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Spring Clean like a Boss

Put away all your clutter

One of the most important aspects of spring cleaning is to get rid of the clutter in your home! If you can easily get rid of junk and the clutter that builds up in your home, it’s going to make your home feel so much bigger and better, and even allows the air to circulate better.

The Air Needs Clearing

If your home has gotten a little stuffy, it’s time to turn on your fans, open the windows, and if you have one, an attic fan that will pull all that old air out of the house and the fresh air from outside in.

Replace Air Filters

You need to be replacing your air filters in your furnace and vents regularly, even more regularly if you have pets! Every 90 days, max. If you have any questions or can’t seem to find the right filter, let us know, and we’ll be happy to help out and show you how to properly change them.

General Clean Up

We can arrange to have the gutters cleaned out for spring preparation, to have the house power washed by a professional, and even have the deck’s re-stained at the request of the home owner. These prices do go up significantly in the late spring and summer months, so it’s a good thing to get in your head and have a great first start in the beginning of spring.

Carpet Cleaning

Carpets need to be deep cleaned every single year, and every 6 months if you have a pet! You can do it yourself or hire someone to clean your carpets, and this will also help you maintain your security deposit, along with making your home feel better and keep your family from getting sick.

Like a Boss

Clean your windows and mirrors. You’d be surprised by how much better your home will feel once everything is squeaky clean and clear – and even though they might not look like they need touched up, you’d be surprised. Get rid of old cosmetics, soaps, and medicine, clear off your bookshelves, clean your pets’ beds, and take a broom to the corners of your ceilings to get rid of any dust or cobwebs.

Tune up 

Clean all your appliances, including the inside of your fridge and oven. Wipe down cabinets inside and out, your stove top burners, and the plate in your microwave. From there, go to your tenant portal and send us maintenance requests for anything that you’ve been putting off, let us get your rental in tip top, brand new condition.

Replace Décor and Candles

Change those fall and winter scents for fresh, clean or fruity candles! Exchange any wreaths of fall decorations still out for fresh flowers, bright colors, and put in new lightbulbs. The brighter, lighter, and more open you can get your home, the better.

Famous Last Words

The Spring Equinox has already passed, so it’s here, even if in Colorado it’s supposed to snow next weekend – but this is the perfect time to make sure that you’re comfortable, happy, and healthy in your rental home, it keeps your property manager happy, and just overall makes your life look a little brighter. Happy Spring, Denver!

Everyone’s Favorite Topic – Renter’s Insurance

Why do I need it?

Part of being a property manager is obtaining renters insurance and home owners insurance. Our company also requires us to be added as additional insured parties, allowing us to make claims on your behalf if the need arises, or get any information about a renter’s claim that could happen. In order for us to require any of this from you, we’d like to give you some information about the benefits of having renter’s insurance, so that you know what the easiest, and smartest option for you is.

Renter’s insurance is defined as an insurance policy that primarily covers the contents of a lease dwelling. A dwelling is usually defined as a single-family home, condo, townhouse, mobile home, modular home, apartment or any building, or part of a building, with separate sleeping quarters, kitchen, and bathroom. There are also renter’s insurance policies for houseboats, RV’s, and campers. There are three main parts to renter’s insurance:

Contents Coverage – this is important to tenants as it covers their belongings within their leased dwelling (Our built-in liability insurance does NOT do this)
Liability to Landlord Coverage – this is important to us as your property management company as it protects the dwelling in cases of damage. This is what we have built into our leases for those of you that don’t have renter’s insurance.
Loss of use Coverage – this is a big part of renter’s insurance and is important to the tenant and property management company in cases where the dwelling can no longer be inhabited due to a covered incident (also NOT covered on our liability insurance)

Renters Insurance can cover anything, it’s up to you and your insurance broker to decide what you need as a renter and what might be able to be excluded from your policy. We do require at least 100,000 in liability insurance, so there’s that!

So, how much does it cost?

According to insurance industry research the number of people who purchase renter’s insurance is rising, thankfully, but currently here, less than half of all renters have an active renter’s insurance policy.
Which is a little scary for property management companies and owners alike. Lack of education about the importance of renter’s insurance is a big player here – but Renter’s insurance generally costs anywhere from $10-18 a month here in Denver.

