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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 […]

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A historic San Luis Valley locomotive will tug passengers again thanks to a coal lot of love

ANTONITO – When Engine 168 chugs away from the station here in late June with about 60 passengers ensconced in four refurbished 19th century train cars, it will be the culmination of years of dreams, historic preservation work and an investment of nearly $4 million. And perhaps less visible but surely onboard will be the […]

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Redstone Castle spent years in financial distress. The accountants who own it now are “a dream come true”

REDSTONE — For years, April and Steve Carver would pass this riverside hamlet and admire the iconic Redstone Castle from afar. They had spent decades restoring the historic shine to the Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs, but the castle seemed beyond their financial grasp. “Then we watched it sell for $6 million and said nope, […]