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Ready for an October adventure?

Several years ago I thought it would be a great idea to plant a vegetable garden in my back yard. So, in the spring, I bought a bunch of seeds for various things and proceeded to plant them in a nice … more

A chance for us to start branching out

Yes, it’s fall again. That brings so many things to mind, but usually we tend to forget the actual meaning of the word. It’s the time of year when things actually start to fall off the trees and … more

More Oktoberfest fun on tap for Golden

Ah, the smell of fall is in the air. OK, this year it includes the odor of smoke in from forest fires and the one from when your furnace turns on for the first time in months, but it’s still my … more

Some tips for a DIY Colorado Octoberfest

I guess this has become everyone’s recent catch phrase- Normally, at this time of year, we would be (fill in your favorite activity here.) But, of course, this year isn’t normal and you can’t … more

A friendly face steaming into Golden

When I was a kid growing up here in Golden, my first exposure with trains and railroads was probably the ones running around and into the Coors Brewery. That place is like a giant model railway … more

Amid hardships don’t let a mask make you mad

Since this COVID-19 thing started and all of our lives have been turned upside down, it has been a year of changes for all of us and at times quite a struggle to adapt to all of them. Like most of … more

Staying safe even as the smoke gets in your eyes

Last week I mentioned the wildfires burning around the state and commented that you may want to watch our local news reports on where all of the smoke is blowing so you can avoid being outside when … more

A note to new gun owners

This week I’m going to be addressing a subject I never imagined I would ever be writing about in this column and that’s talking about guns. I generally try to stay away from adding to a … more

A motorcycle wash and drive-in movies to be found

Meanwhile, back to abnormal … Last week I was able to write a column with an event that I could elaborate on with a bit of Avenue Flashes history in my normal fashion. This week everything is … more

Train museum gets (steam engine) back on track

After several months of trying to work through events that were either canceled or on shaky ground, this week we finally have something happening that puts Avenue Flashes back on its normal track and … more

Finding different things to flash about

I hope 2020 goes down in history as one of the most bizarre years ever, but to tell you the truth I’m not sure that this madness we are going through right now is going to come to a conclusion by … more

Places are opening up, but it’s far from normal

It’s been a really strange weekend for me. As everyone knows, things have started to open up around town and people are finally getting out of the house and happy to have a few things returning … more

The reopening rollercoaster continues

I have to tell you, this is one heck of a roller coaster ride we’re all on. One minute things are opening up again, then the next they’re shutting down again, but it’s only certain things that … more

A careful reopening means not a lot of gigs

Ring the bells, sound the alarm, alert the media …Things are starting to open up again around here. Oh, wait. I am the media. Never mind that part, I guess I’m alerting you. Just be happy we can … more

Some summer good news, bad news

It looks like we are hitting the good news/bad news stage as far as events in the area go. More things are opening up, but others have made the final decision to pull the plug for this summer and … more

Fun to be had around town during this slow repoening

As we all have seen, things are starting to open up a little bit more around here. People seem to be getting used to the ideas of social distancing and using masks and other protective measures when … more

Some tips on starting off summer in spite of COVID-19

At this point, saying that we live in strange times kind of goes without saying, doesn’t it? There is nothing to compare with what the world is going through and I know that so many people, … more

The Rose is open and nature can be terrifying

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned, in this column, that I was spending some of this COVID shutdown working on refinishing a drum set, since every venue bands can play at is shut down right now. Well, … more
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