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Writers meet readers, readers meet writers at Tattered Cover

For decades, the Tattered Cover Book Store has played a crucial role in the literary scene of the Denver area. Between off-site and in-store locations, the independent bookstore hosts around 500 …
Mary Stobie

Geezers in a conversation about news

Editor’s note: This is part five of a series of columns. At the Geezer Recreation Center there is a table with newspapers, sofas and chairs. After yoga I’m ready to write my next Geezer column in …

Check out the state’s passport program to experience the outdoors

Now that we’ve said goodbye to 2018, the Division of Parks and Wildlife has an interesting and exciting menu coming in early 2019. If you already spend considerable time in the Colorado outdoors or …
People practice yoga during Mount Vernon Canyon Club’s summer wellness retreat. The Winter Wellness Retreat: RESOLUTION KICK-OFF takes place on Jan. 12.

Mount Vernon Canyon Club invites community to wellness retreat

People tend to go on what Lili Shelton, Mount Vernon Canyon Club's wellness and fitness director, calls a spree during the holidays. So, it's generally around the time that the New Year begins when …

Award-winning play coming to Miner’s Alley

Remember that feeling of your heart racing when you were in school and your teacher said “today we’re going to have a pop quiz”? Well, here at Avenue Flashes I’m going to hit you with a bit …
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From left to right: current Dave Picket Support Services Division Chief; current Jim Lorentz, Patrol Operations Division Chief; Joe Cassa WRPD Division Chief 1972-2015; current Chief Dan Brennan; Howard Jaidinger, WRFD 1967-1989 (22 years), WRPD reserve officer 1967-1977; Kent Higgins WRFD 1967-1974 and commissioned as a WRPD reserve officer in 1970; Howard Jaquay, WRPD 1982-1989.

The history of the Wheat Ridge Police Department

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wheat Ridge Police Department. To celebrate, the city will be participating in a variety of events throughout the year like "Love Letters to Wheat Ridge" …
The new IMAX movie “CUBA” includes great coverage of Old Havana’s historic architecture.

Cuba comes to life at Denver museum

“Cuba 2D” and “Cuba in Denver” offer a most inviting look at a rather near neighbor — but just for a short while longer. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science exhibit, organized by the …
Moo Bar inside Denver Milk Market.

Food and market halls blossom in Denver metro area

Mark Shaker sees a combination of factors as to why food halls — modern, cafeteria-style markets — have a firm grasp on the Denver metro area’s food scene. “One, I think (food halls) create …
Goldenite Katelyn Zerba, 3, and her dad Ken decorate a 2019 star while waiting for the countdown at the Golden Library’s Midnight in France New Year’s Eve event on Dec. 31.

A  holiday fit for the 

It may have only been 4 p.m. on Dec. 31, but about 20 toddler and early-elementary school-aged children and their parents or guardians started counting down. “Three. Two. One. Happy New Year!” …
Jon Chandler of Commerce City, center, performs during the 2016 Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Chandler is one of about 20 artists who will perform at this year’s event, which takes place Jan. 18-20 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden.

Cowboys, cowgirls to bring the Old West alive

With its roots in the Wild West, Golden still today holds on to some of that traditional cowboy culture. “Golden has always kept that frontier ethic,” said Jon Chandler, a cowboy …
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Coming Attractions

Word is, state is seeking premier poet

Poetry is one of mankind’s most important and diverse mediums. Poetry can be found in many of the most influential religious and historic works of civilizations the world over, and it has a power …
Coming Attractions

Veterans’ voices gain opportunities for artistic airing

There is no manual for veterans when it comes to re-entering civilian society after spending time in the service. There are all manner of challenges to face and lessons to learn, and it is easy to …
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January is cowboy time 'round Golden

Happy New Year to all. I know, you heard that from everyone a few days ago, but I want to chime in too and wish everyone a terrific 2019. Next year we get to ring in this century’s version of …
Coming Attractions

Challenging times reflect in diverse albums

I think it’s fair to say most of us will remember 2018 as a pretty tumultuous year. It seems like every week there was some kind of unusual or momentous happening. Contentious elections, dire …

Here is where New Year’s Eve fun can be found

It’s getting close to Christmas so I hope that those of you who celebrate it are getting all your ducks in a row. There’s the last minute shopping that never seems to end. If it’s not for gifts …
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