CAS-GJ monthly meeting- Dennis Devore on 'Curious Case of the Invisible Panel'

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The Curious Case of the Invisible Panel - A New Barrier Canyon Style
Rock Art Panel in Southeast Utah.

Grand Junction resident and CAS-GJ member Dennis DeVore will share his story of discovering a previously-unknown rock art panel in the Robbers Roost area of eastern Utah.

The Barrier Canyon Style pictograph is billboard sized — 70 feet long x 15 feet high in places — but has gone undetected by modern visitors because the images are barely visible to the human eye. His presentation will demonstrate how the panel has been given a new lease on life -- recovered and analyzed using modern photo-editing software.

Dennis is a native of Colorado who explores the Four Corners area for
rock art as a post-retirement hobby.

He graduated from Colorado State University in 1976 with a BS in Economics, followed by a career in real estate appraisal and right-of-way acquisition. He is a longtime member of the Chipeta Chapter of CAS, and a current board member of URARA, the Utah Rock Art Research Association. Dennis and his wife Judi have lived in Grand Junction since 2000.

Our meetings are open to the general public with any level of interest in archaeology, anthropology and related fields.

Please bring a few dollars 'donation' to help cover cost of the meeting room and speaker-related expenses. We often have light refreshments.

Doors open at 6:30 for a 1/2 hour of social time then the lecture will begin after a few business announcements at 7PM.

This year we are trying a new way of putting information out to our members about upcoming field trips. If you are current on your CAS dues you are asked to sign onto our new 'members' meetup page. It was decided we would only let dues paying members see the calendar details for upcoming trips. More than 95 of our ~140 members have signed up as of late March.

If you have signed up, great. If you have not signed up, please go through the few simple steps at

If you need to look to see if you are current on your dues you can find that information at

We need to have each person on a family or household membership sign up on the Members page individually if they want to participate in ANY CAS-GJ field trips.

BLM and other land managers have become very strict about allowing only 12 participants on field trips. In order for us to comply with that use-requirement and stay in the good graces of the land managers, our field trip leaders (most often they are our fellow CAS-GJ members) need to be able to count the number of RSVPs for a trip on its calendar page and know that is the number who will show up in the parking lot or at the trailhead. This applies to ALL members.

We need to do all we can to abide by the land manager rules as well as make the field trip leading process as easy and enjoyable for the trip leaders as for all other participants.

Field trips are beginning to appear on the CAS-GJ calendar. If you have field trip ideas &/or are willing to organize, or help organize, a field trip please let a board member or Jim Liewer know of your interest.