National Parks Traveler is reporting that Dinosaur National Monument is closer to being back on track, as artist's renderings of a new visitor center and quarry exhibit hall have been released and bidding on construction contracts will begin this autumn. In April it was announced that ARRA funds secured for the NPS will be used to rebuild the Quarry visitor center, which has been shut down because of structural concerns since 2006, or as I refer to it, "The Year The Allosaurs Cried." The buildings will be green, too, which though being an obvious necessity still seems like a relief. I look forward to the day when it isn't a relief.
Barack should claim dibs on the next new species found on the property. Stegosaurus obamae, maybe? Ceratosaurus baracki? He's got a lichen already, but you know the man ain't satisfied.