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Ouray: How Frozen Waterfalls Woke Up A Sleepy Mountain Town

March
22
2018

Ouray Ice Park Manager Logan Tyler jokes that when he was a kid growing up in Ouray, you could pitch a tent on Main Street at the beginning of winter and leave it there until April.

“There was just nothing going on. There wasn’t a winter economy,” he remembers.

Today, the image of shuttered businesses and a dead Main Street is difficult to imagine. We’re surrounded by thousands of people from around the world who have flocked to Ouray for January’s annual ice festival. A tent wouldn’t last five minutes on Main Street, much less five months.

You’ve probably driven right past the Ouray Ice Park without even realizing it, breezing by on Highway 550 in the summertime. But come November, the steep walls of the Uncompahgre Gorge are transformed into 10-story walls of ice.

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Where Do You GOCO- December 2017 Projects

February
12
2018

There’s a lot of fanfare around grant awards, but what happens after the ceremonial checks are presented and the reporters have published their articles? Our partners get down to business.

For 25 years, GOCO has improved Colorado’s great outdoors with the help of Colorado Lottery profits. We’ve put more than $1 billion in proceeds back into 5,000 projects to improve the lives of Coloradans across the state.

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How Creating Duck Habitat Can Protect Colorado's Water Supply

February
1
2018

Imagine walking from Canada to Mexico and having nowhere to stop. Okay, you have somewhere to stop but there’s no food there. And you are very hungry.

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The 2017 Report is Here!

January
18
2018

GOCO's Fiscal Year 2017 annual report is hot off the presses, and we're so excited to share the projects accomplished by our grantees. Consider this your sneak peak - the map of funded projects from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. 

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Where Do You GOCO - November 2017 Projects

January
18
2018

There’s a lot of fanfare around grant awards, but what happens after the ceremonial checks are presented and the reporters have published their articles? Our partners get down to business.

For 25 years, GOCO has improved Colorado’s great outdoors with the help of Colorado Lottery profits. We’ve put more than $1 billion in proceeds back into 5,000 projects to improve the lives of Coloradans across the state.

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