Mission Accomplished: Building Colorado Veterans Monument (GSS1.2/M68/2003). Edited by Tim Drago, a key figure in planning for the Colorado Veterans Monument in the late 1980s, this hardcover book with color photos examines the fundraising, construction, and legacy of the Veterans Monument adjacent to the State Capitol. Also included is a roster of the more than 5,000 Colorado war dead up to that time.
Denver's Historic Markers, Memorials, Statues, and Parks
compiled by Agnes Wright Spring (HED6.2/D41/1959). Published by the Colorado Historical Society, this booklet examines Denver monuments from a historic preservation point of view.
Memorials and Art In and Around the Colorado State Capitol (GA4.2/C17/1992). This publication gives a listing and brief description of the many statues, portraits, plaques, stained glass windows, murals, time capsules, and various other monuments and artworks in and near the State Capitol. There are even specially designated memorial trees on the Capitol grounds, and moon rocks on the building's first floor!
Additionally, for more detailed information on the Capitol, see also:
-The Colorado State Capitol: History, Politics, Preservation (HED13.2/C17/2005)
-Visitor's Guide to Colorado's Capitol (GA4.2/C17/2005)
-The Colorado State Capitol: Granite and Gold (GA12.2/C17/1992)
-Art of the House: Paintings in the House of Representatives (GAH1.2/P16/1990)
-Colorado State Capitol Virtual Tour
Information for People Moving to Colorado
Colorado’s Vacation Web Site (where you can order a colorful guide)
Colorado Data Book
Colorado Division of Housing
Local Chambers of Commerce
Living in Colorado
Colorado Economic Chronicle
Focus Colorado: Economic and Revenue Forecasts
Working in Colorado
Doing Business in Colorado
Learning and Education in Colorado
Visiting and Activities
Government in Colorado
-Colorado Economic Chronicle
-Focus Colorado, Economic and Revenue Forecast
-Colorado Economic Perspective
Other resources include:
-Colorado Economic Profile (Office of Economic Development and International Trade, 2005)
-Colorado Economic Development Data Book (Office of Economic Development and International Trade, 2005)
-Economic Development Committee: Report to the Colorado General Assembly (Colorado Legislative Council, 2005
These publications (including back issues of the serials) and others on the subject can be borrowed from State Publications.
Print out fact sheets on everything from how to harvest rainwater to xeriscaping techniques. Use of native plants can help save water. Growing vegetables is possible using water conservation methods. Colorado State University and the Denver Botanic Gardens have partnered to create a web site to assist gardeners in selecting plants that thrive in our Rocky Mountain region. Specific xeriscape information is available in English and Spanish at PlantTalk.
Examples of some related titles that can be borrowed from CoSPL are:
Native trees for Colorado landscapes by J. Klett, B. Fahey, and R.Cox, CSU Cooperative Extension, UCSU20/6.22/7.421/2002
Native shrubs for Colorado landscapes by J. Klett, B. Fahey, and R. Cox, CSU Cooperative Extension, UCSU20/6.22/7.422/2002
Native herbaceous perennials for Colorado landscapes by I. Shonle, L.G. Vickerman, and J.E. Klett, CSU Cooperative Extension, UCSU20/6.22/7.242/2004
In addition, go to the Division of Housing’s web site for low income housing information, rental assistance, affordable housing data, manufactured housing, and more. There is also an online database for finding affordable housing.
If you would like to know more about the buying/selling process, the Colorado Real Estate Manual is available online. All of the above can also be borrowed in hard copy from our library.
Some ideas for activities are:
- Drive the scenic and historic byways that crisscross the state
- Find a State Park to suit your interests
- Picnic or camp at one of the National Parks
- Check an events calendar
- Find a place to stay and attractions and recreation in that area
- Contact a local chamber of commerce for local events
- Check community web pages for visitor information
- Need more information? Order the Official Vacation Guide to Colorado
The Colorado Legislature has considered a number of bills this session concerning voting and elections, including bills on absentee ballots (HB06-1012), provisional ballots (HB06-1198), proof of U.S. citizenship to vote (HCR06-1009 and SB06-146), conduct of elections (SB06-170), and others.
CoSPL has a variety of resources on voting and elections, including the HAVA [Help America Vote Act] State Plan; and Abstract of Votes Cast (most years going back to 1892). Also see the Colorado Secretary of State's "Election Center" website with info on voter registration, rules, statistics, HAVA, and more.
- Fishing clinics for the entire family are scheduled.
- Buying a license has become easier.
- Fishing regulations and property directory for 2006 is online.
- Check out fishing conditions by regions of the state.
- Where are the fishing "hot spots" in northern, western, & SE Colorado?
- Want to know what's on the end of that line? Check out Species ID.
- What about the current information on whirling disease?
Search CoSPL online catalog to borrow reports on the state fish, the greenback cutthroat trout, including a video detailing it's history called the "Incredible Journey of the Greenback Cutthroats" (NR6.2/C97/1996) by Hugh Gardner. Other titles on fishing and aquatic research are available at the library.
-Original 1876 Constitution online
-Colorado, Constitutionalism and Contemporary Methods of State Constitutional Revision
-The Colorado Constitution: Is It Adequate for the Next Century?
The last two titles suggest the debate over the state's constitution. Recently the State Legislature debated a proposal for a Colorado Constitutional Convention to be held to discuss removing outdated parts and transferring some of the laws from the Constitution to the Statutes. Legislators in favor of HCR06-1003 argue that Colorado's Constitution is one of the longest and most frequently amended state constitutions in the U.S. Although the bill has been postponed for now, it raises an interesting issue about our state's laws and government.