2004 United States presidential election in Colorado
The 2004 United States presidential election in Colorado took place on November 2, 2004, was part of the 2004 United States presidential election. Voters chose 9 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president. Colorado was won by incumbent President George W. Bush by a 4.67% margin of victory. Prior to the election, 10 of 12 news organizations considered this a state Bush would win, or otherwise considered as a red state, although both campaigns targeted it as the Democratic candidate, John Kerry, was born in Colorado. On election day, Bush did carry Colorado, but only about half the 9% margin he won over Al Gore in 2000. Additionally, Colorado voters decided not to pass a referendum that would have split their electoral vote for this and future presidential elections; as of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last time the Republican nominee carried Colorado in a presidential election, as well as Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, Larimer County, Alamosa County, Ouray County.
This is the only presidential election that Broomfield County, created in 2001, has voted Republican. It was the first time any candidate received a million votes in the state. Colorado Democratic primary, 2004 There were 12 news organizations who made state-by-state predictions of the election. Here are their last predictions before election day. D. C. Political Report: Slight Republican Associated Press: Leans Bush CNN: Bush Cook Political Report: Leans Republican Newsweek: Leans Bush New York Times: Leans Bush Rasmussen Reports: Bush Research 2000: Leans Bush Washington Post: Battleground Washington Times: Leans Bush Zogby International: Kerry Washington Dispatch: Bush Although considered a battleground state, Bush won every single pre-election poll in the state; the final 3 polls averaged Bush leading with 51% to 44%. Bush raised $2,598,226. Kerry raised $3,229,631. In the fall election campaign, the Republican ticket visited Colorado 5 times; the Democratic ticket visited 7 times. Bush and Kerry heavily advertised each week.
Bush spent just over $400,000 each week. Kerry spent over $500,000 each week; the key to Bush's victory in the state was winning the populated counties such as Jefferson County, Douglas County, El Paso County, Arapahoe County. Although nationally Bush did better, his results in Colorado were lower than in 2000. Bush won 4 of 7 congressional districts including one held by a Democratic representative. Technically the voters of Colorado cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Colorado is allocated 9 electors because it has two senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of nine electors, who pledge to vote for their candidate and his or her running mate. Whoever wins the majority of votes in the state is awarded all nine electoral votes, their chosen electors vote for president and vice president. Although electors are pledged to their candidate and running mate, they are not obligated to vote for them.
An elector who votes for someone other than his or her candidate is known as a faithless elector. The electors of each state and the District of Columbia met on December 13, 2004, to cast their votes for president and vice president; the Electoral College itself never meets as one body. Instead the electors from each state and the District of Columbia met in their respective capitols; the following were the members of the Electoral College from the state. All were voted for George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Theodore S. Halaby Robert A. Martinez Lilly Y. Nunez Cynthia H. Murphy Sylvia Morgan-Smith Diane B. Gallagher Vicki A. Edwards Frances W. Owens Booker T. Graves There was a Constitutional amendment put on the ballot in the state to alter the way the state's electors would be distributed among presidential candidates, but was rejected by the voters in 2004
Denver 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; the Denver downtown district is east of the confluence of Cherry Creek with the South Platte River 12 mi 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 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. Denver is ranked as a Beta world city by World Cities Research Network. With an estimated population of 704,621 in 2017, Denver is the 19th-most populous U. S. city, with a 17.41% increase since the 2010 United States Census, it has been one of the fastest-growing major cities in the United States.
The 10-county Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area had an estimated 2017 population of 2,888,227 and is the 19th most populous U. S. metropolitan statistical area. The 12-city Denver-Aurora, CO Combined Statistical Area had an estimated 2017 population of 3,515,374 and is the 15th most populous U. S. metropolitan area. Denver is the most populous city of the 18-county Front Range Urban Corridor, an oblong urban region stretching across two states with an estimated 2017 population of 4,895,589. Denver is the most populous city within a 500-mile radius and the second-most populous city in the Mountain West after Phoenix, Arizona. In 2016, Denver was named the best place to live in the United States by U. S. News & World Report. In the summer of 1858, during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, a group of gold prospectors from Lawrence, Kansas established Montana City as a mining town on the banks of the South Platte River in what was western Kansas Territory; this was the first historical settlement in what was to become the city of Denver.
