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Travelers and Tourism in Colorado - Colorado is such a beautiful state. It brings in a lot of outsiders but not only for its beauty, but for its history as well. Travelers and tourists have been visiting Colorado since before the 19th century. However, during the 19th century, the development of Colorado boomed greatly because of its iconic people and the fact that so many travelers and tourists enjoyed seeing Colorado. The people contributed to making Colorado history more appealing to tourists so the state really emerged. Tourism has led Colorado to great lengths and still to this day, Colorado brings in many travelers and tourists....   [tags: colorado, rocky mountains, denver]
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The Colorado River's Help and Hindrance of Settlement in the Western United States - The Colorado River's Help and Hindrance of Settlement in the Western United States Geographers can tell you that the one thing that most rivers and their adjacent flood plains in the world have in common is that they have rich histories associated with human settlement and development. This especially true in arid regions which are very dependent upon water. Two excellent examples are the Nile and the Tigris-Euphrates rivers which show use the relationship between rivers and concentrations of people....   [tags: Colorado River Geography American History Essays]
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Black Forrest, Colorado Springs, Colorado - Overview The heavily wooded but fast growing area of Black Forest, Colorado is a fantastic destination for habitual wildlife, familial, and individual enjoyment. Located just north of Colorado Springs and situated in El Paso County, originally known as “the pineries”, Black Forest is chock-full of rich Native American antiquity and well-made frontier handiwork accompanied by beautiful natural wildlife, county and historic parks for small and large group fun. Black Forrest is one of Colorado’s natural gems, and a place to visit and delight in earth’s natural splendor....   [tags: Native tribes, familial enjoyment, wildlife] 632 words
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The Colorado River - The Colorado River is the seventh longest river. In the 1920’s Western states began dividing up the water in the Colorado River by building dams and divert river flow to San Diego, Phoenix, and other large cities in order to supply water to these cities. In the past the river has been known for being a major source of water and electricity. The Colorado River passes through Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, California, Baja California, and Sonora. During the past decade a drought has been sweeping the Southwest resulting in a lowered river level....   [tags: history, grand river, aqueduct] 1296 words
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The Colorado River - One of the largest geographic physical structures in the United States is the Colorado River. Human activity and its interaction with this great river have an interesting history. The resources provided by the river have been used by humans, and caused conflict for human populations as well. One of these conflicts is water distribution, and the effects drought conditions have played in this distribution throughout the southwestern region. Major cities such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Diego, and other communities in the southwest depend on the river....   [tags: Geography, Physical Structure, United States]
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The Colorado River - The Colorado River, once a river full of silt and raw energy is now a river of clear blue and harnessed power. There was only one thought that crossed my mind as I watched this film; was damming worth it. Was damming worth the violent deformation of some of the world’s most renowned natural formations. This quandary affected more than just the beautiful Colorado River. The Columbia River, which runs through the Pacific Northwest and lower parts of Canada, is a stunning river. It once had, according to National Geographic, “as much as 43 million pounds (20 million kilograms) of salmon and steelhead a year,” from just one outflow; juxtaposed to today where there are roughly only “2 million p...   [tags: Dam, Benefits, Side Effects]
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Exploring the State of Colorado - ... The growth of Colorado has been improved and is flourishing through map development and the pathways that have naturally been formed in its environment. The sections have brought in a diverse range of people over a variety of different times, expanding the settlement as a whole with such open-mindedness, forming Colorado. People have spread out throughout the Centennial State; living in mountain ranges, down towards the foothills, near rivers, and some even shied away from the Western Plains and focused their development out east (Abbott, Leonard, Noel, 2013, pp....   [tags: great plains, nature, moutains]
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The Deterioration of the Colorado River - The Colorado RIver is best known for being the principal river of the southern United States and Mexico, but it soon could lose that title. Running about 1,500 miles long, the river is a vital source of water for agricultural and urban areas in the southern desert lands of North America. However over the past decade or so, the river has begun to deteriorate. There are many causes and solutions to the deterioration of the Colorado River. The Colorado River is formed by small streams created by a huge amount of snowmelt from the Rocky Mountains....   [tags: agriculture, salinity, flows] 1463 words
