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September/October 2020

In the September/October 2020 issue of Colorado Life we count the state's most fascinating county courthouses. We revisited how a devastating flood on the Arkansas River carved a new channel of development in Pueblo. We discovered Longmont’s accidental goat cheese maker. At a Northern Colorado recovery center for black-footed ferrets, we found perhaps the greatest America's greatest animal comeback story. On the Grand Mesa Scenic Byway, the world’s largest flattop mountain plays host to an inspiring display of fall colors.

Gordon Sign's Glowing Legacy

Gordon Sign’s glowing legacy lives on as the longtime Denver business raises and repairs iconic neon signs.

Veterans Expeditions

A U.S. Army Ranger founds Veterans Expeditions, a Salida nonprofit that sends veterans on a mission of outdoor exploration.

Northwest Exposure

Colorado’s most remote corner is crowded with scenic beauty.

Pikes Peak's Kings of the Mountain

Three generations of the Woodland Park’s Vahsholtz family are crowned kings of the mountain as they race to the clouds in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.

Redstone Castle

A coal king’s castle could be Colorado’s Downton Abbey.

Soapstone Prairie

Buffalo return to where they once roamed – and were hunted by Ice Age humans.

Ode to Opening Day

20th and Blake is the epicenter for celebration of a new season of Colorado Rockies baseball.

Frozen Dead Guy Days

Nederland gives a warm welcome to freaky festivalgoers.

Pioneering Photographer William Henry Jackson

Pioneering photographer William Henry Jackson was the first to prove the existence of the mysterious Mount of the Holy Cross.

Wolf Creek Ski Area

Wolf Creek: A family ski resort creates a tight-nit community near Pagosa Springs.

Hammond's Candy

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Hammond’s Candy, one of Denver’s sweetest businesses and learn the crushing saga of its 100-year history.