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Opinion: 156 years later, we still have much to learn from the Sand Creek Massacre

What’d I Miss?: Tired of all the winning

Colorado has an active volcano, and it’s a big reminder of Mother Nature’s explosive might

Travelers of Interstate 70 see the fossilized flow from the Dotsero volanco beside the road and behold those ominous, red slopes above

What’d I Miss?: Denver history and a loss for words

The last time Colorado Democrats swept everything in an election was 1936. The parallels are striking.

For the first time in 84 years, Democrats in Colorado will control every major statewide elected office, both chambers of the legislature, both U.S. Senate seats and the balance of the state’s U.S. House delegation, while also winning the state’s presidential vote

Ian Neligh rode his childhood fascination with heroes and artifacts of the Old West to a year-long project

The award-winning journalist sought to hold up the figures from his youth against modern versions of bounty-hunters, brand inspectors and bare-knuckled brawlers

Opinion: Teaching history in a historic moment

A Denver East High School teacher wonders what student yearbooks will tell future generations about the coronavirus and social justice movements

Take a tour of Denver’s beer history from home by pairing this new book with local breweries

“Denver Beer: A History of Mile High Brewing” captures the launch the city’s brewing scene during the gold rush and the spirit of modern craft beer innovators

Beautiful, self-confident and hot tempered, “Queen” Ann Bassett stood up to Colorado’s powerful ranchers

Author Diana Allen Kouris sifts through Bassett's legend to find the facts behind one of the West's most intriguing characters during the 19th-century cattle wars

A family connection to a legendary Colorado cowgirl sent an author on an exhaustive research roundup

Diana Allen Kouris grew up hearing stories about Ann Bassett on the family's ranch in northwest Colorado, and rode the same trails as the woman she chronicled

Write On, Colorado: In these trying times, change is hard. Writing helps.

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Colorado’s other pandemic: The 1918 flu and the lessons learned — or maybe not — for coronavirus

Aside from some quick action in Gunnison, cities and towns across the state struggled as the flu pandemic of 1918 ran its deadly course

Bureau of Land Management to give land to Colorado to settle debt dating back to 1876

Federal officials say the transfer would satisfy the debt it owed Colorado in 1876 under the Statehood Act.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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