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Storms never last, or do they?

Life is for one generation. A good name (or a bad one) is forever. The area known as “the Divide” has a historically strong name or reputation for inclement Colorado weather. The May snowstorm of …
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Parents Jason and Mary Ann Whetzal operate the first grade's trunk-or-treat station during Ralston Elementary's annual fall festival Oct. 1.

Ralston Elementary kicks off spooky season with annual fall fest

For Ralston Elementary School families, Halloween started 30 days early. The Genesee-area school hosted its annual fall festival Oct. 1, where youngsters donned their costumes, collected candy, played games, and enjoyed other activities.

Column: Tracking Golden’s real and surreal ghost stories

Let’s go ghost-hunting this weekend! Don’t forget to bring your cell phone so you can film it and post it on the internet. It will be a sensation! Ok, well probably not that sensational. Have you …
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Rosenberry Lecture series returns to in person

Everybody missed different things when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to go virtual. For some it was concerts at their favorite venues, others movies at their local silver screen and for …
A variety of indoor plants shown at Echter's Nursery & Garden in Arvada.

‘If you can’t have a pet, have a plant’

Madi Barber had never been able to keep a plant from dying. Then one day, her mother gave her a succulent. 

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‘Dry Land’ dives into the deep end

One of the great things about theater is its ability to reflect the challenges and convulsions of society with a speed and alacrity that most other performing arts mediums just aren’t capable of …
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Open the door to Denver’s spaces

For many of us, we don’t exactly know what makes a piece of architecture or interior design appealing. There’s just something about it we respond to. Fortunately, there are organizations like the …

Column: Oktoberfest to make its return after three decades

Eins, zwei, drei, Gsuffa! Yes, it’s that time of year again. Oktoberfest is in the air and this year, after a 30-year hiatus, there’s going to be a semi-official town event again this year!
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Venture ‘Into the Woods’ at the Arvada Center

There are some names that stand on their own when you’re talking about the theater and Stephen Sondheim is right at the top of that list. So, when the Arvada Center announced it was kicking off its …
Miners Alley Playhouse performs Moon Over Buffalo in early 2022. The organization recently received a $2.5 million grant to help fund its move into the former Meyer Hardware building.

Miners Alley Playhouse receives $2.5 million grant for new theater

As Miners Alley Playhouse plans its “second act” in the Meyer Hardware building, a $2.5 million grant will help ensure the show goes on.

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Archtop guitar fans to gather in Arvada

For me, autumn sounds like acoustic guitars. It’s something about their warmth and crispness, but also their fragility. And if you’re the type of person who spends a lot of time thinking about …
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Column: Golden offers a variety of summer activities

It’s the middle of July and our summer is well under way here in Golden. Of course, that always means that we have loads of fun single events happening, but I don’t want to forget to mention a couple that happen every weekend here in our fair city.

Column: The U.S. national mammal: Introducing the red dog

Arguably cuter than an Irish setter, unmistakably larger than a Vizsla, and with shorter ears than a bloodhound, this species of red dog is found in a 2,000-acre fenced habitat surrounded by intimidatingly large, fiercely protective mothers.
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A brewery party under the big top

Starting a new business is never an easy prospect and that’s never been truer than in recent years. So, it’s no wonder that Arvada’s LUKI Brewery is making its birthday party one of the biggest …

Column: The arts flourish in Golden

I don’t know if it’s the beautiful inspiring background we have, or something in the air and water, but in case you hadn’t noticed, Golden has become a place where all the arts really flourish.

Column: Golden’s Fourth of July celebration will still be fun even without the fireworks

Let’s start this week’s column out with the good news.
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