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Colorado Gears Up For Ambitious Branding Effort

The State of Colorado is gearing up for what officials call the most ambitious branding effort ever taken on by a state.

04/03/2013

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Twin Tunnels Expansion Means Long Detour

A project to widen the eastbound lanes of the Twin Tunnels near Idaho Springs means drivers heading home from the mountains will encounter a detour for the rest of the year.

04/02/2013

Kyle Patterson, Public Information Officer/Management Specialist at Rocky Mountain National Park, shared this photo taken at Rocky Mountain National Park on May 12, 2011.

3.2M Visited Rocky Mountain Park In 2012

The National Park Service estimates more than 3.2 million people visited Rocky Mountain National Park last year.

02/13/2013

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Colorado Saw Big Return From ‘Come To Life’ Ad Campaign

A recent ad campaign by the Colorado Tourism Office has paid off in a big way.

01/17/2013

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones scores the game tying touchdown to send the game into overtime at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Jan. 12, 2013. (credit: Evan Semón/CBS4)

Broncos Political Hangover

The sudden end of the Broncos season will effect the team and the vendors that depend on live games. But there may be a political hangover from the loss as well.

01/13/2013

Michael Hancock during his budget announcement (credit: CBS)

Hancock To Make Big Pitch Against Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Monday morning plans to outline his reasons why he thinks Colorado voters should vote down Amendment 64, which would legalize possession of marijuana for adults in the state.

10/15/2012

Stage 2 of the USA Pro Challenge ended in Crested Butte (credit: CBS)

Colorado Cities Vie For USA Pro Challenge Locations

This week’s USA Pro Challenge is taking many of the world’s best cyclists through more than a dozen cities in Colorado. It’s very competitive for those cities to win a race stop.

08/22/2012

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CDOT Says Zipline Next To I-70 Is Slowing Down Traffic

Since Memorial Day weekend a new zipline has run along Interstate 70 west of Idaho Springs, and officials with the Colorado Department of Transportation say drivers are slowing down to watch.

08/15/2012

A police roadblock (lower right) prevents people from entering the Garden of the Gods area of Colorado Springs on June 29. The tourist attraction is back open now that the Waldo Canyon Fire is 100 percent contained. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/GettyImages)

Tourism Campaign Hopes To Lure Visitors To Colorado After Wildfires

Images from the massive wildfires in Colorado have been broadcast on TVs all around the world. Many are hoping to lure those visitors who may have decided to skip Colorado during their vacation planning.

07/11/2012

Glen Echo Mountain Resort, Poudre Canyon Colorado (credit: CBS)

Colorado Wildfires Spur Rash Of Tourist Cancellations

Colorado’s raging wildfires have scared away many out-of-state tourists. Now local businesses are struggling.

07/05/2012

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