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Colorado is not the place that typically comes to mind when we think of Columbus Day celebrations in the United States. If New York makes the top of the list, Colorado would probably rank somewhere around #25, depending on who you ask. But guess which state was the first to recognize the Columbus Day holiday. The answer may surprise you. It wasn’t...

If there would ever be a Walk of Fame down the streets of The Hill, you can bet Marjorie Amighetti’s name would be on the short list. She’s mostly English and a little Scandinavian and Irish as well. The blood that runs through Mrs. Amighetti is absolutely 0% Italian. Still, after decades of giving The Hill her all, 92-year-old Mrs. Amighetti’s hea...

The city of Pueblo tried a mediator to reach a resolution for the future of a Christopher Columbus statue, but now the Pueblo City Council will be discussing a possible emergency ordinance to put the issue in front of voters. The statue, which is in front of the Rawlings Library, has attracted numerous protests, and some of them have turned violent...

On August 14th, 2020, ICC President, Sandra Gengler, was awarded the title of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy). This prestigious title is conferred by the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, to individuals who distinguish themselves through actions that strengthen Italy’s positive standing ab...

On Tuesday, Mayor Nick Gradisar expressed his disappointment the two parties involved in mediation over the future of the Christopher Columbus Statue could not reach an agreement. On Saturday morning, the two parties, the Sons of Italy Community Group and the Indigenous Community group, advised the Mayor that they could not reach an agreement over...

A Minnesota prosecutor charged an Indigenous activist with a felony on Friday in the toppling of a Christopher Columbus statue on state Capitol grounds during a rally weeks after the death of George Floyd. Mike Forcia, a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, is charged with criminal damage to property. Forcia, also a Twin Cities A...

Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine is normally a place of peace and prayer. However, this weekend it was also a crime scene. Someone beheaded the statue of St. Jude, and destroyed dozens of candles in the shrine’s sacred courtyard. “This is not good. It’s ugly. I don’t have words. I don’t know why people are like that,” Sandra Bartolo said, who visited t...

Missoula County will begin a full architectural assessment and begin planning for the restoration of two barracks once used to house Japanese Americans and Italians at Fort Missoula during World War II. Commissioners on Tuesday approved a $40,000 contract with A&E to assess what historic elements remain in the dated buildings and what it will cost...

Protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus in St. Paul on June 10 as anti-racism demonstrations surged around the country. State Rep. Sondra Erickson, R-Princeton, watched from her office window. "We watched in amazement as we saw them lasso the statue and start pulling on it," said Erickson. "I saw a lot of women pulling on it. I was...

Lauded by Fanfare for his “dazzling technique and white-hot interpretations” and by News Review for his “stunning mastery of the instrument,” the classical pianist, composer, and recording artist Julian Gargiulo performs a virtual concert in celebration of the Figge Art Museum's 15th anniversary, the streaming August 8 event sure to demonstrate why...

There's a new voice in the debate over Pueblo's Christopher Columbus statue. After weeks of protests on both sides of the issue and no decision made on whether to keep or remove it, the Pueblo City Council says it has passed an agenda item on first reading. It will go for final presentation on August 10 and if passed, the city will be allowed to hi...

George Di Ciero, a man whose dedication, passion and love for Broomfield as its city and county manager for 43 years, has passed away. Di Ciero, 77, died Tuesday night after a year-long battle with cancer. He was diagnosed lat spring with colon cancer and underwent surgery and chemotherapy. It went well for six months, but they learned it had sprea...