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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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If California-based paranormal experts do succeed in killing Bigfoot ? the possible Silverton resident ? local law enforcement promises to throw the book at them. Earlier this month, the three hosts o...

 

DENVER ? Colorado House Republicans admonished one of their own Friday after controversial ?curse of God? comments related to a tragic event involving a pregnant Longmont woman.Rep. Gordon Klingenschm...

 

Firefighters from the Durango Fire Protection District responded to a fire at James Ranch in the Animas Valley at about 4 p.m. Friday. It was quickly extinguished and only burned about 3 acres of gras...

 

A Discovery Channel segment about a local company that manufactures musical instruments recently won an international award. The segment, featuring how Freenotes Harmony Park?s instruments are used, w...

 

SILVERTON ? The Environmental Protection Agency is asking Silverton for permission to test the soil in the town?s parks, streets and schoolyard to determine if the small town suffers from widespread c...

 

Two Durango High School seniors are among 239 students from Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah who have won 2015 Daniels Fund scholarships.River Weiss and Liam Hahn were in a field of more than 2,...

 

DURANGO POLICEFriday3:36 a.m. An attempt to acquire drugs with a forged document was made at Mercy Regional Medical Center.5:45 a.m. A caller from the 900 block of Camino del Rio said he was having su...

 

Meetings and EventsIRS?s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program will help people file their 2014 income tax returns, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., La Plata County Fairgrounds Extension Building, 2500 Main Ave., app...

 

Local nonprofit offers special ed supportThe Southwest Center for Independence, a local nonprofit that helps people with disabilities live well in the community, will offer a Special Ed Family Support...

 

DENVER ? A federal government plan for drilling in energy-rich northwestern Colorado released Friday includes stepped-up protections for public land near Dinosaur National Monument.The proposal would ...

 
 

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