Posted inNews, Sports

Hold my pickax: In a battle of the miners, men and women compete to see who’s the best, well, miner

OURAY — Before the million-dollar homes, ski hills and film festivals, Colorado’s high mountain towns were home to the first white settlers who came prospecting for gold, silver, and other precious metals. There is a saying, “if it’s not grown, it’s mined,” referring to all the minerals and metals that are used in our daily […]

Posted inColoradans, News

Former Boulder County Clerk Clela Rorex, who issued 1st same-sex marriage licenses, dies

BOULDER — Clela Rorex, a former Colorado county clerk considered a pioneer in the gay rights movement for being the first public official to issue a same-sex marriage license in 1975, has died. She was 78. Rorex died Sunday of complications from recent surgery at a hospice care facility in Longmont, the Daily Camera reported. […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Opinion: In 1993, Colorado lost a Black pioneer in medicine. Now it has lost his Denver home

Not many in Denver have heard about Dr. Charles J. Blackwood, Jr., one of its most accomplished residents. Now seems like an especially opportune time to share his story, with the unfortunate and untimely demolition of his former home at 2436 Gaylord Street in Denver’s Whittier neighborhood.  His home was an important historic marker for […]

Posted inBook Excerpts, SunLit

SunLit Excerpt: “Colorado’s Highest” charts exploration and naming of state’s 14ers

Sunshine Peak 14,001’ – 58 This fourteener qualifies for the Colorado Geological Survey’s list of 58  14,000-foot peaks by a mere foot. Situated in the southern part of the San Juan Mountains, Sunshine Peak is five miles northeast of Handies Peak and one mile south of Redcloud Peak – all are 20 miles west of […]