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Eleise Clark conjures the lives of Black women in the West, who have lessons for today

When Eleise Clark set out to research her genealogy, she ran into a brick wall: the Civil War.  “I thought we were people,” Clark said. “But my grandfather was born as property.” As Clark dug into bills of sale in search of tidbits of information on her enslaved ancestors, including her grandfather who was born […]

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Boulder County housing prices are still climbing 6 weeks after Marshall fire

Sandra Thomas-Comenole can’t rest yet.  Seven weeks after her family lost their home to the Marshall fire, she, her husband and three of their children are in their third house since the fire tore through neighborhoods in Superior, Louisville and unincorporated Boulder County. As the weeks tick by since the fire, Thomas-Comenole and her family […]

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Researchers have found a new plant in Colorado’s high country: the “funky thistle”

In the strange landscape of Colorado’s high alpine tundra, most life stays small to survive. Tiny wildflowers spring from meager soil, accompanied by mosses and lichens adapted to the thin air and blistering cold. But bursting from scree slopes in the high Rockies of central Colorado grows a mighty thistle, often nearly 3 feet tall, […]

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PHOTOS: Snow-sculpting competition returns to Breckenridge

As temperatures hovered at -14 before dawn Friday, a group of carvers meticulously shaped snow sculptures in Breckenridge. Nine teams of artists from around the world were putting in finishing touches after traveling to the high-elevation ski town to compete in the International Snow Sculpting Championships. Each had four days to carve a sculpture from […]