Risk Management and Renter’s Insurance

Risk management is all about forward thinking strategies, and if you mandate that renter’s insurance as an integral risk management prong, make the process simple, affordable and trackable – therefore making your job as a property manager that much easier.

Please send us your renter’s insurance/home owner’s insurance policy with us added as an additional insured, so that we can add it on file and make sure we’re able to help you to the utmost of our ability!

Introducing Masters Property Maintenance

Property management and maintenance go hand in hand.

They’re both absolutely necessary for keeping your investments in tact and making sure that the property goes up in value instead of down, but they’re both incredibly different when it comes down to it. Maintenance is in reality a daily task that we as your property managers have to deal with, but once you get what needs to be done taken care of it’s so rewarding – it means we’re taking care of our owners, our tenants, and our properties and that feeling alone is the reason we love working here.

Other than collecting rent, marketing, accounting and legal duties, maintenance is the main task we tackle here every day. With our new maintenance branch, Masters Property Maintenance, it’s made our daily business lives flow much easier! Scott Gifford, our maintenance coordinator since September, has been a great addition on to our team. Here’s what we’ve learned since:

Property maintenance defined:
Property maintenance is the strategy and tasks involved in keeping your investment properties well maintained and in good condition. There are routine tasks, like checking smoke detectors, checking furnace operations, and basic plumbing to prevent any issues, but there are also larger, more urgent maintenance issues that we deal with, like flooding and HVAC systems not working on the hottest or coldest days of the year. Without fail, something is always going on, and that means that we are always working hard to protect your interests and your investments.

You should never ignore a maintenance issue – because –

The second something is ignored it gets bigger. You really can’t overstate the importance of property maintenance services when it comes to property management – you can literally prevent a house collapse, fire, or an explosion with the right maintenance and knowledge. To avoid these issues, we as your property manager carefully consider all maintenance as one of the most important parts of the job.

Other than lowering risk associated with renting out your investment property, making sure everything is well maintained keeps things up:

Like, increased property value. A well-maintained investment will hold or increase in value as it’s taken care of – if you’re lacking in repairs, the value of your investment property can fall.

Like, reduced costs. Any efficient property manager will help save you money by minimizing risk, extending the life of the plumbing, electric, HVAC and appliances – satisfying tenants so that they want to be the best they can be and stay as long as they can, and decreasing manual effort. Work smarter, not harder, people.

Like, less work. We have plenty of work to do, but by having Scott on our team and having a great system to handle any maintenance work orders that come through, we reduce the time that we spend contacting tenants and owners, trying to ‘track’ what’s been done, and manually entering any data into the software or invoices by hand or twice.
Like, satisfied tenants. Always save the best for last! If you have a satisfied tenant, not only are they going to take better care of the home, they’re going to want to renew their lease. With us, that means no 50% of the first months’ rent going towards our leasing fee, peace of mind – because as satisfied tenants, they’re good tenants and generally pay rent on time and take good care of the home on their own – a good tenant will always take pride in the property that they reside in – leaving you with that stated peace of mind knowing your home is in good hands.

Obviously, you want to keep your property well maintained to maximize its value. In return, you can give us a chance to maximize rental prices! When a good tenant walks in to a good property, it’s a match made in heaven. You can lower turnover, saving time and money for everyone involved.

As your property management company, investing in Scott being a part of the team has become priceless. It improves our profits, as everything is done inside our company, we save time with our flawless maintenance reporting system, and it reduces any and all hassles. You have every reason to invest in us as your property management company purely because of this.

We provide superior property maintenance services (Masters, really)

We include a property management preventative checklist:
This is relatively new to our system, but we have a checklist with everything that we offer along the lines of any preventative maintenance that your property could use!

We are completely on call.
No matter the time of night, one of us is available to take that emergency call when it comes. We are able to dispatch anyone at any time of night to make sure that the emergency is handled effectively – and cost effectively – as possible.

