Monument Roads Reopening Thanks to Repairs

Slow and steady, road crews are making progress on roads washed out from the heavy rains on September 22nd. Dinosaur National Monument alone had 5 large culverts washed out on the Island Park Road which has now reopened with restrictions. High clearance four wheel drive vehicles are still recommended for travel on the road and the fork to Ruple Ranch remains closed at the overlook while the Rainbow Park fork is now open to the campground and boat ramp. Road crews from Rocky Mountain National Park and the Uintah County Roads Department labored with the maintenance staff at Dinosaur National Monument to get the road back in working order, much to the pleasure of avid campers hoping to capitalize on the last days and weeks of camping within Dinosaur National Monument.

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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.