Reminder from Dinosaur National Monument

Visitors took advantage of free park entrance over the weekend as Dinosaur National Monument celebrated the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. In the midst of the fun, the Monument issued a timely warning stating that Dinosaur’s Fire Crew has responded to multiple incidents of fires left unattended this year.  “In some cases, crews arrived just in time as the fires had escaped their fire rings and were on their way to causing a wildfire. Not only could they have caused severe damage, but they also put other campers at risk.” While the Monument understands the special tradition of gathering around the campfire, the message is clear: make sure every fire is completely out before leaving the campsite. This means that it’s cool enough to touch. For more camping safety tips, visit


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.