Visitors from Italy and Massachusetts get their photo snapped at the "Welcome to Colorful Colorado" on U.S. 285 at the border with New Mexico in summer of 2018. The nearest Colorado Welcome Center is 35 miles north, in Alamosa.(Dana Coffield, The Colorado Sun)

“Welcome to Colorful Colorado,” but please take your selfie — safely — with one of these replica signs

A million travelers stop at welcome centers each year and too many of them risk life and limb getting photos taken near the iconic signs at the border

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Shootings and shock value: Hoodies, video use similar tactics — including invoking Columbine massacre

Both used shock value to make a point about gun violence — and both are dealing with different levels of reaction, some positive and, in the case of the fashion show, a lot of it negative

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Telluride’s Original Thinkers blends stories with art, music, movies, performances

“We hope people come out of this festival with not just clarity for what’s going on, but some fuel or juice to deal with everything and say ‘I can get out there make a positive impact,’” says organizer.