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Denver, Colorado Weather

Nov 15, 2019 - Fri
Denver, US
clear sky
36°F clear sky
Wind 5 mph, S
Humidity 69%
Pressure 766.57 mmHg
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
fri nov 15
overcast clouds
61/43°F 5 mph, SSW 21% 763.57 mmHg
sat nov 16
light rain
58/34°F 2 mph, NW 23% 761.31 mmHg
sun nov 17
scattered clouds
53/40°F 2 mph, SW 23% 763.57 mmHg
mon nov 18
sky is clear
54/40°F 1 mph, N 37% 762.82 mmHg
tue nov 19
overcast clouds
60/43°F 4 mph, SW 21% 756.81 mmHg

 

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News About Denver

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Denver’s depth is only as imposing as its reserves make it.
Author: Mike Singer
Posted: November 15, 2019, 6:17 am
CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Browns kept fighting long after the outcome had been decided, and it likely will cost them their best defensive player.
Author: Tom Withers
Posted: November 15, 2019, 5:17 am
The momentum of an Avalanche winning streak got crunched -- quite literally -- just 25 seconds into action Thursday night in a wake-up call loss to the Oilers.
Author: Kyle Fredrickson
Posted: November 15, 2019, 4:53 am
A company that provides security at Denver's Pepsi Center responded [cq comment="cq"]Thursday to a complaint made by a woman who was asked to remove her hijab before entering the facility.
Author: Kieran Nicholson
Posted: November 15, 2019, 4:28 am
It had never been so difficult for Mike Trout to arrive at the ballpark, get his mind and body ready, and perform at the level baseball fans have come to expect.
Author: Jake Seiner
Posted: November 15, 2019, 3:57 am
A person familiar with the details says Carmelo Anthony is returning to the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Author: Brian Mahoney
Posted: November 15, 2019, 3:50 am
And even the most level-headed, veteran CSU Rams -- such as Toby McBride, who’s been around since 2016 -- have never been experienced a celebratory trophy lap, have yet to snatch a symbol of bragging rights and hoist it to the sky. Coach MIke Bobo is 0-5 against the Buffs, 1-3 against Wyoming and 1-3 vs. Air Force.
Author: Sean Keeler
Posted: November 15, 2019, 2:54 am
Playoff-bound Minnesota is the NFL team that the Broncos would be if they only had a brain.
Author: Mark Kiszla
Posted: November 15, 2019, 2:46 am
Wolfe's five sacks lead Denver and easily have him on pace to break his career high of six, set during his rookie year in 2012.
Author: Kyle Newman
Posted: November 15, 2019, 2:00 am
A Western Slope high school has been shut down by wide-spread illness and it's not expected to reopen until Monday, school and health officials said.
Author: Kieran Nicholson
Posted: November 15, 2019, 12:58 am

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There's a home in Telluride that would make Flo from Progressive proud.
Author: Mario Sanelli
Posted: September 2, 2019, 8:14 pm
Colorado Springs is the beachhead. But it's always been clear In-N-Out Burger planned to feed its fanatical following along the Front Range by building more than just the one restaurant coming to that city in 2020.
Author: Joe Rubino
Posted: August 16, 2019, 4:17 pm
A recent study outlined Colorado's most lightning-struck corridors, and it highlights much of the Denver metropolitan area as the most vulnerable part of Colorado to lightning.
Author: Chris Bianchi
Posted: July 22, 2019, 5:12 pm
Surrounded by the White River National Forest, the 11,600-acre Seven Lakes Ranch located in the Meeker Valley is up for sale three years removed from extensive renovations.
Author: Matt Schubert
Posted: June 27, 2019, 12:00 pm
An exquisite estate in Cherry Hills Village that finished as a finalist for the 2019 Home of the Year in Colorado Homes & Lifestyles Magazine was recently listed for sale at $7.75 million.
Author: Mario Sanelli
Posted: June 17, 2019, 12:00 pm
A luxurious estate in Boulder's Knollwood neighborhood is on the market for $7.5 million.
Author: Mario Sanelli
Posted: June 11, 2019, 12:00 pm
Members of the Dickey family still skillet-fry chicken drumsticks and thighs, bake fruit pies and rolls, rice potatoes and place two Cheez-Its on the side of a cup of sweet cherry cider or consomme.
Author: Josie Sexton
Posted: April 10, 2019, 2:38 pm
The 7,391-square-foot estate at 46 Lower Hurricane Road features floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the interior with natural light and are a lens to Aspen Highlands Ridge.
Author: Mario Sanelli
Posted: April 8, 2019, 9:56 pm
The roughly 6,800-square-foot mansion rests at the base of Aspen's Red Mountain and features seven bedrooms, five bathrooms with one half bath and a two-car garage.
Author: Mario Sanelli
Posted: April 1, 2019, 12:00 pm
The Rockies owners aren't just preparing for another Major League Baseball season in Lower Downtown Denver. They are wrist deep in developing a city-block-consuming, three-building, mixed-use project that will house the team's hall of fame and change LoDo year round once it opens in 2021.
Author: Joe Rubino
Posted: March 28, 2019, 12:00 pm

 

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.

buffalo billThe 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.

buffalo soldiersAfter 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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