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History of the Colorado River - INTRODUCTION According to tree ring scientists from the University of Arizona in Tuscon, the Colorado River went through a six decade long drought during the mid-1100s. This drought was longer than any other drought know to the region. The Colorado River is essential to the American Southwest, draining into about 242,000 square miles of land to include seven U.S. states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted in a recent report that the Southwestern U.S....   [tags: Environment]
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The Roaring Twenties in Colorado - ... They were slowly becoming displaced from work and strikes were beginning to form. These miners were going on strikes because of wage cuts and poor working conditions that they were being required to work with (Hard Times: 1920 – 1940). People all over Colorado were suffering; in Pueblo, Texas Creek, Westcliffe, and many more places. Mines were closing due to lack of production and money. Even railroads that were once operated daily by numerous people were being shut down and taken apart. Colorado was not flourishing in the 1920s....   [tags: economic downfall, unemployment]
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The Impact of Legalizing Marijuana in Colorado - ... I eventually stop smoking pot because of the affect it had on my ability to function in school and at home. Plus, I was looking for a part-time job and wanted to make sure I could pass a drug test. The majority of people who support marijuana use, believe that “weed” is safer than alcohol but is this really true when it concerns young people. How can we say this drug is safer than alcohol when studies show that marijuana is highly addictive and the side effects in children are worse than an adult....   [tags: children, cancer, school]
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Development of the Colorado River - Prior to settlement of the western United States, the Colorado River roamed free. Starting from cool mountain streams, the river eventually became a thunderous, silty force of nature as it entered the canyons along its path. The river nourished wetlands and other riparian habitats from the headwaters in the Rocky Mountains to the delta at the Sea of Cortez in Northwest Mexico. Settlers along the river harnessed these waters mainly for agriculture via irrigation canals, but flooding from spring runoff wreaked havoc on agricultural land, prevented development in the floodplain and full utilization of the water, a waste in the eyes of western farmers....   [tags: Ecology ]
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Colorado's Hydrologic and Geomorphic Hazard - Fires and floods have substantial impacts on the physical landscape. Although they are commonly discussed in terms of their severity and measured in human and monetary cost, it is important to understand that fires and floods are natural cycles and that the environment is dependent on each in many ways—fire, for the regeneration of forests and woodlands and flooding for sustaining shaping fluvial systems. In many cases the severity of the fire or flood is an anthropogenic matter. Years of fire prevention policy have affected the balance of these processes....   [tags: fire, flood, landscape, sediments]
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Water Rights in Colorado - Water has long been a controversy in countless places worldwide and Colorado is no exception. The water rights in Colorado involve different stages within the Prior Appropriation Law; the senior and junior water rights. Senior water rights are privileges that were the first to be issued on unappropriated streams in Colorado and are to be filled before the junior water right holders. Junior water rights are similar to senior water rights, but are filled after the senior water holders take their allotted amount (Wolfe Prior Appropriation Law)....   [tags: Prior Appropiation law, agriculture industry]
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The Colorado State Patrol - When formed by legislation in 1935, the Colorado State Patrol was created to “…promote safety, protect human life and preserve the highways of this state by the courteous and strict enforcement of the laws and regulations of this state relating to highways and the traffic on such highways” (CRS 24-33.5-201). Originally named the “Courtesy Patrol,” over the last 76 years the Colorado State Patrol has evolved into a comprehensive and complex law enforcement agency, without forgetting its original mission....   [tags: Occupational Issues]
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Colorado's Economic Success - ... Colorado continued to grow and flourish well into the 1950s. Manufacturing companies and jobs started to move and build their way up in Colorado. This opened even more opportunity for Colorado to grow. While people were moving to and visiting Colorado, businesses continued to boom. The beautiful scenery of Colorado and the glorious mountains made tourism very popular in Colorado. Colorado’s climate, youthfulness, hospitality, and the large amount of opportunity really played a role in the population growth....   [tags: Great Depression, American downfalls]
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Regulating Oil and Gas Industry in Colorado - Chairman of North Dakota’s Republican party and an energy industry consultant, Robert Harms, told the media in early January 2014 that a "moderated approach" was needed amid an energy boom that has transformed the local economy in North Dakota, but created safety concerns that cannot be ignored. This comment came after a train crash occurred at the end of December 2013, when a 106-car train carrying crude oil crashed into a derailed grain train near the town of Casselton, setting off explosions and a fire that burned for more than 24 hours....   [tags: Lobbying, Big Business]
