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The Golden High School Demons Dance Team practice a performance routine on Jan. 8. The team’s GHS Mini Poms Dance Clinic takes place from 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 9. It is open to 100 participants in kindergarten through sixth grade.

Inspiring a new generation to dance

Dancers on the Golden High School Demons Dance Team feel that dance is empowering. And that’s what they hope to pass on to the 100 participants of the team’s Mini Poms Clinic this February. …

Word is, state is seeking premier poet

Poetry is one of mankind’s most important and diverse mediums. Poetry can be found in many of the most influential religious and historic works of civilizations the world over, and it has a power …
Moo Bar inside Denver Milk Market.

Food and market halls blossom in Denver metro area

Mark Shaker sees a combination of factors as to why food halls — modern, cafeteria-style markets — have a firm grasp on the Denver metro area’s food scene. “One, I think (food halls) create …
Goldenite Katelyn Zerba, 3, and her dad Ken decorate a 2019 star while waiting for the countdown at the Golden Library’s Midnight in France New Year’s Eve event on Dec. 31.

A  holiday fit for the 

It may have only been 4 p.m. on Dec. 31, but about 20 toddler and early-elementary school-aged children and their parents or guardians started counting down. “Three. Two. One. Happy New Year!” …
Coming Attractions

Playhouse gets personal in 2019 season

A new year means exciting new opportunities, and Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse is embracing new possibilities with its 2019 season. “I am always looking for great plays that are helmed by great …
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January is cowboy time 'round Golden

Happy New Year to all. I know, you heard that from everyone a few days ago, but I want to chime in too and wish everyone a terrific 2019. Next year we get to ring in this century’s version of …
Festive fireworks mark Denver’s New Year’s Eve celebration on the 16th Street Mall, with a display at 9 p.m. and another at midnight.

New Year’s Eve overflowing with events

All over the world, people celebrate the beginning of a new year. In years past, readers may have watched music and fireworks across the nation — across the world — including New York City’s …
A crowd dances at Lipgloss, an indie music-themed dance party that’s held at Milk Bar and Bar Standard dance club at 1037 N. Broadway in Denver.

Ring in New Year’s, with a twist

Denver metro-area residents know the scene well: Hordes of friends and families huddled in downtown Denver to watch the fireworks wave the closing year goodbye. But if the cold and crowds — and in …
Sharon Heinlen has been named the first Wheat Ridge Poet in Residence as part of the celebrations planned for the City’s 50th Anniversary in 2019.

Wheat Ridge selects Sharon Heinlen as Poet in Residence for 2019

Sharon Heinlen has been named the first Wheat Ridge Poet in Residence as part of the celebrations planned for the City’s 50th Anniversary in 2019. Heinlen, who was announced Dec. 11, will create …
From left, Compatriots Robert Hampton, Mike Coyner and Steve DeBoer make Patriot Chest presentations to students at Warder Elementary School.

Compatriots lead Patriot Chest presentations

Dressed in their Colonial best, members of the Mount Evans Chapter of the Colorado Society of the Sons of the American Revolution helped Warder Elementary School students kick off their study of the …
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Coming Attractions

Challenging times reflect in diverse albums

I think it’s fair to say most of us will remember 2018 as a pretty tumultuous year. It seems like every week there was some kind of unusual or momentous happening. Contentious elections, dire …

Here is where New Year’s Eve fun can be found

It’s getting close to Christmas so I hope that those of you who celebrate it are getting all your ducks in a row. There’s the last minute shopping that never seems to end. If it’s not for gifts …

Calling all geezers, even late at night: Fourth in a series

Last night I heard my cell phone ring. I wondered who could be calling me at 11 p.m. I answered the phone and heard an unfamiliar man’s voice. Me: Hello, is this an emergency? Caller: You could say …
Maggie Stacy plays Stacy and Steven Burge is Adam in “What You Will," playing at Benchmark Theatre.
Coming Attractions

Tackling the tough questions with ‘What You Will’

When we really love someone, it can be difficult to be completely honest with him or her. We’re concerned about their opinion of us and don’t want to change anything in the relationship. But …

Steaming into the season with a local train attraction

When Christmas time rolls around it always brings along loads of memories and images in our minds and imaginations. Everyone has certain things they think about and associate with this time of the …
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