Life

Trees leave mulch to be desired

Scott Lamb and his son Patrick pulled into a Highlands Ranch lot and parked next to a pile of discarded Christmas trees. The mound spanned several parking spaces and filled the surrounding park with …
Recent stories

Program helps teach the next generation of hunters

The flow adult to youth of hunting activity in a family can be a seamless process when either mother or father hunt. It takes on an element of the family heritage. But when parents or a close family …
The iconic Longhorn cattle drive makes its way along the parade route during the Stock Show Kick-off Parade in downtown Denver on Jan. 9.

Longhorn drive launches another National Western Stock Show

Thousands of people lined 17th Street in downtown Denver to watch the annual National Western Stock Show Kick-off Parade on Jan. 9. The parade highlighted Colorado’s Western heritage with …
Chuck Larsen recites a cowboy story during last year’s Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden.

Poetry, comedy, music and heaping helping of beans

Jerry Cunningham is not the kind of guy who would’ve ever expected to end up on the board of directors of Golden’s annual Colorado Cowboy Gathering. After all, for a long time, this …
Mylana Brooks and Inessa Brooks ice skate at The Rink at Belmar. The rink is open for public skating until Jan. 26.

Venues offer ice skating galore

Ice skating is kind of like riding a bike. After you’ve done it once, it’s easy to pick it up again. “It’s a sport that lets you go at your own pace and excel at your own pace,” said Joann …

Kids draw on a white board to express their thoughts and feelings about the new year at the Golden Library's New Years Eve party on Dec. 31.

Golden kids rang in the New Year early at the library

Midnight came early to the Golden Library on New Year's Eve. Eight hours early, to be exact, dozens of kids and their families ushered in the new decade on European time at the library's New Year's …
Arts & Entertainment
Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton.

Theaters offer variety through rest of season

Winter has many appealing facets besides that beautiful mountain snow — arts events are top of the list for me and I’m looking forward to revisiting Monet’s art at the Denver Art Museum, plus …
Vigil

Focus on the FLOTUS in new book

The chair you now sit in was once occupied by someone else. You are the second or fifth or 44th to hold the job but get ready: in this position, everything you do is critiqued and measured against …
Clear Creek as seen from the Washington Avenue bridge in downtown Golden on Dec. 23. The Write West writing group began the process that ultimately led to the creation of the Clear Creek community poem by walking along the creek as a writing exercise.

A group effort to craft Clear Creek poetry

When Kirsten Morgan founded the Write West writer’s group in Golden, she had one clear goal in mind. “I want to inspire people to write and believe in their ability to put images together and …
Avenue Flashes

The "gotta go" gigs for New Year's Eve in Golden

It was at this time of year, 100 years ago, that the world was about to embark on a new decade that came to be known in history as the “Roaring 20’s.” I don’t know why it …

Coming Attractions

Start a new decade loud, quiet or with a roar

With the metro area's cultural scene booming, New Year's Eve offers a way to ring in 2020 for everyone. I've selected five options, ranging from small and intimate to big and brash, which will allow …
Columnists
Grandparents can teach too

Kids’ boxes are more than packaging

There are millions of boxes being delivered to front doors this winter. Sometimes what is in the box is not as fun as the container itself. Children can spend an amazing amount of entertainment time …
Coming Attractions

Local Set shows the personal side of Red Rocks

The third annual Local Set series, which runs almost weekly through April 3, aims to bring a little intimacy to Red Rocks Amphitheatre by bringing audiences up close and behind the scenes of the …
Avenue flashes

Golden gifted with many holiday activities

The holiday spirit is growing here in Golden and events are in full swing. If you missed the opening of Olde Golden Christmas last week, be sure to head downtown sometime soon and take a look at all …

JSO is back at the Green Room

Two words immediately came to mind when I was researching the details for this column about the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra. “ We’re back!” Usually you say that about a musical group that has …

JSO is back at the Green Room

Two words immediately came to mind when I was researching the details for this column about the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra. “ We’re back!” Usually you say that about a musical group that has …
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