Talk:List of cities and towns in Colorado

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Please give us your suggestions, questions, and comments about the Colorado municipalities article below.

Dates of Incorporation[edit]

Good morning, Buaidh.

I like this page and its companion pages "by population" and "by date of incorporation." However, something seems to have gone wrong with the dates.

I have discovered several municipalities on this list (Vail, Mount Crested Butte, Lakewood, Snowmass Village, Lone Tree) that I know were first incorporated in the late 20th century (between 1966 and 1996) but that you show as being incorporated in 1905. For some reason it is 1905 in all these cases.

The incorporation dates of these municipalities can be verified on your reference #4, Municipal Incorporations, from the Colorado state archives. They are all between 1966 and 1996 inclusive.

I'm not sure whether to correct these myself, or wait for you to do something. For the moment, I'm inclined to wait. It occurs to me that this pattern may mean that there are more errors than I have found, but at the moment I am not going to search for more errors.

Cheers,

Paul 17:50, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

Date Corruption[edit]

Thanks for finding these corruptions Paul. I'll check the incorporation tables and fix the incorporation dates.

--Buaidh 18:35, 26 December 2006 (UTC)

I found the source of the data corruption and corrected the dates of incorporation for Avon, Blue River, Bow Mar, Broomfield, Kim, La Salle, Lakewood, Larkspur, Lochbuie, Lone Tree, Mount Crested Butte, Ophir, Parker, Pritchett, Silt, Snowmass Village, and Vail.

--Buaidh 16:50, 27 December 2006 (UTC)

Table of Colorado municipalities[edit]

I've added a sortable Table of Colorado municipalities and deleted the articles Colorado municipalities by population and Colorado municipalities by date of incorporation.

--Buaidh 21:03, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Sheridan Lake has a 2010 Census of 66, NOT the 5,664 listed in the table Benfranklyn (talk) 20:31, 3 September 2013 (UTC)

Consolidated City and County[edit]

It seems nonsensical to say that ``Denver is one of the few cities in the world to have both a Police Department and a Sheriff's Department," since a Sheriff's Department is a characteristically American institution. Cobylub (talk) 18:25, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Sheriff is actually English in origin. A Sheriff is a major officer of a shire or county. Police are most commonly the law enforcement officers of a city or town. Buaidh (talk) 14:43, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Map links[edit]

Why did you remove the map links from this article? Yours aye, Buaidh (talk) 14:36, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

Two reasons:
  1. WP:EL
  2. A link to a public transportation map is a rather specific information that belongs in the individual municipalities' articles and not in a summary list. _R_ (talk) 22:42, 24 March 2010 (UTC)

These map links are "official links" to the State of Colorado website. The subject of this article is the municipalities of the State of Colorado. I believe these links should be restored. Yours aye, Buaidh (talk) 13:32, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

resize wide images and float left thumb[edit]

I have resized the images to better fit 800px screens. I hope I did not offend anyone. I am also wondering about the width of the table, (very large horizontal scroll), can that be adjusted? O = M C 4  01:04, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Requested moves[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: Not moved. (non-admin closure) Apteva (talk) 15:09, 30 June 2013 (UTC)


– Return the title of these two articles to their original titles. The original titles much more accurately describe these articles. --Relisted. tariqabjotu 03:24, 23 June 2013 (UTC) Buaidh  18:43, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

  • Comment: the target of the first article should start with "List of". HandsomeFella (talk) 19:15, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
While this article contains a table of municipalities, it more extensively discusses what constitutes a municipality in Colorado. A #REDIRECT from "List of municipalities in Colorado" to the table would be more appropriate.  Buaidh  14:00, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose The current titles better reflect the articles' content. It's entirely appropriate for lists to have prose information giving the list context. --BDD (talk) 22:22, 12 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Oppose. The List of populated places in Colorado page also contains census-designated place and other communities recognized by the U.S. postal service. These two types of settlements are not always considered "cities" or "towns". "Populated places" is still the more accurate term. Zzyzx11 (talk) 00:50, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.