Press Release

Celebrate the best in historic preservation and archaeology with History Colorado at the Stephen H. Hart Awards

DENVER, Colo. (January 4, 2018) ━History Colorado will honor five exemplary preservation and archaeology projects at the upcoming Stephen H. Hart Awards for Historic Preservation.

The ceremony takes place on Wednesday, January 31 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the History Colorado Center at 1200 Broadway in Denver. The event is part of Colorado Preservation, Inc.’s Saving Places Conference.


Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation:

  • Lake County Open Space Initiative

For 20 years of preserving place in Lake County


State Historic Preservation Officer’s Award:

  • Alpine Archaeological Consultants, Inc.
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
  • Hinsdale County
  • Hinsdale County Historical Society
  • Lake City DIRT, Inc.
  • LKA Gold
  • Town of Lake City

For the Ute-Ulay Mine and Mill stabilization and National Register nomination


State Archaeologist’s Award:

  • Britt Bassett (developer)
  • Barry and Cynthia Hillmer (owners)
  • City of Durango Planning Division

For the successful and respectful preservation of archaeological resources at Arrowhead Ridge


Hart Awards:

  • Rio Blanco County
  • Rio Blanco County Historical Society

For the restoration of Coal Creek School

  • Avenue L Architects, LLC
  • City of Brighton Parks and Recreation Department
  • H.W. Houston Construction
  • Martorano Consultants, LLC

For the rehabilitation of the Bromley Farm/Koizuma-Hishinuma Farm


The public and media are invited to attend. RSVP to Preservation Communications Manager Jonathan Raab at by January 24. Drinks and light fare will be available.


For more information about the Saving Places Conference, visit


The law firm of Holland & Hart LLP is once again generously sponsoring this annual ceremony, in tribute to its founding partner Stephen H. Hart (1908-1993), who served as Colorado’s first State Historic Preservation Officer. Holland & Hart is a full-service law firm that today has nearly 500 lawyers across eight states and in Washington, D.C., delivering integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes in a diverse range of industries.