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    Colorado State Symbols

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    Colorado has the highest in altitude of all the states. The states symbols, geography, and points of view are some interesting things in Colorado. The many symbols of Colorado are great characteristics. One of the most visual states there is and also has some of the most major sports teams in the United States. Colorado has many state symbols that make it the great state that it is. Some of the most important symbols are the state flower is the Colorado Blue Columbine. The state tree is the blue spruce. The bird is a lark bunting and the most important animal is the rocky mountain bighorn sheep. “Where the Columbines Grow” is the states song. If you are looking on a map you might notice there is a CO over the state of Colorado, that is the states abbreviation. If you look up what the state motto is, you might find it is Nil sine numine, in english that means nothing without Providence.…

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    In 1858 Gold was discovered in the Peaks Pikes region of what would later be known as the Colorado territory. As word of the precious metals discovery spread, tens of thousands of hopeful gold hunters flooded into the once sparsely populated region, intent of making the fortune in the endless hills and plains of Colorado. Particularly overnight leading to the foundation of dozens of small towns to house them and hundreds of business to provide to their needs both for recreation and supply. …

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    Colorado River Case Study

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    With the Colorado River as the leading water supply for 30 million people, will the decreased water levels impact states so massively it will become irreversible? Three main reasons why examining/ monitoring conditions of the Colorado River are essential are agricultural purposes, biodiversity/ environmental and population in arid regions. The Colorado River’s annual water flow averages around 13.25 million acre feet. Two thirds of this water is allocated to other states via agreed upon…

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    Academic Standards in Colorado Colorado is well known for being the first state to legalize marijuana. It is a hot topic around the United States, however, Colorado was also one of only six states asked to inform the Federal Government on the process of developing new standards in-line with Common Core, another frequently debated issue (Colorado Department of Education, 2016). Academic changes over the last several years have led Colorado to develop strong state standards, which prepare pupils…

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    The Colorado River transects the Colorado Plateau. The Colorado River is ranked the fifth largest river in the United States, and is often referred to as the Nile of North America. This nickname describes its arid location and the vast human population that relies upon it (Kammerer, 2005). Despite its size, fluctuations in Colorado River stream flow are sensitive to the seasonal and annual changes in precipitation and temperature typical in arid systems. Long periods of below-average…

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    ear-ly about 10,000 remained in Colorado by early August 2,000 in Denver a few hundred in Golden, and most of the remainder engaged in the moun-tain placer operations or ever deepening lode mines. As late as September more than 2,000 were counted in the six-square miles gulch region around Central City along the North Fork Clear Creek. ( Abbott, Leonard, and Noel) This statement goes back from earlier that there were some groups of people that would be going even deep to find more…

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    Colorado is known for being one of the healthiest states, its high altitude and the connotation of always being “high”. Pardon the pun. But this all has to do with the biggest thing in Colorado, the most monumental, and of course, the highest. The Rocky Mountains. Starting in New Mexico and spanning all the way to all the way to Canada for a total of 3,000 miles. They run across Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. But the Colorado Rockies are particularly beautiful. The spring runoff brings…

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    name a few of the costs for airlines. These charges help to offset the cost of operating the airport and the costs associated with Peterson Air Force Base. Peterson Air Force Base cannot be charged similar expenses, because government cannot charge government. In more technical terms, the charges must be in kind services. Peterson Air Force Base provides the Colorado Springs Airport with fire and security details. This equals about two million dollars per year. Another source of revenue,…

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    within. Needing to get away and learn my purpose. Hearing stories of the Wild West fascinated me. Searching the Internet for places to go but being from Georgia and having a limitation of the surrounding southern states I could not assimilate the elevation and mountain views that are in Colorado. I became mesmerized of such magnitude. Convinced that the colorful Colorado will bring some light to who I was I decided to make a plan. Searching places to go I decided to start with Denver. The…

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    It was a beautiful Friday afternoon. The May weather was perfect, with a slight refreshing breeze. Excitement was in the air as we all prepared for the 23 hour drive to Colorado. This was going to be the trip of a life time for our family. This much awaited trip had everyone on the edge of their seats. The Thomas family loaded their white Ford Expedition, said a prayer, and headed down the road. The whole family felt like little kids again. We might have looked like hillbillies going down…

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