Changing of the Seasons at Dinosaur National Monument

The changing of the seasons means a switch to fall hours at Dinosaur National Monument. According to Chief of Visitor Services Dan Johnson, tourism was up every month over the summer by 3 to 5 percent. “It wasn’t a huge jump like other parks across the nation for the National Park Centennial but that’s because we had our huge jump last year for our own big anniversary,” says Johnson. “Now we are in the mode of changing to fall hours, seasonal employees are leaving and there is a reduction in some services.” Campgrounds will be kept open as long as possible, probably through mid-October. Crews are also wrapping up projects from the busy summer season. This year crews worked on a lot of projects updating publications, signs and sites around the Monument.

Image source: nps.gov

Image source: nps.gov

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.