Looking for something to do this summer? The state's official tourism website, www.Colorado.com, allows you to explore the state and the many enjoyable experiences it offers. Whether you are interested in recreation, heritage tourism, fairs and festivals, or relaxing in luxury, the site profiles places all over the state with maps, vacation ideas, deals on entertainment and lodging, trip planners, and photos and facts on locations throughout Colorado. The Tourism Office also releases an Official State Vacation Guide, which you can order through the website or check out a copy from our library.
Posted by Amy Zimmer at 9:56 AM
2010 is a major election year in Colorado, with races for Governor, U.S. Senate, and some U.S. House seats. In addition, there are elections for all 65 State Representatives; about half the State Senators; and several ballot measures. The ballot measures won't be on the ballot until November, but this August is the primary election for party candidates. Depending on the political party, many of the above-mentioned races will have primary contests. Although election day is August 10, counties with mail-in ballots will be distributing them in early July. To find out if your county issues mail-in ballots, see this map from the Colorado Secretary of State. You can find more information on the election, including a form for requesting a mail-in ballot, on the Secretary of State's Elections Division website. On this webpage you can also find a link to register to vote or uptate the information on your voter registration.
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Colorado has recently passed legislation to raise money to fund much-needed repairs to the the State Capitol Building. Some of the money will come from the State Historical Fund; others will be fundraised through private donations. Fentress Bradburn Architects assessed the deterioration of the exterior of the building in November 2009. For their photos, and an analysis of the restoration work that needs to be done, see this publication, available online from our library.
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