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PHOTOS: Snow-sculpting competition returns to Breckenridge

As temperatures hovered at -14 before dawn Friday, a group of carvers meticulously shaped snow sculptures in Breckenridge. Nine teams of artists from around the world were putting in finishing touches after traveling to the high-elevation ski town to compete in the International Snow Sculpting Championships. Each had four days to carve a sculpture from […]

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Colorado forgot this WWII hero. A new statue at the Capitol will help it remember.

In George Lundeen’s second-floor studio, the 3-foot tall clay model of the war hero stands surrounded by military paraphernalia acquired to guarantee historical accuracy, from the general’s two-starred helmet to the cut of his jodhpurs to the way his signature cavalry boots creased from constant wear. But one conundrum remains: Lundeen, the 72-year-old Loveland sculptor, […]

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“The reading man” of Grand Junction was killed by a stranger. His friends in downtown aren’t done telling his story.

GRAND JUNCTION — To those who never knew his name, Warren Barnes was simply “the reading man.” He was as much a fixture in downtown Grand Junction as the sculptures that line Main Street. For years, the grizzled old man could be found most days hunched over a book on a bench in a breezeway […]