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Elderly brother who gave voice to Ludlow victims died this morning:...

“Sometimes I’d wonder,” Frank Petrucci said last spring. "Sometimes I wonder why them and not me.” Petrucci died this morning. He spent much of his 95...

Mining History for Horror

While Colorado mourned the 2014 centennial of the Ludlow Massacre with earnest theatrical reenactments, filmmaker Kirk Loudon was busy cooking up his own morbid...

After Ludlow, workers’ rights still off-balance

Wronged workers want to counterattack, to take back what they feel is rightfully theirs. They expect justice. But the law offers little to set things right.

Colorado to lead hemp industry and adopt mandatory minimums for child...

Notes from the 105th day of the 2014 legislative session.

The massacre in iambic pentameter

David Mason, the son of Colorado natives, is a literature and creative writing professor at Colorado College and the state’s poet laureate. He grew...

Ludlow: One hundred years of silence

For three generations, one topic was out of bounds for the Petrucci family. Ludlow.

Colorado Poet Laureate Mason: So what do you want me to...

Colorado College Professor Dave Mason has been the state's poet laureate for roughly two months. He is the author of the critically acclaimed verse-novel...

Ritter set to dedicate Ludlow Massacre site as national historic landmark

Who says Gov. Bill Ritter doesn't play well with labor? On Saturday, the governor joins United Mine Workers of America International President Cecil Roberts and other union officials at the dedication of the site of the 1914 Ludlow Massacre as a National Historic Landmark, The Associated Press reports. The site, just off Interstate 25 between Walsenburg and Trinidad, is fabled in labor lore. More than 75 people died during a coal-miners strike that saw the Colorado National Guard attack an encampment of miners and their families with machine guns and torches. One night, 19 died when strike opponents set fire to tents where striking miners were staying.