Gov. Jared Polis said “dots and dashes” made it hard to say Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain — leading one board member to label the governor’s position “problematic”
A plaque near Denver’s historic Chinatown marks a race riot. Its critics see it as an opportunity.
After a summer of contentious racial reckoning regarding historic monuments in Denver, one more public display — an easy-to-miss plaque on the wall of a building across from Coors Field in Lower Downtown — has raised objections for the manner in which it describes the city’s first race riot, an anti-Chinese rampage in 1880 by […]
Opinion: When it comes to COVID and the economy, history need not repeat itself
This is a unique moment in American history, for the nation is grappling simultaneously with a pandemic and an economic catastrophe. The study of past pandemics and economic collapses offers valuable lessons on how to deal with the current crises. As the cliché goes, to be forewarned is to be forearmed. In the case of […]
In contentious times, CU prof William Wei brings new perspective to the revamped role of Colorado’s state historian
As William Wei stands amid the museum exhibit he helped conceive, a collection of 100 Colorado historical artifacts at the History Colorado Center dubbed “Zoom In,” someone asks him to pick out his favorite. He doesn’t consider the question long. He walks directly to where two sturdy wooden containers sit side by side. Assembled one […]