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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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Emergency services responded Friday to a serious crash between Hesperus and Mancos Hill.It occurred around 1:30 p.m., Colorado State Patrol Cpl. Chris Balenti said.The crash took place in the 9000 blo...

 

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. ? Residents of two rural communities in the Southwest face limited options to obtain convenient medical care after services were completely or partially shuttered. The Cochise Regiona...

 

The anglers and bikers traveling to the mountains slowed their cars to a crawl as hundreds of sheep flocked the country road north of Meeker. Ahead, a sheepherder on horseback surveyed the animals, an...

 

A wet spring and summer has given rise to hillsides covered with infestations of oxeye daisies, a noxious weed that smells like rotting flesh and dirty, old gym socks.?If we keep letting it go, it?s g...

 

DENVER ? A Colorado credit union is hoping a federal judge will intervene to let the booming marijuana industry move its finances from cash-stuffed suitcases to the regulated banking system.A pair of ...

 

CENTENNIAL ? The jury in the Colorado theater-shooting trial will resume deliberating Monday about whether to keep the death penalty on the table for gunman James Holmes.Jurors had a scheduled day off...

 

Meetings and EventsDurango Farmers Market, 8 a.m.-noon, First National Bank parking lot, . Bayfield Farmers Market, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Bayfield Roadside Park, U.S. Highway 160.Durango Nature Studies? Nat...

 

Anyone who?s been praying for rain will soon have reason to rejoice: The heavens are poised to unleash a great deal of moisture on Durango before Monday, according to the National Weather Service.Matt...

 

Fort Lewis College this week announced its first major donation to fund the construction of a new Geosciences, Physics and Engineering Building.The college will receive $602,000 from the Fort Lewis Co...

 

Veterans breakfast Sunday at Elks LodgeA veterans breakfast will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Elks Lodge, 901 East Second Ave.The cost is $5 for veterans and $6 for non-veterans. Partici...

 
 

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