The site faded however, by the summer of 1859 it was abandoned in favor of Auraria and St. Charles City. On November 22, 1858, General William Larimer and Captain Jonathan Cox, both land speculators from eastern Kansas Territory, placed cottonwood logs to stake a claim on the bluff overlooking the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek, across the creek from the existing mining settlement of Auraria, on the site of the existing townsite of St. Charles. Larimer named the townsite Denver City to curry favor with Kansas Territorial Governor James W. Denver. Larimer hoped the town's name would help make it the county seat of Arapaho County but, unbeknownst to him, Governor Denver had resigned from office; the location was accessible to existing trails and was across the South Platte River from the site of seasonal encampments of the Cheyenne and Arapaho. The site of these first towns is now the site of Confluence Park near downtown Denver. Larimer, along with associates in the St. Charles City Land Company, sold parcels in the town to merchants and miners, with the intention of creating a major city that would cater to new immigrants.
Denver City was a frontier town, with an economy based on servicing local miners with gambling, saloons and goods trading. In the early years, land parcels were traded for grubstakes or gambled away by miners in Auraria. In May 1859, Denver City residents donated 53 lots to the Leavenworth & Pike's Peak Express in order to secure the region's first overland wagon route. Offering daily service for "passengers, mail and gold", the Express reached Denver on a trail that trimmed westward travel time from twelve days to six. In 1863, Western Union furthered Denver's dominance of the region by choosing the city for its regional terminus; the Colorado Territory was created on February 28, 1861, Arapahoe County was formed on November 1, 1861, Denver City was incorporated on November 7, 1861. Denver City served as the Arapahoe County Seat from 1861 until consolidation in 1902. In 1867, Denver City became the acting territorial capital, in 1881 was chosen as the permanent state capital in a statewide ballot.
With its newfound importance, Denver City shortened its name to Denver. On August 1, 1876, Colorado was admitted to the Union. Although by the close of the 1860s, Denver residents could look with pride at their success establishing a vibrant supply and service center, the decision to route the nation's first transcontinental railroad through Cheyenne, rather than Denver, threatened the prosperity of the young town. A daunting 100 miles away, citizens mobilized to build a railroad to connect Denver to the transcontinental railroad. Spearheaded by visionary leaders including Territorial Governor John Evans, David Moffat, Walter Cheesman, fundraising began. Within three days, $300,000 had been raised, citizens were optimistic. Fundraising stalled before enough was raised, forcing these visionary leaders to take control of the debt-ridden railroad. Despite challenges, on June 24, 1870, citizens cheered as the Denver Pacific completed the link to the transcontinental railroad, ushering in a new age of prosperity for Denver.
Linked to the rest of the nation by rail, Denver prospered as a service and supply center. The young city grew during these years, attracting millionaires with their mansions, as well as the poverty and crime of a growing city. Denver citizens were proud when the rich chose Denver and were thrilled when Horace Tabor, the Leadville mining millionaire, built an impressive business block at 16th and Larimer as well as the el
Park County, Colorado
Park County is one of the 64 counties in the U. S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,206; the county seat is Fairplay. The county was named after the large geographic region known as South Park, named by early fur traders and trappers in the area. Park County is included in CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. A majority of the county lies within the boundaries of the South Park National Heritage Area; the geographic center of the State of Colorado is located in Park County. Park County has been and is the location of several important mines, including the defunct Orphan Boy, discovered near Alma in 1861 and produced gold, silver and zinc; the historic Sweet Home Mine near Alma, is a former silver mine now known for its rhodochrosite mineral specimens. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,211 square miles, of which 2,194 square miles is land and 17 square miles is water; the headwaters of the South Platte River are in Park County. Clear Creek County - north Jefferson County - northeast Teller County - east Fremont County - southeast Chaffee County - southwest Lake County - west Summit County - northwest Buffalo Peaks Wilderness Lost Creek Wilderness Pike National Forest San Isabel National Forest Eleven Mile State Park Spinney Mountain State Park Staunton State Park American Discovery Trail Colorado Trail Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Great Parks Bicycle Route Guanella Pass Scenic Byway TransAmerica Trail Bicycle Route As of the census of 2000, there were 14,523 people, 5,894 households, 4,220 families residing in the county.
