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An Enriching Volunteer Experience at CRNM

By | March 14th, 2017|Articles|

At the heart of Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA), operating the interpretive program at Chimney Rock National Monument, are more than 80 friendly volunteers. While there are paid staff members, it's the volunteers who do most of the tasks that make the program work. Since CRIA is primarily staffed by volunteers, it is essential to [...]

Special Presentation by Larry Baker at the CRIA Lecture Series: The Ancient Astronomical Observatory at Salmon Pueblo

By | February 22nd, 2017|Articles|

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is proud to host a special presentation given by Larry Baker on the Ancient Astronomical Observatory at Salmon Pueblo on Thursday, March 9th. Focus will expand to include the development of the structure, details of the architecture, and Salmon’s relationship to Chaco Canyon on Thursday. The lecture is free of [...]

What does a National Monument do for a community?

By | February 8th, 2017|Articles|

As a long-time resident of Southwest Colorado I care deeply about the economic success of our region. But new challenges and questions have begun to arise nationwide regarding the value of federal lands. Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) wants to make sure the public and our elected officials understand the direct and positive economic impacts [...]

Two New Exciting Special Programs at Chimney Rock in 2017!

By | December 14th, 2016|Articles|

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association is excited to announce two new special programs at Chimney Rock National Monument in 2017- Ancient Dances at Chimney Rock and The Partial Solar Eclipse! The Ancient Dances at Chimney Rock will take place on Saturday, May 27th.  One the groups that will be performing at this event is the Acoma [...]

Colorado Gives Day is Tomorrow-December 6th!

By | December 5th, 2016|Articles|

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association invites the public to support their efforts to provide increased numbers of visitors with a meaningful, enjoyable educational experience through interpretive tours and special programs and to the long term preservation of Chimney Rock National Monument by donating to CRIA on Colorado Gives Day, December 6, 2016. For the seventh consecutive [...]

Protecting the Past and the Present

By | November 2nd, 2016|Articles|

Written by Ann Bond Visitors to Chimney Rock National Monument will have a safer hike to the mesa top next year following work completed this month by a Native American crew from Zuni Pueblo, a New Mexico tribe with cultural ties to the Ancestral Puebloans who built the ancient structures. Chimney Rock, which became a [...]

CRIA Announces the 2017 Board of Trustees

By | October 26th, 2016|Articles|

The Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer association with headquarters in Pagosa Springs, CO.  CRIA’s Board of Trustees is composed of volunteers who support the mission to preserve and protect the Monument while educating the public. CRIA promotes public education, interpretation, and stewardship of culture and history through guided tours and [...]

Support the Work of Chimney Rock Interpretive Association On Colorado Gives Day

By | October 17th, 2016|Articles|

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association invites the public to support their efforts to provide increased numbers of visitors with a meaningful, enjoyable educational experience through interpretive tours and special programs and to the long term preservation of Chimney Rock National Monument by donating to CRIA on Colorado Gives Day, December 6, 2016. For the seventh consecutive [...]