President Obama Does It Again: A New National Monument

On Friday, President Obama used the Antiquities Act to designate a new national monument; Chimney Rock National Monument. This is the third time that the Antiquities Act has been used by President Obama to preserve and protect public land.  Chimney Rock, located in southwestern Colorado, and has been listed as a National Historic Site since the 1970s. However, the designation as a National Monument will allow for greater protection of this area.  Chimney Rock is located within the San Juan National Forest and therefore will become the 7th National Monument to be managed by the USDA Forest Service instead of the National Park Service.

View of Chimney Rock, Colorado – now a National Monument

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Guest “Baking” Post

The semester started a few weeks ago, which means my life has been a little bit crazy. Until I get my schedule under control again, I will have to forego a new post (planning on having something new up by this weekend). But I did find a little bit of time this past weekend for some baking and a short guest post on a friend’s blog!  Enjoy!

No-bake Smore’s Tartlets!