In 1976, the Olympic Winter Games were supposed to be held in Denver, but at nearly the last minute, citizens of the State of Colorado voted to keep the Olympics out of the state. They were worried about the traffic, pollution and added population.
Beer runs down the east side of the Rockies during the Spring meltoff!:D
Deer Trail, CO hosted the World's First Rodeo.
Since the altitude of Denver is 5280 ft, (hence, Mile-High City) we are near there, but not actually in Denver. Our actual altitude is 191 ft higher than Denver.
We are in the city named for Aurora Borealis, the magnetic phenomenon that scientists have been studying for centuries and still not quite figured out. And it is correct that this beauty cannot be seen from here.
I almost used the state clue: A famous gun-fighter died in this state from tuberculosis, but I suppose everyone has seen the movie Tombstone. John "Doc" Holliday spent his last days in Glenwood Springs.
My word! I can't believe the burrs here! Tenacious! Insidious!