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Encyclopedia > Colorado Constitution
State of Colorado
Flag of Colorado State seal of Colorado
Flag of Colorado Seal of Colorado
Nickname(s): The Centennial State
Map of the United States with Colorado highlighted
Official language(s) English
Capital Denver
Largest city Denver
Area
 - Total
 - Width
 - Length
 - % water
 - Latitude
 - Longitude
Ranked 8th
269,837 km²
451 km
612 km
0.36
37°N to 41°N
102°W to 109°W
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
Ranked 24th
4,301,261
16.01/km² (37th)
Elevation
 - Highest point
 - Mean
 - Lowest point

4,401 m
2,100 m
1,010 m
Admission to Union August 1, 1876 (38th)
Governor Bill Owens (R)
U.S. Senators Wayne Allard (R)

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Time zone(s) Mountain: UTC-7/DST-6
Abbreviations
 - Postal service
 - ISO 3166-2

CO
US-CO
Web site www.colorado.gov
Colorado state insignia
Motto Nil sine numine (Latin, "Nothing without Providence")
Slogan none
Bird Lark Bunting
Animal Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep
Fish Greenback cutthroat trout
Insect Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly
Flower Rocky Mountain Columbine
Tree Colorado Spruce or Blue Spruce
Fossil Stegosaurus
Song "Where the Columbines Grow"
Folk dance Square dance
Gemstone Aquamarine
Mineral Rhodochrosite
Rock Yule Marble
Grass Blue grama
Tartan
Quarter
To be released in 2006

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The state capital and largest city is Denver, Colorado; the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area contains over half of the state's population (2.5 million out of 4.3 million). The state was named after the Spanish word "Colorado" which means "reddish colored" that presumably refers to the red sandstone formations in the area or reddish brown color of the Colorado River. Denver skyline, 1999. ... 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). ... Sandstone near Stadtroda, Germany Sandstone is an sedimentary rock composed mainly of feldspar and quartz and varies in colour (in a similar way to sand), through grey, yellow, red, and white. ... 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 is a river in the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico, approximately 1,450 mi (2,333 km) long, draining a part of the...


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History of Colorado

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The territory which ultimately became Colorado was added to the United States by the 1803 Louisiana Purchase and the 1848 Mexican Cession. The Colorado Gold Rush of 1859 (see also Fifty-Niner) brought large numbers of settlers to the Denver area, although the population collapsed following an initial mining boom. The Colorado Territory was organized as a United States territory on February 28, 1861 and Colorado attained statehood in 1876 (earning it the moniker the "Centennial State"). Colorado women were granted the right to vote starting on November 7, 1893. Prior to the Colorado Gold Rush and organization of Colorado Territory from the western portion of Kansas, the eastern portion of Utah Territory, the southwestern portion of Nebraska Territory and a small portion of northeastern New Mexico Territory on February 28, 1861, [1], a number of French, Spanish and American... 1803 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... From Frank Bond, Louisiana and the Louisiana Purchase. ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Mexican Cession (red) and the Gadsden Purchase (orange) The Mexican Cession is an historical name for the region of the present day southwestern United States that was ceded to the U.S. by Mexico in 1848 under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo following the Mexican-American War. ... The Colorado Gold Rush was the boom in the prospecting and mining of gold in present-day Colorado in the United States that began in 1859 and lasted throughout the early 1860s. ... 1859 is a common year starting on Saturday. ... The Fifty-Niners trace to 1859, during the Colorado Gold Rush. ... Denver skyline, 1999. ... 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 political units and divisions of the United States include: the several states, which units are typically divided into counties and townships, and incorporate cities, villages, towns, and other types of municipality, and other autonomous or subordinate public authorities and institutions; and the federal state, which unit is the United... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


