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The Massive Proving Ground Where Extraordinary New Trains Are Tested

General Electric’s development team just completed a year of field-testing for the new Evolution Series Tier 4 locomotive. Some of the tests took place at the Federal Railroad Administration’s high-altitude testing circuit near Pueblo, Colorado at an elevation of 5,000 feet. These photographs capture the train’s… » 4/16/15 8:00pm 4/16/15 8:00pm

The Hotel From The Shining Wants You To Design Its Scary New Hedge Maze

You've probably heard of the Stanley Hotel. This century-old landmark in Estes Park, Colorado is the spooky spot that inspired Stephen King to write The Shining after he and his wife stayed there*. Now, you can design a giant hedge maze—inspired by the giant hedge maze in The Shining—on the Stanley Hotel grounds. » 1/07/15 11:20am 1/07/15 11:20am

Have a Blast Preparing for the End Times in This Luxurious Compound

At first, this 4,000 square-foot cabin in Colorado seems like nothing more than a gorgeous high-elevation getaway. But then you start to notice a few things—signs that this place is for more than just maxing and relaxing. The helicopter pad. The UV cannons. This is some serious prepper porn. » 12/17/13 5:20pm 12/17/13 5:20pm

Demand for Drone Hunting Licenses Overwhelms Tiny Colorado Town

Back in July, everybody chuckled a little over Deer Trail, Colorado's half-baked plan to issue drone hunting licenses and pay a bounty to any sharp shooter who bagged a flying robot. Some took the opportunity pretty seriously, though, leading to over a thousand applications and a big headache for city hall. » 9/06/13 11:40am 9/06/13 11:40am

The Terrible Colorado Fire Scar Seen From Space

This is the scar left by the terrible Waldo Canyon Fire that burned through 18,247 acres (74 square kilometers) in Pike National Forest, three miles west of Colorado Springs. With 346 homes incinerated, two lives lost and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, it was the most destructive fire in Colorado history. » 7/09/12 10:00am 7/09/12 10:00am

So Many Stones Fell in Last Night's Freak Hail Storm, They Flooded This…

A Class 3 Kill-Storm tore through the greater Denver area last night, knocking down trees with heavy winds and rain, demolishing vehicle windshields with golf ball-sized hail, and no less than six separate tornado sightings. Welcome to June in our new globally warmed future! [Buzzfeed - Image: @CrazyJon85 / weather.com » 6/07/12 2:00pm 6/07/12 2:00pm