|Sunday, Aug 6, 2006|
Devils Tower National Monument is thankful that none of our neighborâs homes were lost during the recent spate of area wildfires, set off by dry lightning last week. Superintendent Dorothy FireCloud stated, âWe remain open to visitors here at Devils Tower and ask that people take extra care during this time of heightened fire risk.â Because of that risk, the Joyner Ridge and Red Bed Trails are currently closed. The Tower Trail, campground, and picnic area remain open for public use.
The third Centennial event of the summer, the Cowboy Festival will proceed as planned on Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd. The Cowboy Festival will be held just outside the main entrance to Devils Tower National Monument, and there will be free entrance to the Park both days. A free shuttle service will also be providing transportation to and from the Cowboy Festival to the Visitor Center within the Park. In addition to displays and booths, childrenâs activities, and musical performances, there will be many other fun activities during the two-day event, including a dutch oven cook-off, fiddler contest, and performance by cowboy poet Baxter Black. All are invited to participate in this free celebration. For more information on the Cowboy Festival, contact Devils Tower National Monument at 307-467-5283 x 224 or visit www.devilstowercentennial.com.
Superintendent FireCloud and her staff remind all visitors to Devils Tower National Monument to be particularly careful with their cigarette butts and matches, and to refrain from smoking outside of designated smoking areas.