Law and government

Colorado State Capitol in Denver
Colorado State Capitol in Denver

Like the majority of the states, Colorado's current constitution provides for three branches of government: the legislative, executive and judicial branches. The legislative body is the General Assembly made up of two houses, the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House of Representatives 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 is the first to be controlled by the Democrats in forty years. The State Capitol of Colorado in Denver. ... The State Capitol of Colorado in Denver. ... A U.S. state is any one of the fifty states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, with the District of Columbia, forms the United States of America. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Colorado is considered a very independent state politically, having elected 17 Democrats and 12 Republicans to the governorship in the last 100 years. The state supported Democrat Bill Clinton in 1992, and the Republican presidential nominees in 1996 and 2000. Recently, the state appears to be going more towards the center. George W. Bush won the state's 9 electoral votes in 2004 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. Nearly all of these votes went to Democrat John Kerry in 2004. [1]. Democrats also gained in every open seat race in the state, picking up a seat in the Senate and the House of Representatives. Democrats are strongest in metropolitan Denver, Boulder, southern Colorado (including Pueblo, and a few western ski resort counties, while Republicans are strongest in the rural plains region, Colorado Springs, the Western Slope (including Grand Junction), and some of the Denver suburbs. The fastest growing parts of the state, particularly Douglas, Elbert and Weld counties in metro Denver, are strongly Republican. The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party), is one of the two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Democratic Party. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... Ralph Nader Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American activist lawyer who opposes the power of large corporations and has worked for decades on environmental, consumer rights, and pro-democracy issues. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. ... It has been suggested that Democratic presidents be merged into this article or section. ... A senate is a deliberative body, often the upper house or chamber of a legislature. ... House of Representatives is a name used for legislative bodies in many countries. ... The Denver Metropolitan Area (population 2,179,240 in 2000) has Denver, Colorado with a population of about 500,000 as its core. ... Nickname: The Peoples Republic of Boulder Motto: Official website: www. ... Pueblo is a city located in Pueblo County in southern Colorado. ... Colorado Springs is a middle-sized city, located just east of the geographic center of the state of Colorado in the United States. ... The Western Slope of Colorado refers the region of the US state of Colorado west of the Rocky Mountains. ... Grand Junction is the name of several places in the United States of America: Grand Junction, Colorado Grand Junction, Iowa Grand Junction, Massachusetts, a railroad junction north of Boston Grand Junction, Michigan This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Douglas County is a suburban county located in the southern portion of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area of the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Elbert County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Weld County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ...


The two Senators from Colorado are Wayne Allard (R), and Ken Salazar (D). The governor heads the state's executive branch. The current governor of Colorado is Bill Owens (R). See: List of Colorado Governors Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Office: Senior Senator, Colorado Political party: Republican Term of office: January, 1997–Present Preceded by: Hank Brown Succeeded by: Incumbent (2009) Date of birth: December 2, 1943 Place of birth: Fort Collins, Colorado Marriage: Joan Malcolm Alan Wayne Allard (born December 2, 1943) is a United States Senator from Colorado... Kenneth Lee Salazar (born March 2, 1955) is an American politician, rancher, and environmentalist from the U.S. state of Colorado. ... William F. Bill Owens, M.P.A. (born October 22, 1950) is an American politician and a member of the Republican Party. ... The Governor of Colorado is the chief executive of the U.S. state of Colorado. ...


The fact that the population of Colorado is made up heavily of transplanted citizens is illustrated by the fact that the state has not had a native-born governor since 1975 (when John David Vanderhoof left office) and has 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 Owens is a native of Ft. Worth, Texas. 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... John David Vanderhoof (Born May 27, 1922 in Glenwood Springs, Colorado) served as Governor of Colorado from 1973-1975 as a Republican. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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) was Colorados 36th governor and served from 1963-1973. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Fort Worth is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, located about 30 miles (50 km) west of Dallas on the West Fork of the Trinity River. ...


Geography

Colorado is one of only three states (the others are Wyoming and Utah) that has only lines of latitude and longitude for borders. It stretches exactly from 37°N to 41°N, and 102°W to 109°W. The Four Corners Monument at its southwestern-most point is at 37°N and 109°W. List of 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado: Colorado counties Adams County formed in 1902 from part of Arapahoe county. ... This is a partial list of rivers in the state of Colorado in the United States. ... State nickname: Equality State Official languages English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th 253,554 km² 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 13th 219,887 km² 435 km 565 km 3. ... Latitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... Map of Earth showing lines of longitude, which appear curved and vertical in this projection, but are actually halves of great circles Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... The marker at the exact Four Corners point. ...


East of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains are the Colorado Eastern Plains, the section of the Great Plains within Colorado at elevations ranging from 3500 to 7000 ft (1,000 to 2,000 m). Kansas and Nebraska border Colorado to the east. The plains are sparsely settled with most population along the South Platte and the Arkansas rivers and the I-70 corridor. Rainfall is meager, averaging about 15 in/year (380 mm/year). 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. The Front Range is shown highlighted on a map of the western United States The Front Range is a mountain range in the United States on the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains, and on the western edge of the Great Plains. ... White Goat Wilderness Area, Alberta, Canada The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a broad mountain range in western North America. ... 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 Great Plains is the broad expanse of prairie which lies east of the Rocky Mountains in the United States of America and Canada, covering all or parts of the U.S. states of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota and North Dakota and the... State nickname: The Sunflower State Official languages None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) Senators Sam Brownback (R) Pat Roberts (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 0. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 16th 200,520 km² 340 km 690 km 0. ... 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. ... Lower Arkansas River The Arkansas River is a tributary of the Mississippi which flows east and southeast through Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and the state of 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 is about grain elevators. ...


