BANFF Film Festival

Banff Mountain Film Festival

February 25, 26, 2017 Avalon Theater Open both evenings until the last film is shown. $8 Per ticket or $50 for 10

2018 Calendar Contest

Each year we have a contest to select the images for use in the calendar. Not only do we need landscape images for cover and the main pages, we also need small vertical and horizontal images for grid images on the calendar pages. There is no cost to submit. Please …

Visitor Survey Results 2016

Every year the National Park Service (NPS) conducts a visitor survey. The survey was born out of the need to comply with the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. This act held government agencies accountable for achievable results. The survey allows results to be compared from site to site …

Fruita Conference 3/1 – 3/2

Colorado National Monument Association to Host Conference in Fruita The Colorado National Monument Association (CNMA) is hosting the spring 2017 conference for the Peaks, Plateaus, and Canyons Associations (PPCA) on March 1 and 2 at the Fruita Community Center. The PPCA is a group of the national parks and other …

Happy Holidays from CNMA!

Warmest of holiday wishes to you from Colorado National Monument Association! We hope your Fall has been filled with peace, joy, love and lots of Colorado National Monument outdoor adventures.

CNMA Receives Check from Alpine Bank

What an honor! Colorado National Monument Association has been recognized as a contributor to what makes Colorado great. CNMA was pleased to receive a check for $1876.00 from Alpine Bank. Happy Colorado Day, Colorado National Monument Association! As always, funds received by Colorado National Monument Association directly support the educational …

Sojourns celebrates the 2016 NPS Centennial

It’s here! The latest volume of Sojourns magazine. Featuring landscapes of the Colorado Plateau and celebrating the 2016 Centennial of the National Park Service. Feast your eyes on all the WPA posters within – and especially the two-page spread of Colorado National Monument with article and vintage photographs courtesy of …

Road Builders Hot Coffee and Beautiful Sandstone Inspire Your Day

The Road Builders label honors the efforts of John Otto Local residents LEM (Local Experienced Men) CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) WPA All of whom were involved in the construction of Rim Rock Drive, making it possible for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to learn about, play in, protect …

The Road Builders have arrived!

In case you missed the News Release from Colorado National Monument’s Dan Hallet and Arlene Jackson,  work began this past week on the guard walls of historic Rim Rock Drive.  The news release says – in part – “When the road was built by the Civilian Conservation Corp, the WPA and …

May Newsletter From CNMA

May 2016 Newsletter Chief Davison receives an award.  Monument Peach Jam hits the shelves.  Cactus is blooming.  Read all about it in the CNMA newsletter.  Just click the link!

Spring Walks and Talks 2016!

Colorado National Monument Association is pleased to announce the spring 2016 line-up for walks and talks. Choose from Spring Flora and Geology, Biking Scenic Rim Rock Drive, Cactus Walk and slide presentations. Drum roll, please, and click on the link. CNMA Spring 2016 Walks and Talks Series Pre-registration is required. Call …

Monument Brand Peach Jam

What’s new, delicious, sells like hotcakes, tastes great on hotcakes, is part of the history of the environs of Colorado National Monument and has a beautiful vintage label featuring Colorado National Monument? COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT PEACH JAM! Monument Brand Peach Jam is a reminder of when Redlands farmers grew fruit …

CNMA Newsletter for April 2016

Looking for the latest newsletter from Colorado National Monument Association? Here it is! April 2016 CNMA Newsletter Want to receive the newsletter via email each month? Join CNMA and provide us your email address.  We’ll be glad to put you on the list!

Heart of the World comes to Rocky Mountain PBS

You saw it first at the Avalon on March 25, 2016! What a fabulous premiere of one segment was enjoyed on the big screen as we took a grand videographic tour of Colorado National Monument, Black Canyon, Great Sand Dunes, Rocky Mountain and Mesa Verde. Now you can see the …

Heart of the World is the big news from CNMA newsletter

“Heart of the World” Premiere “This event will make all of us who reside in this state proud to do so.” Message from CNMA member Premiere Clarification: The recently sent flier describing the “Heart of the World”  as “A cinematic 3-hour documentary series that celebrates the centennial of the National Park …

“Heart of the World” premieres at the Avalon in Grand Junction

Rocky Mountain PBS Presents the Grand Junction Premiere* (a one hour segment titled “People”) click here – Heart of the World -to read all the details Friday, March 25th 7:30 PM Doors open at 7:00 Avalon Theater A cinematic 3-hour documentary series that celebrates the centennial of the National Park Service. Produced …

Big-hearted Dakota members

Happy February from the heart of the world! Like John Otto’s tireless devotion to Colorado National Monument, the big-heartedness of CNMA members makes it possible for visitors from around the world to enjoy Colorado National Monument. We would like to give a shout out to Dakota level members: Craig and Karin …

Time to mail your last minute holiday cards!

“Clouds clearing after a winter snowstorm reveal the freestanding monolith of Independence Monument surrounded by snow laden trees, bushes, and canyon walls at the Colorado National Monument.”  What could be more beautiful? Just received at the visitor center bookstore; an additional delivery of “Snowfall” by Darlyne Wells Merkel. Notecards in …

Members Holiday Discount Continues through December

We hope you made it to the Colorado National Monument Association open house on Saturday, December 5! For one thing, the cookies were delicious. Coffee and cider were enjoyed by all. Another highlight was seeing so many CNMA members take the opportunity to meet Colorado National Monument’s new superintendent, Ken …