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Ethics Programs For Colorado's Benefit Trusts - In light of the current economic environment and the heightened consideration that must be given to corporate governance in the post-Enron era, I respectfully submit to you the following proposal with optimism and urgency. There are tens of thousands of individuals right here in Colorado who, along with their public-sector employers, are currently at the mercy of the ethical compasses of only a few. As you may know, these individuals and their families have medical, dental, vision, and life “insurance” through a self-funded trust plan instead of a traditional insurance company....   [tags: Government]
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I Love the Rocky Mountains of Colorado - Home is where the heart is and my heart lies in the mountains. Ever since I took up skiing I have fallen in love with the majestic size and beauty of mountain peaks. My love for the mountains was heightened when my family took a vacation to Colorado. Seeing the dominating peaks of the Colorado Rockies was simply awe inspiring. The mountains capture me with four key aspects: animal life, skiing, size, and beauty. The problem I run in to is deciding where my home truly is. Is it the tranquility of the Whites, or is it the awe-inspiring majesty of the Rockies....   [tags: Informative Essay] 857 words
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Rocks and Minerals Mined throughout Colorado - Rocks and Minerals I selected rocks and minerals that are mined in throughout Colorado. Rocks and minerals can be mined underground and some of them are pit mines. I live in Western Colorado where there are several different mining operations of rocks and minerals. Gold, silver, gypsum, and marble mines. I will describe the different mining techniques, economic advantages and disadvantages, as well as how the rock or minerals are shipped. Marble Colorado, is located in the Rocky Mountains that was incorporated in 1899....   [tags: gold, silver, gypsum, marble] 1128 words
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Colorado Prime Steak - It's hard to find a place to eat when you don't know what you want. This was the situation a few Friday nights ago when Kim and I hopped in the car and just started driving around. We were deep into the Lake Mary/Sanford area when we spotted a glowing sign off the side of the road. Colorado Prime Steak is a modest little place but by the looks of the parking lot, I had a feeling that I was in for something good. I'd guess there were maybe 30 spots total, give or take a few...with perhaps two available when we pulled in....   [tags: Restaurant Review] 721 words
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Application Essay to University of Colorado for Engineering - In my life as a student I believe that success, as an engineer in this day and age, requires technical competence and a combination of leadership, communication, and management. I am fortunate that I have gained much of these skills when I was elected and duly appointed as one of the Student's Representative Council (SRC) members in my high school. Being a leader, I have learned and trained myself the importance to have a good discipline, communication and managing skills. With that good foundation at high school I hope to reach academic excellence, leadership and a deeper understanding of the world in which I live when I experience university life through dedication, maximum effort, and har...   [tags: education, diversity, experience] 561 words
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Colorado State University: Asynchronous Learning - Colorado State University Global Campus (CSU-Global) offers students the opportunity to earn their degree online employing asynchronous interactions between students and professors. Asynchronous learning affords a learner a flexible learning environment (Simandan, 2010). There are several advantages to this type of learning; students can take the time to think about information, processing their thoughts before they respond, students do not have to meet at a specific time to take part in the learning process, and students are not confronted with the pressure of social settings (Simandan, 2010)....   [tags: higher education, ]
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Why Are People Migrating To Colorado - Why people are migrating to Colorado Migration and population growth is on the rise in Colorado especially in the center of the state as well as one of the four of the nation's fastest-growing counties in the 1990's due to many factors. Why is Colorado so popular to migrate to. Many people see the versatility the state is attributed with and how convenient it is for employment. People can live in the lifestyle associated with mountains and wildernesses while at the same time have access to a city filled with jobs with a minimal commute....   [tags: essays research papers] 330 words
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Effects of The Pleistocene Epoch on Colorado - Effects of The Pleistocene Epoch on Colorado INTRODUCTION Glaciers are an integral part of the world’s climate. In fact, as Richard Armstrong of the University of Colorado says, “Glaciers are key indicators in monitoring and detecting climate change” (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, 2003, p. 1). Not only are they an important part of monitoring current climate, they can hold many keys to the past. Glaciers are in fact, “a source of paleoclimate data…” (Meier and Dyurgerov, 1980, p. 37). This paleoclimate data can give geologists information on the conditions that were present at the time of the glaciers birth, as well as the approximate age....   [tags: Glaciers Nature Essays]
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Water Conservation and Agriculture in the Colorado River Basin - According to Webster’s dictionary, agriculture is defined as the science, art, or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock and in varying degrees the preparation and marketing of the resulting products. Essentially, agriculture is a key element to a thriving and sustainable community for the seven billion habitants of our planet Earth. A key resource in providing life to necessary agriculture is the Colorado River. From its headwaters in the Rocky Mountains to the Gulf of California in Mexico, the Colorado River spans more than 1400 miles in its entirety....   [tags: Sustainable Community, Agriculture]
