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Daniel Wolf, rancher and visionary art collector, dies in Ridgway

In the last few weeks, Daniel Wolf made time to help his eldest daughter with a new project. He helped India shovel through frozen dirt buried beneath the snow, unearthing peony rhizomes and planting them in her newly built greenhouse. It wasn’t unusual for him to take an interest in his daughters’ passions, to spend […]

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“Black in Denver” illustrates through photos — and words — the vast diversity of the Black diaspora

Narkita Gold did not know what it meant to be Black in Denver when she set out to create a portrait-and-interview series called “Black in Denver” in 2018. “I didn’t even know what it meant to be me,” she said on the eve of her exhibit’s Nov. 19 opening at the Arvada Center. “I was […]

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Drone. Lights. Camera. Art. “Space-time sculptures” create one-of-a-kind works of art in Colorado’s mountains

FREMONT PASS — The whirling drone zooms across the reservoir.  “Watch for the flip to yellow. There it is,” says Mark Bellncula. “And action. Here we go.” It’s a little after 10 p.m. when Bellncula opens the shutter of his camera —  a Nikon D810A specifically made for astrophotography — and the LED-strapped drone starts […]

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On Easter morning, there was a historic opportunity. I grabbed my camera and walked the Denver streets.

I sensed a photographic opportunity of historic importance that I shouldn’t pass up. I was guessing, hoping actually in a twisted kind of way, that I would never get to see and experience the streets of Denver so empty and deserted.  It was during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was Easter morning, all the churches having […]

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50,000 old photos in Golden are helping scientists answer new questions about climate change

American Alpine Club Library Director Katie Sauter spends a lot of time in the climate-controlled special collections room, flipping through hundred-year-old photographs, black and white images of climbers posing in front of the world’s mountains and glaciers in the early 1900s. While the library is primarily maintained for climbers and historians, there is another interested […]