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June 9, 2022: Half a century of a ‘Rocky Mountain High’

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Finch Lake Rocky Mountain National Park
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Finch Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The world first heard John Denver's "Rocky Mountain High" 50 years ago. It served as something of a musical magnet, attracting people to Colorado. Lawmakers here declared it the state's second official song in 2007. Today, we reflect on Denver's legacy -- musically and environmentally. Special thanks to producer David Hill.