Cripple Creek marked 20 years of legal gambling last month, but the anniversary was muted. The historic mining town doesn’t have much to celebrate as its gaming industry faces an uncertain future.
The Colorado limited gaming control commission is reviewing a loophole that allowed Colorado casinos to avoid nearly $5 million in taxes last year.
The historic El Paso Club in Colorado Springs has played host to presidents and literary greats. Now the 134-year-old gentlemen’s club that was once the seat of power in central Colorado is debating a major change — admitting women.
Two casinos are preparing for grand openings next month and a third is wrapping up a major renovation amid complaints that the industry is suffering from the recession.
Right now there are no fewer than five wildfires burning in Colorado. They’re mostly in the southern part of the state.
Fire crews are battling at least five wildfires in southern Colorado, including the Navajo Fire in Teller County that’s prompted authorities to warn residents of one subdivision to leave.
Colorado casino revenues for April fell 2.6 percent over the previous month, but rose over the same period last year.