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Where Do You GOCO- April 2018 Projects

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 -- GOCO

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.

Where Do You GOCO: March 2018 Projects

Monday, April 16, 2018 -- GOCO

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.

Where Do You GOCO: February 2018 Projects

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 -- GOCO

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.

Ouray: How Frozen Waterfalls Woke Up A Sleepy Mountain Town

Thursday, March 22, 2018 -- GOCO

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.

Where Do You GOCO- December 2017 Projects

Monday, February 12, 2018 -- GOCO

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.

The 2017 Report is Here!

Thursday, January 18, 2018 -- GOCO

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. 

Where Do You GOCO - November 2017 Projects

Thursday, January 18, 2018 -- GOCO

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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Faces of GOCO: Meet Lauren Lecy

Thursday, January 18, 2018 -- GOCO

Lauren joined the GOCO communications team at the beginning of 2018. Get to know Lauren in the latest edition of Faces of GOCO. 

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Proposed Policy Updates

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 -- GOCO

The Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO) & Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) Investments in Colorado’s Great Outdoors performance audit conducted by the Office of the State Auditor (OSA) in 2017 contained six recommendations that the GOCO Board agreed to address by developing and adopting modifications to its policies and procedures. 

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