Our daily maintenance routine looks like this:

We get a maintenance request through the tenant portal or directly from an owner:

We read over it, get in contact if we have any questions, direct Scott on how to best handle it, and assign it to Scott or another maintenance man that we have a great and direct relationship with. If we believe the price will be over our $200.00 maintenance reserve, or it is an emergency, we reach out to the owners and let them know that a bill will be coming and why.
Once it’s emailed out, the maintenance person will reach out and contact the tenants to schedule a time to get over there. The tenant doesn’t have to be at the property for us to enter and fix whatever needs looked at as we have key copies to each property – making us even more time and cost efficient.
When it’s scheduled, the maintenance person will go to the property and take care of the issue and write an invoice for us that gets emailed back to our company.
Upon receiving the invoice, we enter it into our system and add it to your property page, where you can view these invoices at any time in your owner statements.

With Masters Property Management, Masters Property Maintenance is our greatest addition thus far.

What Happens During an Eviction?

In the state of Colorado, evictions are sometimes called “forcible entry and detainer”. Being a landlord, we must meticulously read and follow all of the laws, rules, and any procedures set by the state of Colorado during the event an eviction must take place. If you do anything wrong, you can be denied the eviction, or even face fines.

The biggest mistake you can do is a self-eviction – they’re illegal in Colorado.  You can’t change the locks, cut off water or electricity, or take out the tenant’s things. Obviously, you also can’t threaten a tenant.

As a Denver based property management company, that is also full service, we know a lot about this process. Although we’ve never had to conduct our own evictions, we are prepared should the situation come about, with an attorney on our team and the knowledge of what we need to do to take care of the eviction in the best interest of our owners!

In Colorado you must have a legal reason to evict a tenant. If you don’t, you must wait until their lease is over. If the renter doesn’t move out after the lease expires, you can then file an eviction and move forward. This is called a holdover tenant, something you don’t want!

In order to serve an eviction notice, due process must be followed or you risk being fined and your eviction being denied, allowing the tenant to stay at the property until the lease is over, and you may end up paying any court fees on their behalf as well.

In order to serve an eviction properly as your property management company, we will either:

  • Provide the notice to a tenant’s family member who is over the age of 16
  • Deliver the documents to the tenants work place and leave with them or their secretary
  • Leave it in a conspicuous place on the property if the renter isn’t present
  • By delivering it to the renter in person.

You can proceed with the formal eviction procedure if the tenant fails to act on the notice, the different forms we will file out in the Colorado clerk’s office are:

  • Form 3
  • Form 1A
  • JDF 99

Which are the answering forms, under simplified civil procedure, summons in forcible entry and unlawful detainer, or the complaint in forcible entry and detainer.

When it comes to setting up a court date, as your full-service property manager, we’re able to attend court for you on your behalf, making it easy to continue to live your day to day life. Once we file them, the court clerk will give us a court date. Typically, that court date is around 5010 days after an eviction lawsuit has been filed. Next, we’ll serve the lawsuit to the renter. We will either have our attorney or have the sheriff do it. While we wait for the court date, we’ll gather as much evidence against the tenant as we can! We will have a copy of the lease, a copy of the 3- day notice to quit, and proof that the proper procedure was followed.

On the day of the eviction proceeding in court, if the tenant doesn’t show up, we win by default. The judge could also award you any monetary damages as well as award you with a possession judgement, which allows the eviction to move forward. If the tenant does show up, the judge will give each party an opportunity to present their case.

Tenant eviction defenses could include:

  • The eviction is in retaliation
  • The landlord failed to keep the common areas safe
  • The allegations are false
  • The eviction is based on discrimination
  • The landlord failed to keep the property in habitable conditions

With a possession judgement in favor of us, the tenant is to vacate the property in 48 hours. If the tenant chooses to appeal the eviction, they need to file within two weeks after the judgment is handed down. In order for them to file an appeal, however, they’ll need to pay an appeal bond, which is the same amount as their rent. If the tenant doesn’t leave, we will go back and file for a Writ of Restitution. This is what allows the police department to forcibly go in to the property and evict the tenant. After this is issued, the tenant has 24 hours to move out or the sheriff will enter the property. At this point, the eviction and any liability is out of our hands, and we can trust that the police department will handle things fairly and reasonably.

