Gambling in Colorado

The Ute Mountain Casino shines in the darkness of the state’s southwest corner. | Photo courtesy of Ute Mountain Casino Staff writer Colorado’s historic past of scruffy miners and card games in Wild West saloons has inspired a modern-day revival of gambling. The state isn’t unique, of course, in offering legalized gambling – 23 states have some form of gaming – and it doesn’t make the list of Top 10…

February 13, 2018


Independence Pass near Aspen
July 13, 2017

Get to know the real Colorado. Move beyond the images of cowboy boots and ski poles and picture destinations that run from timberline highways to sand dunes.


Natural hot springs

February 1, 2015

Strawberry Hot Springs steams on an icy winter day/Strawberry Hot Springs photo By Linda Cornett The geologic violence that gave Colorado its majestic topography left behind a benign gift that has comforted humans for millennia. The state doesn’t claim the largest number of natural hot springs in the country, but does offer a unique combination of relaxing heat and healthful minerals set amid stunning scenery, almost as though the hot…


July 4 in Colorado

Boulder Colorado fireworks
July 4, 2013

Staff writer Besides the natural wonders of Colorado, where the July 4 holiday provides countless opportunities for camping and outdoor activities, visitors also enjoy the traditional parades and fireworks displays. Here are some words of caution, however, about fireworks and about camping. Colorado summers can be very dry. At best, the state averages about 18 inches of precipitation each year. Some years, with less snowpack and rain, the forests and…


Memorial Day events across Colorado

U.S. flag
May 10, 2013

Colorado’s Memorial Day events range from the traditional parades honoring veterans to the Bolder Boulder 10K race, the Junior College baseball tournament in Grand Junction and the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in Durango.


Colorado climate and weather

Snow on Snowmass,Aspen Highlands and Maroon Bells
February 19, 2012

If you don’t like the weather in Colorado, just wait five minutes. Snow, rain, hail, wind – all can develop within a short time and change conditions dramatically, or temperatures can drop from temperate to below freezing in just a matter of hours.