National Monument Designated as One of the Best Places to be in the Dark

JENSEN, Utah (AP) – A national monument known for dinosaur fossils has also been named one of the world’s best places to view the stars. Officials at Dinosaur National Monument say the landmark has been designated an International Dark Sky Park for its “exceptional quality of natural darkness.” The monument straddling the Utah-Colorado border is the 13th Utah location and the fifth in Colorado to earn dark sky designation from the International Dark-Sky Association, which has named more than 100 worldwide.