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Colorado - TABLE OF CONTENTS Outline Page 1 State Flag Page 2 Map of Colorado Page 3 State Location, Geography and Climate Page 4 U.S. Map with Colorado Location Page 6 State Bird, Flower, Tree, Motto and Seal Page 7 Ancient History of Colorado Page 8 Recent History of Colorado Page 10 Plants and Animals of Colorado Page 12 Natural Resources Map Page 13 Natural Resources and Products...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Colorado River: Reflective Reverberations of a Drastic Detrimental Diaphragm - In the World, the liquid medium that we know as water is the main component that keeps humans, animals and their respective ecosystems alive. Everything from trees down to the smallest leaf requires it, and it is required for any lifeform to continue to grow. Though as humanity expands and continues on an upward slope, humans as a lifeforce continue to need more. Water is a defining aspect of a community, and with the ever-rising population and human-crafted climate change coming to an all-time high, one of the most important water origins of the southeast region is coming to a very dangerous low....   [tags: significant bodies of water]
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Personal Narrative- My Trip to Colorado Springs - My youth pastor pulled out of our church parking lot at three am in the morning loaded down with a bus full of twenty four teenagers including me. We were off at last head to Colorado Spring Colorado, little did I know, our bus was going to fall apart this very day. The anticipation of this day had been building up for some time over that last few months, and now it was upon me at last. I didn’t feel the same excitement I had leading up to this moment, I even kind of grumbled to myself about how I wished the bus was bigger so that I would be more comfortable....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 783 words
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Working-Class Poverty and the Southern Colorado Coal Strike - The working class has served as an integral part of our capitalist society; as the building blocks, and producers of the goods that supply and support our country, the working class and working poor have faced many struggles to gain working rights. The histories of labor movements in the United States are often silenced from the mainstream culture; while we take our current union laws for granted, long forgotten are the bloody battles that took place to secure these rights. The ideological issues facing our modern day working class have shown to stem from the same socially constructed ideals that existed during past labor wars, such as the Colorado Coal Strike....   [tags: working class, working rights, labor movement]
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Community Return to Custody Facilities in Colorado: A Program Evaluation - Community corrections are an integral part of Colorado’s criminal justice system. Community corrections’ programs not only promote economical practices with state funds but also provide offenders with rehabilitative services in a supervised environment, thus enhancing public safety. Moreover, treatment programs, although effective in penal institutions, are more effective within community settings (Aos, Miller, & Drake, 2006; Lipsey, Chapman, & Landenberger, 2001). Community corrections’ programs generally serve three types of offenders: a) diversion clients, who are under the jurisdiction of the probation department and placed in community corrections’ programs as a diversion from prison; b...   [tags: Criminal Justice ] 1136 words
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Volunteering at the Colorado State Fair Lost Child Center - ... This year my squadron became a venturing crew too, (Venturing is a branch of Boy Scouts) because this year we decided to perform the Lost Child Center as a Venturing crew, and therefore is counted as community service. The role of the Lost Child Center is to help locate lost children when their parents contact; however, more often than not, we are finding the parents whose children contacted us. Wearing orange shirts, blue jeans, and tennis shoes, we walked the State Fair, searching for lost children and parents, while keeping an eye out for intoxicated persons and gang activity....   [tags: community service for my AAA class] 540 words
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The Necessity of an Online Degree Program for Colorado Generic University - Purpose Statement This proposal considers the necessity of an online degree program for Colorado Generic University. The proposal will address the components and costs associated with creating an online degree program along with the benefits gained. It will also look at the most comprehensive model to follow in this recommended action plan. Needs Analysis Student demographics and needs have changed dramatically. An increasing number of students attending universities today are working adults who desire a flexible and timely degree program....   [tags: Higher Education, college]
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Family Outdoor Activities in Winter Park Resort, Colorado - Getting ready for a summer vacation at the Winter Park Resort. You’re on the right track. We’ll provide some tips and advises too; regarding all the family outdoor activities you can do there. Colorado has breathtaking sceneries which are truly amazing. It can mesmerize your heart. In fact, the sceneries are so surreal that they actually look like paintings. These are maybe the reasons why people are flocking to Colorado for an extraordinary vacation. The mountains are so inviting. It feels like a magnet attracting you to taste its natural beauty....   [tags: Travel, Tourism, Marketing] 1469 words
