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CHIMNEY ROCK NATIONAL MONUMENT ROAD RECONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN

By | 2017-10-02T17:15:42+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Articles|

San Juan National Forest   News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 2, 2017 CHIMNEY ROCK NATIONAL MONUMENT ROAD RECONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colorado – As part of a multi-year capital improvement project at Chimney Rock National Monument, road reconstruction work will begin on October 10 and continue through December 1.  During this time, parking [...]

CRIA Volunteer Travels to Watch the Solar Eclipse

By | 2017-09-11T16:46:49+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Articles|

CRIA volunteer and amazing photographer, Howard Rowe, and his wife Judy traveled to Arnold, Nebraska to view the solar eclipse in totality on August 21st.  Howard was so kind to share some of his pictures of the eclipse with us. Originally they had planned to watch the eclipse in Holdrege, Nebraska but changed locations when [...]

CRIA Lecture Series Continues with Dr. Laurie Webster

By | 2017-09-06T18:09:27+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Articles|

CRIA’S Lecture Series continues on Thursday, September 14th with a special presentation by Dr. Laurie Webster: “Ancient Textiles, Baskets, Wood, and Hides from Southeastern Utah: Latest Findings from the Cedar Mesa Perishables Project.” During the 1890s, local “cowboy” archaeologists excavated thousands of prehistoric perishable artifacts from alcoves in southeastern Utah. Most were shipped to museums [...]

Congressman Scott Tipton Visits Chimney Rock National Monument

By | 2017-08-14T16:17:16+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Articles|

Congressman Scott Tipton came to Chimney Rock recently to discuss the future of this culturally significant place.  Tipton met with CRIA's Director Danyelle Leentjes, CRIA Board Members and representatives from the Forest Service included the Forest Service Landscape architect and the Forest Service Supervisor.  Tipton was introduced to the CRIA's free educational programs and was [...]

Free Lecture Series Continues with Archaeologist Jason Chuipka

By | 2017-08-07T17:41:45+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Articles|

On Thursday, August 10th, Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is proud to continue their free lecture series with a special presentation by Jason Chuipka titled “A Discussion of the 2017 Restoration and Conservation Work at the Chimney Rock Great House.” The lecture is free of charge and will begin at 7:00pm, following CRIA’s social hour [...]

Preservation Starts with You!

By | 2017-08-02T22:42:25+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Articles|

Take a moment to imagine southwest Colorado without Chimney Rock National Monument…the climb to the Great House that you conquered and the awe inspiring views when you made it to the 7,000 ft. mesa top. Chimney Rock is rich in history and cultural heritage.  This place is important because it preserves a story and culture [...]

The Raffle for the Rocks has begun!

By | 2017-07-26T19:20:28+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Articles|

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) 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 participating in the Raffle for the Rocks. Raffle tickets are now available for [...]

Ethnographic Project Presentation at Chimney Rock National Monument

By | 2017-07-03T16:58:19+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Articles|

On July 5th, 10:30-11:30 am at the Chimney Rock visitors cabin area, T.J. Ferguson and Maren Hopkins from Anthropological Research Assoc. will outline the Ethnographic Project that has begun with the tribes of the Ancestral Puebloan people.  They will explain the goals, how the project is structured, how we will be using the information, and schedule of the project.  They will [...]