January 10, 2013
1940s-vintage apron and dress patterns
In the 1940s, clothing patterns were offered for sale through The Denver Post. For 16 to 20 cents they could be purchased from our Pattern Department. Here’s a sampling of some vintage apron and dress styles that were available.
In this example, a crocheted hostess apron with rose filet for someone who loves to entertain, from Aug. 6, 1945.
These retro fashions are so much fun that it’s a shame we don’t still have the patterns. But they’re out of stock, so please don’t send your money.

1940s-vintage apron and dress patterns

In the 1940s, clothing patterns were offered for sale through The Denver Post. For 16 to 20 cents they could be purchased from our Pattern Department. Here’s a sampling of some vintage apron and dress styles that were available.

In this example, a crocheted hostess apron with rose filet for someone who loves to entertain, from Aug. 6, 1945.

These retro fashions are so much fun that it’s a shame we don’t still have the patterns. But they’re out of stock, so please don’t send your money.

(Source: The Denver Post)

January 5, 2013

199 photos of the greatest moments and players in Denver Broncos history

(Source: The Denver Post)

January 4, 2013
Denver Art Museum’s Van Gogh exhibit will be open ‘round the clock on final weekend
If you don’t get tickets to the blockbuster “Becoming van Gogh" at the Denver Art Museum, you’ll have only yourself to blame, Ray Mark Rinaldi writes.

Denver Art Museum’s Van Gogh exhibit will be open ‘round the clock on final weekend

If you don’t get tickets to the blockbuster “Becoming van Gogh" at the Denver Art Museum, you’ll have only yourself to blame, Ray Mark Rinaldi writes.

December 28, 2012

2012: Year in Photos by Denver Post photographers

From wildfires to the Aurora theater shooting, from the National Western Stock Show to the Parade of Lights, from Tim Tebow to Peyton Manning, a look back at the year through the best photography by Denver Post photographers.

(Source: The Denver Post)

December 13, 2012
30 questions: So pot is legal in Colorado now. What comes next?
The passage and governor’s proclamation of Amendment 64 on Monday, which makes Colorado one of the first two states to legalize limited possession and sales of marijuana, has prompted a flood of questions about what happens now.
Denver Post reporter John Ingold fields 30 questions about what’s coming for Colorado with pot legalized. Some highlights:
Wait, is pot really legal?
Do I need a license or a registration to possess marijuana?
So I can just smoke up wherever I want now?
Can I grow marijuana in my backyard?
I can be fired for using marijuana even if I wasn’t impaired on the job?
So, we’re like the Amsterdam of the West now?

30 questions: So pot is legal in Colorado now. What comes next?

The passage and governor’s proclamation of Amendment 64 on Monday, which makes Colorado one of the first two states to legalize limited possession and sales of marijuana, has prompted a flood of questions about what happens now.

Denver Post reporter John Ingold fields 30 questions about what’s coming for Colorado with pot legalized. Some highlights:

  • Wait, is pot really legal?
  • Do I need a license or a registration to possess marijuana?
  • So I can just smoke up wherever I want now?
  • Can I grow marijuana in my backyard?
  • I can be fired for using marijuana even if I wasn’t impaired on the job?
  • So, we’re like the Amsterdam of the West now?

December 1, 2012

Oh baby! Baby animals from around the world

A collection photos of baby animals from around the world: some in captivity, some in the wild; some common, some exotic; some incredibly cute, others incredibly ugly.

(Source: The Denver Post)

November 29, 2012

On this day in 1961 – Nov. 29 – Enos, a chimpanzee, was launched into space aboard the Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission.

The name given to “Enos,” the chimp selected to fly the MA-5 mission, in Hebrew means “man”. Enos’s backups were (in order possible call-up) Duane, Jim, Rocky and Ham (the MR-2 veteran). Enos was from Cameroon, Africa, (originally called Chimp # 81), and was purchased by the USAF on April 3, 1960. His flight was preceded by both fellow chimp Ham and astronaut Alan Shepard who had been launched into space but had not orbited the earth.

(Source: The Denver Post)

September 13, 2012
Was it a missile? The Army doesn’t think so. Was it a spacecraft? North American Aerospace Defense Command didn’t see one. Was it a plane crash? Colorado State Patrol can’t find debris. What was the source of the mysterious contrail reported over central Colorado early Thursday?
The video frame grab above, provided by ABC15 in Phoenix, shows the contrail of a Juno ballistic missile fired from Fort Wingate near Gallup, N.M., in early morning sunlight high above New Mexico.
Did you see anything? Have you ever seen a UFO?

Was it a missile? The Army doesn’t think so. Was it a spacecraft? North American Aerospace Defense Command didn’t see one. Was it a plane crash? Colorado State Patrol can’t find debris. What was the source of the mysterious contrail reported over central Colorado early Thursday?

The video frame grab above, provided by ABC15 in Phoenix, shows the contrail of a Juno ballistic missile fired from Fort Wingate near Gallup, N.M., in early morning sunlight high above New Mexico.

Did you see anything? Have you ever seen a UFO?

September 11, 2012
Interactive map: Newspaper front pages around the world on Sept. 12, 2001
A map of dozens of newspaper front pages from around the world on Sept. 12, 2001, following the now-infamous 9/11 attacks.

Interactive map: Newspaper front pages around the world on Sept. 12, 2001

A map of dozens of newspaper front pages from around the world on Sept. 12, 2001, following the now-infamous 9/11 attacks.

September 8, 2012
Buffalo Bill performer reburied at South Dakota reservation
The remains of a man who died young while touring the world with Buffalo Bill were hidden for more than a century in an unmarked grave some 1,700 miles from his South Dakota Indian reservation.
Now Albert Afraid of Hawk is returning home. He’ll be reburied Sunday in accordance with Lakota tradition, thanks largely to Bob Young, a curious and persistent Connecticut history buff.
Young uncovered records of the Oglala Sioux member’s death at a Connecticut hospital after a bout with food poisoning from eating bad corn. A few years ago, Young pieced the details together and reached out to Afraid of Hawk’s family members.
Afraid of Hawk began traveling with Buffalo Bill’s world-famous troupe known as the Congress of Rough Riders of the World two years before he died at age 20. He was among a rotating cast that helped educate and entertain thousands of spectators eager to hear firsthand accounts of life on the unruly terrain.

Buffalo Bill performer reburied at South Dakota reservation

The remains of a man who died young while touring the world with Buffalo Bill were hidden for more than a century in an unmarked grave some 1,700 miles from his South Dakota Indian reservation.

Now Albert Afraid of Hawk is returning home. He’ll be reburied Sunday in accordance with Lakota tradition, thanks largely to Bob Young, a curious and persistent Connecticut history buff.

Young uncovered records of the Oglala Sioux member’s death at a Connecticut hospital after a bout with food poisoning from eating bad corn. A few years ago, Young pieced the details together and reached out to Afraid of Hawk’s family members.

Afraid of Hawk began traveling with Buffalo Bill’s world-famous troupe known as the Congress of Rough Riders of the World two years before he died at age 20. He was among a rotating cast that helped educate and entertain thousands of spectators eager to hear firsthand accounts of life on the unruly terrain.

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