Life

Enjoying airborne adventures

Coloradans are known for their love of outdoor adventures. Traditionally, these activities take place on solid ground. However, the Denver metro area also offers plenty of high-adrenaline experiences …
Recent stories
Coming Attractions

Cultural fun under the summer sun

Latino culture is a vibrant and dynamic one that defies stereotypes and easy categorization, and with the Latino population in the state and country steadily growing, exploring it can be both …
Goldenite Rob Harrington has his picture taken during training for his duathlon on The Colorado Trail in June. Harrington, 56, is trekking the Colorado Trail as an awareness campaign and fundraiser effort to benefit people living with Parkinson’s disease.

Golden man treks for Parkinson’s disease

The first time Goldenite Rob Harrington was personally introduced to Parkinson’s disease was when the father of his best friend from high school developed it. Harrington remembered thinking about …

Music festival benefits Habitat for Humanity

The upcoming Blues and BBQ for Better Housing music festival will help provide critical repairs on homes in Denver’s Westwood, Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods. The longest-running …
The sunset from Bear Creek Lake Park in Morrison at the conclusion of the July 10 Rattler mountain bike racing event.

“Rattler” racing series on a roll

The afternoon sun was hot, and the trails dusty as dozens of men and women gathered at the start line of the Rattler “Pure Venom” mountain bike race in Bear Creek Lake Park, on July 10. “My …

Isaac Slade sings during The Fray’s concert in Castle Rock on July 13.

Five things to know about The Fray

Denver-based band The Fray made a pitstop in Castle Rock on July 13. Headlining the annual Castle Rock Summer Jam marked the group's first time performing in town. The Fray, made up of members Joe …
Arts & Entertainment

Obstacle challenge open to ages 5-16

Kids and teens who want to push themselves are invited to participate in the Kids Obstacle Challenge, a race series for ages 5-16. The 1.5- to 2-mile challenge, which includes 13-15 obstacles, takes …
Genesee artist Topher Straus stands with one of his paintings. Straus’ National Parks series will be exhibited at the American Mountaineering Museum in Golden from July 18 to Sept. 30. The public is invited to a free opening reception from 6-9 p.m.  July 18.

National Parks to be highlighted at American Mountaineering Museum

One thing that Topher Straus hopes to accomplish through his artwork is that when people view it, they are transported to a National Park that they have previously visited, or want to visit. …
Rodman and Gina Schley, who created public television show Urban Conversion, will star in the show’s third season as it focuses on their renovation of an Arvada farmhouse.

Season 3 airs of show that’s ‘putting Arvada on the map’

When Rodman Schley first set out to reduce his carbon footprint, he never expected that his quest to learn more about activities like green building and beekeeping would turn into a public television …
Coming Attractions

Going beyond form and function

When many people think of art, they might picture something that just hangs on a wall or sits in a display case. But as Collin Parson, the Arvada Center’s exhibition manager and curator, sees it - …

Jim Rippey, a volunteer with the Colorado Railroad Museum and the Denver Garden Railway Society, adjusts a model locomotive to keep it running properly during the Golden Civic Foundation’s third annual Summer Jam on June 27. The locomotive is a live steam engine, Rippey said, using butane and boiling water to operate.

Summer Jam

With all of its 600 tickets sold, the Golden Civic Foundation’s third annual Golden Summer Jam was again wildly successful this year. The event took place on June 27 at the Colorado Railroad …
Columnists
Coming Attractions

Good intentions go bad in ‘Fairfield’

As almost anyone can readily attest, good intentions don’t necessarily lead to positive outcomes. This is certainly true in Eric Coble’s scathing and hilarious “Fairfield,” which takes the …

It ain’t easy being P.C. in new Miner’s Alley play

I guess if you write for a newspaper, it goes without saying that you probably have an interest in the news in general and keep up with it. I read the news every morning when I get up and have my …

Honoring a wonderful childhood friend

When you grow up in a place you always have memories of the way things used to be, and then you look at how much they have changed over the years and you can get kind of nostalgic. Here in Golden, a …
Coming Attractions

Take a look at how the stars shine for you

There’s a name for the enormous leap in quality that television programs have seen since the turn of the century — Peak TV. Thanks to streaming options like Netflix and Hulu, the emergence of …

Yolks on us: The confusing nature of eggs

Time Magazine recently published an article titled “Are Eggs Healthy?” You may end up more confused about eggs after reading that article, so I thought I would share what I know about eggs. In …
Our Papers

Ad blocker detected

We have noticed you are using an ad blocking plugin in your browser.

The revenue we receive from our advertisers helps make this site possible. We request you whitelist our site.