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‘You Lost Me’ finds audience in Denver

Examining historical documents is like reading a ghost story. When playwright and director Bonnie Metzgar came across a list of about 166 Irish people saved by 17-year-old Ann Harvey from a wreck off … more

This weekend will be filled with festive musical fun

I had an interesting encounter with a nice couple that I met tonight at the jam session that one of the bands I play with hosts on Sundays. The guy was another drummer who came in with his wife to … more

Viking up for UllrGrass

Colorado is home to no shortage of bluegrass and beer festivals. But while most of those events embrace the warmth and festiveness of lazy summer afternoons and nights, there’s only one local event … more

Arvada parent publishes picture book with ADHD theme

“Victor and the Vroom,” the debut picture book by Arvada-based freelance writer and parent Lydia Rueger, features a regular car with a not-so-regular engine. The story is based on Rueger’s … more

Poetry, comedy, music and heaping helping of beans

Jerry Cunningham is not the kind of guy who would’ve ever expected to end up on the board of directors of Golden’s annual Colorado Cowboy Gathering. After all, for a long time, this … more

Golden revamps winter promotions to draw more visitors

It's no secret that the early months of the year tend to be among the slowest for retailers. After all, the annual shopping and spending frenzy that is the holidays has just come and gone, mainly … more

Golden kids rang in the New Year early at the library

Midnight came early to the Golden Library on New Year's Eve. Eight hours early, to be exact, dozens of kids and their families ushered in the new decade on European time at the library's New Year's … more

School of Mines band taking a Roman holiday

This week, the Colorado School of Mines’ marching band is taking its act out of the country for only the second time in its 108-year history. The destination? Rome, where a mix of around 80 current … more

Theaters offer variety through rest of season

Winter has many appealing facets besides that beautiful mountain snow — arts events are top of the list for me and I’m looking forward to revisiting Monet’s art at the Denver Art Museum, plus … more

Focus on the FLOTUS in new book

The chair you now sit in was once occupied by someone else. You are the second or fifth or 44th to hold the job but get ready: in this position, everything you do is critiqued and measured against … more

A group effort to craft Clear Creek poetry

When Kirsten Morgan founded the Write West writer’s group in Golden, she had one clear goal in mind. “I want to inspire people to write and believe in their ability to put images together and … more

The "gotta go" gigs for New Year's Eve in Golden

It was at this time of year, 100 years ago, that the world was about to embark on a new decade that came to be known in history as the “Roaring 20’s.” I don’t know why it … more

Start a new decade loud, quiet or with a roar

With the metro area's cultural scene booming, New Year's Eve offers a way to ring in 2020 for everyone. I've selected five options, ranging from small and intimate to big and brash, which will allow … more

Immersive experience is holiday display on steroids

Yes, I know it’s a long way to Aurora for some of you, but Camp Christmas offers such a happy destination that I’m hoping readers will consider a trek. The giant Hangar at Stanley Marketplace is … more

Let there be lights

David Martin is beginning to be known around his neighborhood as “the Christmas lights guy.” His house, at 831 S. Kline Way in Lakewood, is known for its extravagant display of multi-colored … more

Learning the importance of community and giving back

Back in the 1970s, the Golden Civic Foundation purchased a gas station located at 10th Street and Washington Avenue. It was sold to the city of Golden and eventually became today’s Golden Visitors … more

Olde Golden Christmas in photos

Golden has kicked off the holiday season with the annual Candlelight Walk on Dec. 6 and the first of three parades on Dec. 7. Thousands of people enjoyed the Candlelight Walk festivities, which … more

Golden offers holiday fun

Golden is a wonderful place to celebrate the holidays and the community offers many fun events to get you in the spirit of the season. From shopping to events with Santa, here is a highlight of some … more

Colorado Brew Plus and Outdoor Lab partner for Colorado Gives Day

Jefferson County is a generous community. “And when you live in Jefferson County,” said Paige Brophy, executive director of the Outdoor Lab Foundation, “you want to give back in any way you … more

Tire Mom’s new book shares story of loss and healing

It’s common knowledge how important vehicle maintenance is to having a safe driving experience, but there’s one thing many don’t consider until there’s a problem — tire condition. Diana … more
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