The best places for Colorado residents to visit are among the most popular on the state’s list of the state best places, according to a report released by the state Department of Transportation and the Highway Patrol.
“The top three are the Rocky Mountain state parks, the Little Colorado state park, and the Little Platte state park,” said Mike Cipriano, executive director of the Colorado Tourism Development Authority.
“The third is the Colorado State Capitol.”
The top three were chosen after public input from the public and the DOT, he said.
The report said that in the top 20, more than 70 percent of visitors to the state are from outside of the contiguous United States.
The top 20 best places are:The Colorado state parks are:Grand Canyon National Park, Utah, and Zion National ParkThe Rocky Mountain National Park is the highest in the contiguous U.S. at 2,072 feet (610 meters) above sea level, with an elevation of 4,622 feet (1,631 meters).
The Little Colorado State Park is about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Denver, with a height of 2,834 feet (710 meters) and a elevation of 5,037 feet (1164 meters).
This is a rush transcript:AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report.
This is what’s happening around the world, the war and peace in the Middle East, with our new series “The War and Power,” the first of two.
This week, the United States will begin negotiating a new international peace deal that will extend U.N. peacekeepers into Syria, where the United Nations says more than 500,000 people have been killed in the conflict.
In Iraq, Iraqi President Nouri al-Maliki has said he is willing to negotiate with the United Kingdom and France to end the conflict, but the United Nation’s top human rights envoy says the government is unwilling to meet that demand.
In Syria, a U.K.-backed government is struggling to keep a ceasefire that was supposed to be implemented last week but has been delayed for more than a month.
In Lebanon, President Michel Aoun says he has received assurances from the Lebanese government that the Syrian government is not responsible for the civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people.
In Turkey, Turkey’s military says the number of civilian deaths has reached more than 100,000.
Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency reports that the Turkish military has fired missiles at Syrian government positions in northern Syria and launched airstrikes on government-held territory.
Turkey says that at least 13,000 Syrian troops have been abducted by the rebels and that more than 1.5 million people have fled the country.
And on Monday, the Turkish Parliament approved an amnesty law that will grant amnesty to the nearly 500,00 men who were abducted in August 2016 and have not been returned.
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