news articles park status panel seeks comments on colorado natio An article written by committee co chairs Warren Gore and Ken Henry on page 5B in the January 29 issue of the Daily Sentinel sums up the committee s findings regarding a change in designation You may have to be a Sentinel subscriber to access the article http www gjsentinel com opinion articles air and water rules wont change if monument become Thank you for your support Colorado National Monument Association Board of Directors and Staff Share and Enjoy 4 Responses to Let Your Voices be Heard Anne Leske Says February 9th 2012 at 12 18 am Your website is fantastic I just found your website at AOL I am interested to learn more Hope it works out for me TQ anon2 Says February 9th 2012 at 8 09 am Thanks Enjoyed this update can I set it up so I get an update sent in an email whenever you make a fresh post CNMA Says February 9th 2012 at 11 11 am Check out our subscribe options on our home page or visit http feedburner google com fb a mailverify uri CNMAfeeds and submit your email address Semra Says March 8th 2012 at 6 58 am These national parks also generate a lot of money through tourism and it is very obvious that these parks are great 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

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradonma.org/let-your-voices-be-heard/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » 2013 CNMA Calendar Contest
    Share and Enjoy One Response to 2013 CNMA Calendar Contest knute Says November 1st 2012 at 12 32 pm want to submit a photo but see the deadline was back in march when is the next deadline 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

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradonma.org/2013-cnma-calendar-contest/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Colorado National Monument Association
    country with its towering masses of naturally sculpted rock embraces 32 square miles of rugged terrain In 1911 President Taft proclaimed this area Colorado National Monument the Colorado National Monument Association wasn t established until over Read full article 2 Comments 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

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradonma.org/page/18/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » Welcome to our new website!
    7 29 am Never would have thunk I would find this so idnsipneasble 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 News Big hearted Dakota members CNMA announces

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradonma.org/welcome-to-our-new-website/ (2016-02-10)
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  • Colorado National Monument Association» Blog Archive » The best friend a Monument could have…You!
    to support the National Park Service When you make a purchase from our online or park store proceeds form the sale are used to finance new publications and to assist the National Park Service with educational interpretive and scientific programs in Colorado National Monument Share and Enjoy 2 Responses to The best friend a Monument could have You Miguel Says February 6th 2012 at 1 33 pm I think I need some scale on the one that looks like an updise down tree Is it a tree or small plant CNMA Says February 9th 2012 at 10 29 am Hi thank you for your interest I m not exactly sure which image you are asking about but the images are the following from left to right 1 Desert Bighorn Ram 2 A view of Balanced Rock in Fruita Canyon 3 The blossoms of a Fishhook Cactus 4 Bicyclists on Rim Rock Drive Thanks CNMA 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

    Original URL path: http://www.coloradonma.org/the-best-friend-a-monument-could-have-you/ (2016-02-10)
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