Jul 21, 2011 6:32 PM by Bill Folsom
Action has started in Washington D.C. to turn Colorado's Chimney Rock into a National Monument. Representative Scott Tipton introduced the legislation on Thursday. "By making Chimney Rock a national monument, we will preserve an important cultural treasure for future generations," says Tipton. "The national monument status will increase awareness and interest in the region, creating new tourism opportunities, and potentially creating new jobs in a Southwest Colorado region that has been ravaged by double-digit unemployment."