The population density was 7 people per square mile. There were 10,697 housing units at an average density of 5 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 95.07% White, 0.50% Black or African American, 0.92% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.23% from other races, 1.84% from two or more races. 4.32% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 5,894 households out of which 30.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.10% were married couples living together, 4.40% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.40% were non-families. 21.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.86. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 5.10% from 18 to 24, 33.40% from 25 to 44, 30.60% from 45 to 64, 7.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years.
For every 100 females there were 107.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $51,899, the median income for a family was $57,025. Males had a median income of $41,480 versus $27,807 for females; the per capita income for the county was $25,019. About 3.40% of families and 5.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.60% of those under age 18 and 5.70% of those age 65 or over. Alma Fairplay Guffey Antero Junction Buckskin Joe Garo Howbert Tarryall Trump In the animated television series South Park, the fictional town of the same name is situated in Park County, Colorado; the police in South Park were a one-man South Park Police force at first, but it has since been phased out in favor of the Park County police. In 1955, part of the film The Looters, co-starring Rory Calhoun, subsequently of the CBS western television series, The Texan, the actress Julie Adams, was filmed in Park County; the Looters is the story of a plane crash in the Rocky Mountains.
The filming was undertaken about Tarryall Creek. The advertising poster reads: "Five desperate men... and a girl who didn't care... trapped on a mountain of gale-lashed rock!" John Lewis Dyer Gottlieb Fluhmann Marie Guiraud Samuel Hartsel John J. Hoover Irving Howbert Sheldon Jackson Frank H. Mayer Benjamin Ratcliff Anna Blythe Speas Outline of Colorado Index of Colorado-related articles Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory Park County, Jefferson Territory Colorado census statistical areas Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area Front Range Urban Corridor National Register of Historic Places listings in Park County, Colorado South Park Park County Government website Geographic data related to Park County, Colorado at OpenStreetMap South Park National Heritage Area Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck Colorado Historical Society Geologic Map of the Harvard Lakes 7.5ʹ Quadrangle and Chaffee Counties, Colorado United States Geological Survey
Grand County, Colorado
Grand County is one of the 64 counties in the U. S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,843; the county seat is Hot Sulphur Springs. When Grand County was created February 2, 1874 it was carved out of Summit County and contained land to the western and northern borders of the state, in present-day Moffat County and Routt County, it was named after Grand Lake and the Grand River, an old name for the upper Colorado River, which has its headwaters in the county. On January 29, 1877 Routt County was created and Grand County shrunk down to its current western boundary; when valuable minerals were found in North Park, Grand County claimed the area as part of its county, a claim Larimer County held. It took a decision by the Colorado Supreme Court in 1886 to declare North Park part of Larimer County, setting Grand County's northern boundary. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,870 square miles, of which 1,846 square miles is land and 23 square miles is water.
Great Parks Bicycle Route TransAmerica Trail Bicycle Route Colorado River Headwaters National Scenic Byway Trail Ridge Road/Beaver Meadow National Scenic Byway As of the census of 2000, there were 12,442 people, 5,075 households, 3,217 families residing in the county. The population density was 7 people per square mile. There were 10,894 housing units at an average density of 6 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 95.15% White, 0.48% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.00% from other races, 1.15% from two or more races. 4.36% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 23.8 % were of 10.0 % English and 7.3 % American ancestry. There were 5,075 households out of which 28.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.70% were married couples living together, 5.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.60% were non-families. 24.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.80% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.85. In the county, the population was spread out with 21.80% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 34.70% from 25 to 44, 26.80% from 45 to 64, 7.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 112.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $47,759, the median income for a family was $55,217. Males had a median income of $34,861 versus $26,445 for females; the per capita income for the county was $25,198. About 5.40% of families and 7.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.90% of those under age 18 and 6.10% of those age 65 or over. Fraser Granby Grand Lake Hot Sulphur Springs Kremmling Winter Park Parshall Tabernash Radium Colorado portal List of counties in Colorado Saratoga County, Jefferson Territory National Register of Historic Places listings in Grand County, Colorado Official website Arapaho National Recreation Area website Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck Colorado Historical Society Grand County Library District website Grand County News website Grand County Tourism Board website Town of Hot Sulphur Springs website Rocky Mountain National Park website Winter Park and Fraser Valley Chamber of Commerce website Grand Lake Chamber of Commerce homepage
Gilpin County, Colorado
Gilpin County is the second-least extensive of the 64 counties of the U. S. state of Colorado, behind only the City and County of Broomfield. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,441; the county seat is Central City. The county was formed in 1861, while Colorado was still a Territory, was named after Colonel William Gilpin, the first territorial governor. Gilpin County is part of CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 150 square miles, of which 150 square miles is land and 0.4 square miles is water. It is the second-smallest county by area in Colorado. Boulder County – north Jefferson County – east Clear Creek County – south Grand County – west Arapaho National Forest James Peak Wilderness Roosevelt National Forest Golden Gate Canyon State Park Continental Divide National Scenic Trail Peak to Peak Scenic and Historic Byway As of the census of 2000, there were 4,757 people, 2,043 households, 1,264 families residing in the county.
