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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

DFF encourages wide-eyed viewing

With all the streaming services out there, and all the devices capable of becoming a movie screen, film festivals provide a fading resource — an opportunity to see independent and streaming movies … 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

Come out into the sunlight — with Claude Monet

A life-sized photo of a pleasant-looking man surrounded by flowers welcomes the visitor at the entrance to Denver Art Museum’s “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature,” the major exhibit of more … 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

Goldenites can get scary-good mileage out of costumes this year

OK, here we go again with one of John’s “ back when I was a kid 50 years ago” references, but back then we used to do Halloween with a vengeance. Trick or Treating was a big deal and those … 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

Paint out at the history park

Ten artists part of Foothills Art Center's Open Studio had a paint out in the Golden History Park on Oct. 18 to honor the late Irma Wyhs. Wyhs died on June 20 in Iowa at age 90. She is remembered for … 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

Denver Film Festival takes audiences to new places

At its core, film is an expression of people’s lives, and as such, it stands to reason film festivals would mirror this fact. And for more than two decades, the Denver Film Festival was at least … more

Anderson Park receives its first public art piece after renovation

“Life is sweet in Wheat Ridge.” At least that’s what the city’s residents are saying as part of a video project happening now as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the city’s … 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
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