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2 years 2 months 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 4 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 7 months ago

Tipton: community must rally to change monument

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Colorado congressman Scott Tipton says efforts to upgrade the Colorado National Monument to a national park should be driven by the community. The Republican represents the district that includes the monument next door to Grand Junction. Tipton tells The Daily Sentinel that it's an...

4 years 10 months ago

Chimney Rock on track to becoming monument

The Chimney Rock Archaeological Area may soon become a national monument. Congressman John Salazar's office says he's working on crafting a bill. President Harry Truman in 1949 signed legislation protecting the archaeological rich area, which contains ruins thought to be the northernmost settlements of the Chacoans, a Native American tribe...

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