The major cities and towns lie just east of the Front Range, in the I-25 corridor. The majority of the population of Colorado lives in this densely urbanized strip.


To the west lies the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with notable peaks such as Long's 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. With urbanization, utilization of the forest for timbering and grazing was retarded which resulted in accumulation of fuel. During the drought of 2002 devastating forest fires swept this area. The Colorado Front Range is a colloquial geographic term for the populated areas of the state of Colorado in the United States which are just east of the foothills of the Front Range, from which the region takes its name. ... White Goat Wilderness Area, Alberta, Canada The Rocky Mountains, often called the Rockies, are a broad mountain range in western North America. ... 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 Colorado. ... Pikes Peak (formerly Pikes Peak, see below) is a mountain in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, 10 miles west of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County. ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ...


To the west of the Front Range lies the continental divide. To the west of the continental divide is the Western Slope. Water west of the continental divide drains into the Pacific Ocean via the Colorado River. This article is about continental divides in general terms. ... The Western Slope of Colorado refers the region of the US state of Colorado west of the Rocky Mountains. ... 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. ...

Digital elevation model relief map of Colorado — much of the state is flat, despite stereotypes

Within the interior of the Rocky Mountains there 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. See Great Rift Valley. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1066x821, 426 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Colorado ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1066x821, 426 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Colorado ... A digital elevation model (DEM) is a representation of the topography of the Earth in digital format, that is, by coordinates and numerical descriptions of altitude. ... 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. ... State nickname: Equality State Official languages English Capital Cheyenne Largest city Cheyenne Governor Dave Freudenthal (D) Senators Craig Thomas (R) Mike Enzi (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 10th 253,554 km² 0. ... Middle Park is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... South Park is an animated series created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. ... The headwaters of a river are small streams that create it. ... San Luis Valley is a large broad alpine valley in south-central Colorado. ... The Rio Grande flowing in Big Bend National Park Known as the Rio Grande in the United States and as the Río Bravo (or, more formally, the Río Bravo del Norte) in Mexico, the river, 3034 km long, rises in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, USA, flows... Official language(s) English and Spanish Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 5th 315,194 km² 550 km 595 km 0. ... 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. ... Northern section of the Great Rift Valley. ...

Snowpack accumulation at 14,255 ft. on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Snowpack accumulation at 14,255 ft. on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The Rocky Mountains within Colorado contain 54 peaks over 14,000 ft (4,270 m), known as fourteeners. The mountains are timbered with conifers and aspen to the tree-line, at an elevation of about 12,000 ft (4,000 m) in southern Colorado to about 10,500 ft (3,200 m) in northern Colorado; above this only alpine vegetation grows. The 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. 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. ... In mountaineering, a fourteener is a mountain 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. ... Species Populus adenopoda Populus alba Populus grandidentata Populus sieboldii Populus tremula Populus tremuloides Aspens are trees of the willow family and comprise a section of the poplar genus Populus sect. ... 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 southwestern Colorado. ... 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, a large flat-topped mountain. Further east lie 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 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. ... Official language(s) English Capital Salt Lake City Largest city Salt Lake City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 13th 219,887 km² 435 km 565 km 3. ... Grand Junction is a city located in Mesa County, Colorado, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 41,986. ... The Grand Mesa is a large geologic formation in the western Colorado in the United States. ... A ski area is a place where one goes to participate in the sports of skiing and snowboarding. ... View south along Galena Street in downtown Aspen. ... Part of the ski area at Vail. ... Mount Crested Butte Resort Often called the last great Colorado ski town, Crested Butte is a small resort town located in Gunnison County, 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. Mount Elbert is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains within the continental United States. The famous Pikes Peak is just west of Colorado Springs. Its lone peak is visible from near the Kansas border on clear days. Mount Elbert in Colorado is the highest peak in the Rocky Mountains. ... Pikes Peak (formerly Pikes Peak, see below) is a mountain in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, 10 miles west of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County. ... Downtown Colorado Springs skyline. ... State nickname: The Sunflower State Official languages None Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Governor Kathleen Sebelius (D) Senators Sam Brownback (R) Pat Roberts (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 15th 82,277 mi²; 213,096 km² 0. ...


