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A boat tour offers a closer view of the Black Canyon. (credit: CBS)

Study: National Park Visits In Colorado Generate Big Economic Benefits

Every dollar invested in Colorado’s national parks generates $10 in return. That’s the finding of a survey looking at 2012 tourism numbers.

03/04/2014

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Colorado Setting The Bar In Tourism Gains

The country as a whole is currently seeing modest gains in tourism but Colorado is the state that’s setting the bar high.

02/25/2014

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Arizona Refusing To Learn Lessons From Colorado‚Äôs Dance With Discrimination

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer will ultimately decide, with either her veto or signature, if Arizona becomes the hate state of the 21st Century.

02/25/2014

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State Pot Regulators Agree Things Are Running Smoothly

State marijuana regulators and professors agree that things are going relatively well in the new business of legal pot.

02/11/2014

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Pot Tour Operator Opens For Business This Weekend

Tourism is booming in Colorado under the state’s new marijuana laws, and a new type of entrepreneur is profiting from it.

01/24/2014

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Legal Pot Sales Begin Amid Uncertainty In Colorado

As Colorado prepares to be the first in the nation to allow recreational pot sales, opening Jan. 1, hopeful retailers like Andy Williams are investing their fortunes into the legal recreational pot world.

12/29/2013

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Resort Towns Get Good Tax News For Summer Months

There is some very welcome tax news for Colorado’s high country as visitors are returning to destinations like Breckenridge and Vail in the summer and they’re spending more money.

10/28/2013

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Feds To Let States Pay To Open National Parks

The Obama administration says it will allow states to use their own money to reopen some national parks that have been closed because of the government shutdown.

10/10/2013

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Government Shutdown Hurting Tourism In Grand Lake

After the floods and now the shutdown Estes Park is pleading with Colorado’s congressional delegation to open up Rocky Mountian National Park. The town says the shutdown is killing tourism, and that’s not the only town hurting.

10/08/2013

Flooding in Estes Park (credit: CBS)

Colorado Flooding Could Keep Some Tourists Away

A little more than a year after Gov. John Hickenlooper insisted his wildfire-ravaged state was still “open for business,” he may have to throw another lifeline to the state’s billion-dollar tourism industry as the world takes in the startling images of dramatic flood rescues and washed-out roads.

09/17/2013

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