Interior secretary to make first park visit at Mount Rainier

jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.comAugust 14, 2012 

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

Salazar attended the funeral of park ranger Margaret Anderson in January, but he did not visit the park.

Salazar will meet with park employees, then with representatives of the park’s tourism partners and gateway communities. He will talk about the benefit the park gives 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 nearby communities, supporting 505 jobs.

jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com

The News Tribune is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service