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Dynamics of pot make it unlikely fodder for marketing

By Bob Kunkel In 2012, Coloradoans voted 55 percent to 45 percent to legalize the sale and use of recreational marijuana. From that day, we began the dubious process of trying to build a bridge and...

DATE: March 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Miscellaneous columns

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Mesa Verde National Park visitation hits 17-year high

Mesa Verde National Park this year hit a 17-year high for visitation. The park had about 593,000 visitors through November and could see 600,000 this year, said Cristy Brown, a park spokeswoman....

DATE: Dec. 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Increased Colorado tourism attributed to national marketing

The Colorado Tourism Office credits its national marketing campaign for a 34.2 percent increase in overall traveler spending in 2015 and an increase in spending from visitors outside the West. The...

DATE: Oct. 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Historic McElmo flume awarded final funding

The historic McElmo Flume is set to get a final makeover, thanks to a $180,000 grant awarded this month to Montezuma County from the Colorado State Historical Society. “It is the last piece of the...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado Supreme Court: Ski resorts not liable for avalanches

DENVER – The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that avalanches are among the “inherent dangers of skiing” so ski resorts can’t be held liable for people killed by slides within their boundaries....

DATE: May 31, 2016 | CATEGORY: More sports

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Steamboat sinks Durango in ‘Best Town Ever’ poll

In a head-to-head battle, Steamboat Springs sunk Durango on Outside Magazine ’s Best Town Ever poll. It wasn’t easy. Steamboat Springs just slinked by Durango with a 4,469 to 4,389 vote in Round 3...

DATE: May 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

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Durango, Steamboat vie for Best Town Ever

Durango versus Steamboat Springs: Which is the Best Town Ever? Outside Magazine wants readers to decide in its sixth annual Best Town Ever contest, in which Durango and the ski town to the north,...

DATE: May 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Mesa Verde plans limited sunrise tours at Balcony House

Mesa Verde National Park will offer a 90-minute sunrise tour of the Balcony House cliff dwelling on May 7. The tour is limited to 25 people, and tickets are available only at www.recreation.gov ,...

DATE: May 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Pot limits could be on the way out for Colorado tourists

DENVER – Colorado’s tourists would be able to buy as much marijuana as residents if a bill moving through the state Legislature passes. The measure repeals Colorado’s unique-in-the-nation tiered...

DATE: May 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Photo: Making hotel grand again

DATE: April 28, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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New mayor in love with Dolores

Longtime local Santiago Lopez will be the new mayor of Dolores beginning in April. He is uncontested in the election. Lopez has served two stints as a board member, once in the late 1990s and for...

DATE: March 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local news

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Colorado ski areas pay record rents

DENVER – For the third season in a row Colorado ski areas operating on public land paid record-high rent to their federal landlord, revealing the state’s resort industry is making more money on the...

DATE: March 21, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business