Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board Mix Of Legislators, Historians, Community Members

DENVER (CBS4)– The board that will look at names of public spaces and geographic features in Colorado was named. The 12 members of the Colorado Geographic Naming Advisory Board are a mix of legislators, historians, community members, and a representative from the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs. Patty Limerick (credit: CBS) “Every name is an…

Continue...

Demonstrations Spread Across Colorado As Racial Justice And Pandemic Stressors Add Up

In April, hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Colorado state Capitol building, protesting Colorado’s stay-at-home order. At the end of May, crowds began marching in Denver protesting against police brutality, following the death of George Floyd. In June, Colorado legislators introduced a massive bill to increasing police transparency and accountability. Less than two weeks later,…

Continue...

Limerick named to state Geographic Naming Advisory Board

Patty Limerick, faculty director and chair of the board of CU Boulder’s Center of the American West, will play a central role in Colorado’s historic effort to reassess names of state landmarks. Gov. Jared Polis appointed Limerick and several others to the Colorado State Geographic Naming Advisory Board beginning Aug. 1. “This collaborative group of people…

Continue...

‘Patriot’ Movement Conspicuously Absent From Portland’s Federal Overreach Protests

Over the weekend as large crowds of protesters in Portland chanted in support of Black lives and against an ongoing federal police crackdown around the courthouse, some heads turned when a few young men were spotted in the crowd wearing flak jackets over their Hawaiin shirts. These were purported to be members of the so-called…

Continue...

Limerick: Rectify the inherent failure of monuments

Recent limitations on access to hair stylists would not have troubled Medusa, the Greek Gorgon whose hair-do was actually a “snake-do.” Looking at Medusa was never a pleasure, but gazing in her direction could sometimes take a terrible turn. If you looked directly into her eyes, she would turn you to stone. In a mystifying…

Continue...