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2 years 1 month ago

Chimney Rock to be named national monument

DENVER (AP) - President Barack Obama's administration is creating a national monument at a dramatic rock formation in southwestern Colorado that is surrounded by the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Senator Michael Bennet's office on Wednesday confirmed a report in The Denver Post that said the move to preserve 4,700 acres...

3 years 3 months ago

Chimney Rock may become National Monument

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...

3 years 4 months ago

Congressman Tipton promotes Chimney Rock Monument

PAGOSA SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Colorado congressman Scott Tipton plans to introduce a bill making Chimney Rock in southwest Colorado a national monument. The Republican announced his plan Friday, saying the designation would increase awareness of the archaeological site west of Pagosa Springs and boost tourism. He says the...

4 years 5 months ago

Colorado's Chimney Rock pushed as national monument

Members of Colorado's congressional delegation are supporting a bill that would make the Chimney Rock Archaeological Area in southwest Colorado a national monument. The U.S. Senate's National Parks Subcommittee held a hearing on the bill Wednesday. Sen. Michael Bennet and U.S. Rep. John Salazar, both Colorado Democrats, are sponsoring...

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