Where We've Worked - November 2016Submitted by NRGCO on Wed, 11/30/2016 - 11:29
Hello and welcome to the November 2016 edition of Where We’ve Worked! Our reporters have travelled near and far this month, from bustling cities to more rural escapes.
First up on our list is Ogden, Utah, nestled in the Wasatch Mountains in the heart of northern Utah. Ogden has a great view of the mountains to the east, and the Great Salt Lake to the west.
Ogden has its roots in the railroad industry as the Junction City of the Transcontinental Railroad, connecting major east-west and north-south rail routes. Thus, the catchphrase was created, “You can’t go anywhere without coming to Ogden.”
Today, Ogden has grown to be a recreation metropolis, with not just a bustling railroad hub but also outdoor recreation such as skiing and snowboarding. The world got a glimpse of Ogden’s skiing during the 2002 Winter Olympics, where one of the mountains around Ogden hosted the downhill races.
Next up is Pensacola, Florida. Pensacola is a waterfront city in the north of Florida, whose protected beaches make it a popular holiday destination. It’s nicknamed “The City of Five Flags”, because of the five governments that have ruled it in the past: Spain, France, Great Britain, the United States of America, as well as the Confederate States of America.
At the western tip of Florida and stretching along the Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola Beach’s mild temperature, pure sand, and clear waters draw crowds of beach goers and nature enthusiasts alike.
Last but not least, our reporters visited Colorado Springs in Colorado. Colorado Springs is a city at the eastern foot of the Rocky Mountains, with an elevation of over 6,000 feet, over 1 mile above sea level. The city is famous for being home to 24 national governing bodies of sport, the United States Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Training Center.
Garden of the Gods is a park in Colorado Springs that has been named #1 park in the US. It earns this title by being a unique biological melting pot. Its 1300-some acres cover different habitats including the grasslands of the Great Plains, the woodlands of the American Southwest, and the mountain forest of the 14,115-foot mountain called Pikes Peak.
Thanks for reading this edition of Where We’ve Worked. Be sure to check back in next month to see where our court reporters will go next.