Colorado Postcards

Colorado Postcards

Colorado Postcards are snapshots of our colorful state in sound. They give brief insights into our people and places, our flora and fauna, and our past and present, from every corner of Colorado.

Click on the links below to hear audio examples.

Fraser, sometime “Icebox of the Nation”
In Breckenridge, spelling matters
The boreal toad
Colorado’s Alpine Tundra
NYE and AdAmAn
NORAD
Colorado’s contribution to Christmas lighting
Oh Christmas tree
Josephine Roche, Denver’s first policewoman
The plucky pika, parked upon a peak
“We gave it the name Pueblo”
The beaver, Colorado’s largest rodent
Turkey vultures and the circle of life
Eugene Fodor, fiddler on a horse:
The giant Ice Age bison
The yellow-bellied marmot (aka the whistlepig)
Colfax: the man behind the longest street in America
Mt. Silverheels
Dark skies
Her name was, briefly, Capitola
John and Elizabeth Iliff
Doctoring Denver’s drinking fountains
Edwin James’ mountain of accomplishment
Aspens quake as one
John B. Stetson, Boss of the Plains
Follow your nose to the skypilot
The Pueblo chile
Antlers, the fastest-growing bones in existence
Mother Cabrini, Golden’s Catholic saint
Cooked up in Colorado: cheeseburgers (maybe) & root beer floats
Doc Susie, Colorado medical pioneer
Colorado on four wheels
Stegosaurus, Colorado’s state fossil
Telluride: “To hell you ride!”
Palisade peaches
The prairie dog
The sweetest melons in the world
Beulah Red: only in Colorado
Mount of the Holy Cross
The lark bunting: troubadour of the plains
The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Colorado, hail capital
Colorado rodeos, bucking & bodacious
Oscar Wilde in Leadville
The Hard Rock 100
Whitetail and mule deer
Climbing America’s mountain, Pikes Peak
Cherry Creek, or Chokecherry Creek?
Pronghorn, speeding across Colorado
Horace Tabor, Silver King
The American bison, hulking, humped and hoofed
Colorado baseball’s first innings
The many lives of Buckskin Joe
Hattie McDaniel: a star twice over
Colorado’s Yule Marble
Tuberculosis tourism
A Montrose by any other name
Equal suffrage in Colorado
Molybdenum made—and unmade—the town of Climax
Shep’s Crossing in Broomfield
Sandhill cranes: herald of springtime
Molly Brown, ever buoyant
Colorado borders: not a perfect rectangle
The many springs of Colorado