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Wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries get stimulus $

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DENVER ” Colorado will get nearly $9.4 million out of $280 million in federal stimulus funds for national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries across the country.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar said Sunday while in Helena, Mont., that the money will create jobs and promote conservation.

The Interior Department says the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge near Denver will get $3.2 million for projects. The Hotchkiss National Fish Hatchery in Delta County will get $2.1 million.

Funds will also go to the Alamosa, Arapaho, Baca and Browns Park national wildlife refuges.

The money is part of the overall $787 billion stimulus package that Congress passed earlier this year.