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Visit the isolated jewel of the Caribbean

For the entire second half of the 20th century and beyond, most Americans were presented with one perspective on the island nation of Cuba. Thanks to governmental changes in both nations, many are …

Holiday season made special at Barr Lake

The changing seasons and coming holidays are setting the stage for some fun and educational experiences for kids and families at Barr Lake State Park. Here is an early look at the state park fall …
The Golden Transcript captures the events on Nov. 11, 1968 when the time capsule was buried.

Golden looks back to 1968

Andrea Frederick reflects on the time she spent at Golden High School: “They were good years,” she said. It was a small school — probably no more than 500 students in the entire school, …
“Curse of Interesting Times” book cover by Patricia Paul of Castle Rock.

Timely tome tells travel tales

Patricia Ann Paul’s recently published memoir title: “Curse of Interesting Times: A Vietnam Era Memoir,” is based on a reputed Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times,” which has …


Arvada author receives national book award

Arvada author Helen Starbuck has won the 2018 12th annual National Indie Excellence Award for her mystery “The Mad Hatter's Son, An Annie Collins Mystery.” The book is an adult contemporary …
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Telling stories on a digital stage

It will surprise no one to hear that there are many, many differences between life in New York City and Denver. But comedian and podcaster Crystal Beth has come across one that may not be immediately …
Second from right, Craig Barber, a Littleton-area resident who runs meetups — group activities organized online — stands with people at a country dance-themed event he hosted at Stampede bar and dance club in Aurora Oct. 26. Celeste Tarantola, an Arvada resident, stood in the cowboy hat.
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Navigating dating in dense Denver metro area

Along with traffic and housing costs, the population boom in the Denver metro area can affect a less obvious part of residents’ lives: navigating the dating world. “While that doesn’t make us …
A painting titled “Tu y Yo” inside Cerveceria Colorado.

Día de los Muertos events coming up

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, isn’t anything like Halloween, despite skulls being involved with the holiday. It’s a three-day celebration that originated in central and southern Mexico …
John Hutton and Emily Van Fleet as Frank and Rita in the comedy “Educating Rita” at the Arvada Center.

Worlds collide in endearing production

Surrounded by a large, polished wooden desk, cases filled with books, comfortable chairs and a window looking out on a campus lawn, all enhanced by subdued lighting, Frank (John Hutton), a professor …

Zookeeper Michelle Valois said she loves the interactiion she can have with the apes at the Denver Zoo.

Primate habitat is where it’s at

Michelle Valois says a typical day at the Denver Zoo is a lot of fun and a lot of work. Valois, a primate zookeeper, has been at the Denver Zoo for 17 years. Her job is to take care of the orangutans …

That one church basement that many Goldenites have spent some time in

The Golden First United Methodist Church. As a kid I spent a lot of time there, but I’m not a Methodist. I was actually a Catholic. But I ended up in their basement on more days than I can count. …
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‘Uncanny Valley’ poses questions for audience

The best science fiction isn’t just concerned with cool technology and chilling or thrilling plot twists. It makes the audience consider the effects that science, technology and other futuristic …

Nothing scarier than a Colorado Halloween without a coat

There are certain rituals we all go through for different seasons of the year. Once fall sets in, those of us who live here in Colorado start wondering when the first snowfall of the season will …
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Golden to get both classical, and caliente

As I have mentioned many times before, here in Golden we sometimes like to do things a little differently. While most other places have some kind of beer oriented celebration during the month of …

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‘Educating Rita’ gets smart treatment

Emily Van Fleet and John Hutton are very familiar with the words in the Arvada Center’s Black Box season-opener, “Educating Rita.” After all, they’re the only two people on the stage for the …
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