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ESPN’s Taylor Twellman is talking Gianluca Busio transfer rumors. And this isn’t the first time. His latest report has “3 Big” Serie A (Italy) teams “keenly watching” the young Sporting Kansas City midfielder during the COVID Cup MLS is Back Tournament. Additionally a club from the Netherlands is watching as well according to Twellman. Rumors of Bu...

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...

The yearly Italian festival will have a new look this year due to the coronavirus. Traditionally held in early June, the 96th Santa Lucia Italian Festival will be held on August 22nd and 23rd. The organizers had to put the festival on hold because of the virus. The festival will be reduced to two days instead of the normal four. Of course, the fest...

The new weekly series AUTENTICO aims to showcase classic Italian cuisine from native Italians who live in St Louis. Authentic Italian food is simple, healthy, seasonal, and where luxury ingredients are used in moderation. Italian food is hyper-diverse within each region and the series' goal is to highlight each region's unique flavor and tastes. Ea...

Team Italy and Colorado Rockies catcher Drew Butera homered off left-handed pitcher Jake McGee in the first intrasquad game at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on July 11, 2020. In his first at-bat in the game while hitting eighth in the lineup for Team Purple against the Pinstripes, 36-year-old Drew Butera drilled the third pitch offered by relieve...

Since 1938, visitors have flocked to the mountains just west of Golden to learn about and pay tribute to Frances Xavier Cabrini, the Catholic saint who established 67 schools, hospitals and orphanages around the U.S., including in Colorado. Now, the rest of the state is about to become more familiar with Cabrini as well, as a result of the Colorado...

For more than a century, the Christopher Columbus Piazza in the 100 block of Abriendo Avenue has served as the hub for celebrations of the federal holiday dedicated to the Italian explorer. Built in 1905 by members of the local Italian community, the monument, capped by a large bronze bust of Columbus, has come to symbolize the opening of the New W...

Memorials to Christopher Columbus are coming down across the United States, but the one in Pueblo will stay up for now. Mayor Nick Gradisar had a Community Connections Event Friday, with the memorial in Mesa Junction a big topic. Demonstrations have been held there in recent weeks, with protesters calling for its removal while the city's Italian co...

The Royal Gorge Lodge #2866 Sons and Daughters of Italy are proud to announce the recipients of their 2020 Scholarships. These awards for $1,000 each are based on heritage essays, letters of recommendation and scholastic work. The recipients for this year are Haley Meigs-Sanders, Laiken O’Rourke and Joseph Carochi of Cañon City, and Katie Madic of...

All across the country, Christopher Columbus statues have been toppled to the ground. Denver was no exception. However, the city’s statue in Civic Center Park wasn’t the only reference to Columbus that is possibly being erased from our city’s landscape. Denver City Councilmember Amanda Sandoval is leading the push to rename north Denver’s Columbus...

The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens works that were shot in the St. Louis region or were written, directed, or produced by St. Louis-area residents or by filmmakers with strong local ties who are...

Columbus Park, in Denver’s Sunnyside neighborhood, has been a gathering place for families for decades. The sign bearing the Italian explorer’s name for the park has been removed. The sign’s disappearance both pleased and surprised Arturo Bones Rodriguez. “I looked over and I said wow it’s down. Now the next thing was, who took it down. Was it prot...