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The 5 records you didn't know were broken this past year

The 5 records you didn't know were broken this past year
Posted at 5:00 PM, Sep 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-13 19:00:30-04

DENVER -- Colorado is booming, so much so that records are being shattered as each week passes. As such, it's easy to miss headlines. 

Here are a few of the top records that Colorado crushed between 2015 and 2016. 

1.) Hotels are packed full, with tourists footing a huge bill for Colorado residents. 

Tourists helped set a 77 percent occupancy rate over the past year, spending millions in the City of Denver.

STORY | Hotels fill up in Denver as records are set. 

2.) Colorado sees green as the state's pot consumption rises. 

At over $122 million in sales in the month of July alone, pot consumers -- both medical and recreational -- helped shatter a record in July. 

STORY | Pot consumers set record in July, are on pace to beat 2015 numbers. 

3.) Enrollment skyrockets at Colorado universities.

Most schools in Colorado saw enrollment bumps, but CU Boulder and CSU each saw record years. 

STORY | CU Boulder sets record | CSU Sets diversity, size records

4.) Things have gotten...well, gusty. 

Winds set a record in Colorado in 2016, gusting to 148 miles per hour on Monarch Pass.

STORY | Wind gust edges out former record of 147 miles per hour. 

 

5.) Hikers get into trouble on mountaintops. 

2015 saw a record number of hikers require rescue from first responders, but rescue teams anticipated an even greater number in 2016. 

STORY | Hundreds rescued in 2015, volunteers warn of increased numbers in 2016. 

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