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A Confluence of Cultures: An Introduction to the Community Section

Added by yongli on 09/13/2017 - 15:27, last changed on 07/05/2018 - 13:01
One popular vision of Colorado presents a region of open spaces where a lone man rides into the setting sun. He is strong, silent, and through individual effort manages to save the girl, bring in the cattle, and haul the “bad guys” off to jail, all before the credits roll. This is the individualist...

Making Sense of Here: An Introduction to the Place Section

Added by yongli on 02/16/2017 - 10:15, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:43
Colorado is quite a place. Thousands of residents and visitors have arrived independently at that insight, without the guidance of experts. Through the verticality of the state’s mountains, the horizontality of its plains, and the dynamic mixture of verticality and horizontality in the exposed...

Boulder County

Added by yongli on 12/28/2015 - 15:47, last changed on 04/28/2019 - 01:07
Boulder County encompasses 740 square miles of the western plains and Rocky Mountains in north central Colorado. The county straddles three unique geographic zones: mountains in the west, plains in the east, and a natural trough that runs between the plains and foothills. Its western boundary,...

Colorado

Added by yongli on 06/19/2018 - 12:08, last changed on 01/28/2019 - 12:38
Colorado, “the Centennial State,” was the thirty-eighth state to enter the Union on August 1, 1876. Its diverse geography encompasses 104,094 square miles of the American West and includes swathes of the Great Plains , southern Rocky Mountains , and the Colorado Plateau. Colorado has an average...

Colorado Climate

Added by yongli on 04/27/2017 - 16:20, last changed on 11/21/2018 - 01:07
Colorado’s combination of high elevation, midlatitude, and continental interior geography results in a cool, dry, and invigorating climate. The average annual temperature for the state is 43.5 degrees Fahrenheit (F), which is 13.7 degrees below the global mean. The average statewide precipitation...

Colorado–Big Thompson Project

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 13:27, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
The Colorado–Big Thompson Project (C–BT) is the largest transmountain water diversion in the state of Colorado. Built between 1938 and 1956, the C–BT Project provides supplemental water for municipal, industrial, and irrigation purposes in northeastern Colorado. Water from the C–BT Project also...

Denver

Added by yongli on 08/03/2016 - 15:33, last changed on 12/22/2018 - 01:07
Denver is the capital of Colorado and the twenty-first largest city in the United States, sprawling over six counties and 3,497 square miles of the High Plains and the Rocky Mountain foothills. Centered at the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek , the city and county of Denver...

Greeley

Added by yongli on 06/19/2018 - 13:33, last changed on 02/02/2019 - 01:07
Greeley is a growing community of 100,000 people along the Front Range in northeastern Colorado. Founded as an agricultural colony in 1870, the city has an economic, political, and cultural reach that extends far beyond its municipal borders. Greeley is the county seat of Weld County , one of the...

Irrigation in Colorado

Added by yongli on 02/03/2017 - 11:48, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:43
The tension between aridity and irrigated agriculture has been a defining characteristic of Colorado for much of its modern history. On average, the state receives less than fifteen inches of annual precipitation, making it the seventh driest state in the country. To complicate matters, the...

Longmont

Added by yongli on 12/11/2017 - 13:09, last changed on 01/29/2019 - 01:07
Longmont is a city of about 92,000 along the Front Range in eastern Boulder County . Named after the prominent Longs Peak to the west, the city was founded in 1871 by members of the Chicago-Colorado Colony , near the confluence of Left Hand and St. Vrain Creeks. After its founding,...
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