Former Boulder County Clerk Clela Rorex, who issued 1st same-sex marriage licenses, dies
The former Boulder County clerk, who is considered a pioneer in the gay rights movement, issued a same-sex marriage license in 1975
Silverman: Former Denver District Attorney Norm Early was a fierce advocate for victims’ rights
Former Denver District Attorney Norm Early died recently at age 76. A former governor called Early “the best trial lawyer I ever watched.”
Ricardo Martinez remembered as “a warrior” for justice in Denver schools
Last week, Denver lost the humble and fierce organizer.
The alleged killer thought no one would miss him. But the “reading man” has been missed — and now memorialized.
Warren Barnes read most days in an alley near a downtown bookstore. Now his chair, filled with books, is a permanent fixture.
Steve Knopper: Jim Sheeler was a fierce friend, who helped his besties turn down the volume on “You Suck FM”
Everybody who knew Jim Sheeler tells a similar story of validation, empathy, even soothing. Sometimes he could make your problems go away.
John Temple: Jim Sheeler had his own hidden superpowers
John Temple, former editor and publisher of the Rocky Mountain News, remembers a reporter who found a way to slow down time and listen to the people he wrote about
Littwin: How do you write an obit for Jim Sheeler, the brilliant writer who made the death beat his own?
Sheeler was a Pulitzer winner at the Rocky, a National Book Award finalist, a close friend, a deeply good person and the only great writer I’ve ever known who never had to fake humility
Former Aspen mayor Herman Edel dies at 95
Edel was instrumental in organizing a significant restoration of the Wheeler Opera House
Pikes Peak Marathon legend Arlene Pieper Stine, the first woman to run a sanctioned marathon, has died
Eight years before Kathrine Switzer shocked the world by running the Boston Marathon, Arlene Pieper Stine did her 26 miles in the Pikes Peak Marathon, with a 9-year-old daughter in tow
Boulder shooting victim Rikki Olds “lived life on Rikki’s terms,” family and friends say
The 25-year-old King Soopers manager was known for her vibrant, unapologetic personality.
Daniel Wolf, rancher and visionary art collector, dies in Ridgway
Daniel Wolf, whose collections now are housed in such places as the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Denver Art Museum, was as at home on horseback at his Western Slope ranch as he was hobnobbing in New York.
Rennie Davis, “Chicago Seven” activist, dies at 80 in Berthoud
Davis and four co-defendants — Tom Hayden, Jerry Rubin, Abbie Hoffman and David Dellinger — were convicted during the "Chicago Seven" trial in 1969 and 1970
Opinion: Former Agriculture Commissioner Peter Decker fought for equity for rural Colorado
Peter Decker, who ranched in Ridgway, understood education was essential to the vitality of farm and ranch communities, has died at age 86.
Former Tuskegee Airman Frank Macon dies at 97 in Colorado Springs
Frank Macon was one of two surviving members of the original Tuskegee Airmen who lived in Colorado.
He wasn’t the best skier, but he was Colorado’s preeminent ski bum. Farewell, Charlie Toups.
“Everyone seemed to know him. … He lived life in such a unique way,” a friend recalls of Charlie Toups, a quintessential Colorado ski bum who spent decades living in cars in ski area parking lots.
Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen dies at age 75
Bowlen was the first owner in NFL history to oversee a team that won 300 games — including playoffs — in three decades.