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To right historic wrongs, Colorado museums embraced spirit of a law that repatriated Native American artifacts and remains — largely by listening

Behind locked metal doors at History Colorado, Sheila Goff slips between towering rows of movable storage cabinets and opens one compartment that holds several artifacts from one of the state’s Ute tribes. Using green nitrile gloves, she carefully removes a pipe bowl, which purposely has been detached from its stem for storage. This minute but […]

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How a local collector shared one of the world’s most valuable baseball cards at History Colorado

Chilly temperatures lurked in the morning shadows but a brilliant December sun beamed intimations of spring training as the armored vehicle pulled up to the downtown Denver delivery entrance of the History Colorado Center Wednesday morning. It carried a baseball card. An armed guard emerged lugging a case containing roughly 9 square inches of cardboard […]

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“This just does not happen”: A Garden of the Gods garbage heap is revealing big clues about the founder of Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS — Trash in this city’s iconic Garden of the Gods Park is usually nothing to get excited about. It’s a regular blemish on a revered place. But along the park’s northern edge, a heap of buried refuse — discovered during work to build a retention pond to control runoff after a wildfire swept […]