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Jul 13, 2020 - Mon
Denver, US
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82°F broken clouds
Wind 9 mph, SW
Humidity 27%
Pressure 763.57 mmHg
DayCond.Temp.WindHumidityPressurePres.
mon jul 13
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93/76°F4 mph, S15%757.56 mmHg
tue jul 14
light rain
81/70°F9 mph, NE33%758.31 mmHg
wed jul 15
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81/73°F9 mph, NNE33%760.56 mmHg
thu jul 16
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94/77°F5 mph, ESE12%759.81 mmHg
fri jul 17
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Englewood's Black Book Gallery will celebrate 30th anniversary of Public Enemy's "Fear of a Black Planet" with works by Chuck D, Shepard Fairey.
Author: John Wenzel, The Know
Posted: July 13, 2020, 2:50 pm
Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire” to Arnold Schwarzenegger in “Twins,” died Sunday, husband John Travolta said. She was 57.
Author: Jake Coyle, Lynn Elber
Posted: July 13, 2020, 2:46 pm
The demand for mail-in ballots is surging. Election workers need training. And polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author: Andrew Taylor, Christina A. Cassidy
Posted: July 13, 2020, 1:59 pm
The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday that it will drop the “Redskins” name and Indian head logo immediately, bowing to decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.
Author: Stephen Whyno
Posted: July 13, 2020, 1:24 pm
The posters started blanketing light posts just a few weeks after the city entered what would be a monthslong stay-at-home order. Vividly colored and bearing a three-headed mushroom, they asked Washingtonians to “reform laws for plant and fungi medicines” by making natural psychedelics “the lowest level police enforcement priority.”
Author: Ashraf Khalil
Posted: July 13, 2020, 1:17 pm
Mars is about to be invaded by planet Earth — big time.
Author: Marcia Dunn
Posted: July 13, 2020, 1:12 pm
When the death of George Floyd sparked protests in Denver, this group of teens knew they couldn’t sit idly by. An idea snowballed into an original podcast series.
Author: Tiney Ricciardi
Posted: July 13, 2020, 12:00 pm
After being drafted as a shortstop in the third round out of Long Beach State in 2016, Garrett Hampson spent a couple seasons at that position before the Rockies began to expand his versatility.
Author: Kyle Newman
Posted: July 13, 2020, 12:00 pm
As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher.
Author: Lindsey Tanner
Posted: July 13, 2020, 12:00 pm
2020 is not just any year and Colorado's temporary work visa roller coaster has come off the tracks.
Author: Joe Rubino
Posted: July 13, 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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