There have been a lot of words spent on 2020. How many times have you heard or seen the word “unprecedented?”
Why not take a look at the past year instead?
At the end of each year, we usually we bring you our favorite photos from the last 12 months. We break it down by category, since each year in local news tends to be an assortment of different ideas and themes. But we wanted to do something different this year. Because we’ve all experienced time in a quite abnormal way, and because a sequence of events really reveals more than collecting images in tidy categories, we’ve decided to present our images of 2020 in the order they occurred.
I won’t try to add any extra foreshadowing or commentary. What you’ll see speaks for itself.
And on behalf of Denverite’s team, let me first thank you for reading us (and our delightful newsletter) this year. You were here for us as we did our best to bring you coverage of this wild year. It’s now time for a Rip Van Winkle-caliber nap.
April 8: The National Western Center opens as a makeshift shelter for the city’s unhoused during the pandemic.
April 27: The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado and the Colorado Village Collaborative announce intentions to open a sanctioned camping site for the city’s unhoused.
May 25: George Floyd is killed by Minneapolis police.
June 1: Denver begins its pilot of the STAR program, in which a mental health worker and an EMT respond to certain 911 calls to remove police from situations that require a different kind of support. It was in the works for a year before launching.
Nov. 3: Election Day.
Nov. 7: The election is called for Joe Biden.