Journalist Jon Billman has covered all kinds of missing-in-the-wilderness stories, including Tennessee college student Joseph Lloyd Keller who vanished in Colorado in 2015.
Zinke said unspecified boundary adjustments for some monuments will be included in the recommendations he planned to give President Donald Trump.
"This is great news for Colorado and I’m thrilled the Department of the Interior listened to Coloradans," Sen. Cory Gardner Said.
The attraction expects to see 3-4 million visitors to the park this year. On a busy day, it can take about two hours to drive from one side of the park to another.
Colorado’s Recreation Industry Office, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Gov. John Hickenlooper and others plan to make a “major announcement” Thursday.
“We believe any review of Canyons should conclude that no changes to the designation are necessary,” said Republicans Sen. Cory Gardner and Rep. Scott Tipton in a letter.
The Outdoor Industry Association is unhappy with Utah's stance on public lands. It will bring its millions of dollars in revenue elsewhere in 2019.
Nine western states including Colorado could be affected by Rep. Jason Chaffetz’s Disposal of Excess Federal Lands Act.
- David Justice was protesting the BLM's decision to limit a trail to bikers, horseback riders and hikers.Read more