Wage growth was up almost 4.6 percent — well above inflation — and wages have been rising for almost a year now.
River guides, pot shops, art galleries, musicians, farmer's markets and even the famous narrow gauge railroad are feeling the pinch.
Anadarko Petroleum, the state’s largest driller, posted a profit in first quarter 2018 of $121 million.
Colorado's employment rate is the 10th lowest in the United States at 3 percent.
The maximum stay rule has been on the books since 2015, and enforcement started in late 2016.
The Centennial State ranked fifth in the nation for job growth, easing some concerns that the low unemployment rate would hurt hiring.
The president of the Colorado Mining Association is “feeling confident that we’ve reached stability in terms of the six remaining mines in Colorado.”
There are signs that price gains may level off: home sales nationally are flat, and if mortgage interest rates continue to rise it will dampen demand.
"There's many opportunities to make this a better state, and I don't see how the Olympics fit into that," said former Gov. Dick Lamm.