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The Outsider | Searching for common ground in the Dolores River national monument proposal

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Sen. Michael Bennet hosted a meeting June 9 at the new K-12 school in Nucla to hear local input on a proposal to designate a national monument around the Dolores River in Mesa and Montrose counties. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

Residents in the West End of Montrose County are not keen on the idea of a national monument around the Dolores River. Many think increased federal protections would limit economic growth from a possible uranium mining revival, restrict cattle grazing, remove motorized access and draw overwhelming hordes of visitors. But…

Jason Blevins

2024-06-13 12:40:34

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