- Sen. Gardner & Mayor tour NWSS
- NWSS Still Making History
- CSU Bill Approval
- Stock Show Photos
- Did you know?
By John Murray, The Denver Post
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner took a tour over the weekend of the National Western Stock Show to scope out Denver city officials’ plans for a massive project on the site.
Those plans will get a boost Wednesday when Gov. John Hickenlooper signs legislation allowing the state to raise up to $250 million, by entering lease-purchase agreements, to pay for much of Colorado State University’s role in the new National Western Center. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and stock show leaders have a $856 million plan — in addition to the newly approved state funding — to remake the site over the next decade into a year-round tourism, event and education center.[Read the full article here]
Denver’s Historic Western Stock Show Still Making History
By Gary Boulard, Construction Reporter
…“This is the kind of project that is going to have an impact on the entire state of Colorado,” says Kelly Leid of the redevelopment project. “Naturally, it keeps the National Western Stock Show in Denver, where it has been for 109 years since its inception,” continues Leid, who is the executive director of the North Denver Cornerstone Collaborative, a group dedicated to coordinating and planning public development projects in North Denver…[Read the full article here]
Lawmakers pass key funding proposal for National Western Center
By Kyle Henley, Colorado State SOURCE
Plans for a year-round entertainment, research, and learning venue at the National Western Center in Denver took a significant step forward Wednesday with Senate passage of House Bill 1344, which authorizes the state to secure up to $250 million in lease-purchase agreements to finance construction of Colorado State University facilities connected to the site.[Read full article here]
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