“Pawnee National Grasslands” 2a

“Pawnee National Grasslands” 2a
Colorado National Forest
Image by DB’s travels
Pawnee National Grasslands in eastern Colorado. Throughout the prairie states there are various National Grasslands — the Grasslands are vast stretches where there are efforts to let the prairie return to its natural state, thus you drive through miles of seemingly empty grasslands seeing only deer and antelope (and buffalo, in North Dakota) and old, apparently abandoned, ranches and towns. Portions of the Grasslands are still used by ranches, thus sections of the Grasslands are fairly accessible by gravel and/or dirt roads.

In the Pawnee Grasslands there is one relatively short trail at Pawnee Butte (this picture), which you get to by driving over about 15 miles of gravel roads. It was at Pawnee Butte that I first discovered the extensiveness and beauty of the bird life in the prairies. The actual buttes were off-limits when I was there due to hatching season for raptors (eagles and hawks) that nested in the buttes. Besides raptors, there were many types of swallows and various songbirds (including mocking birds) in the air around the buttes. The trail at the Buttes goes down a wash between two buttes (the trail is on the lower right corner of the picture, which shows only one of the buttes). When I was coming up the trail, there was one bird sitting in the middle of the wash making a call which echoed off the butte walls, and another bird somewhere higher up answering — in the remoteness of the area with only the sounds of the birds and the wind, it was quite beautiful.

Leaving the buttes one encounters an odd contradiction. When leaving the buttes I started coming across some curious spots that seemed to contradict the remoteness of the grasslands. Headed back towards the main road, I kept passing small squares of land (a little larger than the size of an urban house lot) that were fenced off with barb wire, had a concrete pad with some metal circle in the middle, and had electricity and phone lines running to them. It dawned on me that these might be the silos that had contained Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) during the Cold War. This suspicion was somewhat confirmed when I passed a very small compound (a couple of buildings) out in the middle of nowhere — though the compound was not marked, the presence of Air Force trucks suggested that it was a military base.

In about 40 miles of driving I must have passed 20 or so missile silos. Though the missile program was decommissioned a number of years ago, the presence of the Air Force was disconcerting (an Air Force truck appeared to be following me for about 10 miles) and so I didn’t take any pictures of the silos. A web search using Google (search for "ICBM AND Colorado" turned up a number of websites that discuss the missile silos.

Photo taken in 2002, larger size picture no longer available. Best viewed as part of Prairie 2002 set.View on black, courtesy of B l a c k M a g i c

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Dolphins Day Of Defeat

Dolphins Day Of Defeat After An Upsetting Loss To The New Hope Denver Broncos With Tim Tebow At Center **** disclaimer***** All rights are paid to the NFL.
Video Rating: 5 / 5

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Chapolin Colorado-O Ultimo Episódio(1979) *legendado*

Aqui está o trecho final do último programa Chapolin Colorado em 1979.Na ocasião após a saída de Carlos Villagrán e Ramón Valdez, Roberto Gomez Bolaños decide por encerrar as gravações do seriado que fez sucesso a quase dez anos na Televisa, se dedicando unicamente a série Chespirito que retomara depois sete anos parados para interpretar os personagens Chaves e Chapolin Colorado. Nesse trecho, o ator agradece a todos os que ajudaram no apoio técnico e artístico… Coloquei legenda para melhor entendimento. Emocionante…

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How would you fix college football?

Question by Derek: How would you fix college football?
What do you think about this? and if you have a different idea lets hear it.

College football is being ruined by the BCS and college rivalries about to be ruined by teams moving to different conferences.

I say no more SEC, no more BIG 12, no more PAC 12(or whatever number they will be) no more of these conferences. everybody is talking about four 16 team conferences.. well I’ve came up with four 18 team conferences. YES there will be a lot of football colleges out of the picture but the way college football is going those schools will be left out anyways. Maybe in time they can create their own “league” and have a “NFL-AFL” type match up in the end.

Here is what I propose.

