Mesa Verde National Park News
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Kayci Cook Collins Selected as Superintendent of Mesa Verde National Park and Yucca House National Monument
July 29, 2021 | 11:37 am
The National Park Service announces the selection of Kayci Cook Collins as the new superintendent of Mesa Verde National Park and Yucca House National Monument.
Mesa Verde National Park Certified as 100th International Dark Sky Park
April 5, 2021 | 8:22 am
Mesa Verde National Park celebrates certification as the 100th International Dark Sky Park.
Mesa Verde to Conduct Prescribed Fire
January 26, 2021 | 9:19 am
Mesa Verde National Park is planning to implement a prescribed fire between January 31 – February 28, 2021, weather permitting. The Chapin Mesa area prescribed fire is being conducted to dispose of material created during fuel reduction projects from last summer.
Anonymous Tip Leads to Discovery of Human Remain at Mesa Verde
September 18, 2020 | 12:51 pm
An anonymous tip submitted to the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch led to the discovery of human remains in a remote area of Mesa Verde National Park. The presumptive identity of the remains is that of Mitchell Dale Stehling who went missing in the park on June 9, 2013.
Mesa Verde Cancels 2020 Holiday Open House and Luminaria
September 16, 2020 | 2:49 pm
Due to the continued concerns of COVID-19, Mesa Verde National Park is canceling the 2020 Holiday Open House and Luminaria event. “We regret having to cancel the Open House this year,” Cliff Spencer, Mesa Verde Superintendent said, “but feel doing so is in the best interests of the health of park visitors and our employees.
Finding of No Significant Impact Signed for Mesa Verde’s Mesa Top Loop Rehab Work
August 19, 2020 | 12:59 pm
A "Finding of No Significant Impact" was recently signed for the Mesa Top Loop roads improvement project. After consideration of the environmental assessment and public, tribal, and agency comments, the finding concludes that the project will not significantly affect the quality of the human environment.
Lighting Causes Entrance Fire in Mesa Verde
July 22, 2020 | 11:37 am
The Entrance Fire was reported to Mesa Verde Dispatch on July 21, 2020 at approximately 4:15 pm. This lighting caused fire is located near the trailer parking lot at the entrance of the park. As of the morning of July 22, 2020, this fire is approximately 1.5 acres.
Lighting Causes Morefield Fire in Mesa Verde
June 28, 2020 | 3:57 pm
A 46 acre wildfire is burning near Morefield Canyon. This fire is located in the southeast part of the park, about a mile from Ute Mountain Ute boundary and approximately 5 miles southeast of Morefield Campground. UPDATE: The fire was contained at 46 acres.
NEWS RELEASE Mesa Verde National Park Moving to Extreme Fire Danger Level
June 19, 2020 | 12:31 pm
Due to continued hot and dry weather conditions, Mesa Verde will be moving into Extreme Fire Danger on Monday, June 22, 2020. Due to the increased fire danger level, the park will close many of its hiking trails until the fire danger in the park becomes less severe.
Fire Restrictions in Effect Starting May 24, 2020
May 21, 2020 | 8:26 pm
Persistent drought and dry weather conditions have resulted in extremely dry vegetation throughout the park. Because of the critical fire danger, fire restrictions take effect starting Sunday, May 24, 2020.