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Artist Lonnie Hanzon takes a meditative pose when asked to show love at Denver PrideFest, in front of his installation, "Gather Together in Pride." June 25, 2022.

Artist Lonnie Hanzon takes a meditative pose when asked to show love at Denver PrideFest, in front of his installation, "Gather Together in Pride." June 25, 2022. Read Maggie Donahue's story on his Denver Pridefest installation.

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A candlelight vigil for victims of violence in Ethiopia's Tigray region at the Hamere Noah Kidane Ethiopian Orthodox church in Aurora. Jan. 3, 2021.

A candlelight vigil for victims of violence in Ethiopia's Tigray region at the Hamere Noah Kidane Ethiopian Orthodox church in Aurora. Jan. 3, 2021.

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Servicios de la Raza executive director Rudy Gonzales sits in his office. Feb. 1, 2022.

Servicios de la Raza executive director Rudy Gonzales sits in his office. Feb. 1, 2022. Read Maggie Donahue's story about Servicios' art contest and vaccination effort.

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Maurice Wade hangs out on a ranch in Bennett, Colo., where his horse, Beer Money, lives. Jan. 29, 2022.

Maurice Wade hangs out on a ranch in Bennett, Colo., where his horse, Beer Money, lives. Jan. 29, 2022. Read Esteban Hernandez's story about Wade and the legacy of Black cowboys.

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Maedella Stiger sits in the barber shop and salon she's run with her husband on Welton Street for fifty years. Nov. 18, 2021.

Maedella Stiger sits in the barber shop and salon she's run with her husband on Welton Street for fifty years. Nov. 18, 2021. Read Kyle Harris' story about Stiger's effort to save an old doorway on Welton Street.

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Efrain Leal Escalera and Bambi the dog in his room at home in Aurora. Dec. 26, 2020.

Efrain Leal Escalera and Bambi the dog in his room at home in Aurora. Dec. 26, 2020. Read Kevin Beaty's interview with Escalera about his insect photography.

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Eric Bogel, AKA JuggleStruggle, performs for tips during red lights at a Baker intersection. July 17, 2020.

Eric Bogel, AKA JuggleStruggle, performs for tips during red lights at a Baker intersection. July 17, 2020. Read Kevin Beaty's story about why COVID made Bogel need to perform in the street.

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Max Hutchinson and Kevin Bastow stand in their new place in Capitol Hill. May 17, 2022.

Max Hutchinson and Kevin Bastow stand in their new place in Capitol Hill. May 17, 2022. Read Kevin Beaty's story about the couple's transition out of homelessness.

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Audrey Theisen prays over the Sisters of Loretto cemetery at Loretto Heights as experts and volunteers move 62 nuns from the site. July 6, 2022.

Audrey Theisen prays over the Sisters of Loretto cemetery at Loretto Heights as experts and volunteers move 62 nuns from the site. July 6, 2022. Read Kevin Beaty's story on why Denver's Catholic Diocese decided to move historic graves from the developing site.

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Charlie Schmidt and Robert Fong are dressed as "the Mah Na Mah Nas" for Denver Fan Expo. July 2, 2022.

Charlie Schmidt and Robert Fong are dressed as "the Mah Na Mah Nas" for Denver Fan Expo. July 2, 2022. Read Stephanie Rivera's report from the cosplay event.

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Angelina Torres holds a shovel before Tierra Colectiva breaks ground on five new affordable townhomes in Elyria Swansea. Dec. 8, 2021.

Angelina Torres holds a shovel before Tierra Colectiva breaks ground on five new affordable townhomes in Elyria Swansea. Dec. 8, 2021. Read Desiree Mathurin's story about the needed new housing.

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Jeff Campbell stands in front of the Five Points Media Center, 2900 Welton St. Oct. 5, 2021.

Jeff Campbell stands in front of the Five Points Media Center, 2900 Welton St. Oct. 5, 2021. Read Kyle Harris' story about Campbell's vision for a new "Black renaissance" on Welton Street.

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Mario Esparza hangs out in Mile High Stadium's parking lot before the U.S. and Mexico national teams face off in the CONCACAF Nations League finals. June 6, 2021.

Mario Esparza hangs out in Mile High Stadium's parking lot before the U.S. and Mexico national teams face off in the CONCACAF Nations League finals. June 6, 2021. Read Kevin Beaty's account of the international soccer frenzy.

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Elisabeth Epps leads a crowd on the Capitol steps on the sixth day of protests in reaction to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. June 2, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Elisabeth Epps leads a crowd on the Capitol steps on the sixth day of protests in reaction to the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police. June 2, 2020. Read David Sachs' and Ana Campbell's dispatch from one day of protests.

