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Colorado tourism businesses rebound in 2021, but recovery is uneven between mountains, Front Range

The Colorado tourism industry is bouncing back from the pandemic, but the recovery is not evenly distributed across the state.  Front Range urban destinations have yet to see traffic return to 2019 levels while Western Slope mountain communities are setting all-time records. The Colorado Tourism Office’s survey of 2021 visitors by research groups Longwoods International […]

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Ouray Ice Park’s rebound from rockfall is a test case for how Colorado can help tourism communities recover

Fans of ice climbing were not the only ones cheering at the Ouray Ice Festival last weekend.  The state’s bosses of tourism and outdoor recreation were watching closely as thousands gathered in Ouray’s famed ice park, a rally supported by an unprecedented wave of grants designed to pull the community back from the pandemic.  And […]