Washington St
Oregon St
Southern Cal
Boise St
Arizona St
Colorado St
New Mexico
New Mexico St

Texas A&M
Texas Tech
Oklahoma St
Kansas St
Ole Miss
Mississippi St

Iowa St
Michigan St
Ohio St
Miami (OH)
Notre Dame

Boston College
Penn St
West Virginia
Virginia Tech
Wake Forest
South Carolina
Florida St
South Florida
Miami (FL)
Georgia Tech

New College Format
Each conference has their own ranking system from 1-18.
Play 9 inner-conference games on a rotating schedule and 3 outer-conference (1 from each conference)
The top 4 team in each conference will play a playoff format.———#1 vs. #4 and #2 vs. #3
Winners from each conference will play in another playoff format to determine a National Champion.———Western vs. Eastern and Northern vs. Southern.

Best answer:

Answer by Dio Disciples
Sixteen team playoff, with seeding based on the current “BCS” system…..first round on campus sites; elite eight, final four and championship played at “BCS” bowl sites. Retain remainder of bowls for non-qualifiers, but try to bring more sanity to that mish mash with tie-ins to create interstate “rivalries.”

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TomTom “Colorado On The Road”

TomTom presenta il backstage di “Colorado On The Road”, la divertente iniziativa che porterà sul tuo navigatore le voci di Diego Abatantuono e della banda di Colorado! Scopri tutto su www.coloradontheroad.it
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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Colorado – Idaho Springs: Beau Jo’s Pizza

Colorado – Idaho Springs: Beau Jo’s Pizza
Image by wallyg
Beau Jo’s Pizza, at 1517 Miner Street in downtown Idaho Springs, was first opened by Chip Bair in the Miner Exchange Building 1973. What started out of a tiny, 18-seat store has expanded to seat nearly 600 in a small town with a population of 1,800, and included seven other locations in Colorado and one in South Dakota. Beau Jo’s legendary Colorado-style Mountain Pies is served by the pound, not by the inch. The High Altitude pizza features thick hand-rolled edges and is topped high with fresh toppings. Pies are offered in honey whole wheat grain or standard honey white crust, and each table includes a squeeze bottle of honey for crust dipping purposes. Beau Jo’s Pizza was featured on The Travel Channel’s Man vs. Food.

The Miner Exchange building, at 1517-1523 Miner Street, was built in 1879 and originally contained J.J. Elliott’s assay office. During the boom days of the 1880’s, dozens of ore wagons could always be seen parked in front of the "Exchange." Elliott was also the president and manager of the Idaho Springs Electric Company, which was organized in 1887 and opened an arc and incandescent electric plant. Elliott had the difficult task of convincing citizens of Idaho Springs that electricity was safe and more than just a passing fad.

The Idaho Springs Downtown Commercial District, roughly bound by Center Alley, 14th Avenue, Riverside Drive, and Idaho Street, has been the commercial center of the community since its development in the late 19th century. The Idaho Springs downtown area, with its collection of Late Victorian-Era structures, formed the core of a city where prospector George A. Jackson made the first placer gold discovery in Colorado. It went on to serve as an important milling and supply center for the mining region which accelerated the settlement of Colorado.

Idaho Springs Downtown Commercial District #84000801 (1984)

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I live in the state of Colorado. How long does it take to actually make a tenant leave their apartment once yo

Question by sraj26: I live in the state of Colorado. How long does it take to actually make a tenant leave their apartment once yo
I live in the state of Colorado. How long does it take to actually make a tenant leave their apartment once you’ve been given a notice to vacate the premises? I guess you would say the first initial eviction notice?

Optional Information:
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Best answer:

Answer by dances_with_unicorns1955
The eviction notice should have the terms in it. If you’ve gotten one, I suggest you start packing. I lived in Colorado Springs for seven years, and it’s a pretty strict place, thanks to all the Fundie Christians. Trust me – you can do better; try Denver or Fort Collins.

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Ultimate Denver Broncos Highlight 2010

(I do not own the music and the footage used in this video. No copyright infringement intended. For entertainment purposes only) Music: The Night – Disturbed Hero – Nas ft. Keri Hilson

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Will the denver broncos make it to the playoffs with a new head coach?

Question by J-dog: Will the denver broncos make it to the playoffs with a new head coach?
Since mike shannahan got fired, will the new head coach take the broncos to the playoffs?