As far as personal belongings go, there may be things left behind. Under Colorado eviction laws, the property left behind is considered abandoned – this is different from other states where we would be required to contact the tenant, but not here!

If we do choose to store the property until the tenant claims it, Colorado rental law allows us to demand the cost of storage. We aren’t held liable for any damage, either. From there, we make sure the property is in good rental condition, and put it back up on the market to find the ideal tenant!

Top 5 Questions to ask your Property Management Company

1. What is Your Maintenance Process Like?

Some property management companies will withhold a maintenance reserve in order to keep you out of the stress of management, these companies are normally full service and have a cap at $200.00 and any maintenance item above that $200.00 would automatically be a call to you to have the work that needs to be done approved.

2. Do You Perform Property Inspections?

If they’re a full service, they more than likely conduct an inspection once every 6 months, and an extra inspection during the growing season to make sure everything is being taken care of. If it’s a full service management company, you should expect nothing less!

3. How Long is your Average Number of Month’s Occupancy?

This answer should depend on your needs as an owner. If it’s a short-term lease or a long-term lease, or when the property’s current lease is up. If it’s after August, property management slows down, and we try to sign people onto an 18-month lease, that way the lease ends in the spring, giving us a chance to get the best rental rate in the market and occupy your property easier.

4. What is your Eviction Process?

Incase anything like an eviction needs to happen, your property management company needs to be able to handle it for you and do it efficiently. You want to ask if they’ve had to evict tenants before, and if they have, why and what could’ve been done differently. If they’re a good full service management company, that number will be zero to none, like ours!

5. How Do I Get Paid?

Ask when they send out their statements, and their owner payments. We send ours around the 10th of each month, and make sure that everything goes as smoothly as possible. This is the most important part, right?

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

How to Throw a Groundbreaking Labor Day Barbecue (Including recipes!!)

1. Make A Facebook Event.

Ah, the wonders of the world of social media. No one wants to be left out, everyone wants to be invited, and about half the people that say they’ll show up, actually show up. But that insures the best people, and your closest friends will be the ones who show up!

2. Simplicity is Best.

As far as decorations, a table cloth and some red solo cups should be good! If you want, you can put out a menu on a small chalk board, but if you set all the food out on a table, it’s pretty self-explanatory what will be served!

3. The Best Recipes are Homemade!

My favorites for a barbecue are some really good ribs, my mom’s homemade potato salad, some classic macaroni and cheese, and some good, homemade corn bread. This is the thanksgiving of the summer for my family, so we always make everything homemade, with each other and some music playing. To make the best ribs ever – buy some pork or beef ribs, peel the thin layer off the back, dry them off and shower them with apple cider vinegar, score them, make a rub of some salt, pepper, seasoning salt, some Cajun spice, and I really love to add some sweet brown sugar to my rubs. I’ll massage it into the meat on both sides, and then let it sit overnight in the fridge! The next morning, I’ll put them on a smoker for about 2 hours, take them off, let them cool, and then brush them with my family’s secret barbecue sauce recipe. Next, they’re on low on our grill for an hour, and they’re done! The meat slides off the bones and melts in your mouth. It’s so good!

For the best Macaroni and cheese, try baking it! Cook the noodles, put them in a casserole dish, add some heavy cream and an egg, mix them together, making sure to coat every inch, add some fresh grated cheddar cheese, some bacon crumbles, and mix it all up, add some extra cheese to the top, some breadcrumbs, and put it in the oven! Let it cook at 400 for about an hour, maybe longer, depending on how you want the texture to be.

If you don’t want to make homemade cornbread, use a mix, but cook it on a cook top in a cast iron pan for about five-ish minutes after you take it out of the oven, this will toast the bottom and give it a better crust, drizzle some honey, and you have a half-homemade, 30-minute cornbread! Cover it with a cloth and let it finish cooking for an hour before you serve it.

4. Have a Sharpie ready for Drinks!

You definitely don’t want to be mixing up fruit juice with sangria, so this is important if you’re having a large gathering!

5. Remember to Relax and Enjoy your family

Not everything has to be perfect, and as long as your friends and family are around you, it’ll be perfect. Enjoy this long Labor Day weekend, Denver!


