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The newspapers are your source of local, world, business, sports, and weather information. In Denver we have two competing dailies - The Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post, both morning papers. The Rocky Mountain News tends to be more Conservative while the Post (my favorite) is more liberal. The News publishes Monday through Saturday while the Post is Sunday through Friday. Both are 50 cents daily except for the Sunday Post - one dollar. The third major paper is a free weekly that highlights the music and cultural events in the Denver metro area. This is the Westword that hits the newstands on Thursdays, your guide to the cultural and musical events occuring during your stay.
Los juzgados de Denver. Están...
Los juzgados de Denver. Están exactamente enfrente del Capitolio de Colorado, atravesando el parque (frente a donde estoy en la foto principal). Se permite la entrada a los visitantes previa revisión con detectores de metal.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science
The Denver Museum of Nature and Science has some excellent attractions includingan IMAX Theater. There is the exhibit on dinosaurs, the Hall of Life, Egyptian mummies, gems and minerals, and science gallery shows.
The museum is located at 2001 Colorado Boulevard. Telephones:
(303) 322- 7009
(800) 925- 2250
Denver's a Healthy but Private City
First of all, the people in Denver love their outdoor activites. In the winter, most everyone goes up to the mountains to ski or snowboard, and during the summer, people bike and run. The people in Denver love to watch their football and hockey, but they're not really into baseball or basketball. Popular sports to play here are golf, tennis, and even lacrosse and rugby. It's interesting, though, because even though people are active in Denver, it's also spread out, so people drive almost everywhere (almost no one walks to where they're going). There's beautiful scenery in the mountains to the west, Rocky Mountain National Park to the north, and Garden of the Gods to the south.
The city of Denver is heavily populated with Hispanics, and many Denver people speak at least a little Spanish. There's also a semi-large Asian population, but few other minority groups are adequately represented in Denver. Denver people are also very polite and are always willing to say hello.
On the downside, although the city itself is semi-liberal and young, the suburbs house very "uppity" people. Colorado is a Republican state, and people here love large corporations and large automobiles! Most stores and restaurants are corporate-owned, so there's not too much you can find that is unique to Denver (espeically in the suburbs). Most people drive SUVs, and although Denver is a small city, the highways are always packed.
All in all, the Denver area is a beautiful place to visit, and there's a lot of naturally-occuring scenery that you shouldn't miss. If you go to Denver, don't miss the mountains! As for the food and shopping, though, Denver is probably near the bottom of that list!
When in Denver, baseball fans should take the opportunity to visit Coors Field and take in a Colorado Rockies baseball game. This "mile high" stadium is comfortable and cozy, and you'll have a great seat no matter where you sit.
Plenty of ice cold Coors brew for your drinking pleasure, too.
The Rockies kind of stink lately, but a trip to the ol' ball game is always fun, win or lose. This sporting tip involves viewing, not playing. Just get enough money to buy a ticket or two, and a few beers. Head over to Coors and have a ball.
I suppose you COULD bring a glove in case you have a foul ball hit your way in the stands. But we all know that the only people who catch foul balls at baseball games never have baseball gloves. : )
BTW, the stadium is located at the intersection of Blake and 20th streets. Back when the Rockies were pretty good, they were often called the Blake Street Bombers. Now, thanks to their anemic pitching staff, they mostly get bombed. ; )