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Wed February 18, 2009
Tour of the Gila May Canceled This year
By Marco Grajeda
Las Cruces, NM – Grant County is still hurting financially from recent job cuts at the area's largest employer Freeport-McMoran. Now, the region could see a substantial dip in tourism dollars if a popular bicycle race is canceled this year. As KRWG's Marco Grajeda, organizers of the annual Tour of the Gila may be forced to cancel the event because of insufficient funding related to the struggling economy.