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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Chris Jarnot, vice president of Vail Resorts’ mountain operations, steps down after 30 years

Jarnot announced Friday that he is leaving the company at the end of the year

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At Colorado College, where tuition runs $71,000, many new in-state students will pay just a fraction — or nothing at all

The Colorado Springs liberal arts school has launched the “Colorado Pledge,” an effort to attract more Colorado students and eliminate sticker shock that might prevent them from applying

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Colorado, other Western states oppose federal government plan to charge for reservoir water

Attorneys general from a dozen western states want the Trump administration to halt a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that they say usurps states' authority over their own water.