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Mountain tourism a mixed bag amid higher gas prices

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By Pamela Lawson

Last year, Leroy Turley of Lakewood spent five and a half weeks driving 6,000 miles from Colorado to the East Coast and back. This year, his RV is staying in the garage.

The retiree, who was attending a family reunion at Chief Hosa Campground near Evergreen on July 12, said his vehicle gets 7 miles per gallon, and he can’t afford the rising gas prices on his Social Security income.

“They aren’t going to give Social Security a raise,” Turley said, pondering the matter with other relatives on a recent Saturday morning. 


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