Colorado’s Most Endangered Places

Kevin Strong, left, and Doug Whitehead, right (credit: CBS)

CBS4 Photographer, Editor Honored For Helping To Keep Colorado’s History Alive

Two employees in the CBS4 news department were honored on Wednesday night by Colorado Preservation Inc.


The headframe over one of the mine shafts of the Ute Ulay (credit: CBS)

‘The Mine That Built Lake City’ Looks To Reclaim Title

Along the way from Lake City to Silverton you’ll encounter as many as seven ghost towns and many old ruins. On any given summer day, you’re likely to see a dozen or so cars parked at the site with folks wandering around taking photos at the buildings on site.


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Century-Old Gold Dredge Still Tells the Story of Breckenridge’s Mining Past

A dredge that was built for gold mining still lies in a small pond just east of Breckenridge. It’s called the Reiling Dredge.


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Gold Medal Apples Returning To Cortez: Preservation Can Sometimes Taste Pretty Sweet

Jude Schuenmeyer wants to repopulate apple trees throughout Montezuma County.


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Arvada Streetcar Offers Historic Tie To RTD’s Rail Expansion

Arvada is partnering with Denver Rail Heritage to restore Denver Tramway Company Streetcar No.04.


Montoya Ranch (credit: CBS)

Adobe Ranch House Stands At Colorado’s Cultural Crossroads

Along the banks of the Huerfano River near Walsenburg sits the Montoya Ranch which was saved from destruction by Jim Gerken.


Colfax Avenue (credit: CBS)

History Lovers Want To Keep Bright Lights Of Colfax Burning

Colfax Avenue, Colorado’s longest main street, stretches 26 miles from Golden to Aurora. It’s a street lined with businesses, and many in Denver sport neon signs from a by-gone era.


4 Bar 4 Ranch (credit: CBS)

HOA In Grand County Works To Save Historic Ranch

Scattered throughout Colorado are dilapidated building that are remnants of once thriving businesses that were lost when roads moved, trains came through or mines were depleted. One of them is the 4 Bar 4 Ranch.


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County Leaders Hope Endangered Fort Lyon Could Help Veterans

Among the Colorado historical sites making the list of Colorado’s most endangered places is a place seeped in tragedy and pop culture, Fort Lyon.



Pioneer Cemetery Has Roots Buried In Arvada Community

An early pioneer cemetery in Arvada blends in with its surroundings in a neighborhood where the living seem to have forgotten the dead.



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