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Travelers Guide To Colorado - Travelers Guide to Colorado This is a travelers guide to the state of Colorado. Colorado is a unique and interesting place to visit. If the reader would want to go to Colorado, this is the report to read. This report has both statistics and fun things to go and do. Colorado is state of mountains and hills. Colorado is the highest of the states elevation at over 14,000 feet high. Many people visit Colorado each year. Many of the people that visit here are outdoor enthusiasts, skiers, and people just wanting to go on a get away vacation....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado - The shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado killing thirteen students and teachers shocked the world. “They were video gamers who seemed to be acting out some dark digital fantasy. It was as if all that exposure to computerized violence gave them the idea to go on a rampage – or at least fueled their urges” (Carey 1). The shooters of this incident learned their deadly skills from video games. Seventy percent of children ages eight to eighteen have access to violent video games at their home....   [tags: digital fantasy, video games] 664 words
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Illegal immigration: Amazing Disgrace - “Every day in prison is hell. I can’t even see my children and I feel so vulnerable amongst all these women. All because I was caught as an illegal woman in these States. I truly wanted to die.” Maria M. says, while waiting for her trial to begin. She is an illegal immigrant in Colorado and was arrested for “causing disturbance” in her neighborhood. Colorado has from 250,000 to 300,000 illegal aliens according to Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform ("About Colorado Alliance for Immigration Reform - CAIRCO.")....   [tags: prision, colorado]
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July 31, 1976 Colorado - On July 31, 1976, a violent rainstorm hit the area where the Big Thompson Canyon is located. According to reports the rainfall was falling at an alarming rate of 2” per hour which caused the Big Thompson river to rise and return to its primordial state. This all began when winds from the east pushed very humid air up the mountains. The unstable air continued rising as its water vapor condensed. The winds were less than 20 mph above 10,000 feet that was too weak to move the storm away. Humid high-altitude air combining with weak winds meant the storm pulled into little dry air to weaken the rainfall....   [tags: essays research papers] 376 words
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Wyoming-Colorado Border Wars - Wyoming-Colorado Border Wars Deep in the heart of the American West lie two of the largest, most rugged, beautiful states in the nation, both of which have long been engaged in a heated rivalry. North and South from one another, Wyoming and Colorado have been at a border war since before either even gained statehood. With 97,195 square miles, Wyoming is the 10th largest of all 50 states. While the state is vast in land, it is scarce in population. As of 2005, a mere 509,294 residents inhabit “The Cowboy State” making it the least populated state in the nation (Wyoming facts, demography)....   [tags: USA Geography History Essays Papers]
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Colorado River Hydrosphere - Colorado River Hydrosphere A case study of * River management * People interfering in the hydrosphere * Balancing water from one area to another The Colorado river - basic facts It flows through southwest United States and northwestern Mexico. It is 2334 km (1450 miles long), the longest river west of the Rocky Mountains. Its source is west of the Rocky Mountains which is the watershed in northern Colorado, and, for the first 1600km (1000miles) of its course, passes through a series of deep gorges and canyons that were created by the eroding force of its current....   [tags: Papers] 877 words
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Colorado Creative Music - Colorado Creative Music A company without a strategic vision is like a fish out of water gasping for air. This analogy strikes an honest chord with Colorado Creative Music (CCM). In order for a company to be success in the marketplace, it must have a clear vision statement. The company must also be founded by core business competencies that will allow the business to operate flawlessly. This essay will provide an overview of CCM, a situational analysis, a problem analysis including analysis of each business function, recommendations for the company, and a plan for implementing the proposed recommendations....   [tags: Term Papers Research] 1613 words
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Capital Punishment in Texas versus Colorado - Capital Punishment in Texas versus Colorado The definition of justice is often thought of as an opinion. This theory is sometimes true, but can cause a huge dilemma. How can we live by the rules when they are not definite. Isn't that what justice is. Living by the rules. Maybe justice is an absolute. Maybe our opinion of justice is just part of the whole thing. Everyone is just seeing a part of the big picture. It may seem that there may not be a definite justice, but it is just something that exists....   [tags: Papers] 679 words
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Drought or No Drought? That is the Question - Colorado is known for its vibrant mountains and is in a desirable position in the West as being a water producing state that has numerous mountain ranges from which the rivers are supplied. While the water provided by annual Colorado stream flows is more than enough, “The seasonal nature of stream flows is not consistent with the demand by Colorado citizens for domestic, agriculture and industry uses. Nearly 2/3 of the annual water occurs during the late spring/early summer runoff. During the winter months of December, January and February only 3% of annual flows occur” (Waterinfo.org)....   [tags: Colorado, Geography, Water]
