Recent News Coverage

Denver Gazette: A temple being built in west Casper represents the latest chapter in the LDS Church’s long history in the region

November 4, 2021

Littleton Independent: A message of hope: Choirs join together for concert on teen suicide awareness

October 25, 2021

Christian Science Monitor: From knocking on doors to Facebook posts: Missionary work moves online

September 21, 2021

The Gazette: Access, travel rules influence missionary vaccine policies

September 18, 2021

The Daily Sentinel: Church releases images of planned Latter-day Saints Grand Junction temple

September 18, 2021

The Daily Sentinel: LDS church announces site for new temple in Grand Junction

June 24, 2021

CBS Denver: Oil Springs Fire Grows to 7183 Acres South of Rangely

June 21, 2021

The Daily Sentinel – Juvenile arrested in connection with Fruita church fire

June 8, 2021

The Parker Chronicle – Parker high school teachers honored

May 28, 2021

The Daily Sentinel: Reward sought in relation to LDS Church fire

May 3, 2021

Loveland Reporter-Herald: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joins FEMA in volunteer effort

April 30, 2021

Pikes Peak Courier: The Spillane family: A legacy of service, and so much more

April 27, 2021

The Daily Sentinel: Fruita church fire: “It’s sad to see something you love damaged and destroyed”

April 27, 2021

The Colorado Sun: Opinion: When words become sticks and stones, we abuse our freedoms

April 18, 2021

The Daily Sentinel: LDS members greet temple news with joy, excitement

April 12, 2021

About The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints In Colorado

Brief History

1846: A wagon train of 43 Latter-day Saints camps at Fort Pueblo for the winter

1896: Missionaries arrive in Denver

1911: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, based in Utah, tours Colorado

1986: Church completes the Denver temple

1993: Church members give hundreds of hours of volunteer service during the visit of Pope John Paul II to Denver

1997: Church President Gordon Hinckley visits Denver to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first branch of the Church in the city

1999: Members participate in dozens of service projects as part of a statewide "day of service" instituted by Church leaders under the direction of Gov. Bill Owens

2005: Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs to sold-out crowd at the Pepsi Center

2013: Church responds to "millennial flood" along the Front Range

2016: Church completes Fort Collins temple

2021: Church announces temple to be built in Grand Junction

At A Glance

  • 151,884: Total Church Membership in Colorado (2.7% of State Population)
  • 4: Missions
  • 309: Congregations
  • 628: Number of missionaries serving in Colorado
  • 64: Family History Centers
  • 2: Temples