Economy

Corn production in Colorado.
Corn production in Colorado.

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 Number K4250-8 Corn production in Colorado. ... Image Number K4250-8 Corn production in Colorado. ... Binomial name Bos taurus Linnaeus, 1758 Cattle (called cows in vernacular usage) are domesticated ungulates, a member of the subfamily Bovinae of the family Bovidae. ... Species T. boeoticum T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 Wheat (Triticum spp. ... Dairy products are generally defined as foodstuffs produced from milk. ... Binomial name Zea mays L. Maize (Zea mays ssp. ... Rolled bales of hay on a farm near Ames, Iowa Hay from Romania Hay bales after harvest in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Hay is dried grass (and pasture flowers). ...


The federal government is also a major economic force in the state with many important federal facilities including NORAD and the United States Air Force Academy 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, and 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, and a federal Supermax Prison and other federal prisons near Cañon City. There are of course various other federal agencies and federally owned lands in the state, especially with Colorado's abundant National Forests and four National Parks. There are also numerous private companies that have operations in Colorado that deal with the governmental agencies in the state. A federal government is the common government of a federation. ... 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), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers in the United States Air Force. ... Colorado Springs is a middle-sized city, located just east of the geographic center of the state of Colorado in the United States. ... The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency of the United States Department of Commerce focused on the conditions of the oceans and the atmosphere. ... The National Institute of Standards and Technology (or NIST) formerly known as The National Bureau of Standards is a non regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce’s Technology Administration. ... Pearl Street Mall in Downtown Boulder Boulder (40n01, 105w16 MST) is a city located in Boulder County, Colorado, USA. 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 Denver Mint A branch of the United States Mint established in 1906 that produces coins with a D mint mark (not to be confused with the mint in Dahlonega, Georgia). ... 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... The United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility (ADX) in Florence, also known unofficially as ADX Florence, Florence ADMAX, Supermax, or the Alcatraz of the Rockies, is a supermax prison operated by the federal government. ... REDIRECT Ca�on City, Colorado   This is a redirect from a title with a U.S. postal abbreviation. ... Federal independent agencies were established through separate statutes passed by Congress. ... This article is on national forests in the United States. ... National Parks by State Alaska Denali National Park and Preserve Gates Of The Arctic National Park and Preserve Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve Katmai National Park and Preserve Kenai Fjords National Park Kobuk Valley National Park Lake Clark National Park and Preserve Wrangell - St Elias National Park and Preserve...


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. Denver is an important financial center. Food processing is the methods and techniques used to transform raw ingredients into food for consumption by humans. ... General Name, Symbol, Number molybdenum, Mo, 42 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 6, 5, d Appearance gray metallic Atomic mass 95. ...


The Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that the total state product in 2003 was $187 billion. Per capital personal income in 2003 was $34,561, putting Colorado 8th in the nation.


To see a 2004 per capita personal income comparison table on a state basis: [2]


Demographics

Historical populations
Census
year
Population

1860 34,277
1870 39,864
1880 194,327
1890 413,249
1900 539,700
1910 799,024
1920 939,629
1930 1,035,791
1940 1,123,296
1950 1,325,089
1960 1,753,947
1970 2,207,259
1980 2,889,964
1990 3,294,394
2000 4,301,261

The United States Census of year 2000, 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. ...

Population

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.


According to estimates made in 2004, Colorado's population will increase to 7,150,000 by 2030 [3]. The largest increases are expected along the Front Range, especially in the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area. The year 2030 (MMXXX) in the Gregorian Calendar corresponds to 5790-5791 in the Hebrew Calendar. ... The Colorado Front Range is a colloquial geographic term for the populated areas of the state of Colorado in the United States which are just east of the foothills of the Front Range, from which the region takes its name. ... 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). ...


As of 2004, 441,000 foreign-born persons (9.7% of the population) live in the state, including an estimated 144,000 illegal aliens (3.1% of the state population).


Race and ancestry

The racial makeup of the state and comparison to the prior census:

Census year: 2000 1990
White 82.8% 88.2%
Black 3.8% 4.0%
Asian 2.2% 1.8%
Native American 1.0% 0.8%
Other race 7.3% 5.1%
Mixed race 2.8%
*
White, non-Hispanic 74.5% 80.7%
Hispanic‡ 17.1% 12.9%
Notes:
* Not available; mixed race was first reported in the census of 2000.
Hispanics may be of any race and are included in applicable race categories.

