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William Dickens Longmont House
The Oldest Unsolved Murder In Boulder Was Probably Solved A Century Ago
In 1914 a wealthy Boulder businessman was gunned down in his home. Detectives likely nabbed the greedy man who did it, but the case remains unsolved.
Orchard of young peach trees in Palisade, Colorado
Exploring The Roots Of Colorado's Culture Capitals
From "Peach Capital of Colorado" to "Celery Capital of the World," Colorado towns have earned a number of unique nicknames over the years. Many have fascinating roots.
Historic photo of gold prospector at his Pikes Peak cabin
May In Colorado History
Clear Creek gold discovery ignites “Gregory Fever," Boulder decimated by flood, Elitch Zoological Gardens opens, construction begins on Denver Ordnances Plant.
Headshot of Rufus "Potato" Clark
Meet The Whale-Hunting, Gold-Mining Potato King Of Colorado
From hunting whales to mining gold to cultivating potatoes, the "Potato King of Colorado" is a storied character from Colorado history.
"Wheel With Wooden Tools" by Rod Rosebrook (1977)
How Colorado Folk Artist Rod Rosebrook Became An Unlikely Sensation
When Colorado-born buckaroo and blacksmith Rod Rosebrook turned tools from his barn into works of art, galleries, museums, and folk art collectors were enthralled.
Magellan T Bear (NASA)
Rural Colorado Kids Sent The First Teddy Bear Into Space
The charming story of how students and faculty from Elk Creek Elementary School in rural Pine, Colorado, partnered with NASA to send "Magellan T. Bear" on an epic space mission.
A painting of the old Rocky Mountain News printing office in 1866
April In Colorado History
Cripple Creek burns, Hastings coal mine explodes, Colorado's first newspaper is born, Stegosaurus and Lark Bunting become state symbols, Colorado woman sets out to conquer fourteeners.
Mountain Plover in Karval, Colorado
Love Is In The Air As Mountain Plovers Arrive In Karval
The Karval Mountain Plover Festival kicks off April 26, 2024. This weekend-long event celebrates the lovable migratory birds that return to the prairies of Colorado every spring.
Sepia photograph of Gold Hill from 1888
March In Colorado History
Gold Hill miners establish Colorado's first mining district, Georgetown miner dies in first deadly avalanche, Colorado's first commercial radio station is born.
Devastating dust storm in Baca County, Colorado
Untold Stories Of Two Buttes Families Battling The Dust Bowl
As the Dust Bowl barreled down on the small farming community of Two Buttes, its residents fought for survival against suffocating dust storms, unrelenting drought, and economic hardship.
Women of the Colorado Mines (Thumbnail Front Cover)
Author Linda Wommack Honors The Women Of Colorado Mining History
With her new book, Women of the Colorado Mines, award-winning author Linda Wommack honors the mighty women whose determination shaped Colorado's mining history.
Actors during action scene at Dickens Opera House in 1907
February In Colorado History
Colorado’s first wildlife protection laws are passed, Dickens Opera House features opening performance, Moffat Tunnel welcomes first train.

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