Colorado Tourism Office efforts to lure visitors to off-the-beaten-path destinations like Trinidad, where artists display their work in downtown alleys, are working, with 2018 visitation numbers showing traveler spending reaching record levels. (Jason Blevins, The Colorado Sun)

Record spending, flat visitation suggest Colorado’s campaign for sustainable tourism is paying off

Surveys show Colorado is persuading spendthrift visitors to venture beyond the beaten tracks

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Most money spent in the child welfare system comes after kids are in foster care. What if that’s backwards?

A multi-county, privately funded project aims to flip the system to prevent kids from needing services in the first place.

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“You would think it’s the opposite”: The average age of fatal avalanche victims is on the rise

The "terror management" theory suggests some older people take more risks as they confront mortality