The Colorado Legislature stands on the brink of embracing "fake history." Rep. Joe Salazar's Bill 17-1327 to suppress Columbus Day is an affront not just to Italian-Americans and Catholics, but to history itself. It takes Columbus' words and exploration out of context. It rewrites history in a crude, misleading and false way. Salazar's ad hominem a...

Lawmakers fielded another attempt to remove Columbus Day as a state holiday Wednesday at the state Legislature. House Bill 1327, which would eliminate Columbus Day as a state holiday and replaces it with a floating holiday in October for state employees, was passed by the House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Wednesday on a 6-3 party line vote...

Danilo Gallinari will likely opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent this summer. But don't be surprised if he ends up signing a new long-term deal with the Nuggets. In a recent interview with BlitzTV, the Italian forward said he would love to remain in the Mile-High City and play for the Nuggets. "The relationship between...

An Italian restaurant in Hilltop neighborhood caught fire Friday night. Denver fire responded just before 6 p.m. to Locanda Del Borgo, located at 3rd and Holly. Flames were coming up the restaurant's chimney. Firefighters quickly got things under control and say no one was hurt. The restaurant's owner, Giancarlo Macchiarella, says the fire started...

A dream come true, Cattivella, a restaurant owned by chef Elise Wiggins, opens today in the still-growing Stapleton neighborhood. The Italian restaurant is the first to open in the Eastbridge Town Center development, one that will also house Concourse from chef Lon Symensma, Los Chingones and Hash from chef Troy Guard, and an outpost of Next Door,...

Philip Serafini, the son of Italian immigrants who trained more than 200 U.S. Navy pilots during World War II, and went on to teach social studies and science in Denver Public Schools before acting as principal and assistant principal, has died. Serafini was 97 when he died on April 10. He was born in 1920 in Denver, the youngest of 10 children of...

There is an unparalleled, somehow universal appeal to Italian cuisine, a unique combination of fresh flavors hailing from the Boot – a historic hub for culinary excellence. What is so timeless and compelling about Italian fare is that every region of the country has its own original perspective, preparation and style of cooking, though simple ingre...

Il Consolato Generale d'Italia a Chicago ha fissato al 30 e 31 marzo prossimi la missione del Funzionario itinerante a Denver, in Colorado. Il funzionario sarà disponibile nella sede del Vice Consolato Onorario (360 Acoma St.) per acquisire i dati biometrici dei connazionali che hanno bisogno del Passaporto. Gli orari saranno comunicati nei prossim...

Opening cool Italian restaurants is the new black in Denver in 2017. Sushi — we have added some amazing places like Sushi Ronin and Matsuhisa to our sushi scene — is very 2016. Lasagna, fettuccine, chicken Parmigiana are what is in for the foreseeable months. The trend built up slowly toward in the second half of last year. Chef Paul Reilly unveile...

Cattivella gave us a sneak peek of its menu, and we are actually, physically trembling. The new Italian restaurant from Chef Elise Wiggins (formerly of Panzano) won’t open for another month or so, but that just means you have time to get your stomach stretched out enough to comfortably accommodate all the amazing eats coming out of her wood-fired g...