(Estimates for the year 2003 are available at: PDF.) The United States Census of year 2000, 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. ... The United States Census of year 1990, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... The term Blacks is often used in the West to denote race for persons whose progenitors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan Africa. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... A Hupa man, 1923 The scope of this indigenous peoples of the Americas article encompasses the definitions of indigenous peoples and the Americas as established in their respective articles. ... The terms multiracial, biracial and mixed-race describe people whose ancestors are not of a single race. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. ...


Colorado's Hispanic presence is one of the USA's largest—only five states have more Hispanics (per capita). 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. ...


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. The English are an ethnic group generally associated with England and the English language. ...


Religion

Compared to the nation at large, Colorado—like many other Western states—has a high percentage of non-religious people. In addition, although quite small in number overall, Colorado has one of the highest concentrations of Tibetan Buddhists in North America, located primarily in Boulder and Crestone. Nonetheless, the state—specifically the city of Colorado Springs—is home to numerous Christian groups. Focus on the Family is among the most prominent of these. The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Protestantism is a movement within Christianity, representing a split from within the Roman Catholic Church during the mid-to-late Renaissance in Europe —a period known as the Protestant Reformation. ... A Baptist is a member of a Baptist church. ... The Methodist movement is a group of denominations of Protestant Christianity. ... Luthers seal Lutheranism is a Christian tradition committed to the main theological insights of Martin Luther. ... Episcopalianism is virtually the same thing is Judaism The word episcopal is derived from the Greek επισκοπος epískopos, which literally means overseer; the word, however, is used in religious contexts to refer to a bishop. ... Presbyterianism is a form of church government, practiced by many (although not all) of those Protestant churches (known as Reformed churches), which historically subscribed to the teachings of John Calvin. ... Roman Catholicism in the United States has flourished since its colonial era, previous to the establishment of the nation. ... A Latter-day Saint is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). ... Mormon is a colloquial term used to refer to members of most of the sects of the Latter Day Saint movement, members of a religion which was founded in the 1830s. ... Judaism is the religion of the Jewish people. ... Tibetan Buddhism, (formerly also called Lamaism after their religious gurus known as lamas), is the body of religious Buddhist doctrine and institutions characteristic of Tibet and the Himalayan region. ... Colorado Springs is a middle-sized city, located just east of the geographic center of the state of Colorado in the United States. ... Focus on the Family (FOTF or FotF), founded in 1977, is a evangelical Christian 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the United States. ...


More information

For detailed social information on Colorado, see here; for economic information, see here; and for housing information, see here.


Important cities and towns

Map of Colorado
Map of Colorado - PDF

Each grouping represents a U.S. Census metropolitan or micropolitan area, headed by its principal city (or cities). Each city named in bold has a population greater than 100,000. File links The following pages link to this file: Colorado Categories: National Atlas images | Colorado maps ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ... United States micropolitan areas, as defined by the Census Bureau and the Office of Management and Budget, are areas in the United States based around a core city or town with a population of 10,000 to 49,999. ...

