General William Larimer founded and named the city Denver City in honor of Kansas Territorial Governor James W. Denver; the name was later shortened to Denver. The gentilicio to denote the inhabitants of this city is denverian (“denverites”, in English). On November 1858, Denver City was founded by William Larimer in honor of the territorial governor of Kansas, James W. Denver.
On November 22, 1858, General William Larimer, a land speculator from eastern Kansas, placed aspen logs to stake a claim on the hill overlooking the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek across the creek from the Auraria mining settlement. Larimer named the site Denver City to ingratiate himself with Kansas Territory Governor James W. Denver. Larimer hoped the town’s name would help it become the county seat of Arapaho County, but, unbeknownst to Larimer, Governor Denver had already resigned from office. The town was easily accessible via existing trails and across the South Platte River from the area where the seasonal camps of the Cheyenne and Arapaho were located. The original site of these towns is now the Confluence Park enclave in downtown Denver. Larimer, along with his partners in the St. Charles City Land Company, sold parcels in the city to merchants and miners, intending to create a large city that would attract new emigrants. The city of Denver was a frontier town, with an economy based on providing services to the local miners, such as gambling and saloons; supplying goods to the ranching operation; and centralizing the trade of goods from the surrounding area.
Data for Colorado show that the five most populous incorporated places and their population in the 2010 Census are Denver, 600,158; Colorado Springs, 416,427; Aurora, 325,078; Fort Collins, 143,986; and Lakewood, 142,980. Denver increased by 8.2 percent since the 2000 Census. Colorado Springs increased by 15.4 percent, Aurora increased by 17.6 percent, Fort Collins increased by 21.4 percent, and Lakewood decreased by 0.8 percent.
The largest county is El Paso with a population of 622,263. Its population increased by 20.4 percent since the 2000 Census. The other counties in the top five include Denver, with a population of 600,158 (up 8.2 percent); Arapahoe, with a population of 572,003 (up 17.2 percent); Jefferson, with a population of 534,543 (up 1.4 percent); and Adams, with a population of 441,603 (up 21.4 percent).
By April 1, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico will receive these data for the following areas: states, congressional districts (for the 111˚ Congress), counties, minor civil divisions, state legislative districts, places, school districts, census tracts, block and block groups, and, if applicable, American Indian or Alaska Native areas and Native Hawaiian lands. In addition, data are available for the 46 states that voluntarily provided voting districts to the Census Bureau’s Redistricting program. Special geographies are also available for Puerto Rico.
Efficient and profitable weight gains favor Brangus Rojo in rearing and fattening. Because of their hardiness and heat tolerance, Brangus Rojo steers achieve high weight gains during periods of high temperatures when other breeds slow their growth. Red Brangus steers reach market weight at 16/18 months of age, exceeding 500 kilograms live weight, with good levels of efficiency in high and low concentrate feeding regimes. Feed conversion equals, and in many cases exceeds, those of pure breeds (European and Continental), as shown by the figures in (Table 4) based on experimental trials conducted with 345 steers at Lardner Park in southern Victoria, Australia.
Below are examples of workshops YCD has hosted in the past through our student and educator conferences; contact us to request more information or connect with a presenter.
Does paying for college scare you from applying? Does the financial aid process scare you? In this session, we’ll break it down into simple steps. We’ll talk about in-state tuition, grants, scholarships and loans, and share some creative ways to save money and pay for college. Learn about common mistakes and pitfalls and how to avoid them. Bring your cell phone or laptop or a notepad because you’ll get some websites with resources. This session will also cover financial aid options for DACA, Dreamer and undocumented students.
Here’s a list of the people leading the conversation on economic justice today, either locally or nationally. They inspire and inform our work. Follow them on social media or look for opportunities to hear them speak and dig deeper on these issues.