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Get Fresh Air and Ancient History by Volunteering at Chimney Rock

By |2021-03-19T16:00:57+00:00March 19th, 2021|Articles|

Written by: CRIA Volunteer Shanna Robb  When I moved to Pagosa Springs in late 2019, I knew that I wanted to volunteer at Chimney Rock.  Even though 2020 was a year of unknowns due to the Corona Virus, it didn’t stop me from volunteering or guests from visiting.  Many guests had lived in the Four [...]

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Outdoor Volunteer Opportunity

By |2021-03-08T17:14:34+00:00March 8th, 2021|Articles|

Written by: CRIA Volunteer Laura Lunsford  As a history major, I have always had an interest in the people who came before us.  How did they live, what did they eat, what was their culture?  When we moved to Pagosa Springs five years ago, I was excited to learn about the ancient Puebloan culture and [...]

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Support Chimney Rock National Monument-Where Culture is the Adventure!

By |2020-12-04T17:48:28+00:00December 4th, 2020|Articles|

Written by: John Gwin CRIA Volunteer and Former CRIA Board President Are you aware Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA), a non-profit 501(c)3, pays the Federal Government to be able to run the daily operations and interpretive programs at Chimney Rock National Monument (CRNM) in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service?   Under a special use permit, CRIA owes [...]

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Colorado Gives Day is December 8! Support the Heart of Chimney Rock – our Volunteers!

By |2020-11-17T17:14:34+00:00November 17th, 2020|Articles|

Like many other non-profits, Chimney Rock Interpretive Program (CRIA), a non-profit 501 (c)3, which operates the interpretive program at Chimney Rock National Monument, had to make many logistical and financial adjustments at Chimney Rock National Monument in 2020 to accommodate COVID-19 restrictions.  We provided protective gear for our volunteers; we enabled visitors to keep social distance by offering [...]

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Steve Lekson to Give Virtual Presentation on the “Millennium on the Meridian”

By |2020-04-28T18:04:06+00:00April 28th, 2020|Articles|

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) hosts a free Lecture Series five times a year to offer the opportunity for the public and CRIA volunteers to gather and enjoy a speaker whose topic typically relates to southwest archaeology, archaeoastronomy and/or Chacoan culture. Experts in the field travel sometimes from far distances to Pagosa Springs to present [...]

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Find your Spot at the Rock!

By |2020-02-08T20:41:18+00:00February 8th, 2020|Articles|

By Lace Stevens, CRIA Volunteer & Board Member It’s that time of year again! Chimney Rock Interpretive Association -- better known as CRIA -- is looking for volunteers. What do volunteers do? Well, we have a variety of positions at Chimney Rock National Monument to choose from. The Cabin Host meets and greets our visitors, [...]

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Support Local Children’s Education Programs on Colorado Gives Day

By |2019-11-20T18:49:47+00:00November 20th, 2019|Articles|

Colorado Gives Day is more than just a day. It’s a movement that inspires and unites thousands of donors to give where they live and support Colorado nonprofits.  Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) has joined forces with 70 other non-profits in Southwest Colorado to highlight our region on the statewide giving day of December 10, [...]

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This historic byway will reshape your view of the American West

By |2019-09-25T17:13:49+00:00September 25th, 2019|Articles|

A byway is a lane that diverts from a main road, and the newly designated Tracks Across Borders Byway is certainly off the beaten path — connecting towns in Colorado and New Mexico that have fewer than 30,000 residents between them. Yet this secondary road crosses significant borders, taking you across state lines, opening windows [...]

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Dr. J. McKim Malville to Present on “Kingship, Ritual, and Trade at Chimney Rock”

By |2019-09-09T15:56:34+00:00September 9th, 2019|Articles|

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) is proud to host a special presentation on Thursday, September 12th by Dr. J. McKim Malville on "Kingship, Ritual, and Trade at Chimney Rock."   A major debate among archaeologists today concerns the nature of Great Houses in Chaco Canyon and the power of those kings to control a network [...]

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