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Example of a Request for Proposal: Understanding Communication in Colorado Asian Communities - Research study to understand communication in Colorado Asian communities Request for Proposal Table of content COVER LETTER 1 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 2 Purpose of the RFP 2 Objectives 2 Background and current status 3 Audience 3 Timeline 4 Budget 4 Evaluation criteria 5 Mandatory requirement 5 Proposal guidelines and requirements 6 Scope of work 6 FORMAT FOR THE PROPOSALS 6 COVER LETTER Request for proposal for a research study to understand communication in Colorado Asian communities Dear Sir/Madam This is an invitation to submit a proposal for the above referenced research study....   [tags: civic engagement, elections, campaigns] 1551 words
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Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Stores Make History by Michael Martinez - Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Stores Make History” CNN. CNN. 1 January, 2014. Web. 23 March, 2014. Michael Martinez has discussed the topic of medical marijuana in Colorado in his article “Colorado's Recreational Marijuana Stores Make History,” published on cnn.com. Martinez tells us that the sale of recreational marijuana in Colorado went very well. He says that there was little ruckus created when the stores opened their doors to the general public. Martinez tells us that Sean Azzariti was the first person to buy recreational marijuana at 3D Cannabis Center....   [tags: same-sex marriage, marijuana legalization] 928 words
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Supreme Court Case Romer v. Evans - In the 1996 Supreme Court case Romer v. Evans, the voters of the state of Colorado approved a second amendment to their state Constitution through a referendum, in order to prevent homosexuals from becoming a protected minority. Before the referendum occurred, many of the major cities in Colorado passed laws prohibiting people to be discriminated against based on their sexuality, including whether or not they are homosexual. The citizens of Colorado who disapprove of homosexuality then created a petition to put the second amendment to a vote, and won with a majority of 53% of the votes....   [tags: second ammendment to Colorado constitution] 1494 words
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Colorado Population of the Stone Fly Claassenia sabulosa (Banks) (Plecoptera: Perlidae) - Introduction In 1842 and 1843 John C. Frémont crossed the Cache la Poudre River near present day city of Fort Collins in early summer and noted a clear river that was running across clean gravel (Jackson and Spence 1970). At that time native greenback cutthroat trout, Oncorhynchus clarki (Richardson) occurred throughout the river, even as far East as Greeley depending on the extent of the water year or sequence of years (Fausch and Bestgen 1997). No doubt dynamic diverse benthic macroinvertebrate communities existed throughout the length of the Poudre River, transitioning from typical higher elevation southern Rocky Mountain taxa in the upper canyon reaches (Ward et al....   [tags: Claassenia sabulosa]
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Positive and Negative Characteristics of Two Horse Boarding Facilities in Colorado - ... “At Farm One all of the fencing is pipe fencing that can not easily be broke or it is properly installed and maintained hotwire, which is electrical fence. Farm Two’s fence is old and rusty so that makes it pretty weak” (Wright). This is a huge issue because the rusty old fencing is not as capable to keep a horse in as the pipe fencing or properly maintained hotwire. “All of Farm One’s fencing is properly maintained so that there are no sharp points to where a horse can cut themselves on it....   [tags: safety, fencing, food] 1999 words
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Should Marijuana be Legalized Nation Wide - The debate over whether marijuana should be legalized nation-wide has been an ongoing one for years now. Marijuana should’ve been legalized years ago and continues to create more controversial problems within our nation. Before diving into the debate and choosing sides, one needs to understand what marijuana is and the effects that it has first, especially with it being so popular in the United States. Marijuana is a psychoactive drug created from the plant called cannabis (Happy Place). Drugs are primarily classified on whether they are stimulants or if they are depressants....   [tags: colorado, cannabis, psychoactive drug]
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The Cold War: Rocky Flats - The Cold war was a time of fear in the United States. After World War II ended in 1945 there was still tension between communist and non-communist countries, namely the United States and Russia, then the USSR. They had been allies against Hitler because he was a common enemy, but once the war was over they split (Donoghue, 2014, para.5). The cold war became a power struggle, each nation trying to outdo each other and show their strength. The perceived nuclear threat [was] an ever present shadow in American life as these weapons were created (Iversen, 2012, p.5)....   [tags: colorado, world war II]
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The Legalization of Marijuana - The legalization of Marijuana in Colorado has been great news for every user over the age of twenty one, but has anyone bothered to ask the question, “What negative impact will this decision have on the children of Colorado”. The legalization of marijuana will increase the risk of use by adolescents and teenagers in our schools. We are sending a message to our younger generation that, we as a society are accepting and unbiased when it comes to smoking marijuana. As a young teenager myself, I was exposed to marijuana by the time I reached junior high....   [tags: smoke, joint, colorado]
