Tourism

Mesa Verde National Park launches podcast series

A podcast series about the history of ancestral Puebloans in the Four Corners region launched Friday with three introductory episodes, according to a news release from Mesa Verde National Park. The...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Ancient Voices’ podcast tour available from Mesa Verde Country

About eight months after Mesa Verde Country received a grant to create audio tours of Montezuma County’s historical sites, the first of three is available online . Kelly Kirkpatrick, director of...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Galloping Goose Historical Society celebrates 30 years

The Galloping Goose Historical Society of Dolores will celebrate its 30th anniversary at this year’s Escalante Days on Saturday, Aug. 12. Free rides on Goose No. 5 will be offered all day, with...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump slump: Uneasy foreigners may spend travel budgets elsewhere

Tourism is an important economic force in Southwest Colorado, and its success depends on multiple factors: weather, wildfires, gas prices, airfares, news coverage, terror threats, violence against...

DATE: June 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

Galloping Goose museum proposes expansion

The Galloping Goose Society wants to construct a track behind its museum in downtown Dolores to display restored railroad cars. The plan is to lay 80-feet of track, running east-west, and parallel...

DATE: May 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

President’s travel ban is discouraging far more tourists than terrorists

It should go without saying that any U.S. travel ban will reduce incoming travel. That, after all, is the point. But when the Trump administration moved, so far unsuccessfully, to restrict travel...

DATE: April 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Editorials

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 | COLUMN: Miscellaneous Columns

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

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

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

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: June 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: More Sports

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