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Street murals beautify Olde Town

Three artists worked to install murals on the streets of Olde Town Arvada beginning on Sept. 9, completing the murals by Sept. 15 in advance of the upcoming Jackalope Denver arts festival slated for … more

Remembering Brethren Fast

For those who were around the Denver music scene in the 90’s, Brethren Fast needs no introduction. The purveyors of “electrified hillbilly hot-rod funk” charmed audiences and contemporaries … more

A glimpse at the past - Staunton’s Living History Days shows life more than 100 years ago

Johnnycakes, lemonade, Native American talking sticks, fur pelts and herbal medicines were all part of the annual Living History Days last weekend at Staunton State Park. Volunteers from the park and … more

Italian classics stop in Marshdale

An army of Alfa Romeos stopped at Marshdale Burger Co. on Sept. 4, a lunch gathering place for the drivers attending the Italian luxury car’s national convention in Colorado Springs. About 20 of … more

Vail Film Festival ready for a bigger, bolder 2021

Doing something for the first time is always a fraught process, but you often come away with all kinds of beneficial lessons that can make it smoother next time. Such is the case for the Vail Film … more

New mural brings dose of color to Dinosaur Ridge

Morrison’s Dinosaur Ridge has long provided a unique chance to see the footprints left by dinosaurs. But starting now, visitors will also get a fresh perspective of what it might have been like to … more

Community and firefighters celebrate return of Big Chili, reflect on 9/11 anniversary

There was no better way for local firefighters to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11 than by spending time with their colleagues and communities at the Big Chili Cook-Off. At least, that was how … more

Say ‘I Do’ to the return of musical theater

Throughout the bulk of the pandemic, many of us have really buried ourselves in nostalgia to find some escape. And for a lot of us, there are few things more comforting than a good love story. Add in … more

Gymnastic Olympians to visit Denver on Gold Over America Tour

The Athleta Presents Gold Over America Tour will be making a stop in Denver on Oct. 3 at the Ball Arena, 1000 Chopper Circle. A news release describes the show as “a high-energy, … more

Processing the pandemic through art

Colorado artist Ana María Hernando hopes that her piece in the “Americas COVID-19 Memorial” helps people feel that they are not alone. “The pandemic has been an enormous event for all of … more

Not the same old story

Five women gathered in the Evergreen Library community room recently to discuss why, in this case, they didn’t like the book of the month. No one had much to say that was favorable about the book, … more

A family story ‘Before You Go’

Families are not always easy, even under the best of circumstances. So, when a family of three adult siblings gathers at the home of their dying mother, it’s a safe bet it will be a fraught … more

Special Olympics Colorado hosts plane pull fundraiser

Teams of 15 took turns pulling a 65,000-pound Gulfstream jet down the tarmac at Rocky Mountain Metro Airport on Aug. 28 as part of Special Olympics Colorado’s annual plane pull fundraiser. More … more

Plus-size woman documents Kilimanjaro climb

The body positive movement — which promotes acceptance of all bodies of any size, weight or appearance — is gaining momentum in Colorado as plus-size women and men build confidence and take on … more

Fashion and the arts combine at Factory Five Five

One of the many things people learned during the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of the arts. So many turned to them, regardless of the medium or mode, for a sense of relief or a … more

Carnation fest blooms again

When it comes to traditions that have stood the test of time, nothing beats a good community festival. You can always count on your home town/city to be at its finest during the big annual … more

Kiwanis commences cornhole competition

Four bean bags, a board with a hole in it and some folks willing to give it a toss — that’s all that’s needed for a game of cornhole. And on Aug. 14, more than 120 folks gathered on Buchanan … more

Immerse yourself in Lumonics’ lights and sounds

Great artists aren’t exactly well known for staying in the same place for long. That certainly was the case for Dorothy and Mel Tanner, the former of whom had a background in sculpture and the … more

Littleton's Western Welcome Week celebrates community

People were lined up along the sidewalk on Aug. 15 to get Sunday-morning pancakes at the 42nd Western Welcome Week Pancake Breakfast in Geneva Park. The park was also home to two other events that … more

Discovering new old places: Denver metro area offers lesser-known historical sites

While the Denver metro area is dotted with well-known aging ranches and charming historical homesteads, some history lovers of the area may be in search of a different kind of site — one they … more
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