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Cortez

Four Corners hub city at edge of Mesa Verde is hip, modern and incredibly ancient

Battle Of Beecher Island

Nine days of arrows, bullets and horse meat.

The Lark Bunting: Underdog State Bird

How the Lark Bunting went from underdog to state bird.

The Fingerprint That Doomed The Fleagle Gang

Pioneering CSI work solved deadly Lamar bank robbery.

The Lady & the Desperado

Isabella Bird and Mountain Jim conquer Longs Peak

Idaho Springs’ Steve Canyon statue

The Steve Canyon statue perplexes visitors to Idaho Springs.

Web Extras - Highway of Legends

A scenic journey in the shadow of the Spanish Peaks traces the footsteps of outlaws and conquistadors.

The Colorado Coalfield War and the Children of Ludlow

The foothills of southern Colorado became a war zone a century ago when months of simmering conflict reached a boiling point.

Roll out the Broncos barrel

Like most people enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Tim McKernan was celebrated for his achievements in NFL stadiums. Unlike most, he never wore shoulder pads or a football helmet. In fact, he didn’t really wear much of anything except a cowboy hat and cowboy boots – and a barrel, emblazoned with the logo of his beloved Denver Broncos.

Dalton Trumbo: Grand Junction’s blacklisted hometown hero

Dalton Trumbo was a prolific writer, doing much of his work while sitting in his bathtub. An accomplished novelist, his first book, Eclipse, was based on his hometown of Grand Junction, where the Mesa County Public Library still has a first edition.

Arvada's Santa U

Everybody knows that Santa Claus’ workshop is at the North Pole, but where’s Santa University? In Arvada, it turns out. The Noerr Programs, the Colorado company that provides Santas to 225 shopping centers in 38 states, hosts Santa University annually at its Arvada headquarters.

Rebuilding Sunshine after the Fourmile Fire

Four years after the Fourmile Canyon Fire set Sunshine ablaze, citizens of this close-knit community survive and thrive as a living testament to Coloradan fortitude.