Colorado Parks Make Changes Due to Federal Budget

By: AP
By: AP
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Colorado park managers are hoping to cushion the effect of budget cuts by limiting closures and hours at some parks.

The National Park Service, which runs 12 parks, monuments, historical sites and a recreation area in Colorado, is trimming $134 million from its national budget.

Under the current plan, the state's four parks will be hiring fewer permanent and seasonal workers, closing campgrounds and reducing hours for visitor centers.

Colorado tourism manager Al White tells the Denver Post the state is not planning any aggressive efforts to counter potential declines in public-land vacationers this summer.

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