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Colorado Flood Recovery: One Year Later

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 -- GOCO

One year after Great Outdoors Colorado awarded emergency flood recovery funding, many parks and trails destroyed in the fall 2013 deluge are re-opening or will be restored this summer.

When flooding ravaged Front Range communities in September 2013, GOCO acted to help them bounce back by dedicating $5 million to repair damaged parks and trails.

Fourteen communities were awarded funding on April 9, 2014, and a year later, substantial progress has been made. Here is a sampling:


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Guest Blog - Fresh Air Fort Collins

Thursday, March 19, 2015 -- GOCO

Winter isn't gone yet! With March and April traditionally being the snowiest months in Colorado, Kristin Mastre of Fresh Air Fort Collins was kind enough to share her tips for beginners to get out there and enjoy the Colorado snow. 

How to make the most of snow in Colorado

Maybe you just moved to Colorado and you’re ready to jump feet first into our winter activities. Or maybe you’ve loathed the snow but have had a change of heart and want to give the white stuff your best shot. Read more about Guest Blog - Fresh Air Fort Collins

Guest Blog - Ranger Kaiti May

Friday, February 20, 2015 -- GOCO

“The tendency nowadays to wander in the wilderness is delightful to see. Thousands of tired, nerve-shaking, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity; and that mountain parks and reservations are useful not only as fountains of timber and irrigating rivers, but as fountains of life.”
John Muir
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Scratch that!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 -- GOCO

Rolling out this month to your local Colorado Lottery retailer will be a new scratch game called “Where the Money Goes.”  And one of the four versions of the $2 game should hopefully look familiar. It will sport the GOCO logo and an image of Crested Butte by local photographer Tom Stillo that also graces our annual report, social media channels and other GOCO stuff. Read more about Scratch that!