Update: Last week, bond was rejected for Harold Henthorn, a Highlands Ranch man who's been formally charged with killing his wife, Dr. Toni Henthorn, by pushing her off Deer Mountain in Rocky Mountain National Park; see our previous coverage below. Now, two new documents in the case have been unsea ... More >>
Descendants of those who survived the Sand Creek Massacre did not hear much about it when they were growing up; that day was too painful for their elders to talk about. "They would always cry," one remembers. But some descendants of John Evans, Colorado's territorial governor during the November 29, ... More >>
On December 3, after five days and 170 miles, the fifteenth annual Sand Creek Massacre Healing Run will end with a procession to the steps of the State Capitol, where descendants of Arapaho and Cheyenne tribe members killed at Sand Creek will join with more tribal representatives, historians, politi ... More >>
References to the Sand Creek Massacre are everywhere these days, including page 55 of the new AP United States History course, one of the most controversial -- if unread -- documents in Colorado and the focus of the proposed curriculum review committee that a few members of the Jefferson County Publ ... More >>
The landscape has long fascinated artists, particularly in the American West, with those interested in the form today falling into two broad categories. There are artists who re-create the high points of nineteenth and early-twentieth-century realism and impressionism. And there are those who try to ... More >>
Sender Films took seven years to make Valley Uprising, its joyful, wistful history of the climbing counterculture of Yosemite. And as filmmaker Peter Mortimer told the audience at the feature's premiere in Boulder last night, they used every last hour of that time. "[Partner Nick Rosen] and I haven ... More >>
Samuel Frappier is fortunate he wasn't killed by his own bad decisions, and he knows it. "I imagine people saying I'm stupid, and they're right," the nineteen-year-old Canadian told a reporter after being rescued yesterday from Long's Peak after getting stranded on a ledge (approximate elevation: 13 ... More >>
Coloradans could vote on at least three new gambling proposals this November, including one that would allow Kiowa County to build a casino. The proposal's boosters are asking legislators to put a measure on the November ballot that would ask Colorado voters to authorize casino gambling in the count ... More >>
Today marks the 25th birthday of The Onion, purveyor of fake news way better than the real thing -- including lotsa stuff that didn't happen in Colorado but would have made the state a funnier place had it. Back in January, when the last print edition of the paper was published in Denver, we assemb ... More >>
Seven months after the Northern Cheyenne tribe sent its last letter to History Colorado demanding that Collision: The Sand Creek Massacre 1860s to Today be closed; fourteen months after History Colorado opened its new building with that exhibit in place, despite earlier protests; and almost 149 year ... More >>
On Saturday, while thousands of freeloaders hopped on board the new West Line to ride light rail from downtown to Golden and back, members of the Platte Valley & Western Model Railroad club gathered in the dark basement of the shuttered Union Station and started dismantling the layout they'd initial ... More >>
Mayor Michael Hancock joined state and national representatives yesterday in a ceremony inside the McNichols building to reveal plaques that commemorate Civic Center's new status as a national historic landmark. That honor is determined by the National Park Service and given to areas or buildings th ... More >>
The story of the Sand Creek Massacre is a difficult one to tell -- but also a critical one to tell, and tell right. That's why the Northern Cheyenne are so disappointed with Collision, the History Colorado exhibit, that they have asked it be taken down. That's why two lectures by University of Color ... More >>
Next week's edition of The Onion will be the last in Denver, thanks to the Denver Post's decision to stop printing the paper. To mark this awful sign of the times, and to echo Onion CEO Steve Hannah's call for local readers to switch to the web version, we've photo-illustrated and compiled excerpts ... More >>
It wasn't long ago that Denver planners had the crackpot idea of putting a new Colorado history museum underground in Civic Center Park, right by the McNichols building, once a Carnegie library. Cooler heads put the kibosh on that. And now Denver's Civic Center has been designated a National Histori ... More >>
It's been thirty years since Denver's 16th Street Mall opened for business, and this week's cover story "It's a Mall World After All!," takes a look at the attraction's past, present and future. That future includes new life for Denver Union Station, the 131-year-old train station at the west end of ... More >>
A Flickr photoNot okay. You know what's gross? Poop. You know what's even grosser? Poop in your water. How to prevent that from happening will be the subject of an outdoorsy conference at the American Alpine Club in Golden this weekend. The conference is cleverly titled Exit Strategies -- as ... More >>
Steven Clay Romero won't be getting his own show on Animal Planet.Some individuals accused of crimes wind up generating a significant amount of sympathy -- but that's unlikely to happen for Steven Clay Romero -- because of what he's accused of doing to a dog named Buddy. Late yesterday, a gr ... More >>
Local coverage of Barack Obama's selection of Colorado Senator Ken Salazar as the next Secretary of the Interior has mostly been rah-rah, sis-boom-bah. Take the Denver Post editorial "Salazar a Wise Choice for West, Nation." But as noted in a National Public Radio story, assorted environmental gro ... More >>
Thomas Gibbons keeps the race conversation going.
Upcoming changes in and around the Civic Center are being overseen by clowns.
Art and physics at the Mizel Center, plus a salute to the late Barbara Sudler Hornby.
On Mesa Verde's hundredth birthday, there's still a lot of dirt behind the "Mystery of the Anasazi."
Xcel’s solution to rising energy prices includes a lot of coal. Is that a bad thing?
Films highlight human rights
The Cherry Creek Shooting Center finds itself under the gun.
Downtown's masterful modernist park is being destroyed.
Landmarks rise and fall in Denver.
Theater students at UCD explore the history of a Japanese internment camp.
One man goes the distance for the memory of Sand Creek.
Special agents of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service fight battles outdoors and in the office.
How harmful is Russian knapweed? Park volunteers are told to keep hands off.
Who got stung by National Geographic's on-camera sting of a fossil "poacher"?
Best-selling author John Krakauer gets caught in the dispute between "Mr. Longs Peak" and the Park Service.
Mining made history in Victor. But will a new gold rush devour its future?
The Colorado Historical Society has collected Indian artifacts for 120 years. Now it has to give many of them back.
The ranger known as Mr. Longs Peak has to climb down. His friends wonder why.
A whole new crop of problems is sprouting in a historic black farming settlement
Long Before "Asteroid," moviemakers made their mark on Colorado. A guide to some high and low points.
IN SEARCH OF SPIRITUAL VIBES, NEW-AGERS RUN ROUGHSHOD OVER ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK.
PRISONERS TACKLE HISTORIC-PRESERVATION PROJECTS.