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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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Forecasters are calling for 4-8 inches of snow in the San Juan Mountains, with a mix of snow and rain at lower elevations through Friday in Durango.The National Weather Service issued a winter weather...

 

The Boettcher Foundation on Thursday announced a gift of $150,000 to Fort Lewis College for its new Geosciences, Physics and Engineering Hall.While the building is funded primarily by the state, the c...

 

Durango PoliceWednesday1:34 p.m. A man was sleeping on the sidewalk at Town Plaza. Police made an arrest.4:18 p.m. A patient was threatening staff at Detox, 1125 Three Springs Blvd. Police made an arr...

 

Meetings and EventsDurango Early Bird Toastmasters meeting, 7-8:30 a.m., Holiday Inn, 21636 U.S. Highway 160 West, September-May, 749-1741, , Health Action Coalition meeting, 8-9:30 a.m., Sunlight...

 

When people are careless with garbage, grills and bird feeders, the bears who are attracted pay the price. After years of trying to train adults to change their behavior, Bear Smart is focusing its ef...

 

When grizzly bears in Montana can?t break into bear-resistant trash cans, yet black bears in Durango can, it raises the question ? what?s going on here?Bryan Peterson, executive director of the nonpro...

 

DENVER ? Members of Colorado?s congressional delegation on Thursday expressed frustration with the Environmental Protection Agency after La Plata County officials learned the county may not be compens...

 

Environmental Protection Agency officials say by next month they intend to provide La Plata and San Juan counties a list of tasks it expects to complete in 2016 at the proposed Bonita Peak Mining Dist...

 

DENVER ? With less than two weeks to go in the legislative session, Colorado?s Democrat-led House finally debated ? and advanced ? a proposal to boost spending on underfunded roads and schools by remo...

 

DENVER ? Colorado businessman Robert Blaha, who invested $1 million of his own money for the chance to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, and former Aurora city councilman Ryan Frazier fai...

 
 

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