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...

After living in Italy for two years, husband and wife Ryan and Nicole Silver couldn’t leave without a little souvenir. So they purchased and shipped a vintage 1994 Piaggio Ape, a small Italian three-wheeled commercial vehicle, to the United States. After a $30,000 renovation, they’ve transformed it into a mobile bar for Colorado weddings and other...

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 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...

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...

Chef Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson and sommelier Bobby Stuckey, the founding team from Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, Colorado, have more to celebrate on top of another James Beard award–the release of their new cookbook: "Friuli Food and Wine: Frasca Cooking from Northern Italy's Mountains, Vineyards and Seaside." Written with acclaimed food write...

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...

A fundraiser has been launched for a restaurant that's been around for nearly three decades in Littleton. Angelina's Italian Restaurant patrons started raising funds after they learned that the eatery may be forced to close its doors amid the coronavirus outbreak. The restaurant, which is owned by Bob and Chandra Travlos, is struggling under the...

While the city waits for the arrival of storied local spot The Blue Star’s third illustrious iteration (...no news yet) the Shooks Run neighborhood can stop in and see what the Blue Star Group can do with Italian food. Stellina Pizza Cafe stands where the Little Market & Deli once stood, a historic neighborhood spot currently co-owned by BSG owner...

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...