Charles Eames with the Solar Do-Nothing Machine. In 1957. Charles and his wife, Ray, designed the toy for Alcoa. True to the Eameses’ belief that toys are not as innocent as they appear, the machine was one of the first uses of solar power to produce electricity. Other pieces of the Eameses work are included in "Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America," organized by the Denver Art Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum. (Eames Office photo)

From Tinkertoys to avocado greens: Denver Art Museum show presents play as a serious form of inspiration

Furnishings designers represented in "Serious Play: Design in Midcentury America" infused their work with playfulness and whimsy. Was it a reaction to Cold War-era anxiety?

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County suspends new mining permit applications, blocking expansion of limestone mine near Glenwood Springs

The moratorium imposed in Garfield County means Rocky Mountain Resources Industrials cannot make changes to its special use permit for a limestone mine north of Glenwood

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Older Coloradans are working longer and demanding an updated set of tech skills

Older populations still need some help with tech basics, but a growing number now want to know how to use Etsy, social media and more.

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Pilot of plane that crashed in Colorado mountains, went undiscovered for months blamed for fatal wreck

Quentin Aschoff, a 67-year-old from Bend, Oregon, died in the wreck of his single-engine Cessna 210 on April 4, 2018, near Alma