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Birds of a feather flock to DMNS

There are plenty of beautiful and important environmental sites that people are aware of - think locations like the Everglades in Florida. But then there are places that might be even more important … more

Opportunities that come from difficulties

The last two years have represented, to be kind, great difficulties. From the obvious health challenges COVID-19 causes to the minor disruptions to our everyday routines, nothing has seemed normal. And even now that we’re generally trying to be normal, we’re not. more

Column: Listening for the voice of grace

So many of you enjoyed the quote I used last week, I thought I would begin this one with another of his quotes, “Graciousness is more than good manners. It is more than courtesy. It is the … more

See it first at SeriesFest season 8

What can’t television do? The answer to that question used to be obvious. These days? Not so much. Modern shows can have just as high production value as blockbusters, entice the same A-list talent … more

Things that don’t work

My Myers-Briggs personality type is, if memory serves, the INTJ, I think. Or maybe it’s INOR (in need of repair). more

You will find connection at the Benchmark Theatre

If we’ve learned anything from the last two years, it’s that all of us, at one point or another, will get sick. It’s not an enjoyable truth to ruminate on, but one that was repeatedly proven in … more

Mother’s Day activities in good old Golden

As it snowed on my car last night, I was reminded that spring in Colorado is a little different than a lot of other places. Around here, April showers may bring May flowers, but they can also make you sorry you put your snow shovel away so far in the back of the garage. But, May is just around the corner. more

Don’t be bait for the bad guys

I regularly catch two to three per hour and sometimes I can net dozens in a single day. Not to mention the occasional overnight haul. And such a variety! more

Lace up your boogie boots at the Arvada Center

Unexpected duos are one of the keystones of storytelling — it goes back nearly as far as human history. And yet, somehow, we’re still finding ways to give powerful new spins on the trope. Enter … more

Why sports are so great

Last week was my one of my favorite weeks of the year. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Game, the Masters Golf Championship, Opening Day for Baseball, the NCAA Hockey Frozen Four Finals and the final day of the NBA regular season. more

Conifer needs its own free-standing library

I am an enthusiastic user of the Jefferson County Public Library. In my life I have always been a library patron wherever I have lived. more

Column: Know the process, solve the problem

There were maybe 20 or so of us in the room. We had gathered for a small regional business meeting a few years ago. We shared strategies, stories, and came up with new ideas and identified some … more

Take a healing trip to ‘Blue Ridge’

Relationships forged under high stress situations are some of the strongest people can create. There’s a reason soldiers who serve in combat bond so deeply. Abby Rosebrock’s “Blue Ridge,” is … more

Women+Film Festival finds empathy and entertainment

As Barbara Bridges, founder of Denver Film’s Women+Film program explains, a festival curator is a bit of a matchmaker. “You have audiences and these great movies,” she said. “And we say they … more

The new fault line in society

My parents went to every parent-teacher conference I ever had—usually mom. Not that there was any particular reason, it was just how the “zone defense” got set up when two parents raise seven children. more

A drink lover’s tour of greater Arvada

I really want to write another column this week highlighting some more local businesses that I find interesting. But, looking at the list this week, I’m afraid you’re all gonna think I’m an alcoholic. more

Change may be on the way for daylight saving time

I realize that I’m probably in the minority, likely a minuscule minority, but I don’t think it’s a big deal to change our clocks twice a year to go into and come out of daylight saving time. I like that going back to standard time in the fall makes sure that it is light when most work and school days start during the winter. more

A week of top-notch musical options

I don’t know how it happened, whether it’s just the result of musicians making up for about two years of missed touring, good karma returning or just how it crumbles, cookie-wise, but Denver and … more

Figuring out how to recover what our kids have missed

Do you ever wonder if “normal” is a wasted opportunity? We’ve had two years now (almost to the day) of not knowing, then being scared of everything, then arguing over the science, then shutting everything down again, then learning to live with masks… and then, we look up, and notice that our kids can’t read or do math. more

Don’t forget to prioritize your health

Recently I was diagnosed as having kidney stones. I paid $150 out of pocket to have some CT imaging done to discover that. While it is certainly unpleasant to have them, those stones are not my major health problem. The imaging discovered a 1.5 inch mass on one of my kidneys.   more
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