Colorado is located in the Rocky Mountain region. It is well known for its magnificent
of mountains, rivers, lakes and plains. Extreme weather is a not unusual
occurrence in Colorado.
Thunderstorms are common east of the Continental divide in the spring and
is one of the leading states in deaths due to lightning. Hail is a common
sight in the mountains
east of the divide. The highest temperature ever recorded in Colorado was
48$B!k(BC on July 11,
1888, at Bennett, while the lowest was -51.7$B!k(BC on February1, 1985, at Maybell.
(L) A map of Colorado (R) October snow in Colorado: Source: NASA.
(L) A welcome to the Colorado sign board.
(R) This photograph shows the Georgetown Loop of the Colorado Central Railroad
This historical rail track survived as active lines of BNSF Railway.
Denver is the state capital and the largest city in Colorado. The estimated
population is about 600,000
in 2008. Denver is a consolidated city-county located in the South Platte
River Valley, just east of
the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.
(L) Autumn leaves in the Nymph Lake and Longs Peak at Rocky Mountain National
Park in September 1962.
(R) This is the ticket that shows a 15-day vehicle permit at the Rocky
Mountain National Park.
Both pictures were photographed by Dr. J. Miyamoto.
Rocky Mountain National Park is located in the north-central region of
the state of Colorado,
northwest of Boulder in the Rockies, includes the Continental Divide and
the headwaters of
the Colorado River. It features majestic mountain views, a variety of wild
life and wooded forests.
Pikes Peak is a mountain in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, 16
kms west of the city
of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Drivers race up the mountain in a famous
annual race called
the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb.
Pikes Peak Run International Film Festival, Houston, 1990 Gold Award.
Right photo shows the Pikes Peak, 4302 m above sea level.
Source: University of Texas Libraries
Mesa Verde National Park is the UNESCO World Heritage Site, located in
the state of Colorado. The park
features numerous ruins of homes and villages built by the ancient Pueblo
people known as the Anasazi.
The Anasazi made this stone village their home in the 1200 A.D.. It is
best known for several cliff dwellings
including the Cliff Palace, which is thought to be the largest cliff dwelling
in North America.
A vehicle permit paper to enter the Mesa Verde National Park, that is obtained
in August 1962.
Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act
Statewide smoking ban: the Clean Indoor Air Act, which became effective
July 2006, prohibits
smoking in nearly all enclosed workplaces and public places, including
and taverns. The facilities exempted from the ban are cigar bars, up to
25% of hotel rooms,
the smokers' lounge at the International Airport, casinos and workplaces
which are not open
to the public, which employ fewer than three employees.
Colorado became the 13th state in the nation Saturday to ban smoking in
and most workplaces. Some cities, such as Pueblo, Boulder and Fort Collins,
been local bans in place.
Legislators heard evidence indicating smoking bans to have had a positive
impact on the
restaurant business but a negative effect on casinos. Airports logically
could be exempted
because they attract mostly non-resident of Colorado.
Source: Denver Cahnnel. com July 2, 2006
(L) A corn field in the Larimer County, northwest of Denver (R) A center
pivot irrigation of wheat in the eastern Colorado
Smoking ban reduces heart attacks.
A study done in the 18 months after Pueblo, Colorado enacted its smoking
ban in 2003 shows
a 27 percent decrease in hospital admissions for heart attacks for city
residents. The study
was led by Dr. Carl Bartecchi, a clinical professor of medicine at the
University of Colorado School
of Medicine in Denver.
The decline in the number of heart attack hospitalization within the first
year and a half after
the nonsmoking ban that was observed in this study is most likely due to
a decrease in the
effect of secondhand smoke as triggering factor for heart attack. The Pueblo
study gives a
positive outlook to the future of healthcare in Colorado. A 27 percent
decrease is substantial
and will cut the cost of treatment with a trickle down effect to the cost
of health insurance
throughout the entire state.
Source: Colorado Health Insurance Insider September 26.2006
Source: CNN co.jp January 2, 2009
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The article was written in September 2008, ,by Junhaku Miyamoto, M.D.,