Colorado area safe from mon­u­ment ax

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

WASH­ING­TON — Colorado’s Canyons of the An­cients Na­tional Mon­u­ment has been re­moved from a list of na­tional mon­u­ments un­der re­view for pos­si­ble elim­i­na­tion or re­duc­tion, In­te­rior Secretary Ryan Zinke said on Fri­day.

The mon­u­ment is the third Zinke has re­moved from a re­view of 27 na­tional mon­u­ments or­dered by Pres­i­dent Donald Trump.

Canyons of the An­cients, which cov­ers 178,000 acres is south­west­ern Colorado, is “gor­geous land,” Zinke said, adding that its Amer­i­can In­dian ar­chae­o­log­i­cal sites are even more im­por­tant.

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