Canyons of the Ancients National Monument will host two public meetings to discuss proposed fee increases for the monument’s visitor center and museum west of Dolores.
The meetings will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, 27501 Colorado Highway 184, and will include a short presentation followed by an open discussion with the participants.
The proposal is to raise the year-round museum entry fee from $3 to $5. Currently, the museum is free November through February.
The increased revenue would provide opportunities to support programs and projects that directly benefit the museum and its visitors. The proposal also includes offering a free visitation day on the last Saturday of the month and the option for locals in Montezuma and Dolores counties to buy an annual pass for $10.
“The purpose of the meetings is to hear from the public,” said monument manager Marietta Eaton. “We look forward to a productive dialogue with the many users who enjoy this special area.”
For those who are unable to make the meetings and would like to provide feedback, contact the BLM at 882-5600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.