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DIA breaks all-time passenger traffic record in 2010

2010 totals set new records for busiest December, busiest single day and busiest holiday travel season


Colorado ranks 3rd in Technology and Science Index

With competition rising from abroad and federal funding increasingly scarce, states are looking to their own innovation assets as a way to grow and sustain a 21st century economy. Some states, including third-ranked Colorado, have successfully built and leveraged their science and technology resources through investment and long-term planning.


CSU professor receives $625k defense grant

A Colorado State University computer scientist will spend the next two years teaching computers to take pictures and describe the pictures in words, which could eventually help the U.S. military with remote surveillance.


Lockheed Martin opens new virtual laboratory

Lockheed Martin plans to increase the affordability and efficiency of space system development with the opening of a new advanced technology and virtual simulation facility, known as the Collaborative Human Immersive Laboratory (CHIL). The CHIL, located at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company headquarters in Littleton, Colo., integrates several virtual reality technologies enabling engineers and technicians to validate, test, and understand products and processes virtually before creating them physically. The result is a reduction in risk with savings in both time and cost.


ULA launches first West Coast Delta IV Heavy mission

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket carrying a payload for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) successfully lifted off from Space Launch Complex-6 at Vandenberg AirForce Base in California on January 20th. The Delta IV Heavy, at 235 feet or approximately 23 stories tall, is the largest rocket ever to launch from the West Coast of the United States. The mission is in support of national defense.


CSU receives $627,000 for high-performance computing

The National Science Foundation has awarded Colorado State University $627,326 in stimulus funds for a centralized high-performance computing system available to all university researchers.


Hickenlooper inaugurated as Colorado’s 42nd Governor

A geologist turned brewer who went on to become Mayor of Denver was sworn in January 11 as Colorado's 42nd governor.


Gov. Hickenlooper to create Education Leadership Council

Gov. John Hickenlooper attended a luncheon January 11 for the My Colorado student contest winners and signed an executive order to create the Governor's Education Leadership Council.


Governor Ritter's Office releases accomplishment reports

Gov. Ritter leaves office Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, completing a historic four-year term of leading Colorado forward in the New Energy Economy, education reform, increasing access to healthcare and protecting the most vulnerable among us during difficult economic times.  


DIA sets record for busiest November in airport history

A record-breaking total of 4,024,492 passengers were recorded at Denver International Airport (DIA) in November, a significant eight percent increase from the 3,727,828 travelers who used the airport during the same month last year, marking the busiest November in the airport's history.