The population density was 32 people per square mile. There were 2,929 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 94.37% White, 0.53% Black or African American, 0.82% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 1.53% from other races, 1.87% from two or more races. 4.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 2,043 households out of which 26.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 5.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.10% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.81. In the county, the population was spread out with 21.10% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 37.40% from 25 to 44, 30.00% from 45 to 64, 5.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years.
For every 100 females there were 112.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 116.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $51,942, the median income for a family was $61,859. Males had a median income of $38,560 versus $30,820 for females; the per capita income for the county was $26,148. About 1.00% of families and 4.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.40% of those under age 18 and 6.10% of those age 65 or over. Black Hawk Central City Coal Creek Rollinsville Nevadaville Russell Gulch Central City/Black Hawk Historic District Outline of Colorado Index of Colorado-related articles Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory Montana County, Jefferson Territory Colorado census statistical areas Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area Front Range Urban Corridor Hidee Gold Mine National Register of Historic Places listings in Gilpin County, Colorado Gilpin County Government website Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck Colorado Historical Society
National Register of Historic Places listings in Clear Creek County, Colorado
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places listings in Clear Creek County, Colorado. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places in Clear Creek County, United States; the locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a map. There are 25 properties and districts listed on the National Register in the county, including 1 National Historic Landmark; this National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted April 12, 2019. List of National Historic Landmarks in Colorado National Register of Historic Places listings in Colorado
Pike National Forest
The Pike National Forest is located in the Front Range of Colorado, United States, west of Colorado Springs including Pikes Peak. The forest encompasses 1,106,604 acres within Clear Creek, Park, Douglas and El Paso counties; the major rivers draining the forest are the South Fountain Creek. Rampart Reservoir, a large artificial body of water, is located within the forest; the forest is named after American explorer Zebulon Pike. Much of the bedrock within Pike National Forest is made up of the coarse, pink to orange Pikes Peak granite. Pike National Forest is managed in association with San Isabel National Forest and Comanche National Grassland in Colorado, as well as Cimarron National Grassland in Kansas and is headquartered in Pueblo, Colorado. There are local ranger district offices located in Colorado Springs and Morrison; the dry climate of Pike National Forest makes it prime wildfire territory. The first recorded fires occurred in the 19th century, the forest was the location of the Hayman Fire of 2002 and the Waldo Canyon Fire of 2012.
The former burned 133 homes while the latter burned 18,247-acre and 346 homes. The Pike and San Isabel National Forest was awarded a major reclamation project to fix the damage from the Hayman wildfire; the project was sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation, in conjunction with several university bookstores. Pike and San Isabel was voted the winner from a group of three separate forests; the vote took place at www.buildaforest.com. The school who placed the most votes for Pike and San Isabel National Forest was the University of Central Florida. There are three designated wilderness areas lying within Pike National Forest that are part of the National Wilderness Preservation System. Two of them extend into neighboring National Forests. Buffalo Peaks Wilderness, 67.83 square miles Lost Creek Wilderness, 187 square miles Mount Evans Wilderness, 116.3 square miles Most of the forest experiences a Highland climate with warm summers and cold winters. In the summer, nights are cool due to the forest's high elevation.
Temperatures and precipitation vary throughout the forest, depending on elevation. Most of the forest receives more than 100 inches of snow a year. United States Army Pike’s Peak Research Laboratory Devil's Head Lookout Culturally modified trees Barr Trail Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands