di Paolo Battaglia   Ripartiamo dal Missouri per la tappa di trasferimento più lunga del nostro viaggio: tra due giorni ci attende Denver, la città più italiana del Wild West. Fin dalla metà dell'Ottocento, gli italiani si sono spinti fino al Colorado che, tra l'altro, ha dato i natali a uno dei più grandi letterati di origine italo american...

Danilo Gallinari says he will undergo surgery to repair the ACL on his left knee next week and is hoping to be back on the court for the Denver Nuggets around February.   The Italian forward has been rehabbing in the team's weight room since an operation in late April to fix the meniscus in a knee he hurt April 4 against Dallas. He arrived M...

Much of the talk this off-season has centred around the homecoming of LeBron James and the anticipated injury comebacks of Derrick Rose and Kobe Bryant while Danilo Gallinari's long-awaited return of his own, back into the NBA fold, has somewhat slipped under the radar.   The Italian is set to make his first competitive appearance for the De...

It has been quite some time since NBA fans saw Danilo Gallinari on the basketball floor, but he was on the practice court Thursday as he continues to recover from the ACL tear he suffered in April of 2013.   Gallinari has been working out with the Denver Nuggets' strength and conditioning staff, but he will likely train with the Italian nati...

On Monday, the Denver lodge of the Order of the Sons of Italy in America held its annual golf tournament at Willis Case in North Denver, and it was named in honor of Joe Ciancio Jr.   That was appropriate for many reasons. Ciancio, the long-time manager of Denver Parks and Recreation, is an icon in the city and especially in the Italian-Amer...

By William Porter   With its deep roots in Denver's Italian-American community, North Denver was long known for restaurants that tapped that culture. Most were red-sauce rooms that drew on the southern part of Europe's high-heeled "boot." But with changing demographics, some of the most venerated places closed, including Pagliacci's in...

By Colleen O'Connor   Restaurateur Michael Stillman will open a Denver location of his popular New York restaurant, Quality Italian, later this year in the $70 million Halcyon hotel at 245 Columbine St. in Cherry Creek North. Michael Stillman grew up in the restaurant business — his dad, Alan Stillman, founded TGI Fridays and Smith &...

by Greg Campbell Denver's Fox 31 reported a potentially explosive story over the weekend — that local sheriff's deputies detained the president of Italian shotgun maker Perazzi as a possible terrorist after a tipoff from a taxi driver who had dropped the businessman off at a gun show with several shotguns.   There's just one problem: The st...

Marco's Coal-Fired Pizza, the Denver-based award-winning pizzeria restaurant with locations in the Ballpark District and Inverness, announced today it is changing its name to Racca's Pizzeria Napoletana. The name change, and new brand identity, come as a result of the restaurant's desire to further embrace its authentic Italian pizza-making methods...

by Irv Moss   Over a span of 57 years, Frank Palmeri dropped more names than a well-connected gossip columnist. He didn't deal with rumor or innuendo. Any name he mentioned was verifiable. His focus was on sports, and he knew the players and officials on the Denver sports scene.   Palmeri became a well-known figure at most of the...