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Aspen, CO Colorado

DENVER ” The Colorado Tourism Office has relaunched its consumer website.

According to Forrester Research, 69 percent of all leisure travel is researched online, making a robust website critical in destination marketing.

The new website promotes Colorado as a year-round destination. Enhanced content and photography help consumers digitally experience the full range of the state’s travel options from the Eastern plains and Front Range cities, to mountain resorts and Western Slope communities.

Colorado’s various vacation experiences are featured through images and articles on activities, as well as through customized travel itineraries.

Officials say http://www.COLORADO.com also provides Colorado’s tourism industry with improved exposure and new opportunities to assist them in reaching potential customers, allowing destinations throughout Colorado to cross-brand and cross-market.

SNOWMASS VILLAGE ” Related WestPac has expanded Aspen/Snowmass Hospitality, the overarching operations and property management company for Snowmass Base Village.

As a result of the recent acquisition of residential property management business from the Aspen Skiing Co., Aspen/Snowmass Hospitality will further build on its existing operational and local knowledge, company representatives said.

The launch of Aspen/Snowmass Hospitality fulfills a long-standing priority in the Snowmass Base Village master plan, to employ an on-site property management company to oversee services for residential owners and the vacation rentals program, as well as operations, and the management of Base Village.

Aspen/Snowmass Hospitality also will manage the parking garage, the Arrival Center, the Base Village common element master association, the homeowners associations for each building, as well as offering management and vacation rental services to individual condominium owners.

ASPEN ” A mobile office has been created in Aspen to push electric motorcycles.

Zero Motorcycles is offering local demo rides of their high performance Zero X electric dirt bike. Zero chose Denver and Aspen because of its progressive stance on the environment, number of outdoor enthusiasts, and interest in exploring alternative transportation technologies.

The Zero X is designed from the ground up to operate on 100 percent electric power. Zero Motorcycles’ founder, Neal Saiki, applied his background in aerospace and as an award winning mountain bike designer to develop the technology. The chassis is made out of aircraft aluminum, making it one of the lightest motorcycle frames on the planet at only 18 pounds.

The Zero X combines the lightweight frame with more than 300 custom designed parts. The result is a motorcycle weighing about 145 pounds, which is 80 to 120 pounds lighter than of its gas counterparts.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ” The Radiant Panel Association has recognized Climate Control Co. in Glenwood Springs for the second time in two years.

Out of 18 submissions nationwide, Climate Control received second place for the “16+ Radiant Zone for New Residential” category.

The award was given for work performed on a custom 9,600-square-foot residence in Wolcott. The system consists of 18 zones of radiant floor heat, air-conditioning systems, humidification, and snowmelt.

In 2006, Climate Control was awarded first place for “Commercial Radiant Heat” for the Cheryl and Sam Wyly Animal Shelter in Aspen.

Climate Control Co. is a full service mechanical contractor specializing in heating, cooling and sheet metal.


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