Summit Up: Celebrating Colorado’s big 1-3-7 |

Summit Up: Celebrating Colorado’s big 1-3-7

Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s gearing up to wish the great state of Colorado many happy returns as it prepares to celebrate its 137th birthday on August 1. If you think about it, the big 1-3-7 is actually a pretty big deal, as birthdays go, because not only are you (apparently) old enough to debate succession from your country at that age, but you’re also in a pretty exclusive club. Not very many things aside from states, sea turtles and perhaps a few members of this bingo club we used to belong to ever see their 137th birthday. And, as it happens, History Colorado is throwing quite the shindig for the state on it’s big birthday, with free admission to the History Colorado Center and any of their other museums that day. According to this here press release, they’ll also have a collections open house at the Stephen H. Hart Library & Research Center where you can view rarely seen artifacts, theater performances in Destination Colorado, crafts, Colorado temporary tattoo services and, what birthday party wouldn’t be complete without a World War II re-enactor? This might get wild, folks. So check it out. Get additional details online at

And speaking of longevity we want to send out a big congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Jack and Sheryl Mathews who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a vacation to Mexico. It’s not quite Colorado’s 137 years of statehood, but half a century is nothing to sneeze at. We can’t say for sure we’d even be able to put up with ourselves for that long, so three cheers to these two for being able to keep the spark alive! Hope it was a lovely trip!

Folks, that’s about all we’ve got for you today. Tune in next time and remember to keep sending us your snapshots and shout outs on Facebook at

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