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Our readers’ favorite Thanksgiving leftover recipes

Turkey crepes, cranberry oatmeal, “leftover pie” and more classic recipes from readers of The Sunriser newsletter.


There’s something new on the Thanksgiving menu: a Colorado Rapids match. Will fans eat it up?

The first-ever Major League Soccer playoff game on the holiday, with a national TV audience, seeks to capitalize on a long tradition.


Colorado will begin requiring that people get vaccinated to attend large indoor events in Denver area

A large, indoor event is defined as one attended by 500 or more people. The order applies to concerts, bars, receptions, auctions and dance halls.


When “Go Greyhound” crumbled into gone Greyhound, everybody in Colorado had a memory of the storied bus station

Demolition began this week on the old bus station, making way for potential residential towers


In the San Luis Valley, a community fights for its land, water and way of life

Acequia communities in the southern San Luis Valley have so far resisted temptation to sell their precious water rights for use by growing Front Range cities drawing from the Arkansas River.


Denver Art Museum gives up allegedly looted Cambodian artifacts

The museum is still taking care of the works until they can be transferred, but they have been officially removed from the museum's listed holdings


New creative expression workshop aims to combat artists’ addiction, isolation and death in Colorado

Colorado Artists in Recovery originally formed to help people in recovery from drug addiction but it has evolved to also support people with other mental health issues


Denver Art Museum shakes off the stuffiness as it unveils a $150 million, forward-looking overhaul 

The Martin Building has been “reimagined,” curators say, in an overhaul that unites three museum structures as a campus. It reopens to the public with a free day on Oct. 24.


Plundered art held by the Denver Art Museum revealed in Pandora Papers’ exposé of billionaire finances

Six objects came to Denver via the indicted collector Douglas Latchford. The museum has removed four from Cambodia from its collection and is working to return them.

Crime and Courts

Original Thinkers festival kicks off with an ode to joy in troubling times

Telluride’s Original Thinkers festival begins with a documentary exploring the relationship between Archbishop Demond Tutu and the Dalai Lama


Telluride’s Original Thinkers festival is aimed at allowing us to “move forward in this confounding world”

Telluride’s four-day ideas festival connects speakers, musicians and artists around documentaries, with a virtual festival running through October.


New fence at the edge of Cielo Vista Ranch interrupts 150-year-old religious pilgrimage

10-foot-tall wildlife fence interrupting historic stations of the cross is latest strike in the decades-long squabble between wealthy landowners and Sangre de Cristo Land Grant descendants in the San Luis Valley.


Colorado Springs’ America the Beautiful Park was once home to dozens of families. Here’s their story.

The park stands on what used to be the Conejos neighborhood in downtown Colorado Springs, a vibrant and diverse working-class community


On the Navajo Nation, “putting seeds in the ground is our greatest act of resistance,” Fort Lewis students learn

Internship program hones lessons taught by parents and grandparents as students learn the role food, housing, language and ritual play in contemporary human rights struggles. 


Tiny Branson rallied for a football field of dreams — and scored big for the unifying power of small-town sports

The 6-man team remains nostalgic about bidding farewell to the “worst field in America,” but synthetic turf made a splash in a parched corner of Colorado.


Colorado Sun readers’ favorite zucchini recipes — from tuna cakes to pineapple muffins

Summer’s winding down, which means the backyard zucchini harvest is booming. Here are a couple dozen ideas for what to do with your squash bounty, from readers of The Sunriser newsletter.


For Denver judo athlete Robert Tanaka, Paralympic gold would fulfill a lifelong dream

Training with the games as his goal since he was 5 years old, Robert Tanaka will compete in Tokyo without friends and family who have supported his quest present


Pikes Peak “bolt war” pits veteran climbers against each other on America’s Mountain

Two long-time climbers are removing fixed protection installed by author of new guidebook to Pikes Peak climbing routes.


Western Slope vineyards bubble over with young wine drinkers raised on fizzy beverages

Sparkling wines open the door, but Colorado wineries appeal to younger tastes with unconventional grapes and labels that read natural non-GMO, gluten-free and 100% vegan


Colorado’s craft brewers are stuck with the tab as global can shortage shakes up beverage industry

Breweries, cideries and amateur cooks are spending big and getting creative to combat the supply crunch

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