A week ago, the state's tourism office announced that 2011 had been a record-breaking year. And 2012 will break all kinds of records, too -- but not the ones boosters like to shatter. Most disappointing ski season. Rafting industry drying up. And the rest of the summer tourism season going up in smo ... More >>
What does it look like when a bunch of mascots converge on the Capitol steps? Kinda goofy. That's what happened at today's Discover Colorado Rally, a yearly meetup that could be summed up in two words: "Yay, tourism!" Grown-ups dressed as sharks and bears listened as officials rattled off statistics ... More >>
Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal ran a story about New Mexico's $2.5 million effort to rebrand the state "as a place of charm and character, adventure, excitement -- and really good green chili cheeseburgers." It seems that the Land of Enchantment isn't perceived as very enchanting; focus ... More >>
John Hickenlooper.As the USA Pro Cycling Challenge proved, Coloradans love their bicycling races. Governor John Hickenlooper hopes to tap into that passion and bring attention to an often neglected part of the state with "Pedal the Plains," which his office announced today. The three-day race ... More >>
Breck Bike Week just got underway yesterday, but already the town's cycling community is looking forward to Fall: In just 46 days the USA Pro Cycling Challenge (August 22-28) will be off to the races, bringing many of the world's top cyclists to Colorado. Breck is hosting Stage 5 of the eve ... More >>
Leaders of the Colorado tourism Industry gathered on the steps of the Capitol yesterday for a Discover Colorado Rally and celebration of the first official Colorado Tourism Day. They were surrounded by some of the state's best marketing mascots (and a mysterious pirate): the Blue Bear, Miles ... More >>
Colorado has awarded its new tourism contract -- and surprise, surprise, a Colorado company has the key role in a deal that's now been split between several companies: Karsh/Hagan, founded in 1977, when John Denver tunes were enough to attract tourists.
Some breaking news for you in our Denver blogs daily post. Traffic in both directions on Interstate 70 has been closed at the Eisenhower Tunnel due a spill of an estimated 1,000 pounds of a liquid blasting agent. Look out below!
The $40 million bug...Yesterday, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that the federal government would devote $40 million to dealing with the bark-beetle problem that's turned wooded areas in Colorado and other western states from green to brown. Governor Bill Ritter, who wrote a ... More >>
Rob Corry thinks a trade association would do a better job of keeping dispensaries in line that the government.Attorney Rob Corry has been on a roll of late, having won over Judge Larry Naves in a recent Denver District Court proceeding that voided a Board of Health ruling about the definitio ... More >>
Macon Cowles doesn't necessarily want to declare Boulder to be Colorado's medical-marijuana capital.Medical marijuana is a smokin'-hot topic in Boulder these days, what with the city council this week implementing assorted restrictions on dispensaries -- and almost (but not quite) legitimizin ... More >>
Senator Al White wants state and federal marijuana laws to peacefully co-exist. Good luck.A Colorado Court of Appeals decision regarding medical marijuana -- as well as a subsequent Board of Health move to strike its definition of caregiver -- has led to a motion filed by pro-marijuana advoca ... More >>
Eagle County Republican candidate Muhammad Ali Hasan, who is 27, has had his share of road bumps in his quest for House District 56. The flamboyant founder of Muslims for Bush and son of multimillionaire HMO executive Malik Hasan, Ali had to switch races – he originally coveted a Senate seat – ... More >>
Ali Hasan is young, rich and brash, and plans to follow in his parents' political footsteps cowboy boots and all.
Community-radio advocates and the Colorado Department of Transportation wind up in gridlock.