I have noticed that several news outlets ran the story online, which we appreciate. I did notice that there were some commenters who questioned whether the before photo and the after photo were indeed the same fossil bone.The photo that was used with the story was what was available at the time.
To clear up any confusion your readers may have, attached are additional photos including one that is taken from nearly the same angle as the one that showed the undamaged fossil. Please feel free to use these if your readers have questions regarding whether the two bones are the same.
Also, regarding the reward amount. As a federal agency, Dinosaur National Monument, part of the National Park Service, does not keep funds in an account to pay for rewards like this. The reward was put up by one of our partners, the Intermountain Natural History Association. The $750 amount was what was available in their funds at this time for a reward.