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State of Colorado
Flag of Colorado
Flag of Colorado Seal
Nickname(s): The Centennial State
Motto(s): Nil sine numine
"Nothing without Providence"'
Official language(s) English
Demonym Coloradan
Capital Denver
Largest city Denver
Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area
Area  Ranked 8th in the US
 - Total 104,185 sq mi
(269,837 km²)
 - Width 280 miles (451 km)
 - Length 380 miles (612 km)
 - % water 0.36%
 - Latitude 37°N to 41°N
 - Longitude 102°03'W to 109°03'W
Population  Ranked 22nd in the US
 - Total 4,301,261
 - Density 41.5/sq mi 
16.01/km² (37th in the US)
 - Median income  $51,022 (10th)
Elevation  
 - Highest point Mount Elbert[1][2]
14,440 ft  (4401 m)
 - Mean 6,800 ft  (2073 m)
 - Lowest point Arikaree River[1]
3,315 ft  (1010 m)
Admission to Union  1876-08-01 (38th)
Governor Bill Ritter (D)
Lieutenant Governor Barbara O'Brien (D)
U.S. Senators 2 - Wayne Allard (R)
3 - Ken Salazar (D)
Congressional Delegation List
Time zone MST=UTC-07, MDT=UTC-06
Abbreviations CO Colo. US-CO
Website www.colorado.gov

The State of Colorado (pronounced /ˌkɒləˈrɑːdoʊ/) is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. Colorado may also be considered to be a part of the Western and Southwestern regions of the United States. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the state population was 4,861,515 in 2007, a 13.03% increase since the U.S. Census 2000.[3] Denver is the capital as well as the most populous city of Colorado. Citizens of Colorado are known as Coloradans. Image File history File links Flag_of_Colorado. ... Image File history File links The seal of the State of Colorado. ... Flag of Colorado The flag of Colorado consists of three horizontal stripes of equal width; the top and bottom stripes are blue, and the middle stripe white. ... The circular Seal of the State of Colorado is an adaptation of the Territorial Seal which was adopted by the First Territorial Assembly on November 6, 1861. ... 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Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas. ... The metropolitan area centered on the city of Denver, Colorado is known officially by the United States Census Bureau as the Denver metropolitan area (population 2,179,240 in 2000). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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Geography

Main article: Geography of Colorado

The State of Colorado is defined as the geoellipsoidal rectangle that stretches from 37°N to 41°N latitude and from 102°03'W to 109°03'W longitude (25°W to 32°W from the Washington Meridian).[4] Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah are the only three U.S. states that have only lines of latitude and longitude for boundaries and that have no natural borders. A digital elevation model relief map of Colorado. ... The 37th parallel north is a line of latitude that crosses over the continents of North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. ... The 41st parallel of north latitude forms the northern border of the U.S. states of Colorado and part of Utah, and the southern border of Wyoming and the panhandle of Nebraska. ... The Territory of Kansas, Territory of Nebraska, Territory of Utah, and Territory of New Mexico prior to the creation of the State of Kansas and the Territory of Colorado in 1861. ... The 32nd meridian of longitude west from Washington is a line of longitude approximately 109. ... The Territory of Kansas, Territory of Nebraska, Territory of Utah, and Territory of New Mexico prior to the creation of the State of Kansas and the Territory of Colorado in 1861. ... The 32nd meridian of longitude west from Washington is a line of longitude approximately 109. ... The Washington meridian was the prime meridian of the United States which passed through Washington, D.C.. Four have been specified: the first through the Capitol, the second through the White House, the third through the old Naval Observatory, and the fourth through the new Naval Observatory. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the geographical term. ... Longitude is the east-west geographic coordinate measurement most commonly utilized in cartography and global navigation. ...

Map of Colorado - PDF
Map of Colorado - PDF

The summit of Mount Elbert at 14,440 feet (4,401 m) elevation in Lake County is the state's highest point and the highest point in the entire Rocky Mountains.[1][2] Colorado has more than 500 mountain peaks that exceed 4,000 meters (13,123 ft) elevation. Colorado is the only U.S. state that lies entirely above 1,000 meters (3,281 ft) elevation. The point where the Arikaree River flows out of Yuma County, Colorado, and into Cheyenne County, Kansas, is the lowest point in the State of Colorado at 3,315 feet (1,010 m) elevation. This crossing point holds the distinction of being the highest low point of any U.S. state.[5][1] File links The following pages link to this file: Colorado Categories: National Atlas images | Colorado maps ... File links The following pages link to this file: Colorado Categories: National Atlas images | Colorado maps ... Mount Elbert in Colorado is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains. ... Lake County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... The Arikaree River is a tributary of the North Fork of the Republican River that flows mostly in eastern Colorado in the United States. ... Yuma County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Cheyenne County (standard abbreviation: CN) is a county located in the state of Kansas. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of...


Nearly half of the state is flat in stark contrast to Colorado's rugged Rocky Mountains. East of the Southern Rocky Mountains are the Colorado Eastern Plains of the High Plains, the section of the Great Plains within Colorado at elevations ranging from 3315 to 6562 feet (1010 to 2000 m). The states of Kansas and Nebraska border Colorado to the east. The plains are sparsely settled with most population along the South Platte and the Arkansas rivers. Precipitation is meager, averaging from 12 to 18 inches (300 to 450 mm) annually. There is some irrigated farming, but much of the land is used for dryland farming or ranching. Winter wheat is a typical crop and most small towns in the region boast both a water tower and a grain elevator. For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... The Eastern Plains of Colorado refers to region of the U.S state of Colorado on the east side of the Rocky Mountains, and east of the population centers of the Front Range. ... The High Plains are a subregion of the Great Plains in the central United States, located in eastern Colorado, western Kansas, western Nebraska, central and eastern Montana, eastern New Mexico, western Oklahoma, northwestern Texas, and southeastern Wyoming. ... For other uses, see Great Plains (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Nebraska (disambiguation). ... The South Platte River in Denver, Colorado The South Platte River is one of the two principal tributaries of the Platte River and itself a major river of the American West, located in the U.S. states of Colorado and Nebraska. ... The Arkansas River flows through Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. ... Dryland farming is an agricultural technique for cultivating land which receives little rainfall. ... Ranching is the raising of cattle or sheep on rangeland, although one might also speak of ranching with regard to less common livestock such as elk, bison or emu. ... Winter wheat is a cereal. ... The mushroom-shaped concrete water tower of Roihuvuori in Helsinki, Finland was built in the 1970s. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


The bulk of Colorado's population lives along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in the Front Range Urban Corridor. This region is partially protected from prevailing storms by the high mountains to the west. The Front Range Urban Corridor is an oblong region of urban population located along the eastern face of the Southern Rocky Mountains in the U.S. states of Colorado and Wyoming. ...

The Continental Divide dips down to 11,990 feet (3,655 m) at Loveland Pass.
The Continental Divide dips down to 11,990 feet (3,655 m) at Loveland Pass.

To the west lies the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains with notable peaks such as Longs Peak, Mount Evans, Pikes Peak, and the Spanish Peaks near Walsenburg in the south. This area drains to the east, is forested, and partially urbanized. During the drought of 2002 devastating forest fires swept this area. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (700x875, 279 KB) A picture of the continental divide sign found at Loveland Pass, CO. Photo taken on March 27, 2005 by Christopher Morrison with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel with a Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (700x875, 279 KB) A picture of the continental divide sign found at Loveland Pass, CO. Photo taken on March 27, 2005 by Christopher Morrison with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel with a Canon EF-S 18-55mm lens. ... A continental divide is a line of elevated terrain which forms a border between two watersheds such that water falling on one side of the line eventually travels to one ocean or body of water, and water on the other side travels to another, generally on the opposite side of... A spring day at Loveland Pass Note: This article title may be easily confused with Loveland, Colorado, also in Colorado. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... Longs Peak (or Longs Peak, see below) is one of the 54 fourteeners in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. ... Mount Evans is a mountain in the Front Range region of the Rocky Mountains, in Clear Creek County, Colorado. ... This article is about the mountain in Colorado. ... The Spanish Peaks are a pair of volcanic mountains in the southeastern part of the US State of Colorado. ... Walsenburg is a city in Huerfano County, Colorado, United States. ... Fire in San Bernardino, California Mountains (image taken from the International Space Station) A wildfire, also known as a forest fire, vegetation fire, grass fire, or bushfire (in Australasia), is an uncontrolled fire in wildland often caused by lightning; other common causes are human carelessness and arson. ...


The Continental Divide stretches across the crest of the Rocky Mountains. To the west of the Continental Divide is the Western Slope. Water west of the Continental Divide drains west into the Sea of Cortez via the Colorado River. A continental divide is a line of elevated terrain which forms a border between two watersheds such that water falling on one side of the line eventually travels to one ocean or body of water, and water on the other side travels to another, generally on the opposite side of... The Western Slope of Colorado refers the region of the US state of Colorado west of the Rocky Mountains. ... The Gulf of California (highlighted) The Gulf of California (also known as the Sea of Cortez or Sea of Cortés; locally known in the Spanish language as Mar de Cortés or, much less frequently, Golfo de California) is a body of water that separates the Baja California Peninsula... Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River is a river in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, approximately 1,450 mi (2,333 km) long, draining a part of the arid regions on the western slope of the Rocky Mountains. ...


Within the interior of the Rocky Mountains are several large parks or high broad basins. In the north, on the east side of the Continental Divide is North Park. North Park is drained by the North Platte River, which flows north into Wyoming. Just south but on the west side of the Continental Divide is Middle Park, drained by the Colorado River. South Park is the headwaters of the South Platte River. To the south lies the San Luis Valley, the headwaters of the Rio Grande, which drains into New Mexico. Across the Sangre de Cristo Range to the east of the San Luis Valley lies the Wet Mountain Valley. These basins, particularly the San Luis Valley, lie along the Rio Grande Rift, a major geological formation, and its branches. North Park may refer to: North Park, a valley in the Rocky Mountains in north central Colorado. ... The North Platte River The North Platte River is a tributary of the Platte River, approximately 680 mi (1,094 km) long, in the U.S. states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... View of Middle Park near Granby, Colorado Middle Park (elev. ... View of South Park along U.S. Route 285 looking eastward toward the Front Range For other uses: see South Park (disambiguation). ... The headwaters of a river are small streams that create it. ... The Great Sand Dunes sit directly west of the Sangre de Cristo Range, which is featured in the background. ... “Río Bravo” redirects here. ... Official language(s) None Spoken language(s) English 68. ... The Sangre de Cristo Range is a narrow mountain range of the Rocky Mountains running north and south along the east side of the Rio Grande Rift in southern Colorado in the United States. ... The Wet Mountain Valley is located in Custer County in south-central Colorado. ... The Rio Grande Rift is a rift valley extending north from Mexico, near El Paso, Texas through New Mexico into central Colorado. ... Interstate road cut through limestone and shale strata in eastern Tennessee In geology and related fields, a stratum (plural: strata) is a layer of rock or soil with internally consistent characteristics that distinguishes it from contiguous layers. ...


The Rocky Mountains within Colorado contain 51 peaks that are 14,000 feet (4,267 m) or higher elevation, known as fourteeners. The mountains are timbered with conifers and aspen to the tree line, at an elevation of about 12,140 feet (3,700 m) in southern Colorado to about 10,500 feet (3,200 m) in northern Colorado; above this only alpine vegetation grows. The Colorado Rockies are snow-covered only in the winter; most snow melts by mid-August with the exception of a few small glaciers. The Colorado Mineral Belt, stretching from the San Juan Mountains in the southwest to Boulder and Central City on the front range, contains most of the historic gold- and silver-mining districts of Colorado. In mountaineering in the United States, a fourteener (or 14er) is a mountain peak that exceeds 14,000 feet (4,267. ... Orders & Families Cordaitales † Pinales   Pinaceae - Pine family   Araucariaceae - Araucaria family   Podocarpaceae - Yellow-wood family   Sciadopityaceae - Umbrella-pine family   Cupressaceae - Cypress family   Cephalotaxaceae - Plum-yew family   Taxaceae - Yew family Vojnovskyales † Voltziales † The conifers, division Pinophyta, are one of 13 or 14 division level taxa within the Kingdom Plantae. ... For other uses, see Aspen (disambiguation). ... In this view of an alpine tree-line, the distant line looks particularly sharp. ... The Colorado Mineral Belt (CMB) is a broad area stretching north-east from the San Juan Mountains in Southwestern Colorado to the Front Range near Boulder, Colorado which is highly mineralized. ... The San Juan Mountains are a rugged mountain range in the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Colorado. ... Boulder is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and most populous city of Boulder County, Colorado, in the United States. ... Central City is the county seat of Gilpin County, Colorado. ...


