Mount Evans

April 6, 2012

Mount Evans is one of Colorado’s 54 “fourteeners,” peaks that top 14,000 feet in altitude, and it’s both the closest to Denver and the most accessible.

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Vail Ski Resort

Vail Ski Resort Colorado
April 6, 2012

Vail Ski Resort offers 5,289 acres of skiing on 10 bowls on Vail Mountain and gladed terrain the adjacent Blue Sky Basin. It’s the largest ski area in the United States.

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Gunnison

Webster Building in Gunnison Colorado
March 19, 2012

Gunnison is a tourism, college and ranching town in the center of Colorado, where residents and visitors enjoy the outdoors through fishing, hunting, skiing, hiking, mountain biking and water sports.

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Durango history

December 15, 2011

By John Leach The Durango area was home to the Anasazi, or “ancient ones,” from the Pueblo Indian culture, who had lived in cliff dwellings in today’s Mesa Verde National Park east of Durango before they mysteriously left the area in the 1200s. The Anasazi began living in the area 1,400 years ago, eventually building their stone dwellings in canyon alcoves. The Spanish Dominguez-Escalante expedition passed through the Durango area…

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Durango

Durango
December 15, 2011

Durango is the gateway to the San Juan Mountains and Mesa Verde National Park and is noted for its ski area and the historic railroad that still operates today.

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Denver history

Section of a panorama of Denver in 1898
December 15, 2011

Gold discoveries, land speculators, civic boosters, transportation routes and political deals enabled Denver to thrive while other Western boomtowns failed.

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Leadville history

Victorian home in Leadville
December 13, 2011

A silver boom that began in 1877 made Leadville into a large, rich city. The silver crash hit hard, but the city recovered with gold and lead.

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Steamboat Springs history

Rabbit Ears Motel historic sign in Steamboat Springs
December 13, 2011

The Steamboat Springs area was a summer camping spot for the Ute tribe known for its medicinal springs before trappers and ranchers arrived to build the town and transform the area into the ski resort is is today.

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Peaches and other fruit ripe from orchards

Palisade peaches
November 28, 2011

Peaches are the Grand Junction area’s leading fruit crop with about 400,000 trees in production, and Palisade is the best-known place for peaches. However, peaches and other fruits also are grown on the farms of Orchard Mesa, Fruita and Clifton.

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