Other notable cities (population under 10,000) Denver skyline, 1999. ... Aurora is a city full of pussies divided between Arapahoe County and Adams County in Colorado, with a small portion lying in Douglas County. ... Lakewood is a city located in Jefferson County, Colorado. ... Arvada is a city located in Jefferson County, Colorado. ... Westminster is a city located in both Adams County, Colorado and Jefferson County, Colorado. ... Centennial is a city located in Arapahoe County, Colorado. ... Thornton is a city located in Adams County, Colorado. ... Littleton is a city located in the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... The City and County of Broomfield lies in the northern tier of the Denver-Aurora metropolitan area in Colorado. ... Wheat Ridge is a city located in Jefferson County, Colorado. ... Englewood is a city located in Arapahoe County, Colorado. ... Northglenn is a city located in Adams County, Colorado. ... Parker is a town located in Douglas County, Colorado. ... Commerce City is a city located in Adams County, Colorado and is a suburb of the city of Denver. ... Brighton is a city located in Adams County, Colorado. ... Castle Rock, Colorado, is the county seat of Douglas County, Colorado, about 35 miles south of Denver, Colorado on the Interstate 25 corridor just east of the front range of the Rocky Mountains. ... Downtown Golden, Colorado Golden, Colorado lies at the mouth of Clear Creek at the edge of the foothills of the Front Range. ... Federal Heights is a city located in Adams County, Colorado. ... Greenwood Village is a city located in Arapahoe County, Colorado. ... Downtown Colorado Springs skyline. ... Fountain is a city located in El Paso County, Colorado. ... Horsetooth Rock, atop Horsetooth Mountain, is often used as a symbol of Fort Collins. ... Note: This article title may be easily confused with Loveland Pass, also in Colorado. ... Pueblo is a city located in Pueblo County in southern Colorado. ... Nickname: The Peoples Republic of Boulder Motto: Official website: www. ... Lafayette is a city located in Boulder County, Colorado. ... Longmont is a city located in Boulder County, Colorado. ... Louisville is a city located in Boulder County, Colorado. ... Superior is a town located in Boulder County, Colorado. ... Greeley is a city located in Weld County, Colorado. ... Evans is a city located in Weld County, Colorado. ... Windsor is a town located in western Weld County, Colorado and eastern Larimer County, Colorado. ... Grand Junction is a city located in Mesa County, Colorado, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 41,986. ... Cañón City (or Ciudad del Cañón) is a city located in Fremont County, Colorado. ... Montrose is a city located in Montrose County, Colorado. ... Durango (Navajo: Kinłání) is a city located in La Plata County, Colorado. ... Fort Morgan is a city located in Morgan County, Colorado. ... Silverthorne is a town located in Summit County, Colorado. ... Sterling is a city located in Logan County, Colorado. ...

Alamosa is a city located in Alamosa County, Colorado. ... View south along Galena Street in downtown Aspen. ... Glenwood Springs is a city located in Garfield County, Colorado. ... View of Mount Massive looking west from Harrison Street in downtown Leadville Leadville is the county seat of Lake County, Colorado. ... Trinidad is a city located in Las Animas County, Colorado. ... Part of the ski area at Vail. ... Walsenburg is a city located in Huerfano County, Colorado. ...

25 Richest Places in Colorado

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Ranked by per capita income Colorado is the fifth richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $24,049 (2000) and a personal per capita income of $34,283 (2003). ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ...


1 Cherry Hills Village $99,996
2 Genessee CDP $79,180
3 Columbine Valley $71,758
4 Castle Pines CDP $70,456
5 Greenwood Village $69,189
6 Bonanza $66,857
7 Bow Mar $53,558
8 Heritage Hills CDP $50,041
9 Perry Park CDP $47,574
10 Lone Tree $46,287
11 Meridian CDP $46,031
12 The Pinery CDP $43,065
13 Eldorado Springs CDP $42,908
14 Vail $42,390
15 Foxfield $40,970
16 Aspen $40,680
17 Niwot $39,943
18 Mountain Village $39,920
19 Edwards CDP $39,784
20 Pitkin $39,182
21 Telluride $38,832
22 Woodmoor CDP $38,758
23 Castlewood CDP $37,891 (now a part of Centennial)
24 Vona $37,802
25 Eagle-Vail CDP $37,260
Cherry Hills Village is a city located in Arapahoe County, Colorado. ... Genesee is a census-designated place located in Jefferson County, Colorado. ... Columbine Valley is a town located in Arapahoe County, Colorado. ... Castle Pines is a census-designated place located in Douglas County, Colorado. ... Greenwood Village is a city located in Arapahoe County, Colorado. ... Bonanza is a town located in Saguache County, Colorado. ... Bow Mar is a town located in Arapahoe County, Colorado. ... Heritage Hills is a census-designated place located in Douglas County, Colorado. ... Perry Park is a census-designated place located in Douglas County, Colorado. ... Lone Tree is a city located in Douglas County, Colorado. ... Meridian is a census-designated place located in Douglas County, Colorado, USA. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 184. ... The Pinery is a census-designated place located in Douglas County, Colorado. ... Eldorado Springs is a census-designated place located in Boulder County, Colorado. ... Part of the ski area at Vail. ... Foxfield is a town located in Arapahoe County, Colorado. ... View south along Galena Street in downtown Aspen. ... Niwot is a city located in Boulder County, Colorado. ... Mountain Village is a town located in San Miguel County, Colorado. ... Edwards is a census-designated place located in Eagle County, Colorado. ... Pitkin is a town located in Gunnison County, Colorado. ... Old Town Telluride Telluride is a town located in San Miguel County in southwestern Colorado on the San Miguel River on the west side of the San Juan Mountains. ... Woodmoor is a census-designated place and community in El Paso County, Colorado bound by covenants governed by the Woodmoor Improvement Association. ... Castlewood is a census-designated place located in Arapahoe County, Colorado. ... Centennial is a city located in Arapahoe County, Colorado. ... Vona is a town located in Kit Carson County, Colorado. ... Eagle-Vail is a census-designated place located in Eagle County, Colorado. ...


