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Joystick jockeys not just fooling around in the Denver area

n esports or competitive video game player is like a Formula 1 driver, says James Love. He says every reaction in the two sports demands intense, unbroken focus, and adds that esports athletes …
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From left, West Metro Chamber President Pam Bales, Red Rocks Community College President Michele Haney, Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul, Jeffco Public Schools board member Amanda Stevens, Edgewater Mayor Laura Keegan, Action Center Executive Director Pam Brier, Action Center Board President Cindy Baroway and Colin Larson, a Republican candidate for HD22. The group cut a ribbon celebrating the next 50 years of the Action Center.

Celebrating 50 years of the Action Center

The Action Center reflected on 50 years of service to Jeffco residents and looked ahead to its next 50 years at its block party on Sept. 14. The party was held at the resource center’s …
Cyclists ride recently on the Cherry Creek Trail near Centennial.

Don't be a trail troll: Open space officials, volunteers discuss outdoor etiquette amid increasing use

When a bicyclist encounters a horseback rider on the trail, do they know what to do? When hikers walk their dogs through local open spaces, do they know the dos and don’ts of taking pets along for …

Program gives fourth-graders free entrance to parks

Fourth-grade students can get a free annual pass to visit more than 2,000 federal recreation areas with their families, classmates, and friends. The Every Kid Outdoors Program is an interagency …

Giddyup is gone so it's time to gallop!

Last week I wrote about the Golden Giddyup mountain bike race. Just to confuse everyone, this week my column is about the Golden Gallup 5 and 10K running race. This one might be a little bit more …

Fall beautiful time for finger painting

Fingers make the best painting tools. Bright colored commercial finger paint works just fine and washes out easily from clothes. It is even more fun to finger paint with products you have around the …
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From left, Kate Borgelt, Stone Gillaspie, 5, and Mica Gillaspie, 9, pick out some books for their summer reading at the Jefferson County Library Foundation’s Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale that was on May 31.

Stock up on books during annual Whale of a Sale

More than 80,000 used books, DVDs, CDs, children’s books and more will be for sale at the annual Whale of a Used Book Sale, which returns Oct. 17-20 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 15200 W. …
The classic car show is a big part of the festival held yearly in Wheat Ridge.

Ridgefest brings together Wheat Ridge community

Bluegrass music, classic cars and art were just the beginning of the fun at Ridgefest, an annual festival held in Wheat Ridge Sept. 7. “It’s really about bringing the community together,” said …
A car show was among the activities during RidgeFest on the Ridge at 38 for the 2018 event.

Run up to RidgeFest

Whether you’re looking for a fun place to take the kids this weekend, or a chance to meet up with friends and enjoy live music, or want to see some interesting chalk art, or see some impressive …
A group of attendees from a past year gather for photo ops with Thomas the Tank Engine. The Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden is hosting the A Day Out With Thomas event this year on the first three weekends in September.

Colorado Railroad Museum welcomes back Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine is making his annual trip to Golden this September. Families tend to love this event because it offers something for everyone, across the generations, said Danielle Riebau, the …

“Mrs. Everything” by Jennifer Weiner.

An engrossing story of a sisterly spat

I’m sorry. Two words that you’ve heard all your life, say reflexively a dozen times a day, but don’t always believe. “I’m sorry, so sorry, I apologize,” whatever, what does it mean? Is …
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‘Once’ is more than might be expected

The common perception of musicals is that they’re lavish song-and-dance productions that prize boldness and glitz over substance. That has never been completely true, but those ideas completely …

Geezer candidates on a vacation

As a geezer candidate, I find traveling has become a challenge. I discovered this when my husband Dick and I recently took a vacation in Steamboat Springs. The first day we lugged in a trunkful of …
Avenue Flashes

Pet parade pals headed to downtown Golden

Arf…Arf, arf, arf…Arf, arf…Woof!Sorry, I had to start this week’s column by speaking directly to the dogs that, uhm…might be “using” this newspaper. Of …

Children learn good fridge raiding

There are many more “R’s” kids need to learn besides the basic reading, writing and arithmetic. There is also how to raid the refrigerator. Nutritionists hope they will learn to whip up …

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Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century …
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