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    DENVER (AP) — A history museum in Colorado has offered to display the Civil War statue toppled by protesters outside of the state capitol earlier this summer. History Colorado said it would display the statue, which depicts a Union cavalryman, along with an explanation for why it was created, KUSA-TV reported. Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration Executive Director Kara Veitch said it is still working with the museum and will eventually present a full proposal to state lawmakers. There was a petition to remove the statue in 2017, but the petition falsely claimed it depicted Col. John Chivington, who orchestrated the Sand Creek Massacre, which killed more than 150 people including Native Americans. Chivington’s name is on the memorial,...
    Weather experts warn that this year's hurricane season will be 'extremely active' with 24 named storms. The 2020 Atlantic storm season is predicted to bring a total of 12 hurricanes with five of them being major ones, both figures that are double that of a normal season. The Colorado State University (CSU) research team on Atlantic hurricanes, which regularly releases forecasts, announced the predictions Wednesday – the most severe forecast in their 37-year history. The season is already two weeks ahead of record pace and it's only a third of the way through the season. Hurricane Isaias, which hit the Caribbean last week and made landfall in the US this week, is already the fifth storm to hit land this...
    DENVER (CBS4) — It’s not too late to celebrate Colorado’s birthday. Aug. 1 is Colorado Day. To honor the state’s 144th birthday, History Colorado is hosting a birthday bash from 10 a.m to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The History Colorado Center (credit: History Colorado) History Colorado’s annual event offers free admission at all eight of its museums throughout the state, including the History Colorado Center in downtown Denver. The museum celebrated with a week full of virtual events including messages from Gov. Jared Polis and members of the State Historian’s Council. (credit: colorado.edu) New videos showcase the great outdoors. Recipes and craft ideas are also available to download. Admission to museums requires a timed ticket that must be booked in...
    Yes, July 31 is finally Opening Day for the Colorado Rockies, and there will be action (all with appropriate social distancing) in and around Coors Field. Of course, you can also enjoy the game in the privacy — and safety — of your own home. Colorado is also gearing up to celebrate its 144th birthday on August 1, giving you a chance to make some virtual history. Here are five of the best events around town this weekend...and you don't even have to leave home to enjoy some of them. 24th Annual Chicano Music Festival and Auction Through August 2 Su Teatro Cultural & Performing Arts Center, 721 Santa Fe DriveAfter almost fifty years, Chicano theater group Su Teatro is...
    MONTROSE, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado State Patrol sent one of their own into retirement. After 45 years of service, Technician Keith Hoey retired as the longest-serving Trooper in Colorado history. Listen to his final call before retirement below: Trooper Hoey also retires with the most safe driving years in Colorado State Patrol history. “You have made a positive difference in the lives of so many by taking compassionate action during moments involving tragedy, by setting the example of what is expected of a State Trooper, and all things in between,” Colonel Matthew Packard, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol, said in a retirement letter to Hoey shared with CBS4. In retirement, Hoey’s son tells CBS4 that he plans to...
    MONTROSE, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado State Patrol sent one of their own into retirement. After 45 years of service, Technician Keith Hoey retired as the longest-serving Trooper in Colorado history. Listen to his final call before retirement below: Trooper Hoey also retires with the most safe driving years in Colorado State Patrol history. “You have made a positive difference in the lives of so many by taking compassionate action during moments involving tragedy, by setting the example of what is expected of a State Trooper, and all things in between,” Colonel Matthew Packard, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol, said in a retirement letter to Hoey shared with CBS4. In retirement, Hoey’s son tells CBS4 that he plans to...
    The Sand Creek Massacre is the only massacre of the many committed by the United States Army against Native Americans that the Army itself has recognized since 1865. In Colorado, “Union” soldiers in blue did not mainly fight the Confederacy (they did at the battle of Glorieta Pass in what is now New Mexico). Instead, the four “battles” listed on the 1909 Civil War Monument at the Colorado State Capitol were cold-blooded massacres of Cheyenne and Arapaho men, women and children. Every one was a “surprise attack.” The War against the Southern secession abolished the genocide of slavery. The War in the West from Minnesota to Utah carried out genocide against Native Americans.  In February 1864, wearing a medallion...
    DENVER (CBS4) – Governor Polis is set to sign a bill that will cement Holocaust education in Colorado’s curriculum. The new law calls for the state to adopt standards related to Holocaust and genocide studies, and that every school district and charter school adopt the standards by July 1, 2023. (credit CBS) For Fanny Starr, this new law is welcome relief. It guarantees that stories like hers will stand the test of time. “I was born in Poland,” Starr told CBS4. At about age 15, she and her family were shipped off to concentration camps for the simple fact that they are Jewish. “We didn’t commit no crime. We were no killers…no cheaters…” Starr explained. (credit CBS) She spent 5...
    After a rough three months — ranging from mandatory closure because of the coronavirus pandemic to vandalism during protests in late May — the History Colorado Center will reopen on June 22, when it will unveil the John Denver Experience. Two more Colorado-centric displays will debut soon after: Forty Years on the 'Fax: Colfax Avenue, 1926-1966 and Hecho en Colorado. New safety protocols will be in effect, including mandatory timed tickets; those go on sale starting today, June 15. Beginning June 22, and all Mondays this summer, admission will be limited to History Colorado members at the History Colorado Center, at 1200 Broadway, and also the nearby Center for Colorado Women’s History at Byers-Evans House, which reopens Friday, June 19. In...
    "People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them," James Baldwin wrote in "Stranger in the Village," an essay included in his history-making 1955 collection, Notes of a Native Son. This entire country is trapped in history right now, a history of racial injustice that started 400 years ago, when the first Africans were brought to this land as slaves, and continues today, when black men still die at the hands of law enforcement officers. And not just in Minneapolis, Minnesota, or Ferguson, Missouri, but here in Denver, where in the past decade both Marvin Booker and Michael Marshall were killed while being restrained by Denver sheriff's deputies. This country's inability to truly deal with the legacy of...