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DU student is ‘climbing for a cause’

A University of Denver graduate student has found a way to combine her love of the outdoors with her passion for helping others. Brittney Woodrum, 27, is an ambassador for ShelterBox USA — an … more

No rides at Douglas County Fair, but plenty of critters

While there weren’t rides, concessions or crowds at the event, the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo still took place in Castle Rock with a focus on agriculture, livestock and rodeo. more

From swan dives to figure eights: A look back at a Washington Park gem's past

As summer grips the city and Coloradans bemoan our regrettable lack of ocean, we might do well to remember that Denver’s Washington Park once had its very own beach on a lake that once didn’t … more

Pandemic Self Portraits at 40 West

First Friday events are among the most popular summer happenings for galleries and arts organizations all over the metro area. Which means that even though they were going to look different, … more

Sculptures gets new home on Highway 93 in Golden

In May of 2018, a lengthy process to select Golden’s next piece of public art concluded with the installation of a new sculpture that depicted children running when viewed from one side and hawks … more

Opera on the asphalt in Englewood

Siuzanna Iglidan of Englewood was supposed to perform at the Los Angeles Philharmonic this summer, in her dream role in Bizet’s “Carmen.” But COVID-19 threw a wrench in those plans. With opera … more

Residents donate thousands despite canceled Summer Jam fundraiser

Last year, John Saunders and Bill Clarke watched 2,400 people pile into the amphitheater at Philip S. Miller Park in Castle Rock for the annual concert they cofounded, Castle Rock Summer Jam. After … more

Chicano Music Hall of Fame announces 2020 class

Like in so many cultures, music plays a vital connective and communicative role in Chicano life. That music has been honored since 2002 at Su Teatro’s Chicano Music Hall of Fame, and now there’s … more

Jeffco 4-H fair closed to public

The Jefferson County 4-H Fair is rapidly approaching! This year, in-person numbers are reduced as a result of COVID-19, and the fair (Aug. 1-9) will be closed to the public, though 4-H and FFA youth … more

A trip to a drive-in movie in Centennial

With the country and Colorado still in the throes of a pandemic, the City of Centennial needed to get creative to save some summer togetherness. more

Q&A with Chelsea Lewinski about her Breonna Taylor mural

The result of George Floyd’s death has led to massive demonstrations, changes to policing in Colorado, conversations about systemic racism and has shed a light on other minorities who have been … more

Jeffco libraries book in business

Jefferson County’s libraries are no longer checked out. After a nearly four-month long closure, Aurora’s Standley Lake Library became the first in the Jefferson County Public Library system … more

Get off the beaten path in Denver suburbs to discover unique parks

In a summer where large gatherings of family, neighbors and friends are still barred, metro Denver residents have reconnected with taking an with taking an old-fashioned walk outdoors. more

Miners Alley makes plans, asks for help

Innovation is the name of the game for most theaters during the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly since an artf orm that gathers people together in a small space will be among the last to reopen. So, … more

Arapahoe Community College's Kaleidoscope show makes transition to online viewing

Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton has hosted the annual and diverse Kaleidoscope Art Exhibition for the past 18 years, but this year, photographers, painters, … more

With Buffalo Bill Days on hiatus, some reflections on Days gone by

For the first time in decades, there will be no mutton bustin' in Lions Park this year. The parade down Washington Avenue won't happen either, and the giant turkey legs will go uneaten. Even Buffalo … more

Denver's City Park Jazz finds temporary home at Oriental Theater

When COVID-19 struck, and Colorado shut down in mid-March, small music venues across Denver were among the many businesses facing revenue loss and employee layoffs. After almost four months of … more

Tunes on a smaller Lone Tree terrace

Just because large venues like Red Rocks aren’t hosting performances any time soon doesn’t mean that live music is out for the summer. It just means the shows will have to get more intimate. This … more

Pools reopen amid pandemic challenges

On July 10, outdoor swimming pool H2O’Brien in Parker was teeming with swimmers. Parents held up infants bobbing in the water, children stood under the dump bucket, squealing with glee as water … more

So, what CAN you do this summer?

It’s a summer like no other. With concerts, festivals, sports games and lots more off the table during the COVID-19 pandemic, kids and families might be going a bit stir-crazy. Here’s a look at … more
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