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In his bedroom, David Puente wears the oxygen tube he needed while he was recovering from COVID-19. May 13, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

In his bedroom, David Puente wears the oxygen tube he needed while he was recovering from COVID-19. May 13, 2020. Read Esteban Hernandez's report on the Puente family's struggle during the depths of the pandemic.

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Andrés Neidig waits to get a haircut at Jigg's Barber Shop on Santa Fe Drive, which he's been patronizing since 1989. March 21, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Andrés Neidig waits to get a haircut at Jigg's Barber Shop on Santa Fe Drive, which he's been patronizing since 1989. March 21, 2017. Read Adrian Garcia's story about the closing of this longstanding Santa Fe Drive business.

Denver Public Library Western History Center librarian Alex Hernandez. March 22, 2022.

Denver Public Library Western History Center librarian Alex Hernandez. March 22, 2022. Read about some of Hernandez's research!

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Bonnie (8) rides a fast-moving merry-go-round like a sea captain at the new City Park playground. Oct. 26, 2021.

Bonnie (8) rides a fast-moving merry-go-round like a sea captain at the new City Park playground. Oct. 26, 2021. Read Kyle Harris' report on the upgrades.

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Stephania Jeremillo helps Emiliano Bueno stretch before practice on Aug. 20, 2021.

Stephania Jeremillo helps Emiliano Bueno stretch before practice on Aug. 20, 2021. Read Kevin Beaty's story on the Montbello Warriors football team and their role in the resurrection of Montbello High School.

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Allison Duh leans on her protest sign during a rally against violence toward Asian and Pacific Islander communities at the state Capitol. March 27. 2021.

Allison Duh leans on her protest sign during a rally against violence toward Asian and Pacific Islander communities at the state Capitol. March 27. 2021.

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Myles Goldstein, Denver Jewish Film Festival entrant, poses for a portrait beneath a frame from his documentary inside a University of Denver media classroom. Jan. 28, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Myles Goldstein, Denver Jewish Film Festival entrant, poses for a portrait beneath a frame from his documentary inside a University of Denver media classroom. Jan. 28, 2020. Read Donna Bryson's story on the festival.

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Theatre Artibus co-founder Meghan Frank in character on the set of "Inbox" at the Savoy in Five Points. March 2, 2022.

Theatre Artibus co-founder Meghan Frank in character on the set of "Inbox" at the Savoy in Five Points. March 2, 2022. Read Maggie Donahue's story on the show.

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Christina Zaldivar comforts her youngest son, Francysco, as she drops him off at school. His father will be deported soon, and she's leaving this morning for Mexico to meet him. Jan. 9, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Christina Zaldivar comforts her youngest son, Francysco, as she drops him off at school. His father will be deported soon, and she's leaving this morning for Mexico to meet him. Jan. 9, 2020. Read Kevin Beaty's story about the family.

James Kinney finishes one lap between Curtis and Wewatta Streets downtown. He'll keep going on the circle, picking up trash and sweeping, until his eight-hour shift is over. Nov. 23, 2021.

James Kinney finishes one lap between Curtis and Wewatta Streets downtown. He'll keep going on the circle, picking up trash and sweeping, until his eight-hour shift is over. Nov. 23, 2021. Read Kevin Beaty's story about Kinney's experiences on the mall.

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Meadow Yellow Hawk takes part in a dance competition during the Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration at the Denver Indian Center on Morrison Road. Sept. 12, 2021.

Meadow Yellow Hawk takes part in a dance competition during the Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration at the Denver Indian Center on Morrison Road. Sept. 12, 2021. Read Kevin Beaty's backstory on the Indian Center.

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Cue Perez sits inside Babooshka, her hair salon on East Colfax Avenue. July 24, 2021.

Cue Perez sits inside Babooshka, her hair salon on East Colfax Avenue. July 24, 2021. Read Desiree Mathurin's profile of Perez.

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James Pablo and Jonathon Torres kiss on the Civic Center Park lawn during Denver PrideFest. June 25, 2022.

James Pablo and Jonathon Torres kiss on the Civic Center Park lawn during Denver PrideFest. June 25, 2022. Read Kevin's story about the Denver LGBTQ community's reaction to the Supreme Court's ruling on abortion.