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John Fielder - John Fielder is a nationally famous photographer. For the last 40 years his photos are taken of Colorado while he is hiking and skiing. When he first visited Colorado at the age of 14 he said he felt like something or someone guided him their and he belonged in Colorado for the rest of his life. He is well known for creating his best selling books ever; Colorado 1870-2000. His latest work is the work of great outdoors Colorado for its 20th anniversary. When he was 23 he decided to start doing photography....   [tags: photographer, colorado]
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Fracking: Not a New Technology in Hydrocarbon Fuel Exploitation - To frack or not to frack, is the question that is heavily debated in Colorado. Many might think that fracking and oil and natural gas production in Colorado is a relatively new process, but it has actually been around for many decades. The industry has provided 110,000 jobs to the citizens of Colorado making gas and oil production very important to our state. Even though oil and natural gas have brought jobs and revenue to Colorado, the citizens of Colorado are much divided when it comes to fracking and how it effects our environment....   [tags: oil and natural gas production in Colorado]
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Construction and History of the Marshall Ford Dam - In December 1936 the United States Department of the Interior authorized the Lower Colorado River Authority to construct a low dam at the site of an old crossing on the river known as Marshall Ford. Marshall Ford Dam was completed in 1941 through the collaboration of the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) of Texas. The original purpose of the dam was to prevent floods from devastating Austin, TX. The capital city had substandard heavy damage from previous floods since its establishment in 1846....   [tags: LCRA, Texas, Colorado River, flood]
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Drug Legalization: Legalizing Marijuana for Recreational Use - Two years ago, voters of Colorado and Washington State made the decision to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Since then other states have started to rethink the drug. The uprising in turn has affected how some people think about the drug. It has been said to help stop seizures and other medical issues. Even though it does work for these issues, regular drug users that do not need the drug continue to abuse it. Now, some people believe legalizing other drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine would leave a positive impact....   [tags: colorado and washington state, unsafe environment]
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What If Marijuana Became Legal? - ... “The states could see a major economic boon because of the legalization. The new measure is expected to bring the two states more than $550 million combined.” Says Harry Bradford with Huffington Post. With our country in debt legalizing medical marijuana would have a huge impact on our economy which is needed. “It is established scientific fact that marijuana is not toxic to humans, marijuana overdoses are nearly impossible, and marijuana is not nearly as addictive as alcohol or tobacco. It is unfair and unjust to treat marijuana users more harshly under the law than the users of alcohol or tobacco.” This was said by Shawn Radcliffe in an interview for Healthline.com....   [tags: police officers, community, colorado state]
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Hoover Dam - Hoover Dam The Hoover Dam, built over sixty years ago, still stands today as one of the most outstanding achievements in civil engineering. “Construction on the Hoover Dam began September 30, 1930. The last concrete was poured in 1935 (Facts)”. The Hoover Dam, often called the “Boulder Dam” because the initial location was at Boulder Canyon about ten miles north up river from where it is located now at Black Canyon. The name “Boulder Dam” came from President Calvin Coolidge in 1928. Coolidge signed an act authorizing the boulder Canyon Project....   [tags: civil engineering, Colorado River, Las Vegas]
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A Colorado Bonanza: What’s the Regional Business Significance of the Cannabis Legalization? - Cannabis or marijuana is a flowering plant that includes three main types; Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis. All of those three types differ from each other by different characteristics, such as size, aroma, flower appearance, THC/CBD ratio, effect etc. Cannabis Sativa is the most common form of cannabis worldwide. Sativa provides an energetic, cerebral and inspiring “high”, usually followed by a craving for high caloric food. Almost all hemp grown for industrial purposes is Cannabis Sativa, and it is also used by people undergoing chemotherapy, AIDS treatments etc....   [tags: plant, consume, health]
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Concert at Invesco Field in Colorodo - Concert at Invesco Field in Colorodo I have been to very memorable places in my life, such as the Vietnam Wall and the White House but nothing compares to the Summer Sanitarium concert in Denver, Colorado at Invesco Field. This concert was a tour put on by Metallica, Limp Bizkit, Linkin' Park, Deftones, and Mudvayne. Invesco Field at Mile High is the newly installed stadium in Denver after they got rid of the old stadium. All of the Denver Bronco home games are put on here. I would have to say that this place is the most memorable place I have ever been too in my life....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 1069 words
