Colorado, in the past, was a dirty, industrial place which slowly changed with the expansion of Liberty's scientific base. Nowadays, on Planet Denver, numerous laboratories are used for the most recent scientific research, and the planet itself is also now a popular tourist center. Industrial production is still present, but on a much smaller scale. Ageira Technologies performs mining operations in the local asteroid fields which are rich in Copper and Silver. These mined commodities are processed at Pueblo Station which is, as a consequence, often attacked by local criminals who mostly belong to a Xenos group operating from a nearby asteroid base. Regular attacks were one of the main reasons why the Liberty Navy decided to assign Battleship Rio Grande into local space for permanent patrol duty.