A 10-year plan to turn an aging Denver arena into a global agriculture destination started Wednesday when city officials kicked off a tax campaign to pay for the makeover at the National Western Stock Show.
The National Western Stock Show wrapped up after a record year, packing more than 670,000 people into the complex and bringing in an estimated $100 million.
Cowboy boots, cowboy hats, gaudy belt buckles and denim everywhere. Coming from metropolitan south Florida, it’s a culture shock.
Some artists use a paintbrush—others use a chainsaw.
Denver is getting back in touch with its cow town roots.
It may be odd to think that a mayor being sworn into office in a city with a $22 million dollar budget deficit, the threat of losing a major annual tradition and a multitude of police issues, has a clear advantage, CBSDenver.com blogger Dominic Dezzutti writes.
However, the most underrated hurdle to me is the fact that the National Western Stock Show Complex is currently committed to a lease to the city of Denver for the next 40 years.