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New superintendent for Devils Tower National Monument named

March 4, 2019

DEVILS TOWER, Wyo. (AP) — The first national monument in the U.S. is getting a new superintendent.

National Park Service officials announced Monday that Amnesty Kochanowski will begin the top job at Devils Tower National Monument on March 17.

Kochanowski has been serving as interim superintendent since July. She will succeed Tim Reid as superintendent.

Kochanowski has been the safety, health and wellness manager for Cedar Breaks National Monument, Pipe Spring National Monument and Zion National Park in Utah and Arizona since 2011.

Devils Tower is a more than 1,250-foot-tall (380-meter) volcanic formation in the Bear Lodge Mountains. The national monument covers more than 2 square miles (5 square kilometers).

It is one of two national monuments in Wyoming.