Denver, you were super Irish this week. You were a lot of other things, but you both started and ended this seven-day cycle with lots of green and apparently a bunch of beer, too.
This week, we’re beginning with a Native American protest that happened on Friday after last week’s photos of the week post was finished.
The march from Sunken Gardens Park to the Capitol stopped traffic, which was OK with these two supportive rush hour species:
On Saturday, Stephanie Mason saw some saddled fun over at the National Western Center.
Daniel Bontrager waits to ride Poncho, a horse he trained for the Equine Turnaround rescue horse sale at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo on March 11 in Denver. . . . . #photojournalusm #nikon #rideemcowboy #cowboy #nationalwesterncomplex #equestrian #adventure #horse #colorado #equine #equestrian #western #neigh #photography – – – – In Westerns you were permitted to kiss your horse but never your girl. Gary Cooper
That day, we went to another iconic Denver establishment: Lakeside Amusement Park, which was looking a little entropic.
Especially so since an allegedly drunk driver ran into part of the parking structure on Sheridan. They cleared the wreckage that morning with a crane arguably as old as the park.
Later we went to observe the first Irish celebration of the week at Union Station, which was delightfully populated with a spectrum of cultural representation.
Of course, it was also a great time to watch some classic straight-armed Irish step dancing.
And sometimes it’s the absence of something that draws the most attention. Last Saturday was the first in 7 weeks that didn’t see major protests in town.
As the week kicked off, Andy explored the history of Denver’s elevated roadways.
We took a moment to observe ongoing legal battles at the Capitol, like a bill to reduce early voting centers.
And Evergreen Newspapers photographer Chancey Bush saw some most epic battles of her own.
Ashley explored the future home of the Big Wonderful, which is currently a pretty underwhelming vacant lot.
And on Thursday we sat in on the progress of a House bill that aims to protect potentially marginalized communities in Colorado.
Now back to the Irish. Hope you’ve embraced the luck of the Blarney. Westword‘s Brandon Marshall did yesterday on St. Paddy’s day proper.
And so did the Denver Post‘s RJ Sangosti, who was after this little bugger’s lucky charms.
Gabe Alvarado, dancing on Blake Street, is dressed as Lucky, form the Lucky Charms cereal box, attends the 12th annual Keggs and Eggs event at Blake Street Tavern on March 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The event, hosted by radio station Channel 93.3, is considered to be the biggest St. Patrick’s Day party in Colorado. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post) @rjsangosti #stpatricksday #denver ⠀ ⠀ More photos, link in bio
Have fun chasing your own luck out there Denver. We’ll be there to capture the moment when you do.