Re-enacting the Battle of Bull Run
400 8th-graders re-enacted the Battle of Bull Run at Lake Village Park in Thornton, Colo., Thursday morning. (Photo by Andy Cross, The Denver Post) The Denver Post’s Bill Johnson writes: It was the eighth straight year of Civil War re-enactment by Century. Jeannie Graeff, an eighth-grade teacher of American history there for 12 years, calls it the “culmination, that one...
Is April 17th lucky for the Rockies?
The Rockies pulled ahead of the Cubs in the eighth inning today after a two-out, two-strike, two-run double by Dexter Fowler touched off a four-run rally. The 9-5 victory over Chicago puts the Rockies at 12-3, still the best record in the majors this season. The game also marked the major-league debut of pitcher Alan Johnson, who allowed six hits and five runs, four earned, in four innings. On...
Pride's first taste of freedom
On Feb. 14, The Denver Post shared a story about Operation Lion Ark, in which a McDonnell Douglas DC-10 would carry 25 lions to a new life in Colorado. The lions, rescued from traveling circuses in Bolivia following the enactment of a law the prohibits showcasing wild animals, were to be transported to Wild Animal Sanctuary near Keenesburg, Colo. (Photo by Joe Amon, The Denver Post) Two days...
There is a horse in the state Capitol
Scout, a 6-foot-tall fiberglass pinto horse that stood watch in John Hickenlooper’s office while he was Denver mayor, was carried through city streets Tuesday by staff from Colorado Creative Industries (slideshow) to his new home at the state Capitol, where he will continue his watch over now-Gov. Hickenlooper. The horse, on loan from the city, was originally part of the artwork “The Yearling,”...