The Western Slope is generally drained by the Colorado River and its tributaries. Notable to the south are the San Juan Mountains, an extremely rugged mountain range, and to the west of the San Juans, the Colorado Plateau, a high desert bordering Southern Utah. Grand Junction is the largest city on the Western Slope. Grand Junction is served by Interstate Highway I-70. To the southeast of Grand Junction is Grand Mesa, the world's largest flat-topped mountain. Further east are the ski resorts of Aspen, Vail, Crested Butte, and Steamboat Springs. The northwestern corner of Colorado bordering Northern Utah and Western Wyoming is mostly sparsely populated rangeland. The San Juan Mountains are a rugged mountain range in the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Colorado. ... The Colorado Plateau, also called the Colorado Plateaus Province, is a physiographic region of the Intermontane Plateaus, roughly centered on the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Mt. ... The Western Slope of Colorado refers the region of the US state of Colorado west of the Rocky Mountains. ... I-70 rest stop in Glenwood Canyon In the U.S. state of Colorado, Interstate 70 provides an east-west freeway across the center of the state, passing through Denver. ... The Grand Mesa is a large geologic formation in the western Colorado in the United States. ... St. ... The City of Aspen is a Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous city and the county seat of Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. ... There are also Vail, Arizona and Vail, Iowa. ... Mount Crested Butte Resort Often called the last great Colorado ski town, Crested Butte is a small resort town located in Gunnison County in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Steamboat Springs is a mix of older architecture and newer resort developments, especially near the ski resort on the eastern edge of town. ...


From west to east, the state consists of desert-like basins, turning into plateaus, then alpine mountains, and then the grasslands of the Great Plains. The famous Pikes Peak is just west of Colorado Springs. Its lone peak is visible from near the Kansas border on clear days.[citation needed] This article is about the mountain in Colorado. ... Colorado Springs is most populous Home Rule Municipality in the State of Colorado. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


Colorado is also one of only four states in the United States to share a common border (Four Corners), along with Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. At this intersection, it is possible to stand in four states at once. The Four Corners region is in the red area on this map The Four Corners Monument, placed by the Interior Department at the exact point. ... Official language(s) English Spoken language(s) English 74. ... Official language(s) None Spoken language(s) English 68. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

See also: Colorado cities and towns, Colorado counties, Colorado municipalities, Colorado rivers, and Four Corners Monument

The following list includes the 270 active municipalities, the 83 active U.S. Census Designated Places, and all named U.S. Post Offices in the State of Colorado. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The 270 active municipalities of the State of Colorado operate under one of five types of municipal governing authority:[1][2] Consolidated City and County – Only Denver and Broomfield have consolidated city and county governments: The City and County of Denver operates under Article XX, Section 4 of the Constitution... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The marker at the exact Four Corners point. ...

Climate

Spring melt at Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Spring melt at Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The climate of Colorado is quite complex compared to most of the United States. The typical south-north/cooler-warmer variation in other states is not generally applicable in Colorado. Mountains and surrounding valleys greatly affect local climate. As a general rule, with an increase in elevation come a decrease in temperature and an increase in precipitation. A main climatic division in Colorado occurs between the Rocky Mountains on the west and the plains on the east; the foothills form a transitional zone between the two. Bear Lake is scenic trailhead and destination in Rocky Mountain National Park. ... Rocky Mountain National Park is located in the north-central region of the U.S. state of Colorado. ...


Eastern Plains

Center pivot irrigation of wheat growing in Yuma County.
Center pivot irrigation of wheat growing in Yuma County.

The climate of the Eastern Plains is a semi-arid continental climate (Koppen climate classification BSk) of low humidity and moderately low precipitation, usually from 10 to 15 inches (250 to 380 mm) annually. The area is known for its abundant sunshine and cool clear nights, which give this area the highest average diurnal temperature range in the United States. In summer, this area can have many days above 95 °F (35 °C) and sometimes 100 °F (38 °C) or more. Temperatures in excess of 115 °F (46 °C) in the northeast corner of the state are not uncommon, although 105 °F (41 °C) is the maximum in the front range cities above 5000 ft (1500 m). In those areas, −25 °F (−31.7 °C) is the all-time record low. About 75% of the precipitation falls within the growing season, from April to September, but this area is very prone to droughts. Most of the precipitation comes in the form of thunderstorms which are often severe, and the form of major snowstorms that happen most often in the early Spring and in late Autumn, and sometimes Winter, from low pressures that bring the right conditions. Otherwise, Winters tend to be drier and cold, even though it's known for having a number of mild days in many Winters. In much of this region, March and April are the snowiest months. April and May are normally the rainiest months, while April is the wettest month that has the most combination of rain and snow. The Front Range cities closer to the mountains tend to be warmer in the winter due to chinook winds which warm the area, sometimes bringing temperatures up to 60 °F (16 °C) or higher in the winter.[6] The average July temperature is 57 degrees in the morning and 87 degrees in the afternoon. The average January temperature is 15 degrees in the morning and 43 degrees in the afternoon, although the daily high may be 60 one day and 0 the next. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2100x1500, 372 KB) Center pivot irrigation on wheat growing in Yuma County, Colorado. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2100x1500, 372 KB) Center pivot irrigation on wheat growing in Yuma County, Colorado. ... Yuma County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Semi-arid generally describes regions that receive low annual rainfall (25 to 50 cm /10 to 20 in) and generally have scrub or grass vegetation. ... Regions containing a continental climate exist in portions of Northern Hemisphere continents, and also at higher elevations in certain other parts of the world. ... The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter), symbol mm is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Chinook winds, often just called chinooks, are a wind pattern observed in midwestern North America, named for the Chinook Indians. ...


West of the plains and foothills

West of the plains and foothills, the weather of Colorado is much less uniform. Even places a few miles (kilometers) apart can experience entirely different weather, depending on the topography of the area. Most valleys also have a semi-arid climate, which becomes an alpine climate at higher elevations. Generally, the wettest season is in the winter in Western Colorado while June is the driest month, which is the opposite of precipitation patterns in the east. The mountains have cool summers with many days of high temperatures around 60 °F (16 °C) and 70 °F (21 °C), although frequent thunderstorms can cause a sudden drop in temperatures. Summer nights are cool, and cold at the highest altitudes which can sometimes bring snow even in the middle of the summer. The winters bring abundant, powdery snowfall to the mountains which the skiers love, although even in the winter, there can be many days with abundant sunshine in between major storms. The Western Slope has high summer temperatures similar to those found on the plains while the winters tend to be slightly cooler due to the lack of any warming winds which are common in the plains and Front Range. Other areas in the west have their own unique climate. The San Luis Valley is generally dry with little rain or snow, although the snow that falls tends to stay on the ground all winter. For the climate of the mountains named the Alps, see climate) for a region above the tree-line. ... The Great Sand Dunes sit directly west of the Sangre de Cristo Range, which is featured in the background. ...


Extreme weather

A thunderstorm in Denver.
A thunderstorm in Denver.

Extreme weather is a common occurrence in Colorado. Thunderstorms are common east of the Continental divide in the spring and summer, and Colorado is one of the leading states in deaths due to lightning. Hail is a common sight in the mountains east of the divide and in the northwest part of the state. While not as common as some of the states to the east, much of the Eastern Plains are prone to tornadoes, and there have been some damaging tornadoes there. An example is the 1990 Limon F3 tornado which devastated the city. Floods are also a factor in the plains, not just from the thunderstorms, but also due to heavy snow in the mountains followed by a warm, dry period which swells rivers with melted snow. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1303x1519, 872 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Denver, Colorado Thunderstorm User talk:Merovingian User talk:Dina User talk:Kusma User talk:RyanGerbil10 User talk:Ombudsman... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1303x1519, 872 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Denver, Colorado Thunderstorm User talk:Merovingian User talk:Dina User talk:Kusma User talk:RyanGerbil10 User talk:Ombudsman... Not to be confused with lighting. ... Limon is a town in Lincoln County, Colorado, United States. ... F-scale redirects here. ...


Records

The highest temperature ever recorded in Colorado was 118 °F (48 °C) on July 11, 1888, at Bennett, while the lowest was -61 °F (-52 °C) on February 1, 1985, at Maybell.[7][8] is the 192nd day of the year (193rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Bennett is a town located in Adams County, Colorado. ... is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Maybell is an unincorporated town and a U.S. Post Office located in Moffat County, Colorado, United States. ...

Monthly Normal High and Low Temperatures For Various Colorado Cities
City Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Alamosa 33/-4 40/5 50/16 59/23 68/32 78/40 82/46 79/45 72/36 62/24 46/11 35/-1
Colorado Springs 42/13 45/18 52/24 59/31 68/41 79/50 86/55 82/54 74/45 63/34 50/23 42/16
Denver 43/15 47/19 54/25 61/34 70/44 82/53 88/59 86/57 77/47 66/36 52/24 44/16
Grand Junction 37/16 45/23 56/31 64/38 74/46 87/55 96/61 92/60 83/50 67/39 50/26 39/18
Pueblo 45/14 50/19 57/26 65/34 75/45 86/54 91/59 89/58 81/49 69/35 54/22 45/15
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History

Colorado state insignia
Motto Nil sine numine
(Latin, "Nothing without Providence")
Slogan Hip To Be Square (2008- )
Bird Lark Bunting
Animal Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
Fish Greenback Cutthroat Trout
Insect Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly
Flower Rocky Mountain Columbine
Tree Colorado Blue Spruce
Song "Where the Columbines Grow" and "Rocky Mountain High"[9]
Quarter Colorado quarter
Released in 2006
Grass Blue Grama
Reptile Western Painted Turtle
Fossil Stegosaurus
Gemstone Aquamarine
Mineral Rhodochrosite
Rock Yule Marble
Tartan Colorado State Tartan
Main article: History of Colorado
The ruins of the Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde as photographed by Gustaf Nordenskiöld in 1891.
The ruins of the Cliff Palace at Mesa Verde as photographed by Gustaf Nordenskiöld in 1891.
Bent's Old Fort along the Arkansas River operated from 1833 to 1849.
Bent's Old Fort along the Arkansas River operated from 1833 to 1849.
A lithograph of the Denver City mining camp in 1859.
A lithograph of the Denver City mining camp in 1859.
Native Colorado Rocky Mountain Columbine
Native Colorado Rocky Mountain Columbine
The Georgetown Loop of the Colorado Central Railroad as photographed by William H. Jackson in 1899.
The Georgetown Loop of the Colorado Central Railroad as photographed by William H. Jackson in 1899.
Native Colorado rhodochrosite
Native Colorado rhodochrosite

