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Education Primary category in which blog post is published

Denver to change curriculum that educators said “eliminates the Native American perspective”

The changes come after a Denver high school principal, who is a member of the Klamath tribe of Oregon, expressed horror with the curriculum — and frustration that it hadn’t yet been changed

Book Excerpts Primary category in which blog post is published

The compelling legend of Colorado’s Poker Alice Tubbs pestered an author to launch her pursuit of the unvarnished truth

Some writers didn't let facts get in the way of the Old West figure's bigger-than-life story, but Liz Duckworth felt driven to document the still-fascinating reality

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

It turns out the keys to the origins of modern life on Earth were buried under Colorado Springs

Denver Museum of Nature & Science spent three years combing through the Corral Bluff area, just east of Colorado Springs, finding fossils that painted a picture of how the planet’s ecosystem recovered from the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event

SunLit Interviews Primary category in which blog post is published

Up and down Colorado, the author saw the history of sheepherding written in the trees

That history carved into nature inspired Andrew Gulliford to chronicle generations of sheepherders -- right up to the present day

Book Excerpts Primary category in which blog post is published

Sheepherders’ history reveals itself in texts carved into aspens over generations

In this excerpt from "The Woolly West," author Andrew Gulliford examines the sheepherders' canvas: From simple names and dates to elaborate, signed artwork, these men literally left their mark on a fading chapter of Colorado history

Book Excerpts Primary category in which blog post is published

Presidents’ affinities for foods reveal their humanity, but alcohol has proven a dicier deal throughout history

In "The President's Kitchen Cabinet," renowned food writer Adrian Miller explores the African Americans who fed First Families, but also how different administrations handled the fraught topic of temperance

SunLit Interviews Primary category in which blog post is published

Research for “Soul Food” led author to tales of African-Americans at work on White House cuisine

Adrian Miller found that while African American chefs cooked for every president, their stories remained largely untold

Coloradans Primary category in which blog post is published

A monumental question: Can Denver’s Beat Generation fans create a tribute to a movement and its inspiration?

Millions were inspired by Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road,” but his buddy, Denver’s Neal Cassady, fueled the literary and cultural upheaval. Now there’s a move to immortalize them in bronze.

Business Primary category in which blog post is published

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

April and Steve Carver, also behind the overhaul of the majestic Hotel Denver in Glenwood Springs, apply their historic renovation skills to work for one of Colorado’s most storied buildings