ANC Denver Not Impacted by the Colorado Wildfires

June 28, 2012 – SNA has received the following information about the Colorado Wildfires from the Denver Convention and Visitors Bureau. They say that “the Denver Metro area is not threatened in any way and our air quality is within normal standards.”

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our 2012 Annual National Conference (ANC) in Denver and will notify you if we receive any further information about the wildfires. Our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the fires.

The complete memo from the Denver Convention and Visitors Bureau, along with a second about construction at Denver International Airport is available below:

Colorado Wildfires

You might have seen media coverage that Colorado is experiencing several fires. The High Park forest fire is 55% contained and is 75 miles North of Denver. The Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs is more than 60 miles South of Denver. There is a fire Southwest of Boulder which is approximately 35 miles from Denver. We want to assure you that the Denver Metro area is not threatened in any way and our air quality is within normal standards.

We are in constant communications with our friends at the Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Boulder Convention & Visitors Bureaus, as they continue to update their clients and visitors on areas impacted by the fires. In each city, there are still many activities available for recreation and visitation.

Rocky Mountain National Park and the popular Indian Peaks Wilderness area, as well as, all other mountain areas of Colorado to the west along the I-70 corridor (including Vail, Keystone, Breckenridge, Winter Park, Aspen and Steamboat), and all points South (including Crested Butte, Telluride, Durango and Mesa Verde National Park) are more than 100 miles from the fire areas and have had no impact from the fires or smoke. These areas are very open and accessible from Denver.

More information on the fires can be found at the Colorado Division of Emergency Management website (www.coemergency.com) or on Twitter at @COEmergency. Updates on Colorado wildfires are also available at www.inciweb.org/state/6/.

Our hearts and prayers go out to the families that have been impacted by these natural disasters. For ways to help those affected by the wildfires in Colorado, visit www.HelpColoradoNow.org.

Pardon Our Dust While We Improve Denver International Airport

Work has begun at Denver International Airport on a new 500-room Westin hotel and conference center and a new commuter rail line that will connect the airport to downtown Denver by 2016. Construction of these exciting projects will result in some temporary detours for arriving and departing passengers. Most people will notice very little difference. Please just follow the orange detour signs, or go to www.flydenver.com/construction for complete information and updates.

Denver International Airport is working closely with VISIT DENVER and our local transportation companies with commercial vehicles to ensure the impact on arriving passengers is minimal. You may also want to allow a few extra minutes to your transfer times, if applicable. If you are coordinating any customized “group” transfers please contact your VISIT DENVER service manager so we can put you in direct contact with DIA ground transportation for appropriate staging.

VISIT DENVER will continually monitor the progress of this exciting project and be sure to keep you updated.

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