The region that is today the State of Colorado has been inhabited by Native Americans for more than 13 millennia. The Lindenmeier Site in Larimer County contains artifacts dating from approximately 11200 BCE to 3000 BCE. The Ancient Pueblo Peoples lived in the valleys and mesas of the Colorado Plateau. The Ute Nation inhabited the mountain valleys of the Southern Rocky Mountains and the Western Rocky Mountains. The Arapaho Nation and the Cheyenne Nation moved west to hunt across the High Plains. These are lists of U.S. state insignia as designated by tradition or the respective state legislatures List of U.S. state amphibians List of U.S. state beverages List of U.S. state birds List of U.S. state butterflies List of U.S. state colors List of U... Here is a list of state mottos for the states of the United States. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Binomial name Calamospiza melanocorys Stejneger,, 1885 The Lark Bunting, Calamospiza melanocorys, is a medium-sized sparrow. ... A state mammal is the official or representative animal of a U.S. state. ... Binomial name Ovis canadensis Shaw, 1804 Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis) is a species of sheep in the continental United States with several subspecies. ... This is a list of official U.S. state fish: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Trinomial name Oncorhynchus clarki stomias (Cope, 1871) The greenback cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarki stomias) is the easternmost subspecies of cutthroat trout. ... It has been suggested that List of U.S. state butterflies be merged into this article or section. ... Binomial name Hypaurotis crysalus W.H. Edwards, 1873 The Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly (Hypaurotis crysalus) is a montane butterfly native to oak scrubland in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. ... This is a list of U.S. state flowers: List of U.S. state trees Lists of U.S. state insignia ^ State Flower of Alabama. ... The Rocky Mountain Columbine (aquilegia caerules) is a species of columbine. ... This List of U.S. state trees includes official trees of the following states and U.S. possessions: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia National Grove of State Trees External link USDA list of state trees and flowers Categories: | | ... Binomial name Picea pungens Engelm. ... Forty-nine states of the United States (all except New Jersey) have one or more state songs, selected by the state legislature as a symbol of the state. ... Where the Columbines Grow is the state song of Colorado. ... Rocky Mountain High is a folk-rock song written by John Denver and Mike Taylor about Colorado,and should be considered as Colorados Official state song, although lawmakers have yet to make this decision. ... Obverse of redesigned quarter The 50 State Quarters program is the release of a series of commemorative coins by the United States Mint. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2000x2000, 1266 KB) The reverse side of the Colorado State Quarter. ... This is a list of official U.S. state grass: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia Categories: U.S. state insignia ... Binomial name Bouteloua gracilis Steud. ... This is a list of official U.S. state reptiles: Lists of U.S. state insignia ^ Official Alabama Reptile. ... For the summer camp, see The Painted Turtle. ... Though every state in the United States has a State Bird and a State Flower, not every state in the United States has a State Fossil. ... Species Marsh, 1877 (type) Marsh, 1887 Gilmore, 1914 Stegosaurus (IPA: ) is a genus of stegosaurid armoured dinosaur from the Late Jurassic period (Kimmeridgian to Early Tithonian) in what is now western North America. ... // Not every state has an official state mineral, rock, stone or gemstone. ... This article is about the mineral. ... // Not every state has an official state mineral, rock, stone or gemstone. ... Rhodochrosite from Sweet Home Mine, Alma, Colorado, USA Pink is the most common color of Rhodochrosite. ... // Not every state has an official state mineral, rock, stone or gemstone. ... The Lincoln Memorial, constructed primarily of Yule marble and Indiana limestone Yule Marble is found in the US state of Colorado, and was declared the official state rock in 2004. ... This is a list of official U.S. state tartans: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... In the history of Colorado, the first inhabitants of what was to become the State of Colorado were the American Indians. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2126x1543, 976 KB) Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde in southwestern Colorado. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2126x1543, 976 KB) Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde in southwestern Colorado. ... Cliff Palace in 1891 Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America. ... Mesa Verde National Park is a United States National Park, located in southwest Colorado. ... Gustaf Nordenskiöld (29 June 1868 - June 6, 1895), Swedish scholar of Finnish descent and eldest son of polar explorer Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld. ... The Arkansas River flows through Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. ... Lithography is a method for printing on a smooth surface, as well as a method of manufacturing semiconductor and MEMS devices. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2856x2142, 1084 KB) Close-up of a columbine flower. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2856x2142, 1084 KB) Close-up of a columbine flower. ... The Georgetown Loop high bridge as seen c. ... The Colorado Central Railroad was a U.S. railroad company that operated in Colorado and southeastern Wyoming in the late 19th century. ... William Henry Jackson, 1862 William Henry Jackson (April 4, 1843 - June 30, 1942) was an American painter, photographer and explorer famous for his images of the American West. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (3008 × 2000 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 532 pixelsFull resolution (3008 × 2000 pixel, file size: 4. ... For other uses, see Native Americans (disambiguation). ... The Lindenmeier Site is a Folsum culture archaeological site located on the former Lindenmeier Ranch in northeastern Larimer County, Colorado, United States. ... Larimer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... In archaeology, an artifact or artefact is any object made or modified by a human culture, and often one later recovered by some archaeological endeavor. ... Cliff Palace, Mesa Verde National Park White House Ruins, Canyon de Chelly National Monument Ancient Pueblo People or Ancestral Puebloans were a prehistoric Native American culture centered around the present-day Four Corners area of the Southwest United States, noted for their distinctive pottery and dwelling construction styles. ... Fljótsdalur in East Iceland, a rather flat valley In geology, a valley (also called a vale or dale) is a depression with predominant extent in one direction. ... The Colorado Plateau, also called the Colorado Plateaus Province, is a physiographic region of the Intermontane Plateaus, roughly centered on the Four Corners region of the southwestern United States. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... The High Plains are a subregion of the Great Plains in the central United States, located in eastern Colorado, western Kansas, western Nebraska, central and eastern Montana, eastern New Mexico, western Oklahoma, northwestern Texas, and southeastern Wyoming. ...


The United States acquired a territorial claim to the eastern flank of the Rocky Mountains with the Louisiana Purchase from France in 1803. The U.S. claim conflicted with Spain's claim that a huge region surrounding its colony of Santa Fé de Nuevo Méjico was its sovereign trading zone. Zebulon Pike led a U.S. Army reconnaissance expedition into the disputed region in 1806. Pike and his men were arrested by Spanish cavalry in the San Luis Valley the following February, taken to Chihuahua, and expelled from México the following July. For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... The Louisiana Purchase (French: Vente de la Louisiane) was the acquisition by the United States of America of 828,000 square miles (2,140,000 km²) of French territory (Louisiana) in 1803. ... This article is about a type of political territory. ... New Mexico (Spanish: Nuevo México or, in full, Santa Fé de Nuevo México; alternatively, Nuevo Méjico) was a province of New Spain that existed from the late 16th century up through the early 19th century. ... “Sovereign” redirects here. ... Zebulon Pike Jr. ... The Army is the branch of the United States armed forces which has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Mixed reconnaissance patrol of the Polish Home Army and the Soviet Red Army during Operation Tempest, 1944 Reconnaissance is the military term for the active gathering of information about an enemy, or other conditions, by physical observation. ... See also explorations, sea explorers, astronaut, conquistador, travelogue, the History of Science and Technology and Biography. ... Not to be confused with Golgotha, which was called Calvary. ... The Great Sand Dunes sit directly west of the Sangre de Cristo Range, which is featured in the background. ... Nickname: Motto: Bravery, Loyalty, Hospitality Coordinates: , Country State Foundation October 12, 1709 Government  - Mayor Carlos Borruel Baquera ( PAN) Elevation 1,415 m (4,642 ft) Population (2006)  - City 748,551  - Metro 1,000,124  - Demonym Chihuahuense Time zone Mountain Standard Time (UTC-7)  - Summer (DST) Mountain Daylight Time (UTC-6... Mexico or, in Spanish, México, is: Mexico, a federal republic in North America Mexico City, that countrys capital city Mexican Federal District, the federal district containing that capital city Estado de México (State of Mexico), one of that republics 31 constituent states Mexico is also the...


The United States relinquished its claim to all land south and west of the Arkansas River as part of the U.S. purchase of Florida from Spain with the Adams-Onís Treaty of 1819. México finally won its independence from Spain in 1821, but it surrendered its northern territories to the United States after the U.S. invasion of México with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848. The United States divided the area of the future Colorado among the Territory of New Mexico and the Territory of Utah organized in 1850, and the Territory of Kansas and the Territory of Nebraska organized in 1854. The Arkansas River flows through Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. ... This article is about the U.S. State of Florida. ... Map showing results of the Adams-Onís Treaty. ... Mexico or, in Spanish, México, is: Mexico, a federal republic in North America Mexico City, that countrys capital city Mexican Federal District, the federal district containing that capital city Estado de México (State of Mexico), one of that republics 31 constituent states Mexico is also the... Combatants United States Mexico Commanders Zachary Taylor Winfield Scott Stephen W. Kearney Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia José Mariá Flores Strength 78,790 soldiers 25,000–40,000 soldiers Casualties KIA: 1733 Total dead: 13,271 Wounded: 4,152 AWOL: 9,200+ 25,000... The Mexican Cession (red) and the Gadsden Purchase (orange). ... The New Mexico Territory became an organized territory of the United States on September 9, 1850, and it existed until New Mexico became the 47th state on January 6, 1912. ... The Utah Territory was an organized territory of the United States that existed between 1850 and 1896. ... Kansas Territory was a historic, organized territory of the United States that existed from May 30, 1854 to January 29, 1861. ... Nebraska Territory was a historic, organized territory of the United States from May 30, 1854 until March 1, 1867 when Nebraska became the 37th U.S. state. ...


Most American settlers traveling west to Oregon, Deseret, or California avoided the rugged Rocky Mountains and instead followed the North Platte River and Sweetwater River through what is now Wyoming. In 1851, Hispanic settlers from Taos, New Mexico, settled the village of San Luis, then in the New Mexico Territory, but now Colorado's first permanent European settlement. Gold was discovered along the South Platte River in western Kansas Territory in July of 1858, precipitating the Pike's Peak Gold Rush.[10] The placer gold deposits along the rivers and streams of the region rapidly played out, but miners soon discovered far more valuable seams of hard rock gold, silver, and other minerals in the nearby mountains. A family of Russian settlers in the Caucasus region, ca. ... Landscape in Oregon Country, by Charles Marion Russell Map of Oregon Country Oregon Country was a region of western North America that originally consisted of the land north of 42°N latitude, south of 54°40N latitude, and west of the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. ... The boundaries of the provisional State of Deseret (orange) as proposed in 1849. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... The North Platte River The North Platte River is a tributary of the Platte River, approximately 680 mi (1,094 km) long, in the U.S. states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. ... Sweetwater River may refer to: The Sweetwater River in Wyoming in the United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Area  Ranked 10th  - Total 97,818 sq mi (253,348 km²)  - Width 280 miles (450 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 0. ... The ethnonym Mexican-American describes United States citizens of Mexican ancestry (14 million in 2003) and Mexican citizens who reside in the US (10 million in 2003). ... Taos (IPA: ) is a city in Taos County in the north-central region of New Mexico. ... The Town of San Luis (IPA: //) is a Statutory Town located in Costilla County, Colorado, USA. Officially established on 1851-04-09, by Hispanic settlers from Taos, New Mexico, San Luis is the oldest town in the State of Colorado. ... The New Mexico Territory became an organized territory of the United States on September 9, 1850, and it existed until New Mexico became the 47th state on January 6, 1912. ... European American is a term for an American of European descent, who are usually referred as White or Caucasian. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... The South Platte River in Denver, Colorado The South Platte River is one of the two principal tributaries of the Platte River and itself a major river of the American West, located in the U.S. states of Colorado and Nebraska. ... map of Kansas Territory Kansas Territory was an organized territory of the United States that existed from May 30, 1854 to January 29, 1861, when Kansas became the 34th U.S. state admitted to the Union. ... Miners at Pikes Peak The Pikes Peak Gold Rush (later known as the Colorado Gold Rush) was the boom in gold prospecting and mining in the Pikes Peak Country of northwestern Kansas Territory and southwestern Nebraska Territory of the United States that began in July 1858 and lasted... In geology, a placer deposit is a deposit of earth, sand, or gravel, containing valuable minerals in particles, especially by the side of a river, or in the bed of a mountain stream. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... This article is about the chemical element. ...


