Charlie Papazian, a founder and former leader of the Brewers Association, speaks from the stage at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. (John Frank, The Colorado Sun)

A Colorado icon and father of craft beer steps away. Here are Charlie Papazian’s parting words.

The 70-year-old founded the American Homebrewers Association and an organization that would later become the Colorado-based Brewers Association

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Arizona will miss deadline for Colorado River drought plan that impacts water for millions, officials say

Missing the March 4 deadline could allow the federal government to step in and decide the rules

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Colorado’s Catholic churches will open records to independent investigator in effort to account for alleged sex abuse

Prompted by a Pennsylvania grand jury’s bombshell report last year, the Colorado effort is aimed at giving alleged victims recognition, solace. Former Colorado U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer will lead the review.

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Redstone Castle spent years in financial distress. The accountants who own it now are “a dream come true”

April and Steve Carver, also behind the overhaul of the majestic Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs, apply their historic renovation skills to work for one of Colorado’s most storied buildings