Year after Luis Benitez's hire, local outdoor businesses, advocates sense 'stars aligning'

Luis Benitez, the recently appointed Director of Outdoor Recreation Industry for the state of Colorado poses at the Garden of the Gods park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. Benitez, a mountaineer who has summited Mt. Everest six times has been chosen to run the new office that will oversee the $13.2 billion dollar industry in Colorado. Photo by Daniel Owen.

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