Josie's Cabin Open House

Josie and her cabin are inseparable in the minds of many Basin-ites, springing up memories of traveling to the end of Cub Creek Road in Dinosaur National Monument. The toughest woman in the wild west, Josie Bassett Morris and her famous homestead  will be the focus of an open house event this Saturday. There are about as many partners in the event as fans of Josie with the Western Heritage Museum, Uintah County Library, Daughters of Utah Pioneers and Browns Park National Wildlife Refuge all joining with Monument staff to plan the event. The open house is being held from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, August 13th with tours of the cabin, scavenger hunts, games, guided hikes, storytelling and talks by local historians. If a day’s worth of activities isn’t enough, you can join in the fun early by attending a presentation on Josie on Friday evening at the Green River Campground at 7:30pm. While the activities are all free, the monument’s regular entrance fees apply. Visit for more information.


Kristin Baldwin

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.