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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will visit Mount Rainier Tuesday

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Aug. 13, 2012 at 11:25 am |
August 13, 2012 11:25 am

Ken Salazar on Tuesday will make his first visit to Mount Rainier National Park as secretary of the Interior.

Ken Salazar (AP)
Salazar was in the area in January for the funeral of park ranger Margaret Anderson, but he did not visit the park itself then.

After meeting with park employees earlier in the morning, Salazar will meet with representatives of the park’s tourism partners and gateway communities. He will talk about the benefit the park provides the region’s economy.

A National Park Service report released this spring showed that 1.19 million visitors in 2010 spent more than $35.3 million in the park and communities just outside the park. That spending supported 505 jobs in the local areas.

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