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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

Health

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.

Business

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

Culture

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.

Culture

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.

Equity

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

Culture

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. 

Education

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.

News

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.

Culture

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

Coloradans

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.

Outdoors

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

Business

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

Business

At least 610,000 white flags will stand in D.C. in honor of those who died from coronavirus. A Coloradan is among those behind it.

The memorial will be the largest participatory public art installation on the National Mall since the AIDS quilt in 1987.

Culture

Can televised Russian face-slapping save Denver’s sports bars?

Tavern owners answer COVID-19 lull with high-tech gadgetry and quirky new offerings

Business

In the small town of Salida, a very unlikely circus thrives

Some kids play soccer growing up. Others join the circus.

Culture

New Colorado law banning most American Indian mascots forces schools to confront cultural shifts

Critics resisting the new rule cite tradition, state overreach and the high cost to change team names like Redskins, Savages, Indians and Warriors. Some plan to sue to keep the mascots.

Education

Seven Peaks Festival pulls out of Buena Vista after county declines to raise its 5,000-person capacity cap

Live Nation sold more than 6,000 tickets for the event before Chaffee County commissioners had reviewed or approved the concert promoter’s permit

Music

You’ve seen the murals. Now meet the pro snowboarder behind them.

Pat Milbery channels lessons from carving snow into bright murals across Colorado. “He almost embodies his design,” said the Avon official who hired him.

Arts
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