10 Tips For a Safe Fall and Winter

Well, Denver, summer is slowly coming to a close and in Denver that means the weather is finally cooling down, the sun is giving us a much-needed break! Once the Denver ‘monsoon’ season is over, is normally when our leaves change, and fall officially starts. We wanted to take a second and go over what you need to be doing annually (or having us do) to make sure to keep your home in tip-top shape throughout the autumn season and prepare it for the coming winter! We’re just 15 weeks away from snow, people. It’s time to get started!


Tip #1

Clean out your gutters!

It’s difficult, involves a ladder, and we’re here to get it done for you. If gutters don’t get cleaned at least on an annual basis, it can lead to bigger, much more expensive fixes. While we have someone up there to inspect and clean your gutters, we can also make sure that the roof hasn’t been damaged by those crazy hail storms we got a couple weeks back! If you compost or garden, the leaves and plants that you clean out of your gutter can really spice up your garden soil for the next growing period, too!


Tip #2

Clean your outdoor furniture (including your grill!) and your tools!

This doesn’t mean put them away – in Denver a lot of the time, we have one true week of autumn, and the rest is an extension of either winter or summer, depending on the week that it falls on! But it also gets them ready to be put away safely and without tracking too much dirt into your house or storage, making it easier to pull them out and be ready for the next sunny season!


Tip #3

Planting for spring

It sounds weird, but it works! Plant your in-ground bulbs for next spring, and any perennial plants that you want to add. Remember to always check in with your property manager to get permission to do so!


Tip #4

 Let There Be Light!

If you’re living with your blinds and shades closed all the time, now is the time to start letting in some natural light. Not only does it kill any lingering bacteria left over from cleaning your home, natural light, it makes it easier for your home to warm up in the winter and makes generally everyone happier! To accentuate these effects, clean your windows and doors, and consider getting energy efficient bulbs for any lamps that light up your darker spaces.


Tip #5

Make sure your furnace is in good, working order.

We can’t stress this one enough. If your furnace stops working in the middle of winter, we may not be able to get to it until the next morning or afternoon – if you’ve had any trouble with your furnace, we don’t mind at all swinging by and checking out if we can do any preventative maintenance. We don’t want you to be cold on Christmas Eve, so please remember to replace the furnace filter before you turn it on for the first time, to avoid any complications later in the winter.


If you know, you know.

Tip #6

Sweep, Sweep, Sweep-ity Sweep

Do you have a fireplace? If you have a wood fireplace and would like to use it, please make sure that it’s clean. We’re here to help with that, if you need us! Otherwise, clean the shields and doors to your fireplace, and make sure that it’s working and turns on and off as it’s supposed to. If you smell gas, don’t be afraid to call us right away.



Tip #7

General Home Maintenance

Check your windows and doors for caulking issues, this will help keep the warm air in, and the cold air out, and ultimately save on your Xcel or REA bill.


Tip #8

Create a Makeshift Mudroom!

 With fall, comes mud. With winter, comes mud, sleet, snow, slush, and salt damage. Place an indoor and outdoor rug inside your entry way (if your HOA allows one to be outside of your home, place one there, too) and have a coat and shoe rack ready for your drenched and dirty clothing items. This will help keep your home clean and avoid any flooring damage from the water or salt!


Tip #9

Do A Home Safety Check

The number one thing before the winter starts is to check your carbon monoxide and smoke alarms. We don’t want anyone hurt, and if you need help getting to them or have any questions, please reach out to us. Other than that, make sure you have an emergency preparedness kit, and a meeting place just in case, but please stay safe this season.


Tip #10

Winterize your Sprinkler System

Call us, and we’ll do it for you, or if you know how to do the proper maintenance on your irrigation system, winterize it! This will prevent any pipes from bursting, and make sure it’s in good order for the next season!



Denver, it’s been real. From the hail and the floods, to the over 100 degree days, we’ve almost made it through – only 18 weeks until the official start of winter, on December 21st, so in reality, we’ve got about 10-12 weeks left!