The Provisional Government of the Territory of Jefferson was organized on 1859-10-24, but the new territory failed to secure federal sanction. The election of Abraham Lincoln for U.S. President on 1860-11-06, led to the secession of six slave states and the threat of civil war. Seeking to augment the political power of the free states, the Republican led U.S. Congress hurriedly admitted the eastern portion of the Territory of Kansas to the Union as the free State of Kansas on 1861-01-29, leaving the western portion of the territory, and its gold fields, unorganized. The Provisional Government of the Territory of Jefferson was an extralegal and unrecognized territory of the United States that existed from 1859-10-24, until the creation of the Territory of Colorado on 1861-02-28. ... Year 1859 (MDCCCLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Abraham Lincoln (disambiguation). ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... is the 310th day of the year (311th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Secession (disambiguation). ... A slave state is a U.S. state that had legal slavery (overwhelmingly the enslavement of African-Americans, although historically also the enslavement of Native Americans, and whites through indentured servitude) in the period before the American Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... This article is about the American free states of the 19th century. ... GOP redirects here. ... The Congress of the United States is the legislative branch of the federal government of the United States of America. ... Kansas Territory was a historic, organized territory of the United States that existed from May 30, 1854 to January 29, 1861. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... For the term free state as it arises in United States history, see: Free state. ... Official language(s) none Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Year 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Thirty days later on February 1861, outgoing U.S. President James Buchanan signed an act of Congress organizing the free Territory of Colorado.[11] The original boundaries of Colorado remain unchanged today. The name Colorado was chosen because it was commonly believed that the Colorado River originated in the territory.[12] Early Spanish explorers named the river the Rio Colorado for the reddish-brown silt the river carried from the mountains.[13] In fact, the Colorado River did not flow through the State of Colorado until House Joint Resolution 460 of the 66th United States Congress changed the name of the Grand River to the Colorado River on 1921-07-25.[14] For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... For other persons named James Buchanan, see James Buchanan (disambiguation). ... This article is about the American free states of the 19th century. ... The Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, and New Mexico territories in 1860 The Colorado Territory was a historic, organized territory of the United States that existed between 1861 and 1876. ... The Colorado River from the bottom of Marble Canyon, in the Upper Grand Canyon Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River from Laughlin Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona The Colorado River is... Colorado River can refer to one of the following rivers: The Colorado River in the western United States and Mexico that passes through the Grand Canyon. ... Dates of Sessions Major Political Events Officers Senate House of Representatives Speaker of the House - Frederick H. Gillett Members of the Sixty-sixth United States Congress Senate Henry F. Ashurst, Democrat, Arizona Lewis H. Ball, Republican, Delaware John H. Bankhead, Democrat, Alabama. ... The Colorado River from the bottom of Marble Canyon, in the Upper Grand Canyon Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River from Laughlin Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona The Colorado River is... The Colorado River from the bottom of Marble Canyon, in the Upper Grand Canyon Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River from Laughlin Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona The Colorado River is... Year 1921 (MCMXXI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... is the 206th day of the year (207th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The United States Congress passed an enabling act on 1875-03-03, specifying the requirements for the Territory of Colorado to become a state.[4] On 1876-08-01 (28 days after the Centennial of the United States), U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation admitting the State of Colorado to the Union as the 38th state and earning it the moniker "Centennial State".[15] The discovery of a major silver lode near Leadville in 1878, triggered the Colorado Silver Boom. The Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890 envigorated silver mining, but the repeal of the act in 1893 led to a major collapse of the mining and agricultural economy of the state. Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, and New Mexico territories in 1860 The Colorado Territory was a historic, organized territory of the United States that existed between 1861 and 1876. ... Year 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) // January 31 - United States orders all Indigenous peoples in the United States to move onto reservations February 2 - The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Centennial was on July 4, 1876. ... For the pop band, see Presidents of the United States of America. ... Ulysses S. Grant,[2] born Hiram Ulysses Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885), was an American general and the eighteenth President of the United States (1869–1877). ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the chemical element. ... In geology a lode is the metalliferous ore that fills a fissure in a rock or a vein of ore deposited between layers of rock. ... View of Mount Massive looking west from Harrison Street in downtown Leadville Leadville is the county seat of Lake County, Colorado. ... The Colorado Silver Boom was a dramatic expansionist period of silver mining activity in the U.S. state of Colorado in the late 19th century. ... The Sherman Silver Purchase Act was an 1890 United States federal law. ... Year 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar). ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Colorado women were granted the right to vote beginning on 1893-11-07, making Colorado the first U.S. state to grant universal suffrage by popular vote. By the 1930 U.S. Census, the population of Colorado exceeded one million residents. The state suffered through the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl of the 1930s, but a major wave of immigration following World War II boosted Colorado's fortune. Tourism became a mainstay of the state economy, and high technology became an important economic engine. Colorado's population exceeded 4.3 million at U.S. Census 2000. Suffrage (from the Latin suffragium, meaning voting tablet, and figuratively right to vote; probably from suffrago hough, and originally a term for the pastern bone used to cast votes) is the civil right to vote, or the exercise of that right. ... Year 1893 (MDCCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Universal suffrage (also general suffrage or common suffrage) consists of the extension of the right to vote to all adults, without distinction as to race, sex, belief, intelligence, or economic or social status. ... This article is about the political process. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... Farmer and two sons during a dust storm, Cimarron County, Oklahoma, 1936 The Dust Bowl, or the dirty thirties, was a period of horrible dust storms causing major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands from 1930 to 1936 (in some areas until 1940), caused by severe... The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known as the [[. In East Asia, the rise of militarism occurred. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Tourist redirects here. ... High tech refers to high technology, technology that is at the cutting-edge and the most advanced currently available. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


Three warships of the United States Navy have been named USS Colorado. The first USS Colorado was named for the Colorado River. The later two ships were named in honor of the landlocked state. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... USN redirects here. ... Three ships of the United States Navy have been named USS Colorado in honor of the 38th state. ... The Colorado River from the bottom of Marble Canyon, in the Upper Grand Canyon Colorado River in the Grand Canyon from Desert View The Colorado River from Laughlin Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona The Colorado River is... A landlocked country is one that has no coastline. ...

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1860 34,277
1870 39,864 16.3%
1880 194,327 387.5%
1890 413,249 112.7%
1900 539,700 30.6%
1910 799,024 48.0%
1920 939,629 17.6%
1930 1,035,791 10.2%
1940 1,123,296 8.4%
1950 1,325,089 18.0%
1960 1,753,947 32.4%
1970 2,207,259 25.8%
1980 2,889,964 30.9%
1990 3,294,394 14.0%
2000 4,301,261 30.6%
Est. 2007 4,861,515 13.0%

The state's most populous city, and capital, is Denver. The Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area, home to 2,927,911 people, contains more than two-thirds of the state's population. Residents of Colorado are properly referred to as Coloradans, although the archaic term Coloradoans is still used.[16] Coloradan refers to a Colorado resident, while Coloradoan is a newspaper in Fort Collins.[17] The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... The Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area is a United States Census Bureau defined Combined Statistical Area (CSA) located in the Denver region of the State of Colorado. ...


As of 2005, Colorado has an estimated population of 4,665,177, which is an increase of 63,356, or 1.4%, from the prior year and an increase of 363,162, or 8.4%, since the year 2000. This includes a natural increase since the last census of 205,321 people (that is 353,091 births minus 147,770 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 159,957 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 112,217 people, and migration within the country produced a net increase of 47,740 people. Net migration rates for 2006: positive (blue), negative (orange) and stable (green). ...


According to estimates made in 2004, Colorado's population will increase to 7,150,000 by 2030 [3]. The largest increases are expected in the Front Range Urban Corridor, especially in the Denver metropolitan area. The Front Range Urban Corridor is an oblong region of urban population located along the eastern face of the Southern Rocky Mountains in the U.S. states of Colorado and Wyoming. ... The Denver Metropolitan Area (population 2,179,240 in 2000) has Denver, Colorado with a population of about 500,000 as its core. ...


The center of population of Colorado is located just north of the town of Critchell in Jefferson County [4] Center of population is a subject of study in the field of demographics. ... Jefferson County (IPA: //) is the fourth most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. ...

Colorado Population Density Map

Colorado has one of the highest proportions of Hispanic citizens of any U.S. state; only five states have a higher percentage. Denver and some other areas have significant Mexican populations, while southern Colorado has a large number of Hispanos, the descendants of early New Mexican settlers of colonial Spanish origin. The 2000 U.S. Census reports that 10.52% of people aged 5 and over in Colorado speak Spanish at home [5]. Colorado, like New Mexico, is very rich in archaic Spanish idioms[18]. Image File history File links Colorado_population_map. ... Image File history File links Colorado_population_map. ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ... Language(s) American English Spanish Spanish in the United States Ladino Religion(s) Predominantly Roman Catholic Protestant Agnostic or Atheist Jewish minorities Related ethnic groups French Americans Italian Americans Portuguese American Footnotes Excludes those not identified as Hispanic or Latino. ... The 22nd United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Official language(s) None Spoken language(s) English 68. ...


According to the 2000 Census, the largest ancestry groups in Colorado are German (22%), Irish (12.2%), and English (12%). Persons reporting German ancestry are the largest group in the state and are especially strong in the Front Range and eastern Plains. People of British extraction are the largest group in the western Rocky Mountains. This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... German Americans are citizens of the United States of German ancestry. ...


[6].

Demographics of Colorado (csv)
By race White Black AIAN* Asian NHPI*
2000 (total population) 92.23% 4.55% 1.91% 2.84% 0.25%
2000 (Hispanic only) 16.20% 0.37% 0.64% 0.14% 0.05%
2005 (total population) 91.91% 4.74% 1.83% 3.19% 0.26%
2005 (Hispanic only) 18.46% 0.48% 0.61% 0.18% 0.06%
Growth 2000–05 (total population) 8.09% 13.03% 3.85% 22.08% 15.47%
Growth 2000–05 (non-Hispanic only) 4.78% 10.67% 3.75% 21.14% 11.70%
Growth 2000–05 (Hispanic only) 23.60% 39.64% 4.05% 40.04% 29.23%
* AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native; NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

There were a total of 70,330 births in Colorado in 2006. (Birth Rate of 14.6). Although Non-Hispanic Whites constituted 73.5% of the population they accounted for only 48.90% of all the births. 14.06% of the births happened to parents of different races (About two-thirds to White-Latino parents). [7] Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ...


Religion

The Chapel on the Rock at Camp Saint Malo near Allenspark.
The Chapel on the Rock at Camp Saint Malo near Allenspark.
The Cadet Chapel at the United States Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs.
The Cadet Chapel at the United States Air Force Academy near Colorado Springs.

Colorado, specifically the city of Colorado Springs, serves as the headquarters of numerous Christian groups, most of them Protestant. Focus on the Family is a major conservative Christian organization headquartered in the state. Catholicism is popular among many Coloradans, and is becoming more so with the influx of Latino immigrants. Colorado is similar to other Western states in its high percentage of religiously unaffiliated residents. Allenspark is a census-designated place located in Boulder County, Colorado. ... Download high resolution version (900x591, 58 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (900x591, 58 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Great Stupa at Sanchi. ... The Trikaya doctrine (Sanskrit, literally Three bodies or personalities; 三身 Chinese: Sānshén, Japanese: sanjin) is an important Buddhist teaching both on the nature of reality, and what a Buddha is. ... Red Feather Lakes is a census-designated place located in Larimer County, Colorado. ... The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA or Air Force),[1] located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers for the United States Air Force. ... Colorado Springs is most populous Home Rule Municipality in the State of Colorado. ... Colorado Springs is most populous Home Rule Municipality in the State of Colorado. ... Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... The graphic identity of Focus on the Family is intended to recall old time traditional values. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ...


According to the American Religious Identification Survey, conducted in 2001 by The Graduate Center at the City University of New York, Colorado's population is distributed among the following religious groups:[19] The City University of New York (CUNY; acronym pronounced ), is the public university system of New York City. ...

Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... Roman Catholicism in the United States has grown dramatically over the countrys history, from being a tiny minority faith during the time of the Thirteen Colonies to being the countrys largest profession of faith today. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Baptist is... For other uses, see Methodism (disambiguation). ... Lutheranism is a major branch of Protestant Christianity that identifies with the teachings of the sixteenth-century German reformer Martin Luther. ... This article is about the Episcopal Church in the United States. ... Presbyterianism is a family of Christian denominations within the Reformed branch of Protestant Western Christianity. ... The Pentecostal movement within Protestant Christianity places special emphasis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. ... The Churches of Christ discussed in this article are not part of the United Church of Christ; the International Churches of Christ; the Disciples of Christ; the Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science); The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or any other denomination within the Latter Day... For other uses, see The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (disambiguation). ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Protestantism encompasses the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated with the doctrines of the Reformation. ... The Seventh-day Adventist (abbreviated Adventist[3]) Church is a Protestant Christian denomination which is distinguished mainly by its observance of Saturday, the original seventh day of the Judeo-Christian week, as the Sabbath. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Evangelicalism is a theological perspective in Protestant Christianity which identifies with the gospel. ... For information about the band, see Atheist (band). ... The term agnosticism and the related agnostic were coined by Thomas Henry Huxley in 1869. ... Buddhism is a variety of teachings, sometimes described as a religion[1] or way of life that attempts to identify the causes of human suffering and offer various ways that are claimed to end, or ease suffering. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Economy

The Denver financial district along 17th Street is known as the "Wall Street of the West"
The Denver financial district along 17th Street is known as the "Wall Street of the West"
Cattle ranching in Jackson County
Cattle ranching in Jackson County
An oil well in western Colorado
An oil well in western Colorado
Colorado ranks 6th nationally in craft breweries per capita
Colorado ranks 6th nationally in craft breweries per capita
Main article: Economy of Colorado

The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that the total state product in 2006 was $230 billion. Per capita personal income in 2003 was $34,561, putting Colorado eighth in the nation. To see a 2004 per capita personal income comparison table on a state basis [8]. The state's economy broadened from its mid-19th century roots in mining when irrigated agriculture developed, and by the late 19th century, raising livestock had become important. Early industry was based on the extraction and processing of minerals and agricultural products. Current agricultural products are cattle, wheat, dairy products, corn, and hay. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2448x3264, 5812 KB) The picture was personally taken by me in April 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2448x3264, 5812 KB) The picture was personally taken by me in April 2006. ... Image Number K4250-8 Corn production in Colorado. ... Image Number K4250-8 Corn production in Colorado. ... This article is about the maize plant. ... Larimer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... This article is about a type of land use and method of raising livestock. ... Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 181 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Oil well near Rangly, Colorado 2007 by David Jolley. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 181 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Oil well near Rangly, Colorado 2007 by David Jolley. ... Corn production in Colorado. ... The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides a comprehensive statistical picture of the economy of the United States. ... For general information about the genus, including other species of cattle, see Bos. ... Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum T. timopheevii References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 Wheat Wheat For the indie rock group, see Wheat (band). ... Dairy products are generally defined as foodstuffs produced from milk. ... This article is about the maize plant. ... For other uses, see Hay (disambiguation). ...


