Designed as a retreat from the noise of the city, downtown Denver's newest park promises to be a favorite gathering place, with paths leading down to the edge of the South Platte River and a grove of cottonwoods surrounding a lush wetland. But the real surprise is on top of a rise at the center of Commons Park. Sunk into the earth is a stone directional marker that's intended to help you tell east from west -- but really looks like a piece of Stonehenge that's miraculously appeared along the Platte. Since the blocks of black granite are hidden from view, this is an ideal spot for getting frisky with your love or offering sacrifices to the gods.

Designed as a retreat from the noise of the city, downtown Denver's newest park promises to be a favorite gathering place, with paths leading down to the edge of the South Platte River and a grove of cottonwoods surrounding a lush wetland. But the real surprise is on top of a rise at the center of Commons Park. Sunk into the earth is a stone directional marker that's intended to help you tell east from west -- but really looks like a piece of Stonehenge that's miraculously appeared along the Platte. Since the blocks of black granite are hidden from view, this is an ideal spot for getting frisky with your love or offering sacrifices to the gods.

Information, please! When reporters have a question, the House Democrats Press Office comes up with the answer -- quickly, competently and completely. Thanks for the memories, guys.
Information, please! When reporters have a question, the House Democrats Press Office comes up with the answer -- quickly, competently and completely. Thanks for the memories, guys.

Best Appearance by a Coloradan in a Comic Strip

Gale Norton

Gale Norton didn't want to be a character in Doonesbury, even one who remained both unseen and unheard. But cartoonist Garry Trudeau got Washington talking when he lampooned Colorado's former attorney general, a surprise appointment to the Bush cabinet. During Norton's confirmation hearings before the Senate -- where the libertarian-turned-Republican declared herself a "passionate conservationist" who could ably serve as Secretary of the Interior -- Trudeau labeled her a "pin-up girl for companies accused of plundering the environment." Queried one cartoon senator: "You mean 'poster girl'?" "No, no," replied the caricature of a Texas oilman (as if that weren't redundant). "They really do want to get in bed with her."

Best Appearance by a Coloradan in a Comic Strip

Gale Norton

Gale Norton didn't want to be a character in Doonesbury, even one who remained both unseen and unheard. But cartoonist Garry Trudeau got Washington talking when he lampooned Colorado's former attorney general, a surprise appointment to the Bush cabinet. During Norton's confirmation hearings before the Senate -- where the libertarian-turned-Republican declared herself a "passionate conservationist" who could ably serve as Secretary of the Interior -- Trudeau labeled her a "pin-up girl for companies accused of plundering the environment." Queried one cartoon senator: "You mean 'poster girl'?" "No, no," replied the caricature of a Texas oilman (as if that weren't redundant). "They really do want to get in bed with her."

Best Appearance by a Coloradan in a National Magazine

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

After polling congressional staffers, Washingtonian magazine last fall named Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a resident of the southern Colorado town of Ignacio, Capitol Hill's top "Fashion Victim." What, they don't like bolo ties, big belt buckles and leather chaps inside the Beltway?

Best Appearance by a Coloradan in a National Magazine

Ben Nighthorse Campbell

After polling congressional staffers, Washingtonian magazine last fall named Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, a resident of the southern Colorado town of Ignacio, Capitol Hill's top "Fashion Victim." What, they don't like bolo ties, big belt buckles and leather chaps inside the Beltway?

When the Vail Marketing Board wanted to attract summer tourists last year, it created an advertising campaign that featured photographs of a playground in Portland, Oregon.
When the Vail Marketing Board wanted to attract summer tourists last year, it created an advertising campaign that featured photographs of a playground in Portland, Oregon.

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