Photos: Twenty Posters and Prints That Make Colorado Look Amazing

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We're constantly amazed at how inspirational Colorado can be. And here's proof: twenty eye-popping posters and prints that capture and celebrate the beauty of the state you're in -- we hope. Check out the collection below, and be sure to click on the caption-links; many of them are available for sale.

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Twenty Reasons Why Denver Sucks and You Shouldn't Move Here -- Please!

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We're pretty sure the hater whose thirteen reasons why Colorado sucks elephant balls we recently shared wasn't joking. In contrast, the folks who created the "Denver Sucks, Don't Move Here" poster for sale on Etsy seems to realize the Mile High City is a great place -- so great, in fact, that it's necessary to pretend it sucks to prevent too many people from moving here.

The poster features so many funny reasons why folks shouldn't relocate that we decided to spotlight them one at a time. Count down our twenty favorites below, and to get a copy of your own (they're available for just $15), click here.

See also: Photos: One hater's thirteen reasons why Colorado sucks elephant balls

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Ten Things Only People From Aurora Understand, According to Movoto

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Aurora doesn't always get a lot of respect, even from folks who live elsewhere in Colorado. But the folks at Movoto aim to amend this oversight via a post highlighting the ten things only people from Aurora understand. The result is intended to change doubters' minds even as it reminds Aurorans why they call the community home.

Below, count down the top ten, supplemented with photos and excerpts from Movoto text. To see the original item, click here.

See also: Science Fiction Land Could Have Been Aurora's Biggest Tourist Trap, If Its Backers Weren't Crooks

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Best College Reviews' 15 Top College Towns and the Two Colorado Places That Made the Grade

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Best College Reviews has come up with its list of the fifty best college towns in America, and two from Colorado made the top fifteen -- something matched only by a couple of other states, Iowa and Pennsylvania. Sorry, New York and Cali.

Which Colorado towns made the grade? And where did they finish? Count down the top fifteen below -- they feature photos and excerpts from Best College Reviews text and include the methodology -- and click here to check out the original post.

See also: Photos: Ten best cities for young grads -- and where Boulder places

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Twenty Visit Denver Photos So Gorgeous They'll Make Even More People Want to Move Here

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Some locals aren't going to be happy with Visit Denver. We hear all the time from folks who wish fewer residents of other places were putting down Colorado roots, yet the Instagram account of the city's official tourism agency is filled with photos so eye-popping that they're capable of convincing people not only to vacation here, but to stick around permanently. See what we mean below.

See also: Photos: Ten great reasons to visit Denver in 2014

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What Google Thinks About Twenty of Colorado's Biggest Celebrities

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We know what Google thinks about Lindsey Vonn and plenty of other local notables. More photos below.
What does Google think about certain celebrities? A quick way to find out to ask: Type in the word "is" and a famous name in the query box and you'll be offered a list of the most popular searches for that person.

We tried this trick with twenty of the best known Coloradans in entertainment, sports and politics (including a special guest non-human), and the results are often weird and frequently hilarious. Check out the photo-illustrated results below.

See also: Photos: Top fifteen hot messes and celebrities mug shots of 2013

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Top Ten State Economies According to MSN Money -- and Colorado's Big Finish

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Plenty of folks in these parts continue to complain about the rough economy -- but according to MSN Money, such gripes have reached their expiration date. The site has just ranked the fifty state economies from worst to first, and Colorado is solidly ensconced in the top ten. But where did it finish? Count down the meme-illustrated list below, complete with excerpts from MSN Money text -- and to see the original post, which features even more facts and figures, click here.

See also: Top Ten States With the Most and least People Who'd Leave If They Could: Suck It, New Jersey

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Photos: 20 Weirdest Things for Sale at Auction of DIA Lost and Found Items and More

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People take plenty of weird things with them when they travel -- and now you can own some of it. Beginning this morning at 8 a.m., City Surplus Warehouse, at 671 South Jason Street, registration begins for an auction of DIA lost and found items, plus unclaimed, lost or stolen stuff that wound up in police custody -- and a lot of it is plenty strange.

Continue to count down our picks for the weirdest or most memorable items available, supplemented by photos of selected merchandise. That's followed by complete auction details. Check it out below.

See also: Colorado Will Hold Its First Vanity-Plate Auction

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Forbes' Top 13 Colorado Colleges and Their (Mostly Unimpressive) National Rankings

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Forbes has just released its list of the top colleges in America -- a roster that includes 650 institutions. And while thirteen Colorado colleges are included, none of them made the top ten...or the top twenty...or the top thirty.

Below, see our photo-illustrated countdown of the Colorado finishers, complete with tuition info, student population figures and their national ranking -- which, for many, isn't especially impressive. Count them down below, and to check out the full methodology, click here.

See also: Photos: Ten best Colorado high schools according to U.S. News & World Report

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Photos: Ten Fastest-Growing Colorado Cities According to NerdWallet

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Colorado hasn't been immune from the economic challenges of recent years -- but what communities are doing the best when it comes to shaking off the doldrums? "Cities on the Rise in Colorado," a post on the website NerdWallet, attempts to answer that question -- and many of the communities on its list will come as a surprise. Count down the photo-illustrated top ten below, complete with excerpts from NerdWallet text and stats, as well as the methodology used to determine the rankings.

See also: Photos: Ten best places to see the wild beauty of Colorado

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