outdoor recreation industry
Coronavirus flushed Colorado rafting in 2020
Colorado rafting businesses endured a 21% decline in traffic last summer, but early reservations and a not-so-bad snowpack are floating hopes for a rebound this summer.
Leadville’s gear-lending “library” is tearing down barriers to build a new generation of outdoor adventurers
Get Outdoors Leadville! offers bikes, packs, skis and more to Lake County residents in a national model for increasing diversity in outdoor recreation.
Outdoor recreation leaders ask Congress to loosen rules restricting Land and Water Conservation Fund dollars
The directors of 13 state recreation offices are asking the federal government to adjust requirements that states and local communities must provide matching funds to secure Land and Water Conservation Fund money
“Outdoor Business Town USA”: Steamboat Springs has become a proving ground for outdoor innovation
Routt County's playground is a “perfect package” for enticing and fostering outdoor recreation entrepreneurs
A look at Steamboat Springs’ long list of outdoor businesses
With an educated workforce, easy airport access and great product-testing grounds right out the office door, Steamboat Springs is a true hotbed of outdoor businesses. Here are some companies that call the Routt County town home.
States, land managers still waiting for details on conservation funding under Great American Outdoors Act
Congress promises its own Land and Water Conservation Fund funding plan if Trump Administration federal land managers don’t provide specifics. “Apparently, they’ve already lost their interest in taking care of our public lands,” said Colorado’s Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet.
Outdoor recreation continues to be a mighty economic force, accounting for $788 billion in 2019
In Colorado, about 3.2% of the economy is derived from recreation. Growth this year indicates the role of recreation as critical to national recovery during the pandemic.
After vanquishing the shoelace, Denver-based Boa Technology sells for $454 million
The pending sale marks one of the largest deals in the history of Colorado’s outdoor industry as Boa Technology has evolved into a performance-fit brand used in nearly all outdoor sports
“Bigger than a trail”: Grand Valley’s Palisade Plunge set to open after 10 years of planning, partnerships
The work of three federal land agencies, three municipalities, landowners and mountain bikers yields not just Colorado’s most anticipated trail, but a model for how communities can bring big ideas to fruition.
Opinion: Colorado leaders must innovate to rebuild Colorado better
Opinion: Let’s create jobs in the outdoors because hard work pays off for all of us
Opinion: Protecting Colorado’s rivers and water is investing in our future
Opinion: U.S. Senate should seize opportunity to pass landmark outdoors proposal
Opinion: Tread lightly when looking at cuts to Colorado’s economic-development programs
Opinion: Are coronavirus-forced budget cuts an opportunity to reimagine Colorado?
Opinion: Fully funding conservation fund is essential for Colorado’s economic recovery
How four Colorado companies answered the call to make coronavirus supplies for health care workers
Instead of yurts, snowboards and mannequins, some Colorado companies are now making face shields and masks