Colorado tourism and recreation

Welcome to Colorado
Welcome to Colorado

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National parks

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a United States National Park located in western Colorado. ... Mesa Verde National Park is a national park, located in southwest Colorado. ... Rocky Mountain National Park is located in the north central region of the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve became a United States National Park by an act of Congress on September 13, 2004. ...

National monuments

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. ... Categories: Stub | U.S. National Monuments ... 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. ... Hovenweep National Monument straddles the Colorado-Utah border west of Cortez, Colorado. ...

National recreational areas

  • Arapaho National Recreational Area
  • Curecanti National Recreational Area

National forests

Stamp, USA 2002
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The Arapaho National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... The Pike National Forest is located in the Front Range of Colorado, west of Colorado Springs and including Pikes Peak. ... Colorado with Roosevelt National Forest in red The Roosevelt National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in north central Colorado. ... Routt National Forest is a National Forest located in northwest Colorado. ... The Uncompahgre National Forest covers over 1,000,000 acres in Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel Counties in Western Colorado, and borders the San Juan National Forest to the south. ... White River National Forest is a National Forest in northwest Colorado. ... Image File history File links Wiki_colorado. ... Image File history File links Wiki_colorado. ...

National grasslands

A hiker in the park. ... The Pawnee National Grassland is a United States National Grassland located in northeastern Colorado on the Colorado Eastern Plains. ...

Wilderness areas

The Collegiate Peaks Wilderness is a 168,000 acre area located in central Colorado between Leadville and Buena Vista to the east and Aspen to the west and Crested Butte to the southwest. ... The Great Sand Dunes National Monument and Wilderness was upgraded to the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve because of a bill President Clinton signed in 2000, the actual change happened in 2004, and it happened partly because local Colorado cities were trying to gain access to local water... The eponymous Lizard Head The Lizard Head Wilderness is a wilderness area in southwest Colorado. ... The Lost Creek Wilderness is a 119,790 area located in central Colorado in Jefferson and Park counties south of the town of Bailey. ... The Mount Sneffels Wilderness is a wilderness area in southwest Colorado, and is managed by the Uncompahgre National Forest. ... The Uncompahgre Wilderness (formally called the Big Blue Wilderness) is a wilderness area in southwest Colorado, USA. It is managed by the Uncompahgre National Forest. ...

National historic sites

Bents Old Fort is a national historic site in Bent County, Colorado. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

Education

Colleges and universities

Adams State College is a small state-supported liberal arts college in Alamosa, Colorado, USA, in Colorados San Luis Valley. ... The Colorado College is a private four-year, co-educational liberal arts college located at the foot of Pikes Peak, in Colorado Springs, Colorado. ... Guggenheim Hall with the famous M in the background The Colorado School of Mines, located in the town of Golden, was originally founded in 1873 by the Episcopal Church, but in 1874 it was transferred to the Territory of Colorado. ... Colorado State University Colorado State University is a public land grant 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. ... 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. ... Metropolitan State College of Denver (also known as Metro State and MSCD) is a four-year college located in Denver, Colorado. ... Naropa University is a private, liberal arts university in Boulder, Colorado, which was founded in 1974 by Chogyam Trungpa. ... Nazarene Bible College is one of the ten Nazarene institutions of higher education in the United States. ... Old Main Hall on the Lowell Campus of Regis University is a Denver landmark. ... 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), located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers in 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... University of Colorado at Boulder The University of Colorado at Boulder (CU or CU–Boulder) is the flagship university of the University of Colorado system. ... The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is part of the University of Colorado system. ... The University of Colorado at Denver (CU-Denver) is part of the University of Colorado system. ... The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC), in Denver is part of the University of Colorado system. ... The University of Denver (DU), founded in 1864, is an independent university in Denver, Colorado. ... University of Northern Colorado (UNC) 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. ... Western State College of Colorado is a four-year public liberal arts college located in Gunnison, Colorado. ...

