FILE - This July 19, 2011 shows workers with Brandt Logging Company loading pine beetle-killed trees on a truck near Frisco, Colo. Colorado is among Western states that could be forced to repay ... more 
FILE - This July 19, 2011 shows workers with Brandt Logging Company loading pine beetle-killed trees on a truck near Frisco, Colo. Colorado is among Western states that could be forced to repay millions of dollars in federal funds locked up in the national budget debate. U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton, a Republican from Colorado, said the Obama administration has advised the state that money from timber sales and mineral royalties are subject to the budget debate and the state could receive a bill for repayment of funds already distributed to counties. Colorado stands to lose $8.4 million from the federal mineral royalties paid to states, and $720,000 from timber sales, Tipton's office said Friday, March 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ed Andrieski, File
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 6:57 PM EDT