- Associated Press - Saturday, May 6, 2017

STEAMBOAT, Colo. (AP) - A new report says visitors to a Colorado national monument known for its dinosaur fossils spent more than $18 million in nearby communities last year.

The National Park Service says Dinosaur National Monument drew more than 300,000 visitors last year. They spent money in the town of Dinosaur and Jensen and Vernal in nearby Utah.

The Steamboat Pilot reports (https://bit.ly/2p7qq8F ) about a third of that spending was on lodging. Almost 20 percent was at restaurants and 15 percent went toward gas.

The spending supported 244 jobs mainly in hotels and restaurants.

___

Information from: Steamboat Pilot & Today, https://steamboatpilot.com/

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide