Tourism outlook: Pent-up travel demand will boost visitor numbers in the Pikes Peak region | News

Tourism outlook: Pent-up travel demand will boost visitor numbers in the Pikes Peak region |  News

Colorado Springs tourism leaders are optimistic that visitors will return to the Pikes Peak region in near-record numbers as the two-year-old COVID-19 pandemic fades from view. Officials believe Americans are ready to take vacations after two years of trying to avoid infection, and they are spending heavily to bring those visitors to the region. Visit … Read more

Air quality, wildfires and building codes: Here are the climate bills headed to Gov. Jared Polis’s desk

Air quality, wildfires and building codes: Here are the climate bills headed to Gov.  Jared Polis’s desk

Colorado Democrats tried to bring climate policy closer to home this year. Since winning control of state government in 2018, state Sen. Chris Hansen, D-Denver, said lawmakers spent their first few legislative sessions focused on transportation and the electricity sector. This year, policymakers turned their attention to the places people live and the air they … Read more

Colorado lawmakers look to make building codes greener

Colorado lawmakers look to make building codes greener

DENVER – There are less than three days left in the 2022 legislative session and roughly 240 bills that still need action. Some of the last bills left deal with climate issues, including one to require localities to adopt greener building codes in the future. House Bill 22-1362 calls for municipalities, counties and state agencies … Read more