is the state
of the United States of America
that encompasses most of the Southern Rocky Mountains
as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau
and the high western edge
of the Great Plains
of the 124 highest major mountain peaks
of North America
rise in Colorado. Admitted to the Union
on August 1, 1876, Colorado became the 38th U.S. state. Colorado ranks eighth in total area, 21st in population, first in mean elevation, and first in life expectancy among the 50 U.S. states
. The United States Census Bureau
estimates that the population of Colorado was 5,695,564 on July 1, 2018, an increase of +13.25% since the 2010 United States Census
is the state capital
, the most populous city
, and the heart of the most populous metropolitan area
of the Rocky Mountain Region
. Colorado Springs
is the state's second most populous city. While the population of the Front Range Urban Corridor
now exceeds five million, many rugged portions of the state remain pristine wilderness.
Colorado Wikimedia Events
- Inclusipedia - Boulder, July 19, 2018
- Eighth Annual Colorado Wiknic – Arvada, July 15, 2018
- Seventh Annual Colorado Wiknic – Arvada, June 25, 2017
- Women of Wikipedia – Boulder, June 1, 2017
- Outdoor Women of Wikipedia – Boulder, March 26, 2017
- Wikipedia Sweet Sixteen Anniversary – Boulder, January 15, 2017
- Sixth Annual Colorado Wiknic – Arvada, August 7, 2016
- Art+Feminism 2016 – Boulder, March 5, 2016
- Wikipedia's 15th Anniversary – Boulder, January 19, 2016
- Fifth Annual Colorado Wiknic – Arvada, July 5, 2015
- Art and Feminism 2015 - Denver, April 11, 2015
- Wikipedia Editathon @ CSU Library: Water – Fort Collins, October 21, 2014
- Fourth Annual Colorado Wiknic – Arvada, July 6, 2014
- Wikipedia At The CU Museum - Boulder, December 14, 2013
- Third Annual Colorado Wiknic – Arvada, June 22, 2013
- Boulder meetup – Boulder, December 22, 2012
- Denver meetup – Denver, December 2, 2012
- Wikipedia Loves Colorado Libraries 2012 – Boulder, November 1, 2012
- Wikimedia Takes Boulder County 2012 – Boulder, September 15, 2012
- Second Annual Colorado Wiknic – Boulder, June 30, 2012.
- Wikipedia Loves Colorado Libraries 2011 – Boulder, October 27, 2011.
- The Great Colorado Wiknic 2011 – Arvada, June 25, 2011.
- Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Celebration – Boulder, January 15, 2011
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- Outline of Colorado, Index of Colorado-related articles
- History of Colorado, Prehistory, Timeline
- Government of Colorado, Counties, Municipalities
- Geography of Colorado, High Plains, Colorado Plateau
- Rocky Mountains, Geology of the Rocky Mountains
- Rivers, Drainage basins, Continental Divide
- Colorado mountain ranges, Peaks, Passes
- Colorado cities and towns, Colorado places
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Did You Know?
- The Lindenmeier Site in Larimer County includes a Folsom culture campsite radiocarbon dated to 8710 BCE, some 4706 years before the biblical creation.
- The French Republic concluded its sale of its colony of La Louisiane to the United States on December 20, 1803. The United States claimed the entire watershed of the Mississippi River as its territory. Spain claimed a large southwestern portion of the watershed as the trading and protective territory of its colony of Santa Fe de Nuevo México.
- On November 15, 1806, a U.S. Army reconnaissance expedition led by Captain Zebulon Pike first sighted the great summit of the Mexican Mountains that now bears his name.
- On February 26, 1807, Spanish cavalrymen arrested the Pike expedition in the San Luis Valley. The reconnaissance party was taken to Chihuahua, and then expelled from Mexico.
- William Bucknell and a party of frontier traders opened the Santa Fe Trail in 1821.
- Frontier trader William Bent operated Bent's Fort on the Santa Fe Trail from 1833 to 1849.
- The village of San Luis de la Culebra was founded on April 9, 1851, the first nonindigenous community in what would become Colorado.
- The discovery of gold by Green Russell along the South Platte River in July 1858 precipitated the Pike's Peak Gold Rush.
- The Provisional Government of the Territory of Jefferson governed the region from 1859 to 1861 without federal sanction.
- U.S. President James Buchanan signed the organic act creating the free Territory of Colorado on February 28, 1861.
- The Union Pacific Railroad was completed west to Julesburg on November 18, 1867.
- Deer Trail hosted the world's first organized rodeo on July 4, 1869.
- The first of what would become the Colorado State Fair opened in Pueblo on October 9, 1872, four years before Colorado became a state.
- U.S. President Ulysses Grant signed the presidential declaration admitting the State of Colorado to the Union on August 1, 1876.
- Denver Union Station opened on June 1, 1881.
- Katherine Lee Bates wrote America the Beautiful after a trip to the summit of Pikes Peak in the summer of 1893.
- Colorado became the first U.S. state to grant women the vote by popular referendum on November 7, 1893.
Grand Junction Regional Airport (IATA: GJT, ICAO: KGJT, FAA LID: GJT) is a public airport located three miles (5 km) northeast of the central business district of Grand Junction, a city in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. The airport covers 2,357 acres (9.54 km2) and has two runways. It is the largest airport on the Colorado Western Slope.
The airport opened in 1930 as Grand Junction Municipal Airport. In 1942 it was renamed Walker Field for Walter Walker, a former publisher of The Daily Sentinel newspaper who helped obtain funds and business support for the airport. The airport and the airport authority were both renamed on May 15, 2007. Grand Junction Regional Airport is undergoing a $20 million renovation, of which $700,000 is designated to pay for signs containing the new name. The airport's terminal and fire building will continue to be named for Walker and a new $19 million roadway under construction will be called Walter Walker Blvd.