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Colorado is a state located in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States of America. Colorado may also be considered to be a part of the Western, Southwestern, Midwestern, and Central regions of the United States. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the state population was 4,753,377 in 2006, a 10.49% increase since U.S. Census 2000. Denver is the capital and the most populous city of Colorado. Citizens of Colorado are known as Coloradans.
The State of Colorado is defined as the geospherical rectangle that stretches from 37°N to 41°N latitude and from 102°03’W to 109°03’W longitude (25°W to 32°W from the Washington Meridian). Colorado is one of only three U.S. states (with Wyoming and Utah) that have only lines of latitude and longitude for boundaries.
The summit of Mount Elbert at 4401 meters (14,440 feet) elevation in Lake County is the state’s highest point and the highest point in the entire Rocky Mountains. Colorado has approximately 550 mountain peaks that exceed 4000 meters (13,123 feet) elevation. Colorado is the only U.S. state that lies entirely above 1000 meters (3281 feet) elevation. The state’s lowest elevation is 1010 meters (3315 feet) at the point on the eastern boundary of Yuma County where the Arikaree River flows into the State of Kansas.
East of the Southern Rocky Mountains are the Colorado Eastern Plains of the High Plains, the section of the Great Plains within Colorado at elevations ranging from 3315 to 6562 feet (1010 to 2000 meters). The states of Kansas and Nebraska border Colorado to the east. The plains are sparsely settled with most population along the South Platte and the Arkansas rivers. Rainfall is meager, averaging from 12 to 18 inches (300 to 450 millimeters) annually. There is some irrigated farming, but much of the land is used for dryland farming or ranching. Winter wheat is a typical crop and most small towns in the region boast both a water tower and a grain elevator.
The bulk of Colorado’s population lives along the eastern edge of the Rocky Mountains in the Front Range Urban Corridor. This region is partially protected from prevailing storms by the high mountains to the west.
To the west lies the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains with notable peaks such as Longs Peak, Mount Evans, Pikes Peak, and the Spanish Peaks near Walsenburg in the south. This area drains to the east, is forested, and partially urbanized.

 

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Outrage broke out online Monday night after a Durango man was disqualified from Ellen DeGeneres? new show ?Ellen?s Design Challenge? on HGTV. Tim McClellan made it to the final round and won for his f...

 

Hikers and bikers at the Sand Canyon trailhead who park on McElmo Road will be fined $100, Montezuma County officials say.?It?s a safety issue, and within our authority to prohibit parking on a county...

 

If residents of the water-shy southwest corner of La Plata County are ever to have a potable water system, they have to help finance it ? and fairly soon.Roy Horvath and Mardi Gebhardt, chairman and t...

 

Four Durango High School students have qualified for an international business career development conference to be held April 24-29 in Orlando, Florida.Abby Scott, Jenna Engelken, Mason Stetler and Ja...

 

The Colorado State Forest Service has scheduled two workshops on why planting seedling trees is important and how to go about it.The workshops will be held at the La Plata County Fairgrounds 5:30 to 7...

 

As Zach Clements arrives at Durango High School?s welding class, he slides on Carhartt coveralls over his red DHS T-shirt and hauls a heavy steel frame out of storage. With little delay, he gets to wo...

 

DENVER ? Colorado Democrats controlling a House of Representatives committee on Monday killed a Republican attempt to roll back rural renewable-energy standards.The measure made it through the Republi...

 

ALBUQUERQUE ? New assessment tests that have angered parents and teachers across the nation prompted walkouts Monday by hundreds of high school students in New Mexico who had been set to take the exam...

 

Meetings and EventsGreat Decisions discussion group meeting, 11:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.DeColores Civitan Club meeting, noon, call Lon Erwin at 247-1019 for loca...

 

Red Mountain Pass, closed by an avalanche Sunday night, is expected to remain closed throughout much of Tuesday, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced Monday.A reopening time has not bee...

 
 

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