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PHOTOS: Denver Pop Culture Con

The name might have changed this year, but Denver Pop Culture Con was as brash and big as ever. Taking place at the Convention Center from May 31 through June 2, thousands of geeks, nerds, … more

Grandbear to be honored at July 13 storytelling event

About once a month, the entire third grade class at Shelton Elementary School used to gather into a classroom to hear a story by Grandbear the Storyteller. “Everybody cheered when Grandbear walked … more

Fall beautiful time for finger painting

Fingers make the best painting tools. Bright colored commercial finger paint works just fine and washes out easily from clothes. It is even more fun to finger paint with products you have around the … more

Obstacle challenge open to ages 5-16

Kids and teens who want to push themselves are invited to participate in the Kids Obstacle Challenge, a race series for ages 5-16. The 1.5- to 2-mile challenge, which includes 13-15 obstacles, takes … more

National Parks to be highlighted at American Mountaineering Museum

One thing that Topher Straus hopes to accomplish through his artwork is that when people view it, they are transported to a National Park that they have previously visited, or want to visit. … more

Season 3 airs of show that’s ‘putting Arvada on the map’

When Rodman Schley first set out to reduce his carbon footprint, he never expected that his quest to learn more about activities like green building and beekeeping would turn into a public television … more

Science fiction, fantasy and horror in the Rockies

More than 100 science fiction, fantasy and horror authors, artists and other participants will speak and autograph books at the 51st annual MileHiCon literary convention Oct. 18-20 at the Hyatt … more

Former Girl Scout seeks successor to plan run

Birthdays are a big deal at Wheat Ridge’s Kullerstrand Elementary School, where every morning, students are invited over the intercom system to the front office for their birthdays. The students … more

Arvada Harvest Festival parade participants showcase entire city

This year’s Arvada Harvest Parade took a new route, with the parade beginning at the intersection of Allison Street and Ralston Road on Saturday, Sept. 6. The Western-themed parade continued down … more

Tiny House Festival returns for third year

More than 40 small living structures, from tiny houses on wheels to container homes, will be on display at the Colorado Tiny House Festival, returning for its third year June 21-23 at the Adams … more

Raise a Reader Festival 'free, fun and good for you'

Programs manager Cindy Jaye and her colleagues at Jefferson County Public Library “had been dreaming about offering the Raise a Reader Festival” for years, Jaye said — and, after offering 10 … more

Windy Saddle hosts its last Golden Beer Talks

Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza was 7 when she saw the movie “Jaws.” “Things changed for me in a weird way,” she said. “I was terrified (of sharks). And the only way I knew how to get over my fear … more

Photos: Blue Knights march on in Denver

The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps came to Denver on June 20 to play a stand-still performance during Civic Center Eats. The corps usually plays in formations but did a standing concert at the … more

An engrossing story of a sisterly spat

I’m sorry. Two words that you’ve heard all your life, say reflexively a dozen times a day, but don’t always believe. “I’m sorry, so sorry, I apologize,” whatever, what does it mean? Is … more

Golden History Museum celebrates local culinary history

If there’s one thing that the late American food critic Duncan Hines valued, it was where to get a good meal. And according to Hines’ 1960 publication of “Adventures in Good Eating,” that … more

Golden Bike Cruise more ‘Grease’ than ‘Giro’

The first Golden Cruise bicycle event of 2019 occured on May 28, featuring the 1950’s as a theme. The cruises, featuring live music, food and snacks helping to benefit local charitable … more

Meet the queen of conspiracy, Mae Brussell

Conspiracy theories used to be something the American people might laugh about or just write off, but increasingly they’ve become a disturbing facet of modern discourse. The roots of conspiracy … more

Thornton festival offers Native American food and fun

Organizer Lynne Holman is very clear about the sixth annual Denver American Indian Festival — it’s not a Pow Wow. “A pow wow has a lot of religious connotations,” Holman said. “We didn’t … more

‘Living history’ locomotive returns home after 12 years

Rail fans from across the country are excited that an iconic Rio Grande Southern locomotive will soon be in operation again. “It’s an important piece of railroad history, and to actually be able … more

Olde Town shops transform into student art show

Last weekend the businesses of Olde Town became a widespread, eclectic art gallery as 18 stores displayed student artwork for the Olde Town Arvada Student Art Show. The contest was an effort by the … more
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