Colorado

Oct 13, 2010 10:02 AM by Associated Press

Colo. National Monument unveils fossil discoveries

The Colorado National Monument is revisiting the Jurassic Period.

The monument near Grand Junction in western Colorado is unveiling the discovery of three major fossilized dinosaur footprints Wednesday. Paleontologists who've done extensive research at the site will be on hand to discuss the finds.

The footprints from the Jurassic era include an intact 7-inch, three-toed dinosaur track, newly discovered lizard tracks and rare turtle tracks.

The fossils will be on view at the monument's visitor center through Sunday.

The monument is part of the greater Colorado Plateau and includes sheer red rock cliffs and canyons.

»Comments

»Topics in this article

More News

Colorado
Story Photo

41 minutes ago

Falcon school fights to save student's life

FALCON- Aden Knar, a third grade student at Falcon Virtual Academy, is in need of a life-saving bone marrow transplant. His school, Falcon Virtual Academy, will host a bone marrow donor drive tomorrow to help find a match Aden. Knar, 10, was diagnosed at age 4 with acute lymphoblastic leukemia and entered remission in 2008. In November 2013, the Knar family learned that the leukemia had returned, and is now isolated in his bone marrow. In an outreach of support, Falcon Virtual Academy hosted a bone marrow donor drive in January, and will be hosting another tomorrow from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at 6113 Constitution Ave., directly west of Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado. "We wanted to reach out to the family again," said Jodi Fletcher, assistant principal. Fletcher explained that more than 250 people participated in the January drive, and she hopes to have similar numbers April 19. The money from a bake sale at the drive, and a portion of the proceeds raised from a spring formal...

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4