The large “chief” sign stands adjacent to the railroad tracks in historic downtown Durango, Colorado, an advertisement for the Toh-Atin Gallery across the street. The sign depicts a Native American man clad in blue jeans, and vest — which many see as a caricature perpetuating harmful stereotypes. (Jeremy Wade Shockley, Special to The Colorado Sun)

A cartoonish Native American towering over Durango has divided the city. Should “the chief” stay or go?

The fate of the sign should be determined by “enlightened dialogue and not through mob rule,” says Ben Nighthorse Campbell, who wrote federal law protecting some monuments.

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What one Colorado college learned trying to run safe in-person classes this summer

Colleges and universities in Colorado and across the country are hoping that the protocols developed and practiced over the summer can help them bring students back to campus without major outbreaks

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He wasn’t the best skier, but he was Colorado’s preeminent ski bum. Farewell, Charlie Toups.

“Everyone seemed to know him. … He lived life in such a unique way,” a friend recalls of Charlie Toups, a quintessential Colorado ski bum who spent decades living in cars in ski area parking lots.

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As Colorado struggles to balance school with coronavirus, two kids see an opportunity to help

A brother and sister in Douglas County launched a virtual tutoring business, with a pro bono heart, to help fill the gaps left by coronavirus-era instruction