Tourism en Big Water Boosts Flows For Whitewater Rafters <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="A surfer rides the Colorado River at the Glenwood Springs Wave Park. Rivers are high due to a big mountain snowpack." data-attribution="Credit Marci Krivonen" typeof="foaf:Image" src="" alt="" /><p>This winter’s mega snowpack in the mountains is melting and filling reservoirs and rivers around the state. For whitewater rafting companies the big flows are good for thrills. But, some stretches are river are too full to float. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 18:47:29 +0000 Marci Krivonen 27376 at Big Water Boosts Flows For Whitewater Rafters 'Ganja-preneurs' Set Their Sights On Colorado Pot Tourism Recreational marijuana shops won’t open their doors in Colorado until January and already several pot tourism companies are making plans to cash in on the new businesses.<p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:02:22 +0000 Bente Birkeland 17812 at 'Ganja-preneurs' Set Their Sights On Colorado Pot Tourism Colorado's Mountain Resorts Gear Up For Recreational Marijuana <p></p><p>Communities across Colorado are taking different tactics to the sale of recreational marijuana, which will officially begin in January. In Colorado&rsquo;s high country, most resort towns support pot legalization and they don&rsquo;t see it hurting the state&#39;s multi-billion dollar tourism business.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last November, Colorado voters passed Amendment 64 by a healthy margin. In resort towns such as Telluride, nearly 80 percent of voters said yes to legalization.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 20:30:15 +0000 Bente Birkeland 16920 at Colorado's Mountain Resorts Gear Up For Recreational Marijuana KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, September 26, 2013 <p></p><p><strong>Headlines</strong></p><ul><li>Shell Oil Announces Plans to Close R&amp;D Project in Rio Blanco County</li><li>Aspen Collects Nearly $45,000 in Fees from Plastic Bag Ban</li><li>Report - Glenwood Springs Brought in over $95 Million from Tourism Last Year</li><li>Unemployment Rate in Mesa County Drops to 7.9%</li><li>Hickenlooper&nbsp;Says Many Roads Reopened after Floods</li><li>Senior Meals Program in Delta County Drops to a 3-Day-Per-Week Schedule</li><li>Carbondale Approves All Forms of Retail Marijuana Businesses Thu, 26 Sep 2013 14:37:15 +0000 Travis Bubenik 16451 at KVNF Local Newscast: Thursday, October 18, 2012 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Wildfire Updates - Southwest Colorado Heats Up</li><li>Ski Season Begins, With A-Basin Opening Yesterday</li><li>Norwood Cell Tower Gets Planning Approval</li><li>San Miguel Power Will Likely Pass Wholesale Power Increase To Members</li><li>Abraham House Homeless Shelter To Expand</li></ul> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:40:37 +0000 Brian Cambria 1779 at State Tourism Conference Launches <p>The state’s tourism industry kicks off a three-day annual conference today in Steamboat Springs. State officials say they’ll take a look at better ways to market the state, but as Bente&nbsp;Birkeland reports, they’ll also discuss messaging, especially in the face of uncontrollable events such as wildfires.</p> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:04:22 +0000 Brian Cambria 1404 at KVNF Local Newscast: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p><ul><li>Wildfire Update</li><li>Last Minute Voter Registration Floods State Website</li><li>Southwest Colorado Television Viewers Get New Mexico Political Ads</li><li>Preview of Tonight's 3rd Congressional Debate</li><li>State Tourism Conference Starts Today In Steamboat</li><li>Claim Period For 2011 Crop Losses Opens Oct 22</li><li>Garfield County Commissioner Expresses Support For Increased Oil and Gas Setbacks</li></ul> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 15:02:21 +0000 Brian Cambria 1399 at