United States of America
that encompasses most of the
Southern Rocky Mountains
as well as the northeastern portion of the
high western edge
124 highest major mountain peaks
rise in Colorado. Admitted to the
on August 1, 1876, Colorado became the 38th U.S. state. Colorado ranks eighth in total area, 21st in population, first in mean elevation, and first in life expectancy among the
50 U.S. states
United States Census Bureau
estimates that the population of Colorado was 5,695,564 on July 1, 2018, an increase of +13.25% since the
2010 United States Census
, the most populous
, and the heart of the most populous
Rocky Mountain Region
is the state's second most populous city. While the population of the
Front Range Urban Corridor
now exceeds five million, many rugged portions of the state remain pristine wilderness.
Colorado Wikimedia Events
Wikipedia Day 2019 in
Boulder, March 16, 2019
Art and Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon in
Denver, March 10, 2019
Boulder, July 19, 2018
Eighth Annual Colorado Wiknic in
Arvada, July 15, 2018
Seventh Annual Colorado Wiknic in
Arvada, June 25, 2017
Women of Wikipedia in
Boulder, June 1, 2017
Outdoor Women of Wikipedia in
Boulder, March 26, 2017
- Wikipedia Sweet Sixteen Anniversary in
Boulder, January 15, 2017
Sixth Annual Colorado Wiknic in
Arvada, August 7, 2016
Art+Feminism 2016 in
Boulder, March 5, 2016
Wikipedia's 15th Anniversary in
Boulder, January 19, 2016
Fifth Annual Colorado Wiknic in
Arvada, July 5, 2015
Art and Feminism 2015 -
Denver, April 11, 2015
Wikipedia Editathon @ CSU Library: Water in
Fort Collins, October 21, 2014
Fourth Annual Colorado Wiknic in
Arvada, July 6, 2014
Wikipedia At The CU Museum -
Boulder, December 14, 2013
Third Annual Colorado Wiknic in
Arvada, June 22, 2013
Boulder meetup in
Boulder, December 22, 2012
Denver meetup in
Denver, December 2, 2012
Wikipedia Loves Colorado Libraries 2012 in
Boulder, November 1, 2012
Wikimedia Takes Boulder County 2012 in
Boulder, September 15, 2012
Second Annual Colorado Wiknic in
Boulder, June 30, 2012.
Wikipedia Loves Colorado Libraries 2011 in
Boulder, October 27, 2011.
The Great Colorado Wiknic 2011 in
Arvada, June 25, 2011.
- Wikipedia 10th Anniversary Celebration in
Boulder, January 15, 2011
Outline of Colorado,
Index of Colorado-related articles
History of Colorado,
Government of Colorado,
Geography of Colorado,
Geology of the Rocky Mountains
Colorado mountain ranges,
Colorado cities and towns,
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Did You Know?
U.S. Forest Service technician started the extensive
Hayman Fire in central Colorado on June 8, 2002.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior
Gale Norton signed an order elevating the
national monument to
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve on September 13, 2004.
George W. Bush defeated Colorado native
John Kerry in the November 2, 2004 election for
President of the United States.
Barack Obama accepted the nomination of the
Democratic National Convention for
President of the United States in
Denver on August 28, 2008.
- The population of Colorado first exceeded five million in 2009.
- Workers uncovered a trove of
mastodon, and other
Snowmass Village on October 14, 2010.
High Park Fire started burning west of
Fort Collins on June 9, 2012.
Waldo Canyon Fire ignited in the foothills northwest of
Colorado Springs on June 23, 2012.
Barack Obama issued a proclamation creating
Chimney Rock National Monument on September 21, 2012.
Black Forest fire began on June 11, 2013, destroying 486 homes, the most in Colorado history
five-day deluge struck the northeastern
Front Range region beginning September 11, 2013, causing extensive flood damage.
- Colorado became the first state to legalize
cannabis for recreational use on January 1, 2014.
Barack Obama issued a proclamation creating
Browns Canyon National Monument on February 19, 2015.
Grand Junction Regional Airport (
LID: GJT) is a public
airport located three miles (5 km) northeast of the
central business district of
Grand Junction, a city in
United States. The airport covers 2,357 acres (9.54 km2) and has two
runways. It is the largest airport on the
Colorado Western Slope.
The airport opened in 1930 as Grand Junction Municipal Airport. In 1942 it was renamed Walker Field for Walter Walker, a former publisher of The Daily Sentinel newspaper who helped obtain funds and business support for the airport. The airport and the airport authority were both renamed on May 15, 2007. Grand Junction Regional Airport is undergoing a $20 million renovation, of which $700,000 is designated to pay for signs containing the new name. The airport's terminal and fire building will continue to be named for Walker and a new $19 million roadway under construction will be called Walter Walker Blvd.