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Denver, Colorado Weather

Sep 23, 2020 - Wed
Denver, US
broken clouds
76°F broken clouds
Wind 8 mph, WSW
Humidity 27%
Pressure 767.32 mmHg
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
wed sep 23
broken clouds
79/78°F 2 mph, NE 21% 765.07 mmHg
thu sep 24
scattered clouds
84/78°F 6 mph, SSE 14% 759.81 mmHg
fri sep 25
few clouds
86/82°F 7 mph, SSE 13% 756.81 mmHg
sat sep 26
overcast clouds
80/77°F 4 mph, E 16% 758.31 mmHg
sun sep 27
scattered clouds
70/70°F 5 mph, NE 26% 765.07 mmHg

 

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News About Denver

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Tiesto, Fitz and the Tantrums, Billy Strings and Lotus are playing last-minute, late-season Red Rocks shows. Tickets go on sale this week.
Author: John Wenzel, The Know
Posted: September 23, 2020, 3:13 pm
Jerami Grant may not have the respect of Lakers Nation. But with the defensive job he's doing on LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Nuggets forward doesn't need it.
Author: Sean Keeler
Posted: September 23, 2020, 2:02 pm
Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who made his mark as one of the NFL’s best all-purpose running backs and was later celebrated for his enduring friendship with a Chicago Bears teammate with cancer, has died. He was 77.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 23, 2020, 1:51 pm
Tokyo Olympics officials are proposing that the government relax immigration regulations to allow athletes to enter the country before next year’s postponed games and train during a 14-day quarantine period, Toshiro Muto, the CEO of the organizing committee said on Wednesday.
Author: Stephen Wade
Posted: September 23, 2020, 1:26 pm
Officials in Kentucky’s largest city were preparing Tuesday for more protests and possible unrest as the public nervously awaits the state attorney general’s announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: September 23, 2020, 12:54 pm
Seattle will reduce the police department’s budget and reallocate some money to community programs after the City Council voted Tuesday evening to override Mayor Jenny Durkan’s vetoes of adjustments to this year’s budget.
Author: Lisa Baumann
Posted: September 23, 2020, 12:53 pm
Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study to try to prove if a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine can protect against the virus.
Author: Linda A. Johnson
Posted: September 23, 2020, 12:46 pm
When Bernice Fallik talks about the organization Wish of a Lifetime, she can't use enough superlatives. Last year, the philanthropic organization founded by Jeremy Bloom, two-time Olympian and U.S. Hall of Fame skier, granted Fallik her wish. She was flown to Virginia to spend about a week with her granddaughter and great-grandson. The nonprofit has teamed up with AARP to make more wishes come true.
Author: Judith Kohler
Posted: September 23, 2020, 12:00 pm
Colorado remains under a statewide fire ban ordered by Gov. Jared Polis. Campers need to check for local restrictions, which may be more stringent than those declared by the governor.
Author: John Meyer, The Know
Posted: September 23, 2020, 12:00 pm
When he ran for president in 2019, the former Colorado governor said he could support such a move only if he thought a conservative majority on the court would seek to gut or eliminate things he considers basic civil rights.
Author: Alex Burness
Posted: September 23, 2020, 12:00 pm

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A roundup of stay-at-home orders in Colorado due to the coronavirus outbreak. Read the details of the orders in San Miguel County, Denver, Boulder, Piktin County and the Southern Ute Tribe.
Author: Sam Tabachnik
Posted: March 24, 2020, 6:55 pm
"I was inspired by my sense of fashion," Ward said. "It was my first home and I wanted my home decor to represent me and my personality as much as possible. I have a lot of space so I could create different aspects of my life into each room."
Author: Mario Sanelli
Posted: January 20, 2020, 1:00 pm
Imagine zipping down a 750-foot zipline over your private lake, then taking in the beautiful Colorado views from the comfort of the expansive front porch of your log home.
Author: Daniel Boniface
Posted: January 17, 2020, 1:00 pm
If you're a fitness junkie with a cool $14 million to spend on a home in Denver, it's hard to beat 460 Saint Paul Street.
Author: Daniel Boniface
Posted: December 24, 2019, 1:00 pm
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

 

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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