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Making wheel change: Underprivileged youths earn bikes, skills, hope

Fernando Ibarra couldn’t figure out how to fix his bike. So he took it to Lucky Bikes Re-Cyclery, a nonprofit community bike shop a block from his house in west Denver. He couldn’t afford the …
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Thornton celebrates cultural art of Dia De Los Muertos

No matter what the holiday is, a common way for cultures and families to mark the occasion is through the arts — music, film and interactive options like pumpkin carving, tree decorating and even …
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Molly Brown museum brings gothic horror to life

For my money, gothic horror — which blends elements of romance, emotion and terror together — is the most subtle and rewarding kind of scary story. Over the years, authors like Edgar Allen Poe, …
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Ready for an October adventure?

Several years ago I thought it would be a great idea to plant a vegetable garden in my back yard. So, in the spring, I bought a bunch of seeds for various things and proceeded to plant them in a nice …
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A virtual Denver Film Festival aims to entertain, provoke

Since so many of us have spent the bulk of our recent movie-watching time using streaming apps like Netflix, the only curation we’re getting is algorithms reflecting our own tastes back to us. …

Virtual sports move closer to reality

Colorado high school sports coaches and administrators have adjusted practices, games and meets to satisfy public health requirements amid the COVID-19 pandemic in hopes of returning to high school …
Arts & Entertainment

Historic opera house touts fabulous find

For a number of Julys, we have been making a trek to a longtime favorite Colorado location — sky-high Leadville. And we have often visited the 1879 Tabor Opera House, concerned about aging walls …
A paraglider has a birds-eye-view of northbound traffic through Golden.

Gliding into Golden

Rush hour got a little more interesting on Sept. 30 as those in the vicinity of U.S. 93 were treated to a show in the skies courtesy of several paragliders. The paragliders could be seen hovering …
Golden resident Alice Dempsey sits on her porch next to a sign consisting of arrows pointing to the home cities of her children and her hometown of Mount Prospect, Illinois.

Still finding joy through community for 98-year-old Golden resident

For years, the sight of Alice Dempsey riding a bike to meet someone to interview for her column in the Golden Transcript was a familiar one around town. “I love people,” said the 98-year-old, who …
Stephanie Purcell and Steven Benoy volunteer to deliver food to households deemed at risk to COVID-19 in Lakewood.

Bringing help and humanity to the isolated in the Denver metro area

Volunteers bring food to those at highest COVID-19 risk. Just a short distance off West Colfax avenue in Lakewood — an area not always thought of for charity, kindness and the spirit of goodwill. …

This piece by Abi Rosales is one of many works of art that is part of the Hecho en Colorado exhibit at the History Colorado Center in Denver. The exhibit is presented in collaboration with the Latino Cultural Arts Center (LCAC) of Colorado.

‘Hecho en Colorado’ tells stories of people from this region

The artwork featured in the Hecho en Colorado exhibit is a reflection of the artists, their community and their heritage. “Most were born in Colorado, but not all of them,” said the exhibit’s …
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A chance for us to start branching out

Yes, it’s fall again. That brings so many things to mind, but usually we tend to forget the actual meaning of the word. It’s the time of year when things actually start to fall off the trees and …

More Oktoberfest fun on tap for Golden

Ah, the smell of fall is in the air. OK, this year it includes the odor of smoke in from forest fires and the one from when your furnace turns on for the first time in months, but it’s still my …
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Opening Denver’s virtual doors

Many of us have spent the majority of the last six months or so in our homes, which means at some point we’ve had to reckon with the design choices we’ve made. There’s a reason so many people …
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Some tips for a DIY Colorado Octoberfest

I guess this has become everyone’s recent catch phrase- Normally, at this time of year, we would be (fill in your favorite activity here.) But, of course, this year isn’t normal and you can’t …

A friendly face steaming into Golden

When I was a kid growing up here in Golden, my first exposure with trains and railroads was probably the ones running around and into the Coors Brewery. That place is like a giant model railway …
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