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

The Seven Peaks Festival has found a new home.  The world’s top concert promoter, Live Nation, last summer canceled its 20,000-person Labor Day weekend country music concert in Buena Vista after Chaffee County commissioners refused to raise coronavirus-related capacity limits. Saguache County commissioners last week approved a special use permit for Live Nation to host […]

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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 […]

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Anti-mask anger forces Children’s Museum of Denver to temporarily close

By James Anderson, The Associated Press A Colorado children’s museum is the latest casualty of harassment by people angry over mask mandates designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, for decades a popular downtown attraction primarily devoted to those age 8 and under, temporarily closed on Wednesday because of […]

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Ouray Ice Park’s rebound from rockfall is a test case for how Colorado can help tourism communities recover

Fans of ice climbing were not the only ones cheering at the Ouray Ice Festival last weekend.  The state’s bosses of tourism and outdoor recreation were watching closely as thousands gathered in Ouray’s famed ice park, a rally supported by an unprecedented wave of grants designed to pull the community back from the pandemic.  And […]

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Cano’s Castle, a southern Colorado folk art landmark, is heavily damaged in fire

A fire early Thursday consumed much of Cano’s Castle, a folk art landmark in Antonito near the New Mexico border, officials said. Dominic “Cano” Espinoza, the castle’s builder, is safe, and no other injuries were reported, Antonito police officer Olga Cortez said. The cause of the fire remained under investigation Thursday morning. Espinoza could not […]

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From cheeseburgers to Ma Barker’s boy, heavyweight boxers and bears, Colorado has no shortage of roadside attractions

Probably once a week, a client wanders into the Key Bank branch on Speer Boulevard, just west of Interstate 25 in Denver, and while taking care of financial matters ultimately veers the conversation to … cheeseburgers. Specifically, they want to talk about the Humpty Dumpty Barrel Drive-In, the first eatery of its kind in the […]

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Movshovitz: “The Day the Earth Stood Still” still speaks to us, if we’re willing to listen

“Gort, KLAATU BARRATA NICTO” A loose translation of this famous line spoken near the end of the brilliant 1951 movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still” (forget the splashy, nowhere 2008 version with Keanu Reeves) would go something like “Gort, Klaatu says don’t incinerate the Earth — yet.”  To go backwards in the story, Gort […]

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Stitch by stitch, a traveling quilt honors more than 100 Black people killed across America

Lauren Forsythe feels connected to the tiny cross-stitched memorial she created for Paul Childs, a 15-year-old boy with a developmental disability, who was shot and killed by a Denver police officer in 2003. She thinks of Childs often, especially when she’s working with children with disabilities in her job as an elementary school psychologist in […]