Udall and Tipton work toward making Monument into park

DENVER I U.S. Sen. Mark Udall and U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton unveiled a bipartisan proposal last week — stemming from their years-long discussion with Mesa County residents, businesses and leaders — to re-designate Colorado National Monument as a national park. The community-driven recommendations, developed by a committee the lawmakers assembled in June 2013, reflect local […]

Suicides high in national parks; Monument near top

RBC I Many of us are attracted to nature, expansive views and wild settings, so it’s not surprising that this year millions will come West to visit our spectacular national parks. Almost all will go back home to talk of the wonders of the mountains and the brilliant stars at night. But a tragic few […]

Monument may become national park

RBC I After years of public input and meetings, Sen. Mark Udall, chairman of the U.S. Senate National Parks Subcommittee, and Rep. Scott Tipton, of the House Committee on Natural Resources, announced the formation of a local executive committee to help craft discussion-draft legislation to re-designate the Colorado National Monument as a national park.