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Western Welcome Week events offer a reel good time

The annual fishing derby, a car show and a long list of activities for kids headlined the events Aug. 11 and 12 that helped kick off 2018's Western Welcome Week activities in Littleton. Activities …

Cooks settle beef in Denver Burger Battle

Seven years ago, Denver resident Jeremy Kossler sat down at the counter of Crave Real Burgers, a restaurant in Castle Rock. He wasn’t in the restaurant by chance, and he wasn’t just any customer …
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Explore Lakewood’s changing outdoor gallery

In the years since its founding, the 40 West Arts District has become the beating heart of Lakewood’s arts community. And every year, its biggest party is the West Colfax MuralFest. The 2018 …

Buy library materials by the bag at annual sale

The 10th annual Bag of Books Sale runs Aug. 10 to 19, as part of Littleton’s Western Welcome Week celebrations, hosted by the Friends of the Littleton Library/Museum. Last year, a volunteer who was …

Looking back 53 years at devastating flood

The view from the windows of the classroom at Carson Nature Center in South Platte Park was especially pertinent. In the distance is a sculptural reminder of how high the water was running on June …
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Denver native’s outdoor experience takes his film career to new heights

Denver native Kent Harvey never imagined his passion for outdoor adventure would segue into a career traversing some of the world’s most challenging terrain while capturing the experience for the …

‘Over the Top’ shows wartime persuasion

Given today’s lightning-fast responses to national and international events and government actions, we may have forgotten the earlier days when public persuasion involved posters and printed …

Colorado’s tango community calls Uptown home

As a dancer stands on the floor at the Denver Turnverein, a look and a small nod is all it takes to find a partner for the milonga —an open floor for Argentine tango dancers. At Tango Colorado, …

Owner puts his ‘personal stamp’ on Uptown brewery

Three years ago, when it came to find the space to open his own brewery, Gardiner Hammond’s first thought was the Capitol Hill area: The night life and music scene in the area had been a draw to …

Independent bookstores here to stay in the Denver metro area

Heidi Herman scanned through the children’s book section at Tattered Cover Bookstore in Aspen Grove in Littleton, while her son, Maddox, 10, sat on the floor flipping through a book about LEGOs. …
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Denver Art Museum rich in experiences

Much news from the Denver Art Museum, at 13th Avenue and Bannock Street in downtown Denver: First, Aug. 5 is the final day for “Drawn to Glamour: Fashion Illustrations by Jim Howard,” which …
Coming Attractions

'Red Rocks Live' captures spirit of venue

Since Red Rocks Amphitheatre first opened as a concert venue, more than 2,000 performances have taken place on its stage by musicians in every genre imaginable. Which meant when the City of Denver …
The bookworm

Heroine can only run so far from her past

You’ve always marched to the beat of a different drummer. When your friends wanted to do one thing, you were the lone voice of dissent. You rocked your own fashion, hair color, and make-up, never …
Sonya's Sampler

Watercolorist’s new work shows Castle Rock scene

Castle Rock painter Cindy Welch has been recording bits of her town’s history with skillfully painted watercolors for a number of years. Limited print editions are available on her website, …

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Dragon Boat festival celebrates the ancient and modern

There are annual events that have become so popular over the years that it can be difficult to imagine there was a time when they weren’t a key part of the year. But back in 2001, when the first …
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