The federal government is also a major economic force in the state with many important federal facilities including NORAD, United States Air Force Academy and Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs; NOAA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder; U.S. Geological Survey and other government agencies at the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood; the Denver Mint, Buckley Air Force Base, and 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver; and a federal Supermax Prison and other federal prisons near Cañon City. In addition to these and other federal agencies, Colorado has abundant National Forest land and four National Parks that contribute to federal ownership of 24,615,788 acres (99,617 km²) of land in Colorado, or 37% of the total area of the state.[20] In the second half of the 20th century, the industrial and service sectors have expanded greatly. The state's economy is diversified and is notable for its concentration of scientific research and high-technology industries. Other industries include food processing, transportation equipment, machinery, chemical products, minerals such as gold and molybdenum, and tourism. Colorado also produces the largest amount of beer of any state.[21] Denver is an important financial center. This article is about the federal government of the United States. ... NORAD is short for: North American Aerospace Defense Command Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA or Air Force),[1] located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers for the United States Air Force. ... 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As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 94,673. ... The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. ... Lakewood is a city located in Jefferson County, Colorado. ... The Denver Mint The Denver Mint is a branch of the United States Mint established in 1862 that is today operational and produces coins for circulation, as well as mint sets and commemorative coins. ... Buckley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located east of Denver, Colorado. ... The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit is a federal court with appellate jurisdiction over the following United States district courts: District of Colorado District of Kansas District of New Mexico Eastern, Northern, and Western Districts of Oklahoma District of Utah District of Wyoming These districts were... 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Food processing is the set of methods and techniques used to transform raw ingredients into food for consumption by humans or animals. ... Gold mining in Colorado, a state of the United States, has been an industry since 1859, and played a key role in the establishment of the state of Colorado. ... General Name, Symbol, Number molybdenum, Mo, 42 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 6, 5, d Appearance gray metallic Standard atomic weight 95. ... Tourist redirects here. ... For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ...


Colorado has a flat 4.63% income tax, regardless of income level. Unlike most states, which calculate taxes based on federal adjusted gross income, Colorado taxes are based on taxable income - income after federal exemptions and federal itemized (or standard) deductions.[22][23] Colorado's state sales tax is 2.9% on retail sales. When state revenues exceed state constitutional limits, full-year Colorado residents can claim a sales tax refund on their individual state income tax return. Many counties and cities charge their own rates in addition to the base state rate. There are also certain county and special district taxes that may apply. Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income... A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ...


Real estate and personal business property are taxable in Colorado. The state's senior property tax exemption was temporarily suspended by the Colorado Legislature in 2003. The tax break is scheduled to return for assessment year 2006, payable in 2007. Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ...


Special tax districts

Some of the special tax districts are:

  • The Regional Transportation District (RTD), which affects the counties of Denver, Boulder, Jefferson, and portions of Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, and Douglas Counties
  • The Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a special regional tax district with physical boundaries contiguous with county boundaries of Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties
    • It is a 0.1% retail sales and use tax (one penny on every $10).
    • According to the Colorado statute, the SCFD distributes the money to local organizations on an annual basis. These organizations must provide for the enlightenment and entertainment of the public through the production, presentation, exhibition, advancement or preservation of art, music, theater, dance, zoology, botany, natural history or cultural history.
    • As directed by statute, SCFD recipient organizations are currently divided into three "tiers" among which receipts are allocated by percentage.
      • Tier I includes regional organizations: the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, the Denver Zoo, and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. It receives 65.5%.
      • Tier II currently includes 26 regional organizations. Tier II receives 21%.
      • Tier III has over 280 local organizations such as small theaters, orchestras, art centers, and natural history, cultural history, and community groups. Tier III organizations apply for funding to the county cultural councils via a grant process. This tier receives 13.5%.
    • An eleven-member board of directors oversees the distributions in accordance with the Colorado Revised Statutes. Seven board members are appointed by county commissioners (in Denver, the Denver City Council) and four members are appointed by the Governor of Colorado.
  • The Football Stadium District (FD or FTBL), approved by the voters to pay for and help build the Denver Broncos' stadium INVESCO Field at Mile High
  • Local Improvement Districts (LID) within designated areas of southeast Jefferson and Boulder counties
  • Regional Transportation Districts (RTA) taxes at varying rates in Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Gunnison County
  • Occupational Privilege Taxes (OPT or Head Tax) Denver and Aurora both levy an OPT on Employers and Employees
    • If any employee performs work in the city limits and is paid over US$500.00 for that work in a single month, the Employee and Employer are both liable for the OPT regardless of where the main business office is located or headquartered.
    • In Denver, the Employer is liable for US$4.00 per employee per month and the Employee is liable for US$5.75 per month.
    • In Aurora, both Employer and Employees are liable for US$2.00 per month.
    • It is the Employer's responsibility to with hold, remit, and file the OPT returns. If an Employer does not comply, they can be held liable for both portions of the OPT as well as penalties and interest.

The Regional Transportation District, or RTD, was organized in 1969 and is the regional authority operating public transit services in eight of the twelve counties in the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area in Colorado. ... The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) is Colorado’s unique commitment to its arts, cultural and scientific institutions through a special tax district. ... League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970–present) Current uniform Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, White[1] Mascot Thunder II (live horse) Miles (person in costume suit) Personnel Owner Pat Bowlen... INVESCO Field at Mile High is a stadium in Denver, Colorado. ...

Transportation

Colorado state welcome sign
Colorado state welcome sign

Federal Highway Routes in the State of Colorado
                   
                                                                    Image File history File links I-25. ... Interstate 25 (abbreviated I-25) is an interstate highway in the western United States. ... Image File history File links I-70. ... Interstate 70 (abbreviated I-70) is a long interstate highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 about a mile from Cove Fort, Utah to a Park and Ride in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Image File history File links I-76. ... Interstate 76 (abbreviated I-76) is an interstate highway that runs from Interstate 70 in Arvada, Colorado (near Denver) to an intersection with Interstate 80 near Big Springs, Nebraska. ... Image File history File links I-225. ... Interstate 225 is a spur route (and the only auxiliary route) of Interstate 25 in Aurora, Colorado. ... Image File history File links I-270. ... Interstate 270 (abbreviated I-270) is a short 5. ... Image File history File links US_6. ... U.S. Route 6 is a main route of the U.S. Highway system, running east-northeast from Bishop, California to Provincetown, Massachusetts. ... Image File history File links US_24. ... U.S. Route 24, a dual north-south/east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ... Image File history File links US_34. ... U.S. Route 34 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 1,122 miles (1,806 km) from the western suburbs of Chicago to north-central Colorado. ... Image File history File links US_36. ... U.S. Highway 36 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 1,414 miles (2,276 km) from east-central Ohio to Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado. ... Image File history File links US_40. ... U.S. Route 40 is an east-west United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_50. ... U.S. Route 50 is a major east-west route of the U.S. Highway system, stretching just over 3000 miles (4800 km) from West Sacramento, California east to Ocean City, Maryland on the Atlantic Ocean. ... Image File history File links US_84. ... U.S. Highway 84 is an east-west United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_85. ... U.S. Highway 85 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,479 miles (2,380 km) from the Canadian border in North Dakota to the Mexican border in El Paso, Texas. ... Image File history File links US_87. ... U.S. Highway 87 is a north-south United States highway (though it is signed east-west in New Mexico) that runs for 1,998 miles (3,215 km) from northern Montana to southern Texas. ... Image File history File links US_138. ... U.S. Highway 138, commissioned in 1926, is a short east-west highway in Colorado and Nebraska that runs parallel to the South Platte River. ... Image File history File links US_160. ... U.S. Highway 160 is an east-west United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_285. ... U.S. Highway 285 is a north-south United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_287. ... View south along U.S. Highway 287 in Larimer County, Colorado U.S. Highway 287 is a north-south United States highway. ... Image File history File links US_350. ... U.S. Highway 350 is a northeast-southwest United States highway, signed as east-west. ... Image File history File links US_400. ... US 400 is an east-west U.S. Highway. ... Image File history File links US_491. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... Image File history File links US_550. ... U.S. Highway 550 is a spur of U.S. Highway 50. ...

Denver International Airport
Denver International Airport
Commercial Airports in the State of Colorado
Union Station in Denver
Union Station in Denver
Amtrak Passenger Railroad Routes through the State of Colorado
Communities in the State of Colorado with Regional Bus Service

