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Mountain life is a highway up Mount Evans

Aurora's Robin Brilz has visited Mount Evans hundreds of times — at least once or twice a year annually for more than 50 years. Until the pandemic and all its complications prevented her and …

‘Fearless pioneers and tireless trailblazers’

Dallas Burleson stepped up to the lectern and welcomed people joining Friendship Baptist Church of Christ Jesus for a Sunday service. She was accompanied onstage by her daughter, Stacie Burleson, to …
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Water lilies at Denver Botanic Gardens, where a Water Blossom Celebration will be held Aug. 7.
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Water blossoms in spotlight at Denver Botanic Gardens

The Colorado Water Garden Society is partnering with Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St. in Denver, for a Water Blossom Celebration near Monet Pool, where water lilies thrive, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. …

Playing it safe in the outdoors this summer

Well, it’s about the middle of the summer season and already we have experienced a few days of extremely hot weather. August is coming so it’s likely that we haven’t seen the last scorcher week …
Bob Hoff and dog Buddy at Hoff’s home in Arvada.

My Name Is... Bob Hoff

About me - I worked for Coors for over 40 years. I was born in Michigan, went to the University of Michigan and then moved out here to be an engineer. I bought a house in Arvada, raised my kids here. I …
Coming Attractions

Lakewood Cultural Center returns with new season

Figuring out what audiences want isn’t an exact science, but when it came time to bring the performing arts back to the Lakewood Cultural Center, Rita Sommers, the center’s administrator, wanted …

Celebrate the state’s 145th birthday with History Colorado

History Colorado is inviting the community to celebrate Colorado’s 145th birthday with a carnivalesque event and free entry to the History Colorado Center at 1200 N. Broadway in downtown Denver. …
Arts & Entertainment
Coming Attractions

McNichols Civic Center reopens with MLB-themed exhibits

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the curators behind galleries all over town found the loss of their spaces just as devastating as the artists. Shanna Shelby, curator of exhibitions with the City and …
Charlotte Bassin applies spray paint to the mural on July 11.

Wildflowers on Washington: New flower mural springs up at busy intersection

While Golden's annual Arts Week lasts just eight days, at least one remnant of the event will be sticking around permanently. On Friday, artists Charlotte Bassin and Karlee Mariel could be seen …
Kids and adults both try their hand at making their own art pieces at a booth at the Foothills Fines Arts Festival.

Art in Golden's heart

Golden got a welcome injection of color and activity last week as Foothills Arts Center's annual Arts Week took over the city. The weeklong celebration of local artists kicked off on July 8 with an …
Author Alicia Doyle, two-time Golden Gloves champion.

Golden Gloves champ with Wheat Ridge connection

Before 2004’s Million Dollar Baby, Alicia Doyle was knocking them out in the ring.  Now, the former Wheat Ridge girl and Everitt Middle School alum is knocking out book critics with her …

Local “outlaw country” band The Rough Cuts kicked off the Golden Independence Day celebration at Lions Park.

Fun on the Fourth

There's nothing like a Golden Fourth of July. And after year in which they had to go without the fun and fireworks that define one of Golden's signature summer time events, Goldenites embraced …
Columnists

Of buffaloes and boulders

Well, we had a fairly close to normal Fourth of July weekend this year. It was great to see people out and about doing the things that make Summer fun. I totally got in the spirit and actually bought …
Coming Attractions

CMF returns for a season of celebrations

Returning to some kind of normal for performers and audiences alike is like coming home for many members of both groups. Peter Oundjian, music director of the Colorado Music Festival, is just one of …

Celebrating some normality with a bang

Hey, can you believe it’s almost the Fourth of July already? That statement about our annual national celebration, as well as about almost every other holiday has become kind of a running joke with …

Another legislative session in the books

The 2021 session of the Colorado General Assembly adjourned June 8, completing a session in which majority Democrats utilized their significant majority by passing most elements of an ambitious …

Coming Attractions

SeriesFest season 7 expands in virtual realm

At this point in the pandemic, some events are marking their second COVID-19 iteration. While this certainly isn’t the ideal situation, it has allowed organizers to fine-tune their offerings, …
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