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Denver: City and county in Colorado, US
Denver, officially the City and County of Denver, is the capital and most populous municipality of the U.S. state of Colorado. Denver is located in the South Platte River Valley on the western edge of the High Plains just east of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. With an estimated population of 727,211 in 2019, Denver is the 19th-most populous city in the United States, the fifth-most populous state capitol, and the most populous city located in the Mountain states. The metropolitan area surrounding Denver represents a majority of the population and economic activity in the Front Range region, an area within which an estimated 85% of Colorado's population lives. The Denver downtown district is immediately east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River, approximately 12 mi (19 km) east of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Denver is named after James W. Denver, a governor of the Kansas Territory. It is nicknamed the Mile High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile above sea level. The 105th meridian west of Greenwich, the longitudinal reference for the Mountain Time Zone, passes directly through Denver Union Station.

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Colorado Weather Extremes Set Records for Heat and Snow in 48 Hours [Video]

Colorado Weather Extremes Set Records for Heat and Snow in 48 Hours

Many parts of Colorado, including Denver and Fort Collins, experienced triple-digit temperatures over the Labor Day Weekend.

Credit: Cover Video STUDIO     Duration: 00:55Published
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Welcome Back: 2-Time Escaped Convict Nabbed After 46 Years On The Lam

An escaped convict shot and wounded a rookie Denver police officer in October of 1971. He was caught and convicted in 1973, but escaped from prison again the following year. Newser reports his second..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published
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U.S. teachers protest school reopenings

[NFA] Teachers from dozens of school districts nationwide protested plans by some governors to resume in-class instruction, saying it threatens the safety of students, their families and educators...

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:45Published

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