Highlight of the Downtown Colorado Inc. three-day conference in Durango was the culminating Governor’s Award Ceremony and Dinner. Seated around one table were the less-than sedate representatives of Trinidad’s Artocade where creator Rodney Wood and members of the Trinidad Tourism Board wore signature Artocade crazy hats which were offered to all who shared in the glee of the moment. In past years, Trinidad has won a Governor’s Award of Excellence for the town itself. This year, it was Artocade who walked away with a prize: Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence for Best Event, Festival, or Recurring Activity. Of course, Wood’s Artocade fits all three categories: event, festival, and recurring activity. For three years, this magnetic tourist draw has brought parade entrants and partiers from all over the nation, boosting our local economy and adding another reason for making Trinidad a Destination.