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Fifty books to understand the West

SunLit

A Denver community forms around murals to find hope in art, friendship and “mutual aid”

New window murals on retailer Hope Tank’s storefront bring attention to social issues while benefiting the artist, female entrepreneurs and local merchants.

Culture

25 Colorado schools still had Native American mascots. This week one finally decided to make a change.

Cheyenne Mountain High School’s decision didn't come without controversy. But Black Lives Matter protests and Senate Bill 116 pushed the effort forward.

Education

Colorado ranchers already had beef with Jared Polis. Then came “MeatOut Day.”

Colorado is the only state to proclaim a day of no meat-eating, further exposing the urban-rural divide and food as the new culture war.

Coloradans

Daniel Wolf, rancher and visionary art collector, dies in Ridgway

Daniel Wolf, whose collections now are housed in such places as the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Denver Art Museum, was as at home on horseback at his Western Slope ranch as he was hobnobbing in New York.

Coloradans

Movshovitz: The coronavirus pandemic will inspire filmmakers, but we’ll have to wait a while to see

Films from Chaplin to Coppola have captured and reflected the trauma of world war and crises

Arts

Rennie Davis, “Chicago Seven” activist, dies at 80 in Berthoud

Davis and four co-defendants — Tom Hayden, Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman and David Dellinger — were convicted during the "Chicago Seven" trial in 1969 and 1970

Coloradans

Grizzly Rose temporarily closes after video shows recently packed dance floor

Tri-County Health Department Environmental Health Director Brian Hlavacek said The Grizzly Rose in Adams County was questioned for allegedly violating county restrictions intended to limit the spread of COVID-19

Culture

Philanthropic angels rescue some Colorado arts groups, but most still struggle under coronavirus

Online performance and events don’t feel the same, but some organizations say they’re buoying attendance to about 90% of that in non-pandemic times.

Culture

Some of Colorado’s conservative talk radio stations are turning down the volume on “rigged election” claims

Cumulus Media orders stations to “help induce national calm,” but some question whether the move is driven by a fear of business blowback

Culture

Colorado Convention Center bidding misconduct leads to $9 million settlement

Trammel Crow Company and Mortenson Construction must pay $4.5 million each and issue a public apology to the city, according to the settlement.

News

Denver Zoo struggles during coronavirus to feed its hungry animals

The zoo was closed nearly three months early in the pandemic, then imposed restrictions on crowd sizes since reopening to the public June 12

Culture

The best Colorado beers and breweries in 2020 and what to watch in 2021

A survey of beer fans and rankings from the Untappd app reveal what breweries stood above the crowd in Colorado

Beer

A plaque near Denver’s historic Chinatown marks a race riot. Its critics see it as an opportunity.

An effort to replace the Lower Downtown marker has raised the possibility of reconciling a painful chapter in the city’s history -- and reimagining a new Asian district

Culture

It’s the time of year for barrel-aged beers in Colorado, but not all are turning to the dark side

Rocky Mountain Barrel Company in Wheat Ridge is the hub for Colorado brewers to find barrels from across the globe

Beer

Free to good home: Century-old bridge spanning the Arkansas River near Cañon City

Martin Marietta needs a new bridge to its gravel mine. But first it has to find a home for the historic 20-ton Parkdale Bridge

Coloradans

Grand Junction woman transforms coronavirus’ staggering death toll into a comforting work of art

Artist Linda McBride began honoring the pandemic’s dead when the toll was 120,000. Now it’s over 300,000 and her work is far from finished.

Coloradans

Colorado musicians find new ways to share holiday season sounds during coronavirus

Singing and other forms of breathing-based music can be high risk for coronavirus transmission, pushing many groups to virtual programs

Coronavirus

Colorado’s Tattered Cover bookstore sold, will become nation’s largest Black-led bookseller

The Tattered Cover opened in 1971, and now has four locations in and around Denver

Culture

“Black in Denver” illustrates through photos — and words — the vast diversity of the Black diaspora

Nashville-born artist Narkita Gold might have chosen a larger canvas, like Chicago or New York, but she found “communities” in Colorado

Culture
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