President Obama speaking to a crowd of hand-picked guests in Denver July 9, 2014, at Cheesman Park, touted gains made in the economy following the recession that challenged the start of his presidency.
“We have come farther and recovered faster than almost any other advanced country on Earth,” the president said.
The president also spoke of the Coloradans he met with Tuesday night at the Wazee Super Club in Lodo, and reminisced about his first job selling ice cream for Baskin Robbins.
President Barack Obama plays pool with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper at Wynkoop Brewery in downtown Denver after arriving in Colorado, July 8, 2014. President Obama is in #Colorado to speak about the economy and raise money for Senator Mark Udall’s re-election campaign. Photo by RJ Sangosti @rjsangosti #potus #presidentobama #presidentbarackobama #president #obama #hickenlooper #wynkoop #billiards #poolsharks #denver #denco
The National Sports Center for the Disabled’s Denver Bronco’s Ability Clinic at Sports Authority Field on Tuesday, July 08, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. More than 200 children and adults with disabilities will learn skill development and interact with players from The Denver Broncos.
(Photos by Kent Nishimura/The Denver Post)
The Civic Center Conservancy put on an Independence Eve show complete with food, live music, and fireworks Thursday night, July 3, 2014. The University of Colorado a cappella group Mix shared the stage with Hazel Miller and the Denver Municipal Band. Photo by Karl Gehring @karlgehring #fireworks #independenceeve #civiccenterpark #civiccenter #denver #denverco #cityofdenver #merica #redwhiteblue #303 #DenCo #boom
A family of bald eagles made their nest along E120th Avenue near, E-470 in Commerce City, Colorado. Volunteers rotate in shifts to keep watch over the baby eagle, as it is expected to take flight soon, and it’s nests proximity to E-470 tollway is worrisome. (Photos by Kent Nishimura/The Denver Post)
The 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 falls on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. The act paved the way for affirmative action and further desegregation in schools and workplaces across the country. In Denver the African American community faced harsh discrimination and violence throughout their struggle to achieve racial equality. With photos from The Denver Post archive, here is a glimpse of what it was like to be black in Denver at the time of the civil rights movement and following the signing of the act.
(Photos: Denver Post Archive)
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Members of the Denver Art Museum installation crew, including Cary Hale, left, put the finishing touches on Still Life #60 by artist Tom Wesselmann, a sculptural painting which includes six parts and measures more than 25 feet. Still life #60 is one of approximately 100 works by Wesselmann from the upcoming DAM exhibition “Beyond Pop Art: A Tom Wesselmann Retrospective” which opens July 13, 2014, inside the Hamilton building.
Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post.
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"The Swings," an art installation spending the first two weeks of July in tiny Green Mountain Falls, brings back those simple thrills with an adult twist. It’s as much fun as serious art gets.
The work, the centerpiece of this year’s Green Box Arts Festival, comes from the Montreal-basedDaily tous les jours. The design studio creates objects that encourage collective participation, and this piece invites you to join the band. Get your swing on, and notes start playing.
Photos by Cyrus McCrimmon/The Denver Post
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Photo: Algerian fans celebrate in Algiers on June 26, 2014 after Algeria eliminated Russia with a 1-1 draw in a FIFA 2014 World Cup Group H match. (Farouk Batiche/AFP/Getty Images)
Today marked Bike to Work Day, in Denver, June 25, 2014. More than 30,000 cyclists were expected to participate in this year’s Bike to Work Day, the largest number since the event started in 1995. (Photos by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post)