Graffiti covers a vent adjacent to the Athens Olympic Stadium in this photo from Feb. 18, 2012. Expenditures on the 2004 Athens Summer Games contributed to the country's debt load, which sparked the current economic crisis.
Interstate 70 travels over the Globeville/Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods.
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Both well-known and blighted, the Globeville/Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods just north of Denver are in for some big changes. The ambitious projects will potentially cost billions of dollars and significantly transform the community. Residents hope the revitalization won’t come at their expense.
The Sands Theater in Brush got a $20,000 grant from the state, and will need to come up with an additional $30,000 to convert digitally.
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Theater projectors are going where most of the dazzling special effects in summer blockbusters have gone: All digital. In 2014, Hollywood will no longer release movies on traditional film stock. Theaters must convert or be forced to close – including those in rural Colorado.
State officials are launching a new effort they hope will encourage companies to start carrying a state logo on their products. The royalty-free licensing program called “By Colorado” is for businesses and others interested in including the new logo in marketing.