southeastern Colorado

Why Did Heritage Tourism Fail in SE Colorado?

Nov 30, 2015
National Park Service

Over the past few years, a new idea sprang up to help bring Southeast Colorado out of the economic doldrums. The effort is known as heritage tourism, and it was expected to make a big difference in the area. So, what went wrong?

C2 Photography

Even though the images and stories you hear of Colorado say everything is a mess, there are still opportunities to enjoy the fall colors despite the flood. 

Hardwired for hard work

Jul 15, 2013
Luke Runyon/Harvest Public Media

Amy Konishi says when her obituary is written it’ll read, “All she knew was work.”

It’ll be a fitting tribute given the 87-year-old’s work ethic. As a young girl she toiled in her family’s onion and cantaloupe and dry bean fields outside Rocky Ford, Colo. Then she moved to selling produce at her husband’s roadside shed along the highway. In the 1950s she opened her own hair salon and she’s been putting in hours ever since.