Professional sports teams

As of 2005, Colorado is least populous state with a franchise in each of the major professional sports leagues. In fact, as of the 2000 census Colorado was also the least populous state to have more than one major league team, let alone four. The state is able to support the teams because it contains a large metropolitan area, with a much higher population than any other city in over 500 miles. Therefore, many of the residents in the surrounding states support the teams in Denver, as show by the reach of the Broncos' radio network[4]. Colorado has since surpassed Louisiana in population, although the effects of Hurricane Katrina have made the futures of that state's teams uncertain. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... In the United States (or the U.S. and Canada by some definitions), the major professional sports leagues are those three or four professional sports leagues with the largest fan bases and television audiences (and therefore, the largest revenues and player salaries). ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or hubs. ... State nickname: Pelican State Official languages English and French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans at last official government census, but probably Baton Rouge since Hurricane Katrina Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) Senators Mary Landrieu (D) David Vitter (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 31st 134,382 km² 16 Population  - Total... Hurricane Katrina was the eleventh-named tropical storm, fourth hurricane, third major hurricane, and first Category 5 hurricane of the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season. ...


The Canadian province of Alberta is the only less populous jurisdiction in North America besides the District of Columbia to have more than one major league team. Canada consists of ten provinces and three territories. ... Motto: Fortis et Liber (Latin: Strong and free) Official languages English Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong Premier Ralph Klein (PC) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 28 6 Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 6th 661,848 km² 2. ... ...


Major league teams

The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... The Denver Nuggets are a National Basketball Association team based in Denver, Colorado. ... The National Basketball Association, more commonly referred to as the NBA, is the worlds premier mens professional basketball league and one of the major professional sports leagues of North America. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames {{{nicknames}}} Team colors Broncos Navy Blue, Orange, and White Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Miles Local radio Flagship stations: KOA (850 AM)-English and KBNO (1280 AM)-Spanish Announcers: David Diaz-Infante and Dave Logan-English; Luke Sandoval and... The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The Colorado Avalanche are a National Hockey League team based in Denver, Colorado. ... The modernized NHL shield logo, debuting in 2005. ...

Other teams

Year Founded 1995 League Major League Soccer Stadium Invesco Field Coach Fernando Clavijo All-Time Leaders* Games Chris Henderson, 178 Goals Paul Bravo, 39 Assists Chris Henderson, 53 Shutouts Joe Cannon, 18 First Game Kansas City Wiz 3 - 0 Colorado Rapids (Arrowhead Stadium; April 13, 1996) Largest Win Colorado Rapids... MLS logo For the defunct indoor soccer league, see Major Soccer League. ... Colorado Crush is an Arena Football League team that began play in 2003. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... The Colorado Mammoth is a member of the National Lacrosse League, a professional sports league in North America. ... NLL logo Old MILL logo The National Lacrosse League (NLL) is the professional league of mens indoor lacrosse in North America. ... The Denver Outlaws are a lacrosse team based in Denver, Colorado. ... Major League Lacrosse is a professional field lacrosse league played in the United States. ... 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. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... The Colorado Eagles are a professional ice hockey team. ... The Central Hockey League (CHL) is a professional hockey league. ... Categories: Organization stubs | Basketball stubs | Basketball leagues ...

Major highways

Interstate 25 is an interstate highway in the western United States. ... INTERSTATE JUNCTIONS JUNCTION EXIT # I-15 UT 0 I-25 CO 274 I-35 MO 1-2 I-29 MO 2 I-64 MO 251-IL 3 I-55 MO 251-IL 20 I-44 MO 251-State line I-57 IL 92-98 I-74 IN 73 I-55... Interstate 76 runs from Interstate 70 in Arvada, Colorado (near Denver) to an intersection with Interstate 80 near Big Springs, Nebraska. ... MAJOR JUNCTIONS JUNCTION MILEPOST California US-395 INY 0. ... U.S. Highway 24, a dual north-south/east-west route, is one of the original United States highways of 1926. ... U.S. Highway 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. ... United States 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. ... United States Highway 40 is an east-west United States highway. ... United States Highway 50 is an east-west United States highway. ... United States Highway 85 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,479 miles from the Canadian border in North Dakota to the Mexican border in El Paso, Texas. ... United States Highway 87 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,998 miles from northern Montana to southern Texas. ... United States Highway 285 is a north-south United States highway. ...

References

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See also

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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 0030719798, 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

Kent Harufs [pronounced to rhyme with sheriff] novel The Tie That Binds (1984), is the fictitious story of 80 year-old Edith Goodnough of Holt County, Colorado, as told to an unnamed inquirer on a Sunday afternoon in the spring of 1977 by her 50 year-old neighbour, a...

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