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Sharon Whitehair poses for a portrait at the table where she studied for her bachelors and masters degrees behind her home in the Pioneer Village Mobile Home Park. Jan. 22, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Sharon Whitehair poses for a portrait at the table where she studied for her bachelors and masters degrees behind her home in the Pioneer Village Mobile Home Park. Jan. 22, 2017. Read Erica Meltzer's story on the disappearance of mobile home parks in the region.

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Shawn Patrick Miller stands outside of a Sunnyside convenience store on March 14, 2021.

Shawn Patrick Miller stands outside of a Sunnyside convenience store on March 14, 2021. Read Kevin Beaty's interviews with people outside in a big blizzard.

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Rev. Amanda Henderson, executive director of the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado. "Homeless sweeps" on Nov. 15, 2016.

Rev. Amanda Henderson, executive director of the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado. "Homeless sweeps" on Nov. 15, 2016. Read Kevin Beaty's interview with Henderson, who now runs a research center at the Iliff School of Theology.

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Monmay Baniya sits in a cirle of singing ladies during the Hindu Durga Puja celebration, held in Aurora's Lowry Park pavilion by the local community of Bhutanese/Nepali refugees. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Monmay Baniya sits in a circle of singing ladies during the Hindu Durga Puja celebration, held in Aurora's Lowry Park pavilion by the local community of Bhutanese/Nepali refugees. Read Kevin Beaty's story on the community.

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Inside Leo Bransetter's live-in garage on Brighton Boulevard. Elyria-Swansea, April 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Inside Leo Bransetter's live-in garage on Brighton Boulevard. Elyria-Swansea, April 11, 2017.

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Artist Bob Luna stands in front of "Celebrations of the Neighborhood," a mosiac that he and and Martha Keating installed on Kalamath Street in 1993, Sept. 11, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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Artist Bob Luna stands in front of "Celebrations of the Neighborhood," a mosiac that he and and Martha Keating installed on Kalamath Street in 1993, Sept. 11, 2017. Read Desiree Mathurin's story on Luna, who died in 2021.

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Walt Collins speaks to a reporter along the South Platte River, June 6, 2019. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Walt Collins speaks to a reporter along the South Platte River, June 6, 2019. Read Donna Bryson's story about Collins and the sweeps that pushed him further away from Denver.

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The Colorado Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen chugs drinks thrown from the crowd during a parade for the team's Stanley Cup win. June 30, 2022.

The Colorado Avalanche's Mikko Rantanen chugs drinks thrown from the crowd during a parade for the team's Stanley Cup win. June 30, 2022. Read our dispatch from the parade.

Chairman Seku speaks at City Park Friends and Neighbors' second mayoral candidate forum at Messiah Lutheran Church, Dec. 4, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Chairman Seku speaks at City Park Friends and Neighbors' second mayoral candidate forum at Messiah Lutheran Church, Dec. 4, 2018. Read David Sachs' story about a mayoral race of days long passed.

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Dr. Bill Burman, director of Denver Public Health. Dec. 15, 2021.

Dr. Bill Burman, director of Denver Public Health. Dec. 15, 2021. Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite

Carlos Martinez was treated by Dr. Justina Ford when he was a child. He served in the late 1950s in the Army, where he got training as a draftsman he used in a variety of civilian jobs. Since he retired he has been able to devote more time to his lifelong interest in music, writing and performing songs and entertaining crowds as an Elvis impersonator. Feb. 12, 2020. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Carlos Martinez was treated by Dr. Justina Ford when he was a child. He served in the late 1950s in the Army, where he got training as a draftsman he used in a variety of civilian jobs. Since he retired he has been able to devote more time to his lifelong interest in music, writing and performing songs and entertaining crowds as an Elvis impersonator. Feb. 12, 2020. Read Donna Bryson's story on the lives Dr. Ford touched.

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Lisa Calderón holds her first rally after announcing that she will run for Denver mayor. City Park, Oct. 17, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

Lisa Calderón holds her first rally after announcing that she will run for Denver mayor. City Park, Oct. 17, 2018.

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O.B. Fon plays in Ace Eat Serve's weekly table tennis tournament, March 28, 2017. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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O.B. Fon plays in Ace Eat Serve's weekly table tennis tournament, March 28, 2017. Read Kevin Beaty's story about Fon's incredible journey to the U.S., and how table tennis helped him get a foothold here once he made it.

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Hailey Bauer in training at the Denver Fencing Center in Ruby Hill. Aug. 20, 2020.

Hailey Bauer in training at the Denver Fencing Center in Ruby Hill. Aug. 20, 2020. Read Kevin Beaty's story on the push to make Denver a hub for adaptive sword fighting.

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