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Colorado

(Encyclopedia) Colorado klrd´, –rd´, –rä´d, state, W central United States, one of the Rocky Mt. states. It is bordered by Wyoming (N), Nebraska (N, E), Kansas (E), Oklahoma and New Mexico (S…

Colorado

(Encyclopedia) Colorado klrä´, river, c.550 mi (885 km) long, rising from tributaries in the Andes and flowing SE across S central Argentina to the Atlantic Ocean. It marks the northern limit of…

Colorado

(Encyclopedia) Colorado 1 klrd´, –rd´, –rä´d 2 klr´d, –rä´d. 1 Great river of the SW United States, 1,450 mi (2,334 km) long, rising in the Rocky Mts. of N Colo., and flowing generally SW…

Colorado Springs

(Encyclopedia) Colorado Springs, city (1990 pop. 281,140), seat of El Paso co., central Colo., on Monument and Fountain creeks, at the foot of Pikes Peak; inc. 1886. It is a year-round resort and a…

Colorado

Capital: Denver State abbreviation/Postal code: Colo./CO Governor: John Hickenlooper, D (to Jan. 2019) Lieut. Governor: Donna Lynne, D (to Jan. 2019) Senators: Michael Farrand Bennet, D (to Jan.…

Colorado State University

(Encyclopedia) Colorado State University, at Fort Collins; land-grant with state and federal support; chartered 1870, opened 1879 as an agricultural college, assumed present name in 1957. There is a…

Colorado River storage project

(Encyclopedia) Colorado River storage project, a multipurpose plan, undertaken by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1956, to control the flow of the upper Colorado and its tributaries and to aid in…

Colorado–Big Thompson project

(Encyclopedia) Colorado–Big Thompson project, constructed by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to divert water from the headstreams of the Colorado River to irrigate c.720,000 acres (291,400 hectares)…

Colorado School of Mines

(Encyclopedia) Colorado School of Mines, at Golden; state supported, coeducational; chartered 1874. It was one of the first mineral engineering schools in the United States. It owns extensive…

Colorado, University of

(Encyclopedia) Colorado, University of, main campus at Boulder; state supported; coeducational; chartered 1861, opened 1877. There are campuses at Colorado Springs and Denver; the main medical campus…