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JSO is back at the Green Room

Two words immediately came to mind when I was researching the details for this column about the Jefferson Symphony Orchestra. “ We’re back!” Usually you say that about a musical group that has … more

Difficult conversations important

Are parent and child conversations getting harder and more important than ever? Every stage of growth requires important conversations. Along the way your family has surrounded children with what … more

A Thanksgiving alternative on Colfax

You know, sometimes I get a little frustrated looking for something special to write about in this column. There are certain times of the year that are packed with events and that’s when I have a … more

Gift giving from the HART

In the last 150 years or so things have been changing at an increasingly faster pace. I was thinking about all the things my grandmother witnessed while she was alive and it’s almost unfathomable. … more

Denver turns on bright new night light

One of my favorite things about public art is that it encourages artists to think on a grander scale. But the new Denver Theatre District permanent installation goes a step beyond, as it provides … more

Get crafty, and start holiday shopping right after Halloween

I frequently mention that holiday shopping experiences are starting earlier every year and the one that seems to want to be extended the most is Christmas. First there was just Christmas Day, then … more

An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been … more

Great week to get into the Oredigger spirit

This is the weekend all you Ramblin’ Wrecks from Golden Tech can dust off your old Senior Hats and drink your whiskey clear. For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, those are … more

A chilli tale from Chugwater, Wyoming

A few years ago I was driving from my house here in Golden to a gig with a band way up in Gillette Wyoming. That’s about a five or six hour drive from here. I had just had the transmission in my … more

Meet the CMHOF class of 2019

In its 40 years in existence, Swallow Hill music has given outlet to thousands’ musical ambitions, education and fandom through its classes, concerts and community outreach work. When one considers … more

Unplug this weekend in search of an adventure expo

I’m just going to start this week’s column by telling you to go to www.offgridexpo.com. What’s that? It’s the website for the Off-Grid Expo that’s happening this coming weekend at the … more

Love awaits in the Plaza Suite

William Shakespeare once wisely observed that the course of true love never did run smooth, but legendary playwright Neil Simon knew that didn’t mean the bumpy road couldn’t be filled with … more

Activities and beer are bountiful in Golden this fall

Just when I thought that the busy season for events in Golden came to an end until Christmas, I take a look for something to write about and find that this coming weekend has some very cool things to … more

Giddyup is gone so it's time to gallop!

Last week I wrote about the Golden Giddyup mountain bike race. Just to confuse everyone, this week my column is about the Golden Gallup 5 and 10K running race. This one might be a little bit more … more

From trails in a dirt lot, to a world-spanning sport

Although I wouldn’t exactly call myself a pioneer of the sport, I can say that my friends and I used to ride our stingray bikes on the trails around Golden well before anyone ever thought of … more

‘Once’ is more than might be expected

The common perception of musicals is that they’re lavish song-and-dance productions that prize boldness and glitz over substance. That has never been completely true, but those ideas completely … more

Geezer candidates on a vacation

As a geezer candidate, I find traveling has become a challenge. I discovered this when my husband Dick and I recently took a vacation in Steamboat Springs. The first day we lugged in a trunkful of … more

Pet parade pals headed to downtown Golden

Arf…Arf, arf, arf…Arf, arf…Woof!Sorry, I had to start this week’s column by speaking directly to the dogs that, uhm…might be “using” this newspaper. Of … more

Children learn good fridge raiding

There are many more “R’s” kids need to learn besides the basic reading, writing and arithmetic. There is also how to raid the refrigerator. Nutritionists hope they will learn to whip up … more

Meet Bobby LeFebre, state’s new poet laureate

For 100 years, Colorado has honored the power and connective potential of poetry, beginning when Gov. Oliver Shoup appointed Alice Polk Hill to the role of poet laureate in 1919. In that century … more
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