Category Archives: Colorado Matters

What You’ll Find At Colorado’s Corners – All Four Of Them

Journalist Matt Masich of Denver travelled to the furthest reaches of Colorado – he literally visited every corner of the state. His quest took him from the remote eastern plains to the rugged country of the west. He wrote about … Continue reading

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Colorado Author Nick Arvin’s “Mad Boy” Goes On A Strange And Fascinating Journey through the War of 1812

When you think of the War of 1812 , what comes to mind? Perhaps you know it as the time the British burned the White House. You might also remember that the Star Spangled Banner was written during the war. … Continue reading

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Double Amputee Aims To Summit Pikes Peak, Without Prosthetics

Climbing the Manitou Incline’s infamous 2,744 steps is hard. Scaling the 2,000-foot elevation gain using only your arms and backside? That’s even harder. Double amputee Mandy Horvath did just that on April 23. The Colorado Springs woman’s legs were crushed by a train … Continue reading

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Mike The Headless Chicken Lives On, And On, And On, At Festival In Fruita, Colorado

It’s a story even Barnum, Bailey and Ripley would be impressed by: A rooster living in 1945 in Fruita, Colorado loses his head to farmer Lloyd Olsen’s ax. But to the man’s surprise, the animal was still alive, and would … Continue reading

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A Violent 1928 Bank Robbery In Lamar Made Forensics History

On May 23, 1928, a heinous crime went unsolved for months, until a fingerprint specialist was able to match a single print from memory. It was the first time a fingerprint had been used to actually find and identify a … Continue reading

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Why Folks in Southern Colorado Often Say, “We Didn’t Cross The Border, The Border Crossed Us.”

There are families in Colorado who didn’t move an inch, but found themselves in another country. Let’s go back to 1848 — the end of the Mexican-American War. Mexico gave up a huge part of what’s now the southwestern United … Continue reading

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White Christian Colonialism Persists In Schools, Language, Politics, says Tink Tinker Of Iliff School Of Theology

When he looks around at schools, politics, and even language in the United States, Tink Tinker sees that what he calls white Christian colonialism is alive and well. A member of the Osage nation, the retired professor spent his career at Denver’s Iliff … Continue reading

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The Trauma Of The Vietnam War, And A Brother’s Suicide, In Poetry

On this day in 1975, at the tail end of the Vietnam War, there was a dramatic airlift. Thousands of people were evacuated out of Saigon as North Vietnamese troops approached the city. Vietnamese American poet Diana Khoi Nguyen’s parents … Continue reading

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One Hiking Trail, 3,100 Miles, And Not Enough Signs. There’s An Effort To Fix That

“Through hiking” the entire Continental Divide Trail from Canada to Mexico means covering 3,100 miles — a chunk of it in Colorado. And it’s not just the towering mountains, dry deserts and extreme weather that make the trail challenging. Hiker and “The Trail Show” podcaster Felicia … Continue reading

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How A Coloradan’s Hobby And A 3-D Printer Offers A Helping Hand To People In Need

What if you could use a 3-D printer to simply and relatively inexpensively create prosthetic limbs? Jacquin Buchanan of Fort Collins is part of an international network of people who do just that — and they do it for free. The project … Continue reading

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