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Local Economy Benefits from White Sands National Park Tourism

Tourists take photos outside the entrance of White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.
Elissa Nadworny
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Tourists take photos outside the entrance of White Sands National Monument in New Mexico.

Las Cruces, NM – On this edition of PUENTES a la comunidad, bridges to the community, host Emily Guerra spoke with White Sands National Park Program Manager of Interpretation, Brian Powers, about tourism and local economic benefits. A recent report from the National Park Service (NPS) showed that tourism to White Sands National Park created $50,919,000 in economic benefits. He said this helps create local jobs, and they can always use more local volunteers. For more information visit - www.nps.gov/whitesands

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Emily Guerra is the award-winning host of "Fiesta!", KRWG-FM's bilingual Latin music program, which airs weeknights from 7pm to 9pm. She also produces PUENTES, a feature that airs during our KRWG-FM newscasts and most Saturdays at 5pm on "KRWG News This Week."