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  • Originally published 08/07/2013

    Historic Riverside Cemetery embodies Denver's past

    Denver's city of the dead is very much alive.Like Mark Twain, Riverside Cemetery has had its premature demise reported more than once. The city's premiere burial ground opened on July 1, 1876, at 5201 Brighton Blvd. on the Denver/Adams county line.In 1901, historian Jerome Smiley gushed, "(Riverside) is a most beautiful city of the dead, adorned with shrubbery and lawns and costly monuments, so that one feels in the midst of it all, that rivers of human love and devotion flow up and down all its walks and drives."...

  • Originally published 05/01/2013

    Gun billboards featuring Native Americans draws criticism

    GREELEY, Colo. — Two billboards in which images of Native Americans are used to make a gun rights argument are causing a stir with some Colorado residents who say the image is offensive and insensitive.The billboards in this northern Colorado city show three men dressed in traditional Native American attire and the words “Turn in your arms. The government will take care of you.”Matt Wells, an account executive with Lamar Advertising in Denver, said Monday that a group of local residents purchased the space.“They have asked to remain anonymous,” he said....

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