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Sep 27, 2023 - Wed
Denver, US
clear sky
58°F clear sky
Wind 1 mph, NNW
Humidity 56%
Pressure 760.56 mmHg
Day Cond. Temp. Wind Humidity PressurePres.
wed sep 27
sky is clear
80/71°F 12 mph, SSE 16% 758.31 mmHg
thu sep 28
few clouds
81/72°F 12 mph, E 14% 755.31 mmHg
fri sep 29
sky is clear
81/74°F 17 mph, SE 9% 755.31 mmHg
sat sep 30
broken clouds
78/72°F 8 mph, NNW 15% 756.81 mmHg
sun oct 1
sky is clear
82/76°F 16 mph, SSW 15% 755.31 mmHg


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Author: Georgia Nicols
Posted: September 27, 2023, 8:00 am
At 92 years old and a staff writer at The New Yorker since 1963, McPhee’ s explorations have literally been all over the map. Sometimes he is bringing interesting people to us, such as in his first book,“ A Sense of Where You Are,” about a young Bill Bradley when he was a college basketball star and Rhodes scholar, not yet an NBA Hall of Famer and U.S. Senator.
Author: Tribune News Service
Posted: September 27, 2023, 5:54 am
Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson died Tuesday. The Owings Mills resident was 86.. Through much of baseball’ s golden age, Brooks Calbert Robinson Jr. was a poster boy for the national pastime, a symbol of Americana whose visage was even captured in a 1971 Norman Rockwell painting.
Author: Tribune News Service
Posted: September 27, 2023, 5:45 am
A routine fly ball turned into a nightmare for Seiya Suzuki and the Chicago Cubs at Truist Park— and with it a heartbreaking blow to their postseason hopes. The Cubs were an out away in the eighth inning from escaping with a one-run lead intact when left-hander Drew Smyly got Atlanta Braves catcher Sean Murphy to hit a ball to right field with runners on second and...
Author: Tribune News Service
Posted: September 27, 2023, 5:23 am
The immediate reaction from Cubs fans watching at home was one of horror, as many flashed back to a similar play on Sept. 23, 1998, at County Stadium in Milwaukee. Like Suzuki, Cubs outfielder Brant Brown had been a key player in their wild-card race. But when a fly ball by Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Geoff Jenkins bounced off his glove with two outs in the ninth...
Author: Tribune News Service
Posted: September 27, 2023, 5:23 am
Kyle Bradish isn’ t viewed as an American League Cy Young candidate, but he pitched like one Tuesday. Bradish twirled eight shutout innings, Henderson hit a leadoff home run and the Orioles held on to beat the Washington Nationals, 1-0, and lower their magic number to win the AL East to two. The shutout victory at Camden Yards over the local foe was the third in as many...
Author: Tribune News Service
Posted: September 27, 2023, 3:56 am
Thanks to right-hander Chase Anderson and rookie left fielder Nolan Jones, the Rockies were able to stave off the inevitable.
Author: Patrick Saunders
Posted: September 27, 2023, 3:44 am
Orioles fan J.T. Fauber stopped at the iconic statue of his all-time favorite player, Brooks Robinson, as he walked into Camden Yards on Tuesday. When Fauber and his Little League team won their championship one year, their reward was to visit Memorial Stadium and watch the Orioles. Less than an hour before the Orioles hosted the Washington Nationals, Robinson’ s...
Author: Tribune News Service
Posted: September 27, 2023, 3:34 am
The Rockies lost 100 games for the first time in franchise history, a dubious feat sealed by a 11-2 defeat to the Dodgers in the nightcap of a doubleheader Tuesday at Coors Field.
Author: Kyle Newman
Posted: September 27, 2023, 3:33 am
Denver police have arrested a man suspected of a shooting at a homeless encampment in the 1700 block of Logan Street in August, injuring two people.
Author: Katie Langford
Posted: September 27, 2023, 3:31 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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