Our Instagram followers have more than 374 this yearDouble-tapped 000 times, but a few select images made it to the top of the list.Everything from human rights celebrations to criminal justice reform to Tiger King’s cats graced our timeline, here are our most popular 2020 Instagram photos and stories Follow @denverpost for more

A concerned passerby dialed 911 to report a sobbing woman sitting alone on a curb in downtown Denver⁠ Instead of a cop, dispatchers sent Carleigh Sailon, a skilled psychologist, to see what was going on⁠ ⠀
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The woman who was not housed was overwhelmed and scared.She had ended up in an unknown part of town.It was scorching hot and she didn’t know where to go.Sailon gave the woman a snack and some water and asked how she could help The woman was pleasantly surprised⁠ This is Denver’s new Support Team Assistance Response program, STAR, which dispatches a psychologist and a paramedic to some emergency calls instead of the police The combination of STAR, the co-responder program and regular police units creates a kind of continuum of reactions from which the dispatchers can choose, said Chris Richardson (see photo above) ⁠⠀
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Although it had taken years, the program kicked off just four days after the Denver protests erupted in response to the death of George Floyd, calling for a change in policing between the program’s launch on Jan. June and Sept 6 By the time the story was published, the STAR van had responded to more than 350 calls, replacing the police on matters that did not pose a threat to public safety and often associated with unmet mental or physical needs
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After days of excruciating suspense over the state of the presidential race, the elections on Saturday, November suddenly ended at 7⁠⠀
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And with him came cheers in the streets of deep blue Denver as hundreds of people descended upon the Capitol building in Colorado to cheer and wave signs, cry and pop champagne, as the pouring of joy mirrored the celebrations in Democratic cities in the across the country on Saturday morning after media outlets watching the race announced that former Vice President Joe Biden had won enough votes to oust President Donald Trump⁠ ⠀
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There was little conflict on Saturday, save for some shouting between Trump and Biden supporters outside the Capitol, Colorado State Patrol and Denver riot geared police officers formed a wall between the two groups and roped down the area to prevent that the two sides face each other⁠ ⠀
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It’s never too late to be yourself⁠ says Kenneth Felts, who came out gay at the age of 90 ⁠⠀
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“He’s just so brave and he doesn’t even realize he is, but it’s extraordinary,” said his daughter Rebecca Mayes⁠ ⠀
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Felts never meant to come out – he planned to put his secret in the grave While isolated during the coronavirus pandemic, Felt began working on his autobiography, which brought back a flurry of memories, including the one of his one true love ⁠ ⠀
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“I’ve been in the closet my whole life – deep in the closet, behind rows and rows of clothes I’m way back,” he said. “When I opened that front door, I was very scared of what people would say. I was very worried, because I needed people and I couldn’t bear the thought of losing them just because I decided to finally be who I really was ”⁠ ⠀
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These days, Felt is thrilled and proud. He can often be found in his iconic rainbow hoodie, saying he’s done hiding and wants to make a bold statement that cannot be ignored or misinterpreted

Colorado opened on Saturday afternoon the 13th June, and government passed one of the country’s most comprehensive packages of police reforms Jared Polis said he would sign the historic bill⁠

Senate Bill 217 requires all officials to use body-worn cameras and post footage within 45 days, prohibits the use of chokeholds, limits when police can shoot a person who is running away, and calls on officials to Intervene in cases of excessive violence or face criminal charges, make data collection mandatory to ensure that police officers dismissed from one agency are not reinstated by another and that officers can be held personally liable for civil rights violations ⁠⠀
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In the picture above, Sheneen McClain, mother of Elijah McClain, who was killed by Aurora Police in August 2019, is assisted by her lawyer Mari Newman as McClain family members celebrate from the balcony of the house chambers as they adhere to police reform draft SB217 Say Goodbye with Bipartisan Support Pastor Promise Lee (left) is in attendance to represent the Bailey family and the Colorado Springs Police Department murder of De’Von Bailey

Thunderbirds are streaming on Saturday the 18th April, after the Air Force Academy graduation over Denver and expanding the traditional overflight from the academy to other parts of Colorado The F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots broke the tradition to hold a series of community overflights in honor of COVID-19 Carry out emergency services at the front in Colorado ⁠⠀
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Previously, at an Air Force Academy graduation, the cadets sat 8 feet apart like no other in the school’s history, their faces uncovered, when Vice President Mike Pence told them a tired nation needs their leadership now more than ever⁠ ⠀
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“America is being tested,” the vice president told 967 alumni. “While there are signs that we are making progress in slowing the spread, today more than 700 have000 Americans have been infected with the coronavirus and tragically, more than 37 have000 of our compatriots lost their lives⁠ ⠀
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“But as each of you has shown in your time here,” he continued, “and as the American people show in challenging times that when the need comes, Americans come together”We Rise to the Challenge The courage, compassion, and generosity of the nation you will defend shine through every day” ⁠

The artists “Detour” Thomas Evans (left) and “Hiero” jointly created a mural of George Floyd near the corner of High Street and East Colfax Avenue in Denver⁠ ⠀
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Meanwhile, a ninth night of protests against Floyd’s death began with multiple marches and rallies in the heart of Denver.While for the first four nights of the protests protesters clashed with police tear gas and non-lethal projectiles, the past few nights have been large but calm Crowds brought in. Marches planned by various groups come and go all night from the Capitol grounds

Pack a cooler, refill your tank, and head to Red Rocks to see some cult American classics. Film on the Rocks was released Thursday the 13th August at the Red Rocks Amphitheater for the 21st Season with a screening of “Grease”

In response to the pandemic, this year’s Denver film series is drive-in style with screenings of “The Goonies,” “Straight Outta Compton,” “Clueless” and more The screen is the biggest drive-in according to the Denver Film In-film in Colorado and marks Red Rocks’ first experiment with drive-in films Tickets are sold per car and include snacks and drinks⁠

On Saturday October 17, an explosive new wildfire broke out in the foothills of Boulder County 17, forcing the evacuation of Jamestown and the vast foothills north of Boulder while a tower of smoke is sent into the sky over the entire subway area can be seen⁠ ⁠
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The fast moving CalWood fire burned for more than 7 on a dry, windy day000 acre, which also saw the 2-month-old Larimer County’s Cameron Peak Fire – the largest devastating fire in Colorado’s recorded history – and the newer East Troublesome widening. Fire in Grand County⁠ In this photo, a manure bomber lets the CalWood fire in Delay near Buckingham Park northwest of Boulder⁠ ⠀

Where are the tigers from “Tiger King” now? Many of them live in Colorado, just 45 minutes from Denver⁠ Three bears and 39 tigers, held in an Oklahoma shelter made famous by the Netflix documentary series, broke into a court settlement in 2017 as part of a PETA-backed court settlement the way to Colorado⁠ ⠀
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The reveal, detailed in a 2017 story by The Oklahoman, underscores the role that Colorado’s largest animal shelter played in a story that has only recently attracted national attention, “Tiger King,” which is life and crime by Joseph “Joe Exotic” Maldonado passage describes is the colorful, dry, profane and ultimately sad story of the man from Oklahoma and his exotic zoo⁠ ⠀

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