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Amendment 66: Tax Increase for Education Initutive - Did you know that over fifty percent of students in Colorado DO NOT read, write, add, or subtract at grade level. This statistic is alarming and should create concern for the future of our country. This statistic is one of the motivating factors behind the proposed Amendment 66. The following text will explain Amendment 66, why it will not help kids the way it was advertised to the voting public, how it hurts small businesses, and why it is ultimately wrong for Colorado. First off, what is Amendment 66....   [tags: taxes, small businesses, schools] 774 words
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Hypothese of Kaibab Plateau in the Grand Canyon - ... At the Cedar Ridge one may find it hard to believe that the Little Colorado River and Colorado River could meet considering the 3000 foot rise in elevation both rivers have to face (2e). Instances of these strange patterns are found across the ridge and one explanation for this is a lake overflow causing these dramatic features to be so prevalent (5a). Antecedent supporters will claim that the river could flow anywhere on the Kaibab Plateau, but evidence of a river that strayed has not been found....   [tags: river, structure, lake, flow] 1158 words
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Can Legalizing Marjuana Pull a State Out of Economic Crisis? - Is your state having an economic crisis that just won't end and there is no way out. Here is the solution: how about creating hundreds of marijuana dispensaries, supplying thousands of Americans with legal jobs, and bringing in millions of tax dollars to the government. The State of Colorado and later Washington did just that and now their economic situation is much brighter than it was in the past before the legalization occurred. Whether is a good or bad idea to legalize marijuana can be argued, but the truth of the matter is that there is a lot of money to be made for many groups of individuals....   [tags: controversy, politics, drug revenue] 3301 words
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Water Scarcity in the American Southwest - The Colorado River resides in North America at 1,450 miles long it spans from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado flowing southwest through six other states into Mexico. During the 19th century, settlement within this region was limited to merely accessing the Colorado River. Back then adjacent water was strictly used to support life. Today, with our advanced water treatment and transportation methods, water is known for its more loose sense of sustaining “life” and that is of an economic sense. Now, we utilize water for more than just drinking....   [tags: Water Crisis in the US Southwest]
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Obesity: Prevention is Better than Cure - Prevention is Better than Cure Introduction Colorado is known for being a healthy state and having a variety of outdoor activities for just about everyone. Colorado is ranked eighth for being one of the healthiest states, according to America’s Health Rankings (United States Overview, 2013). With almost 250 days of sunshine and plenty of open space, it is not hard to see people outside enjoying a bike ride, a hardy run, or leisurely walks (Days of Sunshine Per Year in Colorado, 2014). Colorado has a population of about 5.2 million, 23% of those individual are under 18 years of age (State and County Quick Facts, 2010)....   [tags: behavior, food, lack of activities]
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The Economic Impact of Legalizing Marijuana - What is a drug. A drug is “a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, prevention, or diagnosis of disease or used to otherwise enhance physical or mental well-being” (Drug, n.d). We the people have established that marijuana is an illegal drug. Lately around the United States we are starting to change the rules for that. There are states that have deemed it O.K. to sell marijuana to the public for health reasons. With this happening a lot of things are being brought up. One of the main topics that come up is the economic value that this revenue will generate and how it will affect the states....   [tags: economic value and revenue]
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Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future - Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Future Abstract In order to move toward a more sustainable Colorado Springs we must address the system of conventional energy production that fuels the city. Colorado Springs experiences an annual growth rate of 2.5%. The increase in population from year to year results in an increase in the demand for affordable energy. This growing demand in turn places considerable stress on the finite resources that produce this affordable energy. There is a daunting amount of scientific evidence warning people about the environmental and health effects associated with coal-fired power plants, coal mining, and the combustion of natural gas....   [tags: Science Research Term Papers]
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"Weeding" Out Amendment 64 - ... Without changing this poorly written amendment, schools are being burdened with marijuana related problems. Legalizing marijuana to allow adults to purchase it for recreational use is being directly correlated to an increase of drug use in Colorado’s middle and high schools. Many school and police officials feel that this rise is due to the fact that marijuana is no longer illegal. “’We have seen a sharp rise in drug-related disciplinary actions which anecdotally, from credible sources, is being attributed to the changing social norms surrounding marijuana,’ said Janelle Krueger” (Lofholm)....   [tags: marijuana, youth, drugs, minds]
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