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Mountain life is a highway up Mount Evans

Aurora's Robin Brilz has visited Mount Evans hundreds of times — at least once or twice a year annually for more than 50 years. Until the pandemic and all its complications prevented her and …

Sneak-peek preview of Camp Christmas draws lots of happy campers

Lakewood Mayor, Adam Paul, joined Camp Christmas Creator, Lonnie Hanzon and Santa Claus to kick off the start of the holiday extravaganza in the first year at its new home, Heritage Belmar Park. …
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Return of the ‘Elf’ on the Arvada Center’s shelf

So much of the holidays are about comfort and familiarity, which is one of the many reasons why people love hearing the same stories every year. But just because you might know the story doesn’t …

Hometown Holidays 2021

Noelle Phares, 35, sits in her art studio in Lakewood.

Tapping talent: How local artists help to define metro Denver's beer scene

Sitting in the studio of Noelle Phares, a 35-year-old artist based in Lakewood, a collection of seasonal beers from the Colfax microbrewery West Fax Brewing can be seen adorning her shelves.  …
Actor Jamie Dornan speaks with Denver Film Festival sponsor Sheila K. O'Brien at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Nov. 10 as part of the 44th Denver Film Festival. Dornan is one of the stars of "Belfast," and received the festival's excellence in acting award.
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Denver Film Festival tells the story of a world in flux

There’s nothing like sitting in a movie theater. Ever since the COVID-19 pandemic shut everything down, the future of in-person viewing has suddenly became a more pressing concern. There’s no …

Residents at Elk Run Assisted Living in Evergreen

Giving thanks: Residents across the Denver metro area share what they're thankful for

Whether it’s simply giving thanks or the Thanksgiving holiday, gratitude has special meaning this time of year.
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American Legion Post 178 Bartender Kathy Schwab stands for a portrait.

Veterans Day with the American Legion in Lakewood

On a bustling day at American Legion Post 178 in Lakewood, there’s bingo — always a big draw. Soon, a spaghetti lunch will be served — a crowd favorite.  But on this particular Thursday, …
The horns of a bighorn sheep wrap around Ryan Blanchard, 9, reaching to his back, as he holds the weight of them in his arms during Georgetown’s Bighorn Sheep Festival Nov. 13.

Wooly wonder - 2021 Bighorn Sheep Festival full of fun

The second Saturday in November each year, Georgetown, Colorado celebrates one of the biggest and oldest bighorn sheep herds in the state of Colorado. Partly for the education, partly to facilitate …
Volunteers enjoy a hike in Staunton State Park with a track chair user.

Accessing Colorado - How different resources open the outdoors to people with disabilities

When looking to get outside and make memories with friends and family, disability should not be something that limits someone experiencing the outdoors. Check out examples of accessibility in …
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Check out the new Denver Museum of Nature & Science exhibit - at your own pace

Ask most people what it takes to survive and thrive in nature and speed will be among the top elements any creature should have. And that is largely correct. But as is often the case in the natural …

The American Mountaineering Center in Golden, home of the Colorado Mountain Club and the American Mountaineering Museum.

Colorado Mountain Club continues its climb

The mountains, so ever-present and prominent to the west of the metro area, can be both inviting and imposing. But for anyone wanting to know more about all they have to offer, there is a place where …
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How to be safe while holiday shopping

We’re all still living with a lot of craziness with ongoing COVID concerns and now supply chain issues forewarning of possible shortages in retail stores. With concerns about that ‘bike for …
The Colorado Wind Ensemble will appear in a free concert Nov. 13 with the Eaglecrest High School Wind Ensemble.
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Wind ensembles join forces in free concert

The Colorado Wind Ensemble performs a free concert with the Eaglecrest High School Wind Ensemble at the high school, 5100 S. Picadilly St., Centennial, at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 13. David Kish directs …
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A holiday JAAMM that celebrates all arts

So often festival experiences are centered around a particular kind of creation - film, music, books, etc. The JCC Mizel Arts and Culture Center’s 14th annual Neustadt Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies …
Monarch butterflies, like these in the Butterfly House at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ Chatfield Farms, are being spotlighted at the Butterfly Pavilion.
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Monarch Magic comes to Butterfly Pavilion

The Butterfly Pavilion at 6542 W. 104th Ave. in Westminster, a unique Colorado facility that claims to be the first accredited, stand-alone nonprofit invertebrate zoo in the world, is celebrating …

Actor Will Smith at a movie premiere in Hollywood in 2020. His new film "King Richard" will be featured at the 44th annual Denver Film Festival.
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Denver Film Festival returns with the theatrical experience in tow

The latter half of the 2010s saw increased involvement in national and local elections, with more women running – and winning – than ever before. While national figures drew a lot of eyes, …
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