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2013-10-31 23:39:07

NEH Workshop Explores Pueblo Indian History at Mesa Verde National Park Cortez, Colo. (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center announced today that it will offer a new National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for School Teachers. Entitled “Mesa Verde National Park: Convergences and Crossroads in the American Southwest,” the workshop explores significant subjects in American anthropology such as the importance...

2012-07-12 06:20:35

ALAMOSA, Colo., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad today announced the addition of a classic 1948 dining car from the New York Central line to its collection of historic trains. Until Labor Day, Rio Grande Scenic Railroad customers can ride this stylish rail car on all excursion and Mountain Rails Live Summer Concert trains leaving from Alamosa. Beginning July 13th, passengers departing from Alamosa on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad will be treated to a...

2012-07-05 06:20:21

ALAMOSA, Colo., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad today announced a special promotion to help Flying W Ranch performers who lost their jobs and primary venue after the Waldo Canyon Fire. Like hundreds of Colorado-based businesses, the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is doing its part to help those affected by the Waldo Canyon Fire. Since the 1950's, the Flying W Ranch has served as a historical symbol and tourist attraction of the Pike's Peak Region. After the Waldo...

2012-06-27 06:20:34

ALAMOSA, Colo., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad today announced its summer San Francisco/Napa Valley Getaway Contest, a competition for the best train travel story or memory this season. Eligible winners include those who have purchased any ticket to a concert in the 2012 Mountain Rails Live Summer Concert Series, including tickets to see this weekend's special guest Special Consensus. Rio Grande Scenic Railroad's Getaway Contest will take place on August...

2012-06-25 02:21:33

DURANGO, Colo., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Traveling on its inaugural journey through the Animas River canyon, the "Knight Sky" open air observation car carried its first passengers to Soaring® Tree Top Adventures' zipline on June 15, 2012. Knight Sky is the newest addition to the Durango & Silverton Railroad's train car fleet. The car was commissioned by Soaring owners and given to the Durango Railroad. Melcher Brothers of Durango, Colorado built the new First Class, open-air...

2012-06-19 06:20:18

ALAMOSA, Colo., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad today announced its participation in the Great Scenic Railway Journeys' television series that profiles some of the world's most historic and scenic railways. Produced by Emmy Award winner Robert C. Van Camp and hosted by storyteller David Holt, the series on "Celebrating North America's Steam Railways" airs on public television stations across the U.S. and will feature Rio Grande Scenic Railroad's historic 100-year...

2012-05-15 06:26:37

ALAMOSA, Colo., May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad today announced its plans to partner with the Red River Community Center for its opening day, May 25th. Those attending the Red River Motorcycle Rally, or those who want to support the Red River Community Center, can purchase tickets for a scenic train ride from Alamosa to La Veta, with a portion of each ticket sold May 25th through May 27th going towards the maintenance and upkeep of the Red River Community...

2008-09-02 09:00:20

PROVO -- Wasatch Mental Health has announced its third annual 5/ 10K run and 1-mile walk, Race for Recovery, presented by Craig McAllister, a disability lawyer. Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. in Provo Canyon at Canyon View Park. Participants can preregister at race4recovery.com. Early registration is $15 for adults and $10 for youths 14 and under. Registration will also take place at 7:30 a.m. that day ($30 for 5K and $35 for 10K). Awards will be given to the top finishers in each division. Breakfast...

2008-06-20 09:00:31

By Jens Dana Deseret News PROVO -- The Provo City Council authorized Mayor Lewis Billings on Tuesday to enter into a contract to outfit the municipal airport with a radar system by 2010. The memorandum of agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration and Provo allows the two entities to begin planning, construction, installation and commission of an Air Traffic Control Beacon Interrogator Model 6 secondary surveillance radar system at the Provo Municipal Airport. Billings said the...

2008-06-15 09:00:11

Imagine - environmentalists and water users, as well as state and federal governments, actually agreeing on a compromise over the water flowing through the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. If accepted by a state water court judge, the 30-year squabble will end in an agreement that allows annual peak flows and shoulder flows - tied to natural runoff - plus a year-round base flow of 300 cubic feet per second. It's a good accord - too bad it took so much litigation to get the parties...


Latest Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Reference Libraries

Mesa Verde National Park
2013-04-24 15:47:49

Mesa Verde National Park is located in the state of Colorado in the United States. The park contains 52,485 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the basket maker and pueblo peoples, also known as the Anasazi tribe. In 1868, the American government made a treaty with the Ute tribe that established the area west of the Continental Divide as belonging to the Ute people. A new treaty was established in 1873 that decreased the Ute’s land to a strip that...

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
2013-04-17 23:31:23

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located in the western portion of Colorado in the United States. The park holds 30,750 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans, including the Ute people. The first recorded American presence in the area occurred in 1881, when the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad encountered the area, taking nearly two years to build a line through the canyon. This railroad moved from Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City and was a main line...

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