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Colorado River researchers find signs of ancient, devastating floods

In more recent times, focus has been on the drought conditions affecting Southern Utah and the Colorado River. But what if the Colorado River were flooding? An interesting insight to the river’s extreme flood history, and research for better understanding of the rare events.

latimes.com

Scientists say it would have been a catastrophe of unprecedented proportions. If the Glen Canyon Dam had failed, it would have changed the lives of millions of people and reshaped the history of the American West.

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A Moab Adventure of Walking With Dinosaurs

krextv.com

Welcome to a place where you can get prehistoric with dinosaur bones and track sites.

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Reasons to hike Devil's Garden

ksl.com

There is no doubt that Delicate Arch is the most iconic image for Utah. Because of the dominance of that giant red inverted sandstone horseshoe, some visitors to Arches National Park miss the Devil’s Garden trail — a section of the park that offers much more scenic hiking and a plethora of unique arches.

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There is no doubt that Delicate Arch is the most iconic image for Utah. Because of the dominance of that giant red inverted sandstone horseshoe, some visitors to Arches National Park miss the Devil’s Garden trail — a section of the park that offers much more scenic hiking and a plethora of unique arches.
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POTD May 12, 2014: Courthouse Rock near Moab, Grand County, Utah

Another weekend gone by, and a photo to greet you on your Monday morning. Who went somewhere fun this weekend?

Courthouse Rock near Moab, Grand County, Utah
Photographer: Jay Hill; © 2012

POTD April 16, 2014: Moab, Grand County, Utah

Moab, Grand County, Utah
Photographer: Corey Unger
; © 2012

Wingate Sandstone cliffs at Kane Springs Canyon near Moab, Grand County.

Utah State Paleontologist, Dr. Jim Kirkland, is kicking off this year's MIC lecture series on March 20th at 6 pm

Our State Paleontologist, Dr. Jim Kirkland, is kicking off this year’s MIC lecture series on Thursday, March 20th at 6 pm. Lectures are FREE and open to the public. Moab Information Center (MIC), corner of Main & Center St, Moab. Be sure to stop by if you are in the area!

For a schedule of more great talks, visit: http://www.cnha.org/mic.cfm

For more about Utah’s paleontology, visit:
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Dive Team Searching For Dinosaur Fossil in Colorado River

Another update on the stolen dino track from Moab.

kutv.com

The Grand County Sheriff’s Office revealed “investigators have identified a suspect” in a dinosaur track taken from land near Moab more than two weeks ago; and divers have now gone into murky water to try to find the fossil.

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BLM works to prevent vandalism in Moab

The dino track recently stolen from Moab is not alone in the vandalism that happens in the area. The BLM is working to prevent theft and other vandalism from ruining the fossils and tracks in Moab. You can help in these efforts too!

ksl.com

A dinosaur footprint, millions of years old, was stolen from southern Utah, and there still aren’t any suspects.

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Local outfitters, BLM offer rewards in theft of Jurassic period dinosaur track

moabtimes.com

A group of local outfitters is offering a cash reward in connection to the theft of a Jurassic period dinosaur track near Moab last week. The reward money donated by the outfitters will be in addition to a $1,000 reward now being offered by Bureau of Land Management (BLM), said Melissa Neron of Coyote Land Tours.

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Fossil Theft Raises Concerns About Bustling Black Market

For those of you following the stolen dino tracks from Moab, here is another great article related to the matter.

nbcnews.com

Paleontologists have a bone to pick with fossil aficionados who are fueling an international black market for the prehistoric specimens.

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Read the previous post on the stolen tracks HERE.