Best answer:

Answer by Atlanta Braves fan

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what is your favorite city?

Question by Moira Ribas: what is your favorite city?

DAY 1.-CUSCO TO SAN PEDRO: 6:00 am leaving in a private bus stopping in interesting places like Ninamarcas Chullpas these are pre-Inca cemetery. The trip will be around 9 hours approximately, the highest pass on this road is 4000 msl. On this day we travel over the Andes and over the famous cloud forest which has interesting flora and fauna like de Andean Cock of the Rock Peru’s national bird. In the afternoon we arrive to San Pedro. We will spend the night in a lodge with double rooms. Optional night walk. Birdwatching

DAY 2 .- SAN PEDRO TO SOGA DE ORO LODGE: 5:00 am we go to the lick to Birdwatching:observe the display of the male Andean cock of the Rocks. After the show we come back for breakfast and explore slowly looking for woolly monkey, brown capuchin, quetzals, toucans which inhabit the cloud forest. Later we continue our trip by bus to Atalaya. From Atalaya we will make rafting . in balsa rafts which are made from balsa wood . We spend the night in the rustic Soga de Oro Lodge with private bathroom and hot shower. Optional night walk.
DAY 3.- SOGA DE ORO LODGE TO MAQUISAPAYOJ: We leave very early to see the parrot lick which is located ten minutes down river from the lodge. After the show we continue with our boat trip for approximately 8 hours . During the boat ride we have the best options to see the famous Jaguar, Capybaras, Caimans sleeping on the beach, Herons fishing at the edge of the alto Madre de Dios river, Macaws, Toucans, Vultures, Eagles and other species of birds which will show up along our trip. We spend the night at the Maquisapayoj lodge with private bathroom and hot shower. Optional night walk. Birdwatching

DAY 4.-. MAQUISAPAYOJ MACAW AND TAPIR LICK: 4:00 am we go to the macaw clay lick, the trip is 40 minutes by boat and 15 minutes walking to the special observation hide . The activity begins around 5:50 am with the small parrots and later the big macaws. The Parrots eat the clay which has minerals that helps the stomach digestion that is the reason why hundreds of parrots parakeets and macaws come to this particular place. After lunch we walk through primary rain forest for 1.40 hours to the Tapir lick; here there is an especial observation platform to see the Tapir (Tapirus terrestris). The tapirs are usually active at night for this reason we have mosquito nets with mattress and blankets to spend the night. Birdwatching

DAY 5.- BLANCO AND CAMUNGO LAKE: Very early we visit Blanco lake, here we look for the family of the Giant river otters that uses very often this lake, also this is an interesting place to observe the prehistoric bird called hoatzin, snail kite, brown throated three toed sloth, red howler monkey , squirrel monkey , white fronted capuchin, brown capuchin and other species that inhabit this lake. After lunch we visit Camungo lake we will climb on the 42 meters tower, this is a very good place to observe the marvelous toucans. We go on the catamaran and have another chance for the Giant river Otters. Return to the lodge and have another option for the tapir in case we did not have luck the night before. Birdwatching

DAY 6.- MAQUISAPAYOJ TRAILS: On this day we explore the trails of the lodge, we look for black spider monkey, monk Saki, emperor and saddle backed tamarin, also with a very good explanation about the medicinal plants and trees which are used for lumber. Again we can have another last option for the tapir in case we did not have luck. Birdwatching

DAY 7.- MAQUISAPAYOJ TO CUSCO OR PUERTO MALDONADO : Early in the morning we start with our return trip to Cusco, first by boat to Colorado village and then by car to Puerto Carlos, after crossing the Inambari River we star with the minibus to Cusco. Arriving to Cusco late in the afternoon . For the people who wants to fly we continue our trip to Puerto Maldonado two more hours. We spend the night in a hostal with private bathroom and shower. Dinner by your own. Birdwatching

DAY 8.-PUERTO MALDONADO CUSCO OR LIMA : Breakfast included in the hostel, after transfer to the airport for your trip to Cusco or Lima. Birdwatching

Best answer:

Answer by Travel Oracle™
I also like Turkmeinistan…

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