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Congressman Polis to discuss wilderness proposal

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. – U.S. Rep. Jared Polis is talking with voters about a divisive plan to designate about 380 square miles in northern Colorado as wilderness.

Polis is hosting community forums in Colorado to talk about the Hidden Gems Wilderness proposal before introducing a bill in Congress.

The proposal would set aside more wilderness lands. But that would mean those lands would be off-limits for snowmobilers, ATVs and mining and logging.

The proposal has also raised concerns because the Army uses some of it for high-altitude pilot training.

Polis is holding talks in Boulder Tuesday, in Edwards Thursday and in Breckenridge Friday.


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