Colorado Tourism

A look at mountain town tourism during a pandemic

Jun 17, 2020
Laura Palmisano

Tourism is a major industry for many mountain towns in the West. It’s a significant part of the economy in Lake City, Colorado. The town’s population swells from 400 to several thousand during the summer. For KVNF, Laura Palmisano reports on what’s different this year for the town as it welcomes tourists during a pandemic.

  • Economy on West End gets help from officials, new program
  • Tourism economy in Steamboat faces challenges, division

  • Officials in transportation fear for the future after funding denied by voters
  • Western Slope Resources Reporting looks at tourism in Western Colorado
  • Governor-elect Jared Polis getting 'wish lists' for funding from residents
  • Task force hopes to overhaul juvenile criminal justice system in the state

  • Most wildfires caused by humans
  • New CU study examines wildfires from past to present
  • Increased bear and human interaction leads to 34 bear killings this year
  • Over 7 million tourists to Colorado National Monuments boost economy

KVNF Regional News: Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Jan 28, 2014


  • 2013 Was Record-Breaking Year for Colorado Tourism
  • Udall Asks for Quick Help from Feds after mine Layoffs
  • "Connecting the Drops" Water and Power
  • 10 Western Coloradans appointed to Dominguez-Escalante Advisory Council
  • 3 Die in Helicopter Crash Near Silt