A statue depicting a Civil War soldier was toppled from its base outside the Colorado state Capitol and discovered June 25, 2020. The base is now covered with graffiti. (Eric Lubbers, The Colorado Sun)

When the Union soldier fell at the Colorado Capitol, it may have started a chain reaction

The damaged statue now appears headed for a stay at History Colorado. Will a memorial to the Sand Creek massacre rise in its place?

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What’s Working: Colorado unemployment rate drops to 6.4%, $19 million for small businesses, plus “Lost Wages” leftovers

It’s the last day to certify for the $300 LWA, but if you’ve been stuck in the state’s unemployment system, there’s still $180 million left.

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Ian Neligh rode his childhood fascination with heroes and artifacts of the Old West to a year-long project

The award-winning journalist sought to hold up the figures from his youth against modern versions of bounty-hunters, brand inspectors and bare-knuckled brawlers

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“Spurred West” examines the myth of the Wild West, starting with its icon, Buffalo Bill Cody

Author Ian Neligh spent a year researching the legends that inspired the lore that captivated America and beyond, to see if remnants of the dime-novel stories lives on in the West