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From saddles to washing machines, Colorado has a plethora of niche museums. What does their future hold?

Preserving Colorado’s heritages and histories requires a constant effort that can be difficult to sustain these days

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How should history be told? Rising Colorado voices are pushing museums to rethink their approach

History Colorado is changing exhibits about Lincoln Hills, Sand Creek Massacre as the museum industry pushes to fix narratives that sanitized history or left out voices of underrepresented communities

Equity

How the creators of “South Park” are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their Colorado-based cartoon comedy show

The Comedy Central staple about four bratty, perpetually bundled-up youngsters in an unhinged Colorado cartoon town celebrated its silver anniversary

Culture

Young Jamin Wright could make anything from wood. It was harps that hit just the right note.

The Wright family bought Blevins Harps in Grand Junction, one of a few American harp makers, hoping to join Jamin’s woodworking skills with his mother’s musical talents.

Business

Quiz: It’s Colorado’s birthday. How well do you know your state?

Celebrate Colorado Day by testing your knowledge of the Centennial state

Culture

In Florence, pop. 4,000, political upheaval is testing the city’s push to shake off its “ghost town” past

Voters will choose an entirely new city council next week, but Florence hasn’t let the absence of elected leaders slow its roll toward economic revival

Business

A Denver fund is fighting to keep attention on racial inequities in the metro area

But in an instant and virtual world, where attention spans are short, it can be challenging to keep the level of focus needed to close persistent gaps

Equity

Meet Colorado’s ultrarunning, Coors-chugging, self-described “rave twink”

Michael Mitchell picked up ultrarunning, amassed 87,000 TikTok followers and won the Steamboat Marathon — all in under a year

Outdoors

“The End” bus tour depicts an apocalyptic Denver to help spur climate change action

The custom-renovated school bus stops at five abandoned sites throughout the city and runs Thursday and weekends through July 31

Climate

The story — and the mission — behind the Ukrainian artwork about to be sold in Denver

Selling the work, some Ukrainians in Colorado say, will help refocus attention on Russia’s war in Ukraine at a time when many people are becoming desensitized to the death and destruction occurring there

Arts

The construction industry has a high suicide rate. Experts gathered in Denver to find a solution.

Depression, anxiety, substance use disorders and other mental health issues are, too, a major concern in the industry.

Health

Chuck wagon fans roll into Pueblo for preservation and camp camaraderie

Hundreds gather to help support the historic Goodnight Barn along what was once among the most heavily traveled cattle trails in the West

Culture

The curtain fell on Colorado’s arts scene during COVID. Can it dance back to life?

Denver’s major performing arts companies have, in fits and starts, been on a comeback season. But it is proving to be a long climb back.

Arts

Colorado Ballet’s new top dancers face their first test with notoriously difficult, rib-popping moves

Two of the Denver-based company’s newest principals gird for pass-fail moves in George Balanchine’s challenging modern classic “Theme and Variations,” opening Friday

Culture

Relishing a Colorado landmark: The iconic Coney Island Boardwalk hot dog is about to go on sale

The 42 foot long, 18 ton hot dog known as the Coney Island Boardwalk now sits up the hill in Bailey, waiting for a new owner to return it to its former glory

Culture

Colorado’s new professional ultimate disc team wants to grow the sport — so it turned to young offenders

The mostly white sport is looking for new recruits, and young offenders are looking for better ways to learn how to communicate with each other

Sports

Colorado eyes changing mountain name tied to Sand Creek massacre at request of Cheyenne, Arapaho tribes

Clear Creek County commissioners voted Tuesday to recommend changing Mount Evans to Mount Blue Sky

Outdoors

Can skijoring, one of Colorado’s favorite extreme sports, go mainstream?

Skiers are pulled by cowboys in a Wild West spectacle in mountain towns across the state.

Outdoors

Seven Peaks music festival moves to San Luis Valley after 2021 COVID cancellation

After canceling the event in 2021, this year’s 20,000-person Labor Day festival will be the largest event in Saguache County history

Culture

A rural Colorado school goes back for seconds to honor a legendary lunch lady

Betty Lou Hawkins served scratch-made meals with a side of love to Plateau Valley K-12 school kids for 40 years. Everyone remembers the baked ham and cheese.

Education
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