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A 100 Years Ago Arthur Carhart Had a Vision For Both Wilderness and Recreation On Public Lands

A hundred years ago the US Forest Service considered putting cabins around a pristine lake in western Colorado. But thanks to a young landscape architect named Arthur Carhart, Trappers Lake stayed undeveloped and the concept of protected wilderness was born. … Continue reading

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Million Dollar Restoration Planned For #Pueblo’s Historic Goodnight Barn

An old stone barn near Pueblo is about to get a million dollar facelift. It’s the last surviving structure of the northern headquarters of the Goodnight Cattle Company. The very real lives of old west cattlemen Charles Goodnight and Oliver … Continue reading

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How Did Colorado Supermarket Chain King Soopers Get It’s Name?

Did you know there was an actual King behind the King Soopers grocery store name?Lloyd King founded the Colorado based supermarket chain in 1947. But where did the rest of the name came from, including that goofy spelling? Journalist Matt … Continue reading

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Denver Turns 160 This Week. So, How’d The Mile High City Get Its Name?

Before you ask: No, John Denver is not the city’s namesake. Denver does owe its name from another man with the initials J.D., though. James William Denver was a Civil War general, a territorial governor and the eponym for the Mile High City. … Continue reading

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Founding Member Of Ghost Town Club Of Colorado Remembers Sixty Years Of Exploring Hundreds Of #GhostTowns Around The State

Ghost town — that conjures images of abandoned miners’ shacks with door hinges squeaking in mountain breezes, decrepit storefronts lining a deserted road or even just an empty spot on a prairie where all that’s left is dust and memories. … Continue reading

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Colorado Gears Up For Another Flu Season In The Shadow Of 1918 Influenza Pandemic

After a nasty flu season in 2017 and another one brewing this year, doctors are again calling for anyone 6 months or older to get vaccinated. The good news is, Colorado’s tangle with the flu in 2018 is unlikely be worse than it … Continue reading

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How Major General Maurice Rose Became Known As The ‘Immaculate Killer Of Nazis’ And Redefined WWII Tank Warfare

Most Denverites are familiar with Rose Medical Center, but they probably don’t know the hospital was named after the highest ranking Jewish officer who served in the U.S. Army during World War II, Major General Maurice Rose. Denver author Marshall Fogel … Continue reading

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Happy Colorado Day! Here Are The Stories Behind Our State Bird, Folk Dance And Fossil

Some state symbols for Colorado are obvious—the native bighorn sheep as the state animal, or the columbine as the state flower, for example. Others take a bit more background. Take the Centennial State bird (the lark bunting), folk dance (square dancing) … Continue reading

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What You’ll Find At Colorado’s Corners – All Four Of Them

Journalist Matt Masich of Denver travelled to the furthest reaches of Colorado – he literally visited every corner of the state. His quest took him from the remote eastern plains to the rugged country of the west. He wrote about … Continue reading

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Mike The Headless Chicken Lives On, And On, And On, At Festival In Fruita, Colorado

It’s a story even Barnum, Bailey and Ripley would be impressed by: A rooster living in 1945 in Fruita, Colorado loses his head to farmer Lloyd Olsen’s ax. But to the man’s surprise, the animal was still alive, and would … Continue reading

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