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Colorado National Monument Closer To Becoming A National Park

DENVER (CBS4) – Colorado National Monument is a step closer to becoming a national park.

Despite growing excitement the opportunity may not be welcomed by everyone. Sen. Mark Udall and Rep. Scott Tipton have developed an executive committee to draft legislation about community concerns for the proposal.

“We have seen a number of people come forward with letters of support, and that’s going to be the purpose of this group, is to address the community concerns,” Udall said.

“It would draw more international visitors, would help the hospitality sector, the service sector, it would help an area where unemployment is too high,” Tipton said.

The five-person committee met several times this year to discuss concerns like parking and air quality at the park.

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