Alamosa, Aurora, Boulder, Brush, Colorado Springs, Delta, Denver, Durango, Englewood, Frisco, Fort Collins, Fort Morgan, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Greeley, Lamar, Limon, Longmont, Montrose, Pueblo, Rocky Ford, Springfield, Sterling, Trinidad, Vail, and Walsenburg San Luis Valley Regional Airport (IATA: ALS, ICAO: KALS), also known as Bergman Field, is a public airport located 2 miles (3 km) south of the city of Alamosa, in Alamosa County, Colorado. ... San Luis Valley Regional Airport (IATA: ALS, ICAO: KALS), also known as Bergman Field, is a public airport located 2 miles (3 km) south of the city of Alamosa, in Alamosa County, Colorado. ... Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (IATA: ASE, ICAO: KASE), also known as Sardy Field is a public airport located northwest of Aspen, Colorado. ... Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (IATA: ASE, ICAO: KASE), also known as Sardy Field is a public airport located northwest of Aspen, Colorado. ... Cortez Municipal Airport (IATA Airport Code:CEZ) serves Montezuma County, Colorado in the southwest corner of that state. ... Cortez Municipal Airport (IATA Airport Code:CEZ) serves Montezuma County, Colorado in the southwest corner of that state. ... Colorado Springs Airport (IATA: COS, ICAO: KCOS), also known as City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, is a public airport located six miles (10 km) southeast of the central business district (CBD) of Colorado Springs, a city in El Paso County, Colorado, USA. It is the second busiest airport in... Colorado Springs Airport (IATA: COS, ICAO: KCOS), also known as City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport, is a public airport located six miles (10 km) southeast of the central business district (CBD) of Colorado Springs, a city in El Paso County, Colorado, USA. It is the second busiest airport in... KDEN redirects here. ... KDEN redirects here. ... Durango-La Plata County Airport (IATA: DRO, ICAO: KDRO, FAA LID: DRO) is a public airport located 10 miles (16 km) southeast of the central business district of Durango, a city in La Plata County, Colorado, USA. The airport covers 1,281 acres and has one runway. ... Durango-La Plata County Airport (IATA: DRO, ICAO: KDRO, FAA LID: DRO) is a public airport located 10 miles (16 km) southeast of the central business district of Durango, a city in La Plata County, Colorado, USA. The airport covers 1,281 acres and has one runway. ... The terminal at Eagle County Regional Airport. ... The terminal at Eagle County Regional Airport. ... Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport (IATA: FNL, ICAO: KFNL, FAA LID: FNL) is a public airport located nine miles (14 km) southeast of Fort Collins and northeast of Loveland, both cities in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. ... Fort Collins-Loveland Municipal Airport (IATA: FNL, ICAO: KFNL, FAA LID: FNL) is a public airport located nine miles (14 km) southeast of Fort Collins and northeast of Loveland, both cities in Larimer County, Colorado, United States. ... Grand Junction Regional Airport (IATA: GJT, ICAO: KGJT, FAA LID: GJT)[3] is a public airport located three miles (5 km) northeast of the central business district of Grand Junction, a city in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. ... Grand Junction Regional Airport (IATA: GJT, ICAO: KGJT, FAA LID: GJT)[3] is a public airport located three miles (5 km) northeast of the central business district of Grand Junction, a city in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. ... Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (IATA: GUC, ICAO: KGUC) is a public airport located at the southern edge of Gunnison, Colorado. ... Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (IATA: GUC, ICAO: KGUC) is a public airport located at the southern edge of Gunnison, Colorado. ... Yampa Valley Airport (IATA: HDN, ICAO: KHDN), also known as Yampa Valley Regional Airport, is a public airport located just east of Hayden and a few miles west of Steamboat Springs in Routt County, Colorado, USA. The airport has a single runway. ... Yampa Valley Airport (IATA: HDN, ICAO: KHDN), also known as Yampa Valley Regional Airport, is a public airport located just east of Hayden and a few miles west of Steamboat Springs in Routt County, Colorado, USA. The airport has a single runway. ... Montrose Regional Airport is an airport in the southwest corner of the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Montrose Regional Airport is an airport in the southwest corner of the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Pueblo Memorial Airport (IATA: PUB, ICAO: KPUB) is a public airport located just east of Pueblo, Colorado. ... Pueblo Memorial Airport (IATA: PUB, ICAO: KPUB) is a public airport located just east of Pueblo, Colorado. ... Telluride Regional Aiprort is an airport in Telluride, Colorado, near Montrose, Colorado. ... Telluride Regional Aiprort is an airport in Telluride, Colorado, near Montrose, Colorado. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 3. ... Union Station in downtown Denver Union Station is Denver, Colorado, USAs historic train station at 17th and Wynkoop in Denvers LoDo district. ... Two California Zephyr express trains meet at a railroad siding (Grizzly) in Garfield County, Colorado beside the Colorado River on March 21, 1949. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. 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Gallup (Navajo: Naʼnízhoozhí) is a city in McKinley County, New Mexico, United States. ... Nickname: Location in Coconino County the state of Arizona Coordinates: , Country State County Coconino County Government  - Mayor Joseph C. Donaldson Area  - City  98. ... Needles (Mojave ʼAha Kuloh) is a city located on the western banks of the Colorado River in San Bernardino County, California. ... San Bernardino is the county seat of San Bernardino County, California, United States. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Alamosa is a city located in Alamosa County, Colorado. ... Nickname: Location in Arapahoe County and the state of Colorado Coordinates: , Country United States State Colorado Counties Arapahoe, Adams, Douglas[1] Founded 1891 Incorporated (town) May 5, 1903[2] Incorporated (city) 1929[3] Government  - Type Home Rule Municipality[1]  - Mayor Ed Tauer (R) Area  - City 369. ... Boulder is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and most populous city of Boulder County, Colorado, in the United States. ... Brush is a city located in Morgan County, Colorado. ... Colorado Springs is most populous Home Rule Municipality in the State of Colorado. ... Delta is a city in Delta County, Colorado, United States. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in the State of Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country United States State State of Colorado City and County Denver[1] Founded 1858-11-22, as Denver City, K.T.[2] Incorporated 1861-11-07, as Denver City, C.T.[3] Consolidated... Downtown Durango, Colorado Durango (Navajo: Kinłání) is a city in La Plata County, Colorado (USA). ... Englewood is a city in Arapahoe County, Colorado, USA. As of 2005, the city is estimated to have a total population of 32,350. ... Frisco is a town located in Summit County, Colorado. ... The City of Fort Collins, a home rule municipality situated on the Cache la Poudre River along the Colorado Front Range, is the county seat and most populous city in Larimer County, Colorado. ... Fort Morgan is a city located in Morgan County, Colorado. ... Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool at Glenwood Springs, Colorado Glenwood Springs view towards south as seen from Glenwood Caverns, Colorado Glenwood Springs is a city in Garfield County, Colorado, United States. ... Mt. ... The City of Greeley is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous city of Weld County, Colorado, United States. ... Lamar is a city in Prowers County, Colorado, United States. ... Limon is a town in Lincoln County, Colorado, United States. ... The City of Longmont is a home rule municipality located in Boulder County and Weld County, Colorado, United States. ... Montrose is a city in Montrose County, Colorado, United States. ... The City of Pueblo (IPA: //) is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat of Pueblo County, Colorado, USA. Pueblo is situated at the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek. ... Rocky Ford is a city located in Otero County, Colorado. ... Springfield is a town located in Baca County, Colorado. ... Sterling is a city in Logan County, Colorado, United States. ... Trinidad History Museum, housed in the Baca Bloom Mansion (Photo ©2004 Wyvonne Phillips) The City of Trinidad is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat of Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. ... There are also Vail, Arizona and Vail, Iowa. ... Walsenburg is a city in Huerfano County, Colorado, United States. ...

See also: Colorado Department of Transportation, List of Colorado state highways, List of airports in Colorado, and Amtrak

This is a list of Colorado State Highways. ... List of airports in Colorado (U.S. state), grouped by type and sorted by location. ... Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ...

Government and Politics

State government

The Colorado State Capitol in Denver
The Colorado State Capitol in Denver
Governor elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2006 40.16% 625,886 56.98% 888,096
2002 62.62% 884,584 33.65% 475,373
1998 49.06% 648,202 48.43% 639,905
1994 38.70% 432,042 55.47% 619,205
1990 35.43% 358,403 61.89% 626,032

Like all U.S. states, Colorado's constitution provides for three branches of government: the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. The governor heads the state's executive branch. The Colorado Supreme Court is the highest judicial body in the state. The state legislative body is the Colorado General Assembly, which is made up of two houses, the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House has 65 members and the Senate has 35. Currently, Democrats are in control of both chambers of the General Assembly. The 2005 Colorado General Assembly was the first to be controlled by the Democrats in forty years. Colorado State Capitol in Denver Like the majority of the states, Colorados current constitution provides for three branches of government: the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. ... GOP redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Republican holds in dark red, Democratic holds in dark blue, Democratic pickups in light blue The U.S. gubernatorial elections of 2006 were held on November 7, 2006 in 36 states with 22 of the seats held by Republicans and 14 by Democrats. ... Republican holds in dark red, Republican pickups in light red, Democratic holds in dark blue, Democratic pickups in light blue The U.S. gubernatorial elections of 2002 were held on November 4, 2002. ... Alabama gubernatorial election, 1998 Alaska gubernatorial election, 1998 Arizona gubernatorial election, 1998 Arkansas gubernatorial election, 1998 California gubernatorial election, 1998 Colorado gubernatorial election, 1998 Connecticut gubernatorial election, 1998 Florida gubernatorial election, 1998 Georgia gubernatorial election, 1998 Hawaii gubernatorial election, 1998 Idaho gubernatorial election, 1998 Illinois gubernatorial election, 1998 Iowa gubernatorial... Republican holds in dark red, pickups in light red; Democratic holds in dark blue, pickup in light blue; Independent pickup in yellow The 1994 U.S. gubernatorial elections were held on November 8, 1994 in 36 states. ... Republican holds in dark red, pickups in light red; Democratic holds in dark blue, pickups in light blue; Alaska Indep. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Colorado Territory State of Colorado Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Colorado | Lists of United States territorial governors | Government of Colorado ... The Colorado Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... The Colorado General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Colorado. ... The Colorado House of Representatives has 65 members elected for two-year terms. ... The Colorado Senate has 35 members each elected to four-year terms. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


The incumbent Governor of the State of Colorado is August William "Bill" Ritter, Jr. (D). August William Ritter, Jr. ...


Many Coloradans are transplanted citizens, and this is illustrated by the fact that the state has not had a native-born governor since 1975 (when John David Vanderhoof left office) and -- until Bill Ritter's election in November 2006 -- had not elected one since 1958, in the person of Stephen L.R. McNichols. Vanderhoof ascended from the Lieutenant Governorship when John Arthur Love was given a position in Richard Nixon's administration in 1973.) Bill Ritter (D), a humanitarian missionary worker in Africa and former Denver District Attorney, defeated former congressman and banker Bob Beauprez (R) in the 2006 gubernatorial election. John David Vanderhoof (Born May 27, 1922 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado) served as Governor of Colorado from 1973-1975 as a Republican. ... The Colorado gubernatorial election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ... Stephen Lucid Robert McNichols, Colorados Democrat Governor from 1957 to 1963, was born in Denver on March 7, 1914. ... John Arthur Love (November 29, 1916-January 21, 2002), served from 1963 to 1973, as the 36th Governor of Colorado. ... Nixon redirects here. ... August William Ritter, Jr. ... Robert L. Bob Beauprez (born September 22, 1948) is an American politician who has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2003, representing the 7th Congressional District of Colorado (map). ... The Colorado gubernatorial election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ...

Federal politics

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2004 51.69% 1,101,255 47.02% 1,001,732
2000 50.75% 883,745 42.39% 738,227
1996 45.80% 691,848 44.43% 671,152
1992 35.87% 562,850 40.13% 629,681
1988 53.06% 728,177 45.28% 621,453

Colorado is considered a swing state in both state and federal elections. Coloradans elected 17 Democrats and 12 Republicans to the governorship in the last 100 years. In presidential politics, Colorado supported Democrat Bill Clinton in 1992, and supported Republican presidential nominee Robert J. Dole in 1996 and George W. Bush in 2000. George W. Bush won the state's 9 electoral votes in the 2004 election, by a margin of 5 percentage points with 51.7% of the vote, considerably less than the 9% margin Bush won by in 2000. However this can be largely attributed to the 5% of the vote Ralph Nader won in 2000. GOP redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Presidential election results map. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The election was held on November 8, 1988. ... For the film of the same name, see Swing State (film). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... GOP redirects here. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... § Robert Joseph Dole (born July 22, 1923) was a United States Senator from Kansas from 1969-1996, serving part of that time as United States Senate Majority Leader. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between the Democratic candidate Al Gore versus the Republican candidate of George W. Bush. ... Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney, author, lecturer, political activist, and candidate for President of the United States in five elections. ...


Colorado politics has the contrast of conservative cities such as Colorado Springs and liberal cities such as Boulder. Democrats are strongest in metropolitan Denver, the college towns of Fort Collins and Boulder, southern Colorado (including Pueblo), and a few western ski resort counties. The Republicans are strongest in the Eastern Plains, Colorado Springs, Greeley, some Denver suburbs, and the western half of State (including Grand Junction). The fastest growing parts of the state particularly Douglas, Elbert, and Weld Counties, in the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Area, are somewhat Republican. The Denver Metropolitan Area (population 2,179,240 in 2000) has Denver, Colorado with a population of about 500,000 as its core. ... The City of Fort Collins, a home rule municipality situated on the Cache la Poudre River along the Colorado Front Range, is the county seat and most populous city in Larimer County, Colorado. ... Boulder is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and most populous city of Boulder County, Colorado, in the United States. ... Colorado Springs is a middle-sized city, located just east of the geographic center of the state of Colorado in the United States. ... The metropolitan area centered on the city of Denver, Colorado is known officially by the United States Census Bureau as the Denver metropolitan area (population 2,179,240 in 2000). ...


The two U.S. Senators from Colorado are Wayne Allard (R), and Ken Salazar (D). The state has seven U.S. Congressional districts, based on the 2000 Census. Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Alan Wayne Allard (born December 2, 1943) is the senior United States Senator from Colorado and a member of the Republican Party. ... Kenneth Lee Salazar (born March 2, 1955) is an American politician, rancher, and environmentalist from the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Colorados congressional districts The U.S. state of Colorado currently has seven congressional districts. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...

See also: United States presidential election, 2004, in Colorado, Colorado's congressional elections, 2006, and Colorado gubernatorial election, 2006

In the 2004 Presidential election, Colorado was a swing state, and voted for the incumbent President George W. Bush. ... The Colorado election was held on 7 November 2006, with all seven House seats up for election. ... The Colorado gubernatorial election of 2006 will be held on November 7, 2006. ...

Counties

Map of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado.
Map of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado.
Main article: Colorado counties

Colorado is divided into 64 counties, including two counties with consolidated city and county governments.[25] Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... United States of America, showing states, divided into counties. ... In American local government, a consolidated city-county, metropolitan municipality or regional municipality is a city and county that have been merged into one jurisdiction. ...


Cities and Towns

See also: List of cities and towns in Colorado and Table of Colorado municipalities by county

Colorado has 271 incorporated municipalities and 83 active United States Census Designated Places.[26][27]
The 270 active municipalities of the State of Colorado operate under one of five types of municipal governing authority:[1][2] Consolidated City and County – Only Denver and Broomfield have consolidated city and county governments: The City and County of Denver operates under Article XX, Section 4 of the Constitution... The following list includes the 270 active municipalities, the 83 active U.S. Census Designated Places, and all named U.S. Post Offices in the State of Colorado. ... The 270 active municipalities of the State of Colorado operate under one of five types of municipal governing authority:[1][2] Consolidated City and County – Only Denver and Broomfield have consolidated city and county governments: The City and County of Denver operates under Article XX, Section 4 of the Constitution... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ...

