'Colorado Proud' campaign launches in honor of state's birthday

Colorado is 138 years old today, and isn't she beautiful? The campaign, 'Choose Colorado' tour, which launches today in honor of the state's birthday, urges Coloradans to eat local foods and enjoy the great outdoors. 

Blair Shiff, KUSA

KUSA - Colorado Proud is launching its second annual Choose Colorado Tour on Aug. 1 - the state's "birthday" - at the History Colorado Center in Denver.

The 27-day, statewide road trip across Colorado's agricultural landscape kicks-off with a farmers' market offering fresh produce and statewide ag products and a community celebration for the tour's departure.

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On Friday, details about the Choose Colorado Tour were announced and political officials proclaimed August "Colorado Proud Month" and celebrated the state's local produce with a farmers' market.

Free admission to the History Colorado Center, located at 1200 Broadway in Denver, is extended through the Center's closing at 5 p.m. on Friday.

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