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Bloglight on Colorado!

Happy Friday Elio’ers! It’s an exciting time for sunshine enthusiasts and basketball fanatics. This Sunday marks the beginning of Daylight Savings Time for everyone except for Arizonians or Hawaiians- but they have enough sunshine to spare. Daylight Savings Time makes it feel like spring has officially sprung. Also, arguably the most exciting tournament in sports kicks off on Tuesday when the first round of March Madness will be played. So, you’ve got a few days to devise your strategy: pick your favorite underdog to pull off a string of upsets or bank on one of the favorites to take down the nets. Or, you could use the tried and true method of picking your favorite mascots in each round. Whichever method you pick, good luck!

Today’s blog will take a look at a state that is near and dear to our hearts: Colorado. In case you didn’t know, Paul Elio was born and raised in the Denver area. We have a considerable number of reservation holders in the state and believe that the Elio and Colorado make for a perfect match.

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First, for commuters, the HOV lane requirements in the state recently changed and now requires a total of 3 occupants to qualify. Luckily, Elio owners in Colorado can drive in the HOV lane by themselves and save a valuable amount of commuting time!

Having the Rocky Mountains in your backyard means Coloradoans are a pretty active bunch. Our vehicle can provide an excellent option for outdoorsy folks. Through our ePlus option program, we plan on offering a variety of different roof racks, so the Elio will be able to carry a mountain bike, canoe, and skis!

Here are a few interesting tidbits about the Centennial State:

Thanks, But No Thanks

While many cities actively lobby for the opportunity to host the Olympics, Colorado was actually offered the chance to hold the 1976 Winter Olympics. The problem was, they didn’t want it. 62% of Coloradoans voted against the idea.

Bottoms Up

When you think of Coors beer, the mountains of Colorado may come instantly to mind. Colorado also has more microbreweries per capita than any other state in the Union.

How High?

The state of Colorado holds 75% of the land area in the US with altitudes over 10,000 feet. Not surprisingly, Colorado has the highest average altitude in the country.

All Work And No Play…

The inspiration for Stephen King’s The Shining comes from the Stanley Hotel, which is located in Estes Park. Out of the 420 different rooms in the hotel, the most famous is room 217. This is the room where King devised the plot for the famous novel. The hotel is also believed to be haunted. For the courageous, ghost tours are available at the hotel.

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Thanks to all of our supporters in the great state of Colorado!

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Have a wonderful weekend!

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