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Tonko, McKinely Introduce Bill to Strengthen National Heritage Area Systems

By |2019-10-21T10:16:24+00:00March 4th, 2019|

  Tonko, McKinley Introduce Bill to StrengthenNational Heritage Areas System Bipartisan legislation backed by 60+ members establishes process for designating, evaluating and maintaining National Heritage Areas across the U.S.–Written by Matt Sonneborn WASHINGTON – Representatives Paul Tonko (D-NY) and David McKinley (R-WV) announced today that they have introduced the National […]

Lawmakers Move to Restore National Scenic Byways Program

By |2019-10-21T10:09:59+00:00February 26th, 2019|

  Written by Scenic America America’s scenic roadways got a major boost in Congress on February 6 as the House of Representatives passed a bill to restart the dormant National Scenic Byways Program, while companion legislation was introduced in the Senate. “We are thrilled with Congress’ support for scenic byways,” […]

Annual Christmas Bird Count at Great Sand Dunes on December 29th

By |2019-10-21T10:02:45+00:00December 11th, 2018|

  Burrowing owls at Great Sand Dunes (photo NPS) Article by Kathy Faz Great Sand Dunes is looking for birders of all skill levels to volunteer in Audubon’s longest-running wintertime tradition, the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC). This year’s event will be held at Great Sand Dunes National Park and […]

Great Sand Dunes Changes Entrance Fees to Address Infrastructure Needs & Improve Visitor Experience

By |2018-12-06T21:01:40+00:00December 6th, 2018|

Photo by Vidella Vigil, Article by Kathy Faz This past spring, the National Park Service (NPS) announced service-wide fee increases to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. As a result, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve will modify its entrance fees. Effective […]

Support SdCNHA on Amazon Smile

By |2018-11-26T21:11:35+00:00November 26th, 2018|

Did you know you can support the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area all year round at no extra cost to you?! Amazon Smile is a separate website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on Amazon […]

Faz Presented Edward B. Danson Award

By |2018-11-21T17:33:57+00:00November 21st, 2018|

The Western National Parks Association (WNPA), a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service (NPS) since 1938, announced the recipients of its annual awards at the WNPA board reception on November 8th in Tucson, Arizona. For more than 30 years, WNPA has recognized individuals and organizations who make exceptional […]

The History of the Emperius Building

By |2018-11-02T16:33:45+00:00November 2nd, 2018|

Just two years after Colorado became a state, a narrow-gauge train loaded with expectant settlers and their belongings stopped at a protected bend in the Rio Grande shaded by a grove of cottonwoods. In 1878 Alamosa—Spanish for cottonwood grove—was founded and is currently the largest town in the Sangre de […]