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Nov 28, 2022 - Mon
Denver, US
scattered clouds
41°F scattered clouds
Wind 3 mph
Humidity 38%
Pressure 753.81 mmHg
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sun nov 27
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43/39°F 7 mph, NNE 46% 757.56 mmHg
mon nov 28
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tue nov 29
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wed nov 30
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28/24°F 5 mph, SSW 64% 768.07 mmHg
thu dec 1
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39/32°F 7 mph, SSW 97% 756.81 mmHg

 

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Mike White won the battle of the backups Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The New York Jets quarterback, filling in for benched starter Zach Wilson, threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-10 victory over the Chicago Bears. Trevor Siemian, who started in place of injured Bears starter Justin Fields, completed 14 of 25 passes for 179 yards with a touchdown and an...
Author: Tribune News Service
Posted: November 28, 2022, 1:25 am
They said they wouldn’ t let this game, a 28-27 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, beat them again. With 2:02 remaining, the Ravens led 27-20 and had over a 93% chance of winning, according to ESPN. Quarterback Lamar Jackson’ s 12- yard touchdown pass to tight end Josh Oliver had given the defense a simple task: Get a stop and get the win.
Author: Tribune News Service
Posted: November 28, 2022, 1:24 am
On a dreary afternoon, after the Chicago Bears’ fifth consecutive loss, the vibe inside the visiting locker room at MetLife Stadium felt predictably glum. For starters, a 31-10 pummeling by the New York Jets triggered a different kind of disappointment within a last-place team that had lost eight times before Sunday. “I thought we got our asses kicked, honestly,”...
Author: Tribune News Service
Posted: November 28, 2022, 1:24 am
There was the Oct. 26 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, in the Heat’ s road opener– and that was it. Sunday night, what had been a road to ruin turned into a 106-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks at State Farm Arena, snapping the Heat’ s seven-game road losing streak. It was a victory that came in the continued absence of Jimmy Butler, as well as the injury absences of...
Author: Tribune News Service
Posted: November 28, 2022, 1:23 am
Following the team’ s 10-3 loss against the Patriots last weekend, wide receiver Garrett Wilson had some thoughts about the Jets offense. Gang Green finished with 466 yards and was 7 out of 12 in third down conversions in its 31-10 win against the Chicago Bears Sunday. Mike White started for Zach Wilson, who was benched after completing 9 of 22 passes for 77 yards...
Author: Tribune News Service
Posted: November 28, 2022, 1:17 am
If Allen Iverson was in the room, he’ d have one question for Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson:“ Practice? After Baltimore’ s 28-27 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, in which the Ravens failed to score a touchdown on their first three trips into the red zone, Jackson reiterated time and again that their offensive execution in practice is there.
Author: Tribune News Service
Posted: November 28, 2022, 1:07 am
Amid the joy of the Dolphins celebrating their five-game winning streak, occupying first place in the AFC East, and being on the brink of playing meaningful December and January games, there’ s a bit of a downer. This could be huge for the Dolphins and their playoff aspirations. Everyone is hoping for the best from the pectoral injury because it’ s potentially a major...
Author: Tribune News Service
Posted: November 28, 2022, 1:00 am
Nonetheless, the Dolphins came away with a 30-15 win over Houston on Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium, which followed the team’ s 39-17 victory against the Cleveland Browns two weeks earlier on the other side of the bye week. The Dolphins go into December in prime position for their first playoff berth since 2016 and possibly a first divisional title since 2008.
Author: Tribune News Service
Posted: November 28, 2022, 12:51 am
The Chicago White Sox may be turning to a familiar foe to fill an opening in their rotation, reportedly agreeing to a contract with free-agent starter Mike Clevinger. The right-hander went 7-7 with a 4.33 ERA in 23 appearances for the Padres in 2022 after missing all of 2021 recovering from Tommy John surgery. He was dealt to the Padres in August 2020 and was...
Author: Tribune News Service
Posted: November 28, 2022, 12:41 am
Actions speak louder than words, and interim Carolina Panthers coach Steve Wilks said plenty with the way he handled the end of the first half against the Broncos on Sunday.
Author: Parker Gabriel
Posted: November 28, 2022, 12:32 am

 

History of Denver, Colorado

In the summer of 1858, a small group of prospectors from Georgia crossed the great plains of the Colorado Territory and made a region-changing discovery at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Gold. And although not much of the precious metal was found, the mere whisper of the word was enough to start a veritable stampede into the region. After all, the California Gold Rush had occurred just nine years earlier.

The legendary Buffalo Bill Cody was one of the many colorful characters who spent time in Denver during its early Wild West days.

It wasn’t long before tents, tepees, wagons, lean-tos, and crudely constructed log cabins lined the banks of the South Platte River as prospectors and fortune-seekers poured into the area. They came from all over the country, traveling on foot, in covered wagons, by horseback, and even pushing their belongings in wheelbarrows. Pikes Peak, a 14,000-foot mountain to the south of the mining camp served as both a landmark and a rallying cry for weary travelers. The “Pikes Peak or Bust!” gold rush was in full force.

However, gold wasn’t the only way to strike it rich in the boomtown that was springing up on the banks of the South Platte. Those who arrived early enough could simply stake out a claim of land, lay out city streets, and then sell the lots to those arriving after them. General William H. Larimer didn’t arrive early but followed the plan perfectly. He claim-jumped the land on the eastern side of Cherry Creek, laid out a city and, in hopes of gaining political favor, named the city after Kansas Territorial governor James Denver. What he didn’t know was that Denver had already resigned.

After the Civil War, the all Black military units known as the Buffalo Soldiers were stationed in and around the Mile High City.

By the spring of 1859, there were cities on both sides of the South Platte. The situation was tenuous and filled with confusion, as tensions between the cities grew and nearly led to bloodshed. Horace Greeley described the rapidly growing metropolis as a “log city of 150 dwellings, not three-fourths completed nor two-thirds inhabited, nor one-third fit to be.” Finally, a torch-lit meeting was held, and on the one bridge over Cherry Creek, for the price of a barrel of whiskey, all other names were dropped and the settlement in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains came to be known as Denver.

Just when people began settling into their new lives in Denver, a huge gold strike was discovered in the nearby mountain town of Central City. And as quickly as they came to Denver, the fortune-seekers packed up and headed to the hills – leaving the city nearly deserted. Gradually, people returned to Denver as they battled harsh weather conditions in the mountains, figuring there were better ways to make their fortune. They were the first to discover and enjoy the mild, year-round climate Denver had to offer and began growing the city as a trade center.

Like any city, Denver suffered its growing pains in its early years. During the Civil War, a Confederate army from Texas marched on the state in hopes of seizing the gold fields. A volunteer army was hastily put together in Denver and, although they were hardly trained and badly outnumbered, they managed to defeat the Rebels from Texas at the Battle of Glorietta Pass, saving Colorado for the Union. And that was just the beginning of the challenges the city would face.

A great fire burned much of Denver’s business district to the ground in 1863. The following year, a flash flood swept down Cherry Creek, killing 20 people and causing a million dollars in damage. And shortly after that, an Indian war broke out, cutting stage stations and supply lines and leaving Denver with just six weeks of food.

The early hardships only solidified the resolve of Denver’s citizens and made them more determined to not just survive but to thrive. When the Union Pacific Railroad bypassed Colorado on its transcontinental route, Denverites raised $300,000 and built their own railroad to meet the Union Pacific in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Soon after, the Kansas Pacific Railroad crossed the plains to Denver and, when a major silver strike was hit in Leadville, Denver was a boomtown once again.

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