The tilde in Cañon City's name has become its symbol and is sported on shirts, signs and souvenirs. (Sue McMillin, Special to The Colorado Sun)

Cañon City seeks a makeover to become a destination, not just a drive-through prison town

New businesses, outdoor recreation options and a dose of town pride has residents hoping more tourists will stop and stay in the historic town.

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Snowsports Industries America buys Colorado Ski & Snowboard Expo in trade group’s first turn toward consumers

The move gives SIA -- the 65-year-old founder of the annual Snow Show that is now part of Outdoor Retailer’s annual winter trade show in Denver -- its first consumer-oriented enterprise

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Cross-pollination between outdoor-grown marijuana and hemp is a budding conflict in Colorado, beyond

In Pueblo, the area of the state with the largest amount of outdoor-grown marijuana, the county regulators have been working to allow both hemp and cannabis cultivators to coexist