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Golden was once the territorial capital of Colorado. City residents have smarted ever since losing that distinction to Denver by "dubious" vote in 1867, but in 1994 then-Governor Roy Romer restored "ceremonial" territorial-capital status to Golden. Today it is one of Colorado's fastest-growing cities, boosted by the high-tech industry as well as MillerCoors Brewery and Colorado School of Mines.
Locals love to kayak along Clear Creek as it runs through Golden; there's even a racecourse and a whitewater park on the water.
Recent changes in the gambling laws have created a "gold rush" to Black Hawk and Central City. As of 2009 the casinos stay open 24/7 and offer...
Once a quiet mountain town, today Evergreen is a tony community filled with upscale, extravagantly designed homes. The downtown core remains...