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

People, places and things have been recognized across the spectrum, and these days, everything is open to reinterpretation

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Lauren Boebert vows to stay her course as she seeks another term in Congress

She’ll likely face a primary challenger in state Sen. Don Coram, who is known to reach across the aisle

Politics and Government

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

Four Colorado needleworkers contributed tiny portraits, pieced into two quilts for the Stitch Their Names Memorial Project, which honors a small number of Black people who lost their lives.

Equity

Colorado is on track to give teens three free therapy sessions to help them cope with coronavirus

House Bill 1258 sets aside $9 million for the historic effort that would be available for Coloradans 18 and under through June 2022

Health

Purgatory and Silverton Mountain float interest in Silverton’s community ski hill

Two southwest Colorado ski area operators are interested in working with the Town of Silverton to grow the remote community’s Kendall Mountain ski area into a year-round amenity

Outdoors

Fourteen for the Fourth: The best stories you may have missed

Some Colorado Sun longreads (and semi-longreads) you may have overlooked, from before the pandemic right up to today

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West Slope lawmaker tries to pump the brakes on Colorado wolf reintroduction

Democratic Sen. Kerry Donovan’s bill would delay wolf management to study and fund compensation for lost livestock. It would also cancel a plan to bring back the predators if a “self-sustaining population” is confirmed.

Outdoors

Want to learn how to drive a Maserati or Aston Martin in a blizzard? Colorado mountain towns are where you go.

Crested Butte recently turned into “Maserativille” as the Italian luxury car company taught drivers how to handle these pricey rides in truly extreme conditions.

Outdoors

52 photos that helped us tell Colorado’s stories in 2019

Some of our favorite images of the year

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13 Colorado stories worth a second (or first) look

As we wrap up 2019, we present some of The Colorado Sun stories that our writers and editors think you may have missed the first time around

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Colorado State University is fast-forwarding archaeology with tech to help future researchers understand today’s Earth

The Earth Archive project could leave future generations the best source of information showing what today’s world looks like.

Coloradans

In a shifting climate for research, Colorado State hosts a museum teeming with bugs — and that’s a good thing

At more than 3.5 million specimens and growing, the collection dates back to the 19th century, and attracts researchers on everything from butterflies to climate change

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