BLM honors man for volunteerism

The Bureau of Land Management has named Adam Cornely as the 2018 Volunteer of the Year in Colorado for his work with New Castle Trails.

As chairman of New Castle Trails, a subcommittee of the Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association, Cornely helped develop and designate a 16-mile trail system outside New Castle that is open to mountain biking, horseback riding and hiking. Twelve of the 16 miles are on BLM lands in the New Castle Extensive Recreation Management Area.

BLM officials said Cornely has been working to enhance recreation in New Castle the last few years, raising funds, working closely with the community and BLM and improving the trail system for users. He worked with the BLM on Colorow Flow Trails, a new area that provides a skills-building trails progression for young and beginner riders.

"Adam has shown a firm commitment to improving his community through trail-based recreation and a remarkable energy in overcoming hurdles to make that happen. It is a pleasure to work with such passionate people," Miles Gurtler, recreation planner in the BLM Colorado River Valley Field Office, said in a statement.

Park superintendent named in Dinosaur

A National Park Service veteran employee who currently works in California was named the superintendent of Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado and Utah.

Paul Scolari will also supervise the superintendent of Fossil Butte National Monument in Wyoming. He will begin his new assignment on March 31, the National Park Service announced Thursday.

Scolari has more than 24 years of National Park Service experience and is currently the chief of resource management and planning at a group of national parks in the San Francisco Bay Area — Eugene O'Neill and John Muir National Historic Sites, Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial and Rosie the Riveter-World War II Home Front National Historical Park.

His prior job was at Golden Gate National Recreation Area, where he performed the duties of historian, American Indian liaison and historic preservation specialist.

"Paul is known for his steady demeanor, level-headedness, collaborative approach, and an open and inclusive management style," Kate Hammond, acting regional director for the National Park Service, said in a statement. "This, along with his experience working with park partners, will serve him well at Dinosaur National Monument."

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