The skyline of downtown Denver with Speer Boulevard in the foreground
The skyline of downtown Denver with Speer Boulevard in the foreground

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Metropolitan Areas

Map of the 14 Core Based Statistical Areas in the State of Colorado.
Map of the 14 Core Based Statistical Areas in the State of Colorado.
See also: Colorado census statistical areas

The United States Census Bureau has defined seven Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), seven Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs), and one Combined Statistical Area (CSA) in the State of Colorado.[28][29] A Core Based Statistical Area is the United States Census Bureau term for a functional region based around an urban center of at least 10,000 people, based on standards published by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in 2000. ... // The United States Census Bureau has defined seven metropolitan statistical areas, seven micropolitan statistical areas, and one combined statistical area for the State of Colorado. ... Map of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado The United States Census Bureau has defined one Combined Statistical Area (CSA),[1] seven Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and seven Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)[3] in the State of Colorado. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... The Metropolitan Statistical Areas are shown in red on this map of the Core Based Statistical Areas of the United States. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of United States micropolitan areas. ... Map of the Combined Statistical Areas of the United States and Puerto Rico Main article: Combined Statistical Area The following sortable table lists the 121 Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs) of the United States. ...


Military facilities

Buckley Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located east of Denver, Colorado. ... Fort Carson is a United States Army installation and a Census Designated Place located immediately south of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States and just north of Pueblo, Colorado in Pueblo County Colorado. ... Peterson Air Force Base (IATA: COS, ICAO: KCOS, FAA LID: COS) is a base of the United States Air Force located at Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States and it provides runways for the adjacent City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport under a shared joint civil-military... Pueblo Chemical Depot is a chemical weapon storage site located in Colorado. ... Senior Airman Nayibe Ramos runs through a checklist during Global Positioning System satellite operations. ... The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA or Air Force),[1] located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers for the United States Air Force. ...

Protected areas

National Parks in Colorado: Download high resolution version (600x873, 124 KB)Image Number K7679-3 Snowpack accumulation at 14,255 ft. ... Download high resolution version (600x873, 124 KB)Image Number K7679-3 Snowpack accumulation at 14,255 ft. ... Longs Peak (or Longs Peak, see below) is one of the 54 fourteeners in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. ... Rocky Mountain National Park is located in the north-central region of the U.S. state of Colorado. ...

See also: Colorado national parks, Colorado state parks, Colorado trails, and Colorado scenic and historic byways

The Arapaho National Recreation Area (ANRA) is a United States National Recreation Area that is located near the headwaters of the Colorado River in north central Colorado adjacent to Rocky Mountain National Park. ... Bents Fort Bents Old Fort is a National Historic Site in Bent County, Colorado. ... Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a United States National Park located in western Colorado. ... Canyons of the Ancients National Monument is located in the southwestern region of the U.S. state of Colorado, and is managed by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, an agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior. ... Colorado National Monument is a part of the U.S. National Park Service near the city of Grand Junction, Colorado, in the western part of the state. ... The Continental Divide Trail is a United States National Scenic Trail running 3,100 miles (5,000 km) between Mexico and Canada. ... Three reservoirs, named for corresponding dams on the Gunnison River, form the heart of Curecanti National Recreation Area. ... Dinosaur National Monument is a U.S. National Monument located on the southeast flank of the Uinta Mountains on the border between the American states of Colorado and Utah at the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers. ... Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is located in a mountain valley just west of Pikes Peak and holds spectacular remnants of the earths prehistoric life. ... Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve became a United States National Park by an act of Congress on September 13, 2004. ... Hovenweep National Monument straddles the Colorado-Utah border west of Cortez, Colorado. ... Mesa Verde National Park is a U.S. National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. ... UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Pony Express National Historic Trail was used by young men on fast paced horses to carry the nations mail across the country, from St. ... Rocky Mountain National Park is located in the north-central region of the U.S. state of Colorado. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Santa Fe Trail was an important route in the western United States, leading from Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico. ... Yucca House National Monument is a large, unexcavated Ancestral Puebloan surface site. ... The Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde National Park. ... This is a list of state parks and reserves in the Colorado state park system. ... The following are partial lists of significant historic, scenic, and recreational trails in the State of Colorado of the United States. ... The Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways are highway and backroad routes in the U.S. State of Colorado designated by the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission of the Colorado Department of Transportation for their scenic or historic values. ...

Education

Colleges and universities in Colorado: Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3648 × 2736 pixel, file size: 5. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3648 × 2736 pixel, file size: 5. ... The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, UCB officially[3]; Colorado and CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA or Air Force),[1] located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers for the United States Air Force. ...

See also: List of colleges and universities in Colorado and List of school districts in Colorado

Adams State College is a small state-supported liberal arts college in Alamosa, Colorado, USA, in Colorados San Luis Valley. ... Arapahoe Community College is located in Littleton, Colorado. ... Colorado Institute of Art was established in 1952 and founded as a private college for arts and crafts. ... Colorado Christian University (CCU) is an interdenominational evangelical Christian liberal arts university. ... The Colorado College is a private four-year, co-educational liberal arts college located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... Colorado Mountain College (CMC)is a network of seven community college campuses in western Colorado. ... Colorado Northwestern Community College is a two-year junior college located in Rangely, Colorado. ... The Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science located in the town of Golden, Colorado. ... Colorado State University is a public institution of higher learning located in Fort Collins, Colorado in the United States. ... Colorado State University is a public institution of higher learning located in Fort Collins, Colorado in the United States. ... Colorado State University - Pueblo is a public institution of higher learning located in Pueblo, Colorado in the United States. ... Colorado Technical University (CTU) is a system of for-profit colleges in the United States providing career training programs in a variety of areas, as well as bachelors and masters degrees. ... Community College of Aurora is a community college located in Aurora, Colorado. ... Community College of Denver (CCD) is a community college located in Denver, Colorado. ... Denver Seminary is an evangelical post-graduate institution that offers a wide range of degrees not typically associated with seminaries. ... Fort Lewis College is a small state-supported liberal arts college located in Durango, Colorado. ... Heritage College (also Heritage Institute in FL & VA) was established in Denver, Colorado in 1986. ... Iliff School of Theology is a graduate theological school of the United Methodist Church located in Denver, Colorado. ... Johnson & Wales University (JWU, J&W) is a private, nonprofit, coeducational, career oriented university. ... Mesa State College is a public, co-educational, liberal-arts college centered in Grand Junction, Colorado. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Naropa University,, founded in 1974 by Tibetan Buddhist teacher Chögyam Trungpa, is a private liberal arts university in Boulder, Colorado. ... The Universidad Tecnológica National (National Technological University, UTN) is a national university of Argentina, which specializes in the teaching of engineering sciences. ... Nazarene Bible College is one of the ten Nazarene institutions of higher education in the United States. ... Otero Junior College is a community college located in La Junta, Colorado. ... External link http://www. ... Red Rocks Community College is a community college located in Lakewood, Colorado and Arvada, Colorado. ... Regis University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. ... The Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD) is in Lakewood, a suburb of Denver, Colorado, USA. The college was founded in 1963 by Philip J. Steele, an artist and teacher. ... The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA or Air Force),[1] located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers for the United States Air Force. ... The University of Colorado (CU) System consists of five campuses: University of Colorado at Boulder University of Colorado at Colorado Springs University of Colorado at Denver University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Fitzsimons campus of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, scheduled to open in 2007 in Aurora on... The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder, UCB officially[3]; Colorado and CU colloquially) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado System in Boulder, Colorado. ... It has been suggested that Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences be merged into this article or section. ... The University of Denver (DU) is an independent, coeducational, four-year university in Denver, Colorado. ... University of Northern Colorado (Northern Colorado) is a baccalaureate (arts, sciences, humanities, business, human sciences, and education), graduate (primarily in the field of education), and research university located in Greeley, Colorado, USA. It has a 2006 enrollment of 13,775 students. ... Western State College of Colorado is a four-year public liberal arts college located in Gunnison, Colorado. ... This is a list of colleges and universities in Colorado. ... List of school districts in Colorado Academy School District Twenty Adams County District Twelve Aurora Public Schools Boulder Valley School District Cherry Creek Public Schools Denver Public Schools Douglas County School District Falcon School District Forty-Nine Lewis-Palmer School District Littleton Public Schools Monte Vista School District Saint Vrain...

Professional sports teams

The Colorado Rockies National League baseball club at Coors Field in Denver.
The Colorado Rockies National League baseball club at Coors Field in Denver.

Colorado is the least populous state with a franchise in each of the major professional sports leagues. The state is able to support the teams because it contains a large metropolitan area with a higher population than any other city within 550 miles (885 km). Therefore, many of the residents in the surrounding states support the teams in Denver, as shown by the reach of the Broncos' radio network.[9] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2283 KB) Summary Coors Field - the home of Major League Baseballs Colorado Rockies. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2283 KB) Summary Coors Field - the home of Major League Baseballs Colorado Rockies. ... Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rox, Blake Street Bombers. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... Coors Field, located in Denver, Colorado is the home field of the National Leagues Colorado Rockies. ... INVESCO Field at Mile High is a stadium in Denver, Colorado. ... League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970–present) Current uniform Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, White[1] Mascot Thunder II (live horse) Miles (person in costume suit) Personnel Owner Pat Bowlen... NFL redirects here. ... The Denver Outlaws are a lacrosse team based in Denver, Colorado. ... Major League Lacrosse is a professional outdoor Lacrosse league that is made up of teams within the United States. ... Pepsi Center is an arena located in Denver, Colorado, USA. The building is home to the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Mammoth and Colorado Crush. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... NBA redirects here. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Colorado Mammoth is a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America. ... NLL redirects here. ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2003 Home arena Pepsi Center City, State Denver, Colorado Head Coach Mike Dailey ArenaBowl championships 1: 2005 Conference titles 1: 2005 Division titles 2: 2005 & 2006 Wild Card berths 2: 2004 & 2007 Colorado Crush is an Arena Football League team that began play as... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 449 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1280 × 960 pixel, file size: 449 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Dicks Sporting Goods Park is a soccer-specific stadium located in Commerce City, Colorado, home to the Colorado Rapids professional soccer team. ... The City of Commerce City is a home rule municipality located in Adams County, Colorado, United States. ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Rapids, Pids Stadium Dicks Sporting Goods Park Commerce City, CO Coach Fernando Clavijo, 2005— Owner Stan Kroenke First Game Kansas City Wiz 3–0 Colorado Rapids (Arrowhead Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Colorado Rapids 4–0 Kansas City Wiz (Mile... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a North America professional soccer league. ... The term major professional sports league is used to describe the most important and well regarded leagues in the biggest professional sports in a country or region. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Denvers professional sports teams are illustrated in this mural covering the rear of a building in 1995, just before the Avalanche of the NHL began play. ...