How To Survive A Difficult Tenant

We here at Masters Property Management pride ourselves on the making of finding ideal, great tenants a priority to protect your properties, but in the property management world, finding a less than ideal tenant is no more common than seeing an airplane when you’re driving towards DIA. Unfortunately, this could mean that you are dealing with a constant state of late rent or delinquencies, frivolous lawsuits, even a path of destruction and a tenant leaving in the middle of the night, never to be seen, or paid by, again. Although these issues are not common for us, as our screening process is very thorough and we look after your greatest asset 24/7, if you chose to go with another property manager, you may deal with these issues. Here are some tips to get you through it – or you can hire us to do so, for you.

  1. Attitude

Tenants that have an attitude but take fantastic care of your property and pay rent on time are never an issue – it’s when they don’t pay rent or take good care of your property that they then become a problem. In this situation, they might even threaten to sue over frivolous situations. This is easily solved by knowing your lease agreement inside and out, and the laws that go along with that, on both sides of the table. Eugene O’Brien has the wealth of this knowledge, so rest easy knowing that we’ve got this side covered. Keeping your cool also goes a long way when it comes to tenants like this!

  1. Rent

The number one most important thing to all of us is ensuring that rent gets paid. Whether we are an owner, a tenant, or a property manager, this and taking care of the property are the number one most important items on anyone’s list. If rent is late, or doesn’t get paid, we will post a 3 day notice to pay or quit, which warns of eviction in the case that rent doesn’t get paid, or the home isn’t being taken care of according to the lease. This will either encourage the tenant to straighten up their act – or make them more apprehensive. Having a property manager managing your investment property often makes tenants more accepting in situation like this, and if that’s not the case, we have the legal resources to make sure that we get what is owed from the tenant.

  1. Abandonment

It really does happen, unfortunately. Bad tenants can be dishonest to the point of picking up everything and leaving in the middle of the night, sticking you with their damage and baggage, both literally and figuratively. In this case, you would need to contact law enforcement, and have the resources to take them to eviction court or send them to collections, all of which we can do right here for you. This can normally be prevented through our strenuous background checking process – another great reason to have us managing your property.

  1. Damage

We require our tenants to have renter’s insurance, of at least 100,000 in liability. This covers the property from any damage that can be insured, and it helps protect the renter – which in turn protects the home owner. As your management company, we are able to deal with the insurance companies on your behalf!

If these tips sound like they take a lot of knowledge, resources, effort, and time, trust us, they do. And we are here and happy to help with all of them! Thank you so much for choosing our company to manage your investments, and trusting us to do the perfect job.

Reason you need us to be your property manager #354879

Squatters. They’re everywhere, and they even have their own legal rights. If a squatter manages to go unnoticed for 30 days, and pays taxes, in a certain number of years, they could own your home. Because this is legally protected, it’s becoming more and more of a problem now that the rental and housing market in Denver is so competitive. The trouble here? It’s legally protected- and even legally allowed. If you aren’t trespassing on the property, didn’t obviously break in (which would include damaging the property) and you make it obvious that you have occupied an abandoned property, you are essentially a tenant, and therefore have what’s called, “Squatters Rights”. This means, as the landlord, you would not be allowed to randomly change the locks, or turn off the water, or even the electricity, or the squatter could possibly sue you, and win the lawsuit. You definitely need someone who knows these laws inside out and can prevent this from happening from the start, versus trying to resolve an issue like this on your own. If you end up with a squatter on your property, you need to post a 3-day notice, file it in court, file for an eviction, make sure that you haven’t missed any little detail, have contacted the police – a whole long list of things to protect yourself from any form of lawsuit from the person that has attempted to take possession of your property right from under you. In the state of Colorado, if a squatter manages to live in a property for over 7 years, they can take the title of your home from you, in a process called adverse possession. This means that they will own the house, rightfully and legally, even though they never paid a mortgage, even though they didn’t take out a homeowner’s loan – and it’s not fair, but it’s happening, more and more in Denver. With a good property management company, like ours, you would never have to deal with a squatter in the first place – and we would take care of anything that could possibly happen. If you would rather take care of it yourself, and hire your own lawyer, that could work out, but it could also mean that if a squatter is occupying your home, they could have easy access to that ‘adverse possession’ law we spoke about. It’s your choice – protect your investments fully, be able to use them as additional income, (or even sole income) or risk your investments in lieu of letting us do the work for you with all the resources we have available to us.

