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Peak winter brings top entertainment

Once every couple months, I get completely bowled over by how much there is to do in the metro area and have to dedicate a column to celebrating the wonderful variety we all have in our backyards. … more

Column: A Dyno-Mite bouldering competition ahead

As I was looking through some of the local upcoming events to write about, one caught my eye. It’s called Dyno-Mite. more

Column: Imbolc — the midpoint between the Winter Solstice and the Vernal Equinox

I love February, primarily because it is my birthday month, though I chafe about how it got short-changed in days. But given that it is often the coldest, most bone-chilling stretch of the year in the northern hemisphere, I do not mind cutting it short and rolling into March.  more

Column: Let's make some basketball magic in Golden

February is a big month for Golden's basketball teams. Golden High School is hosting Senior Nights Feb. 6 and Feb. 10. Then, the Mines teams celebrate their Senior Night Feb. 18. So, I’m challenging my fellow Goldenites to pack the stands. more

Y/OUR Denver Photography highlights city in flux

Even though many of us see the Denver skyline daily, there are all kinds of new perspectives and little touches that we may never notice. But the Y/OUR Denver 2022 photography exhibit, the fifth … more

Column: Help wanted — referees to get back in the game

Visiting any business involves walking by a "Help Wanted" sign. Sports officiating is facing the same human capital shortage across the United States. more

Column: Things to get you out of your winter slump

If you are at the point where getting outdoors for some fresh air and exercise in January has just meant shoveling the snow off your driveway, you might need a little inspiration to get you motivated to get out and do something fun again. more

Column: Dismantling the walls to wildlife in Colorado

Although never a big-game hunter, I have killed three deer in Colorado and likely gave a bull elk a terrific headache. That’s not to mention my carnage among rabbits and other smaller critters. more

Column: Banning books is for bullies

Some people have become so alarmed by what children might read in school or in libraries that they want books they don’t like removed — immediately. The targeted books include scenes of sexual awakening, gender identity, racism or violence. more

Take a visit to ‘The Great American Trailer Park’

Musicals have taken place in all kinds of magical and far-flung locations and still managed to capture elemental human truths. But as “The Great American Trailer Park Musical,” Miners Alley Playhouse’s latest production, hilariously demonstrates, you can access those same truths in places a little closer to home. more

Column: A few possible Valentine's outings

Just so you know, you aren’t quite out of the woods yet. At least as far as the gift giving season goes. You still have one more coming up that usually requires some thought, a bit of expense and makes you to suffer through another barrage of ads about jewelry and perfumes with a few flower shops thrown in for good measure.  more

Column: For this year, a resolution for our kids’ future

As we all are taking down the tree, putting away the menorah and otherwise wrapping up from the holidays, we turn our attention to the new year. more

Column: Friends and family

A close friend once quipped that family is the reason we have friends. On the surface, the line comes across as a dig at family with its sometimes fractious relationships and challenging dynamics. more

Northglenn celebrates Betty grace Gibson

For the late Betty grace Gibson, being a self-taught artist didn’t mean never taking an art class or workshop. As her daughter, Linda Drumm, recalls, being self-taught meant was taking things she … more

Column: Saying it and praying it

By now most of us have heard what happened to the Buffalo Bills safety, Damar Hamlin, during a Monday Night Football game on Jan. 2. Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest after making a tackle against a … more

Column: Time to dust off the ole viking helmet

So, we survived the holidays once again. We had a bit of brutal weather thrown in there, but that always turns it into more of an adventure. At least it does once you can look back at them. more

Column: Colorado GOP failed to close ranks, and lost

I am reluctant to add to the many opinions regarding the current state of the Colorado Republican Party. My status as a former chair in a major county compels me to speak about the ongoing drama because of my vantage point regarding how the party should function.  more

A musical reflection of 2022

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m extremely glad this year is over. 2022 may well go down as the most challenging of my life, and since we’re still living through the aftershocks of a global … more

NYE options for every kind of partier

Celebrating the new year can be a tricky proposition — some people really love going out and doing a big party with lots of folks, music and lights. For others, it’s a quiet night in with a few … more

Go deep sea diving at the DMNS

Despite all the oceanic exploration humans have done over the years, it remains a largely unknown and mysterious place. But visitors to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science’s new exhibit, … more
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