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According to a report released Tuesday by the National Park Service, Colorado's national parks received more than 5.6 million visits in 2010 generating just under $293 million in spending and accounting for 6366 jobs in the state.
The dust-up continues over billionaire Bill Koch's proposed land swap so he can further fortify the replica Wild West town he is erecting a dozen miles upstream from the coal his company mines.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today dedicated a new visitor center at Dinosaur National Monument. The Department of the Interior said in a release that it expects the new visitor center to increase tourism and generate economic growth and jobs in northwest Colorado and northeast Utah in conjunction with a new exhibit hall to be opened next week.
Billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch don't often see eye to eye with youngest brother Bill. On at least two things, though, they share common ground: A love for Colorado and an eagerness to fund Rep. Scott Tipton's campaigns.