Quick Timeline of Colorado History

The history of Colorado is diverse! Keep reading to learn all about the colorful history that encompasses the Centennial State!

Our State Motto: Nil Sine Numine, latin for Nothing Without Providence.

Our State Tree: Colorado Blue Spruce

Our State Flower: The Blue Columbine

Timeline of the history of Colorado

1861: The Colorado Territory was created in 1861, after gold was found in the South Platte near today’s Cherry Creek three years earlier, creating an end to the stagnation and isolation that was Denver.

1864: The Arapaho and Cheyenne tribes in Colorado were massacred at Sand Creek, commanded by Colonel John Chivington.  In the future, a memorial will be built for the 700  people killed.

1871: The first streetcar line was built from Auraria to Five Points, furthering the push for Colorado to become a state in

1876: Colorado officially becomes the 38th United State of America

1890: Population booming, it reached 106,713 in Denver, propelled by railroad and mining industries and opportunities. Arapahoe County formed, and the silver industry crashed, causing a depression in the city of Denver

1821: The City of Stapleton was erected by Ben Stapleton, an infamous Ku Klux Klan leader who was elected to govern over the state of Colorado.

1831: Winter Park Ski Resort and Red Rocks Natural Amphitheater open, with Confluence Park following closely behind

1900’s: Teddy Roosevelt names 75% of Colorado forests and mountains national parks

1918: The Broadmoor Resort opens

1921: The City of Stapleton was erected by Ben Stapleton, an infamous Ku Klux Klan leader who was elected to govern over the state of Colorado

1930:  The Stapleton Airport opens, and the population of Denver reaches over 1,000,000

1942: The US Government selects Colorado Springs for a major Air Force Base – The Granada Relocation Internment camp opens

1945: World War ll Ends

1952: The Denver-Boulder Turnpike Opens

1955: 306 cadets are sworn in as the first class at Lowry Airforce Base

1959: Coors introduces the aluminum beer can

1963: Dr. Thomas Starzl performs the world’s first liver transplant at the University of Colorado Hospital

1977: The olympic training center in Colorado Springs opens

1979: Pope John Paul ll grants the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Denver the title Basilica Minor

1982: The 16th Street Mall opens in the center of Downtown Denver

1989: The FBI and the EPA raid the department of Energy Rocky Flats Plant near Arvada

1991: Wellington Webb assumes office as the first African American Mayor of the city and county of Denver

1993: World Youth Day

1995: The Colorado Rockies win the first game ever played in Coors Field, The Colorado Avalanche defeat the Detroit Red Wings, and the Denver International Airport is officially opened

1996: The Colorado Avalanche win their first Stanley Cup, bringing the first championship title to Colorado

1997: The animated show, South Park, begins

1999: The massacre at Columbine high school occurs, killing 13 people and injuring 24 others

2001: The Avalanche win their second Stanley cup. 9/11 occurs

2005: The blue bear is placed outside of the Colorado Convention Center

2006: NORAD Moves to Peterson Air force base

2007: Anschutz medical campus opens

2008: Luis Jimenez Jr.’s infamous Blucifer statue is placed on the grounds of DIA, welcoming all with its glowing red eyes and history of killing it’s artist

2011: Missy Franklin of Centennial brings home four gold medals for swimming in the Olympics

2012: James Holmes open fires on a Century 16 move theater, killing 12 people and wounding 70 others

2014: Same Sex marriage is made legal in the state of Colorado

2015: President Barack Obama issues a proclamation creating Browns Canyon National Monument

2016: The Denver Broncos win the 50th Super Bowl against the Carolina Panthers

2017: RE/MAX Masters Property Management in Greenwood Village opens for business, and an eleven year old girl of lone tree invents a device that can detect lead in water faster than any other existing technique

2018: The attack submarine USS Colorado is commissioned at the Naval Submarine Base New London


As you can see, the history of Colorado is one that encourages growth across the country. What a beautiful state to live in!







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