STORIES

Emilio with "Cold One" Lager from High Hops Brewery in Windsor, Colorado
Emilio's Drinking "Cold One" Lager From High Hops Brewery
For millennia, the art of brewing and the science of farming have been intertwined. High Hops Brewery, a hops farm turned brewhouse in Northern Colorado, carries forward the tradition.
Dearfield Founder O.T. Jackson Home Colorado (Rocky Mountain News, 2008)
August In Colorado History
Castlewood Canyon Dam bursts, President Roosevelt establishes Holy Cross Forest Reserve, and Dearfield ghost town becomes a National Registered Historic Place.
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.
Pea Green Store in Pea Green Corner, Colorado
Pea Green Corner Was Named After A Bucket Of Green Paint
Welcome to Pea Green Corner, a sleepy agricultural community in southwestern Colorado named after a bucket of government-issued green paint.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
June In Colorado History
Official flag of Colorado is adopted, Crystal City is incorporated, Golden votes to save historic Astor House, and Silverton residents hear first train whistle from Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
"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.
Postcard featuring a Colorado jackalope in the wild
Jackalopes Escape Denver Zoo With Human Getaway Driver
A pair of jackalopes disappeared from their enclosure at a Denver area zoo. Officials believe a human accomplice served as their getaway driver.
Autolandscape, Colorado (2) by Elaine Mayes
How Photographer Elaine Mayes Reimagined Colorado Landscapes
Conceptual photographer Elaine Mayes documented rural Colorado from her moving car window, challenging the notion of what artistic landscapes should look like.
Watercolor painting of the haunted John B. Hindry House in Denver, Colorado (1940)
Ghost Stories From Haunted Places Across Colorado (Part 2)
From the highest peaks of Colorado to the lowest elevations, tales of haunted places abound. In the second part of a two-part series, we're sharing our favorite ghost stories from across the state.
Denver pond turtles on a log beginning winter migration.
Annual Winter Turtle Migration Begins
After an unexplained delay that has turtle enthusiasts scratching their heads, the pond turtles in urban parks across Denver have finally begun their southward migration.
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.
Original Broadmoor Casino in Colorado Springs
July In Colorado History
Colorado experiences Great Eclipse of 1878, ultrarunners compete in inaugural Hardrock 100 Endurance Run, and Broadmoor Casino opens in Colorado Springs.