Club Sport League
Colorado Rockies Baseball Major League Baseball
Denver Broncos Football National Football League
Colorado Avalanche Ice hockey National Hockey League
Denver Nuggets Basketball National Basketball Association
Colorado Rapids Soccer Major League Soccer
Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse National Lacrosse League
Denver Outlaws Lacrosse Major League Lacrosse
Colorado Chill Basketball National Women's Basketball League
Colorado Crush Arena football Arena Football League
Aurora Cavalry Basketball International Basketball League
Colorado 14ers Basketball NBA D-League
Colorado Crossover Basketball International Basketball League
Colorado Springs Sky Sox Baseball Minor League Baseball (AAA)
Colorado Eagles Ice hockey Central Hockey League
Rocky Mountain Rage Ice hockey Central Hockey League
Colorado Rapids U23's Soccer USL Premier Development League
Colorado Springs Blizzard Soccer USL Premier Development League
Colorado Springs Sabers Soccer Women's Premier Soccer League
Denver Diamonds Soccer Women's Premier Soccer League

Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) West Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Colorado Rockies (1993–present) Other nicknames The Rox, Blake Street Bombers. ... This article is about the sport. ... Major Leagues redirects here. ... League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970–present) Current uniform Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, White[1] Mascot Thunder II (live horse) Miles (person in costume suit) Personnel Owner Pat Bowlen... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... NFL redirects here. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a professional mens ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado, United States. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... NHL redirects here. ... For the original defunct Denver Nuggets, see Denver Nuggets (original). ... This article is about the sport. ... NBA redirects here. ... Year founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Nickname Rapids, Pids Stadium Dicks Sporting Goods Park Commerce City, CO Coach Fernando Clavijo, 2005— Owner Stan Kroenke First Game Kansas City Wiz 3–0 Colorado Rapids (Arrowhead Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Colorado Rapids 4–0 Kansas City Wiz (Mile... Soccer redirects here. ... Major League Soccer (MLS) is a North America professional soccer league. ... The Colorado Mammoth is a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America. ... For other uses, see Lacrosse (disambiguation). ... NLL redirects here. ... The Denver Outlaws are a lacrosse team based in Denver, Colorado. ... Major League Lacrosse is a professional outdoor Lacrosse league that is made up of teams within the United States. ... The Colorado Chill are a womens professional basketball team in the National Womens Basketball League (NWBL). ... The National Womens Basketball League or NWBL is an organization governing basketball leagues for women in the United States. ... Conference American Division Central Year founded 2003 Home arena Pepsi Center City, State Denver, Colorado Head Coach Mike Dailey ArenaBowl championships 1: 2005 Conference titles 1: 2005 Division titles 2: 2005 & 2006 Wild Card berths 2: 2004 & 2007 Colorado Crush is an Arena Football League team that began play as... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Cavalrys official logo The Aurora Cavalry are a team in the International Basketball League (2005-) slated to begin play in the 2006 season. ... The International Basketball League is a U.S.-based professional basketball summer league featuring teams from the West Coast and the Midwest. ... The Colorado 14ers are a team in the NBA Development League which began play in 2006-07. ... The National Basketball Association Development League, more commonly known as the NBA Development League, NBA D-League, or just D-League, is the NBAs officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... The Colorado Crossover are an International Basketball League (2005-) team based in Lakewood, Colorado. ... Colorado Rockies National League AAA Colorado Springs Sky Sox AA Tulsa Drillers A Modesto Nuts Asheville Tourists Tri-City Dust Devils R Casper Rockies The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are a minor league baseball team in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... The Colorado Eagles are a professional ice hockey team. ... This article is about the current CHL. For earlier leagues also called the Central Hockey League, see Central Hockey League (disambiguation). ... The Rocky Mountain Rage are a team of the Central Hockey League scheduled to begin play in 2006-07. ... Colorado Rapids U23s is an American soccer team, founded in 2000 as part of the development system for the Colorado Rapids Major League Soccer team. ... The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada, forming part of the American Soccer Pyramid. ... The Colorado Springs Blizzard are a USL Premier Development League team based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... WPSL re-directs here; an alternate meaning is WPSL (AM) The Womens Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is a national amateur womens soccer league. ...

Former professional sports teams

Club Sport League
Colorado Rockies (NHL) (moved to Newark, New Jersey and are now the New Jersey Devils) Ice Hockey National Hockey League
Colorado Xplosion (won the Western Conference Championship in inaugural season) Women's Basketball American Basketball League (1996-1998)
Denver Grizzlies (moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, later moved to Cleveland, Ohio and became the Lake Erie Monsters) Ice Hockey International Hockey League (1945-2001)
Denver Spurs (moved to Ottawa, Ontario and became the Ottawa Civics for the rest of the team's existence) Ice Hockey World Hockey Association/Central Hockey League/Western Hockey League
Denver Dynamite (Inaugural member of the Arena Football League, folded after four seasons) Arena Football Arena Football League
Denver Gold (United States Football League member, 1983-1985) Football United States Football League
Denver Bears/Denver Zephyrs (moved to New Orleans, Louisiana and became the New Orleans Zephyrs) Baseball American Association/Pacific Coast League

The Colorado Rockies was a professional ice hockey team in the National Hockey League (NHL) that played in Denver, Colorado from 1976 to 1982. ... Nickname: Map of Newark in Essex County Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Founded/Incorporated 1666/1836 Government  - Mayor Cory Booker, term of office 2006–2010 Area [1]  - Total 26. ... The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Colorado Xplosion was the first womens professional basketball franchise in Colorado, an American Basketball League (ABL) team based in Denver. ... The American Basketball League of 1996 was an attempt to establish an independent professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... The Utah Grizzlies were a hockey team in the International Hockey League and American Hockey League. ... For ships of the United States Navy of the same name, see USS Salt Lake City. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... The Lake Erie Monsters will be an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... The Denver Spurs were a hockey team based out of Denver that played in the World Hockey Association. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... Ottawa Civics logo The Ottawa Civics were an ice hockey team based out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, that played in the World Hockey Association. ... WHA redirects here. ... This article is about the current CHL. For earlier leagues also called the Central Hockey League, see Central Hockey League (disambiguation). ... The Western Hockey League is one of the three hockey Major Junior Tier I leagues which constitute the Canadian Hockey League. ... The Denver Dynamite were a charter member of the Arena Football League, playing in the inaugural four-team demonstration season of 1987. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Categories: American football stubs | Denver sports | Defunct American football teams ... “USFL” redirects here. ... The Denver Bears were the AAA minor league baseball franchise in the Pacific Coast League in Denver, Colorado from 1948 until the team name was changed to the Denver Zephyrs. ... The Denver Zephyrs were a continuation of the old Denver Bears AAA minor league baseball franchise. ... NOLA redirects here. ... League Pacific Coast League Division American Conference Year founded 1993 Major League affiliation New York Mets Home ballpark Zephyr Field Previous home ballparks Mile High Stadium City Metairie, Louisiana Current uniform colors navy, green Previous uniform colors Logo design The wordmark Zephyrs in navy blue outlined in white and green. ... The American Association was a minor baseball league at the Class AAA (Triple-A) level of baseball in the United States from 1902 to 1962 and 1969 to 1997. ... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ...

See also

Main article: List of Colorado-related topics
  • High Plains
  • High schools of Colorado
  • Higher education in Colorado
  • Highways of Colorado
  • History of Colorado
  • Hospitals in Colorado
  • Insignia of the State of Colorado
  • Judiciary of Colorado
  • Law and government of Colorado
  • Law enforcement agencies of Colorado
  • Legislature of Colorado
  • Lieutenant Governor of the State of Colorado
  • Lists related to Colorado
  • Metropolitan areas of Colorado
  • Mineral Belt of Colorado
  • Mountain passes of Colorado
  • Mountain peaks of Colorado
  • Mountain ranges of Colorado
  • Municipalities of the State of Colorado
  • Museums in Colorado
  • Music of Colorado
  • National forests of Colorado
  • National historic landmarks of Colorado
  • National parks and monuments of Colorado
  • National wilderness areas of Colorado
  • National wildlife refuges of Colorado
  • Newspapers of Colorado
  • Occupational education in Colorado

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The Colorado State Forest is a 71,000 acre forest located in Jackson County in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... // Introduction The Colorado State Patrol (originally known as the Colorado State Highway Courtesy Patrol), is a division of the Colorado Department of Public Safety, and is the official state police agency of Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Corn production in Colorado. ... Colorado Division of Emergency Management (web site) READYColorado (web site) Citizen Corps finder tool (web site) Denver Red Cross (web site) Northern Colorado Red Cross (web site) The Salvation Army Colorado Springs & El Paso County (web site) Intermountain Salvation Army (web site) Colorado disaster declarations (web site) Links to Colorado... The following is a complete list of the Governors of the U.S. State of Colorado, as well as the Territory of Colorado and the extralegal Territory of Jefferson. ... The Front Range Urban Corridor is an oblong region of urban population located along the eastern face of the Southern Rocky Mountains in the U.S. states of Colorado and Wyoming. ... A digital elevation model relief map of Colorado. ... It has been suggested that Ancestral Rockies be merged into this article or section. ... This is an incomplete list of ghost towns in Colorado, a state of the United States. ... Gold mining in Colorado, a state of the United States, has been an industry since 1859, and played a key role in the establishment of the state of Colorado. ... This article is about the High Plains of North-Eastern Victoria and South-Eastern New South Wales, Australia. ... // This is a list of high schools in the state of Colorado. ... This is a list of colleges and universities in Colorado. ... In the history of Colorado, the first inhabitants of what was to become the State of Colorado were the American Indians. ... Official language(s) English Demonym Coloradan Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th in the US  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... The Colorado Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Colorado State Capitol in Denver Like the majority of the states, Colorados current constitution provides for three branches of government: the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. ... This is a list of law enforcement agencies in the state of Colorado. ... Colorado State Capitol Building House of Representatives Senate Chamber The Colorado General Assembly is the state legislature of the State of Colorado. ... The City and County of Denver at night. ... The Colorado Mineral Belt (CMB) is an area with abundant ore deposits. ... Mount Elbert is the highest mountain of the State of Colorado and the entire Rocky Mountains of North America. ... View of Mount Elbert in the Sawatch Range, the highest peak of the Rocky Mountains of North America. ... Colorado is a state of the United States, and has a notable reputation for music. ... The Cliff Palace in Mesa Verde National Park. ... Bents Old Fort. ... This is a partial list of newspapers in Colorado: Valley Courier, (web site) — Alamosa Aspen Daily News, (web site) — Aspen Aurora Daily Sentinel & Daily Sun, (web site) — Aurora The Flume, (web site) — Bailey Fairplay Pine River Times, (web site) — Bayfield Berthoud Weekly Surveyor, (web site) — Berthoud Broomfield Enterprise, (web site... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Miners at Pikes Peak The Pikes Peak Gold Rush (later known as the Colorado Gold Rush) was the boom in gold prospecting and mining in the Pikes Peak Country of northwestern Kansas Territory and southwestern Nebraska Territory of the United States that began in July 1858 and lasted... This list of current cities, towns, unincorporated communities, counties, and other recognized places in the U.S. state of Colorado also includes information on the number and names of counties in which the place lies, and its lower and upper zip code bounds, if applicable. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Regional Transportation District, or RTD, was organized in 1969 and is the regional authority operating public transit services in eight of the twelve counties in the Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area in Colorado. ... List of Registered Historic Places in Colorado: This list is complete as of the Recent Listings dated June 29, 2007 Aurora Blanche A. Wilson House Brighton Adams County Courthouse Brighton High School Northglenn Thede Farmhouse Westminster Bowles House Harris Park School Union High School Westminster Castle William J. Gregory House... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... The headwaters of the Arkansas River near Leadville. ... The Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways are highway and backroad routes in the U.S. State of Colorado designated by the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission of the Colorado Department of Transportation for their scenic or historic values. ... List of school districts in Colorado by county. ... The Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) is Colorado’s unique commitment to its arts, cultural and scientific institutions through a special tax district. ... The Colorado Silver Boom was a dramatic expansionist period of silver mining activity in the U.S. state of Colorado in the late 19th century. ... Silver mining in Colorado, a state of the United States has taken place since the 1860s. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... This is a list of state parks and reserves in the Colorado state park system. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Kansas, Nebraska, Utah, and New Mexico territories in 1860 The Colorado Territory was a historic, organized territory of the United States that existed between 1861 and 1876. ... Jefferson Territory was an extralegal, unrecognized territory of the United States that existed from 1859 until 1860 or 1861, just prior to the Congressional organization of Colorado Territory. ... The following are partial lists of significant historic, scenic, and recreational trails in the State of Colorado of the United States. ... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized... These are tables of congressional delegations from Colorado to the United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Uranium mining in Colorado, United States, goes back to 1872, when pitchblende ore was taken from gold mines near Central City, Colorado. ...

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  30. ^ Managed by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Forest Service.
  31. ^ Managed by the United States Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.
  32. ^ Jointly managed by the United States Department of Agriculture, National Forest Service, and the United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management.

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Further reading

  • Explore Colorado, A Naturalist's Handbook, The Denver Museum of Natural History and Westcliff Publishers, 1995, ISBN 1-56579-124-X for an excellent guide to the ecological regions of Colorado.
  • The Archeology of Colorado, Revised Edition, E. Steve Cassells, Johnson Books, Boulder, Colorado, 1997, trade paperback, ISBN 1-55566-193-9.
  • Chokecherry Places, Essays from the High Plains, Merrill Gilfillan, Johnson Press, Boulder, Colorado, trade paperback, ISBN 1-55566-227-7.
  • The Tie That Binds, Kent Haruf, 1984, hardcover, ISBN 0-03-071979-8, a fictional account of farming in Colorado.
  • Railroads of Colorado: Your Guide to Colorado's Historic Trains and Railway Sites, Claude Wiatrowski, Voyageur Press, 2002, hardcover, 160 pages, ISBN 0-89658-591-3

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