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Trees leave mulch to be desired

Scott Lamb and his son Patrick pulled into a Highlands Ranch lot and parked next to a pile of discarded Christmas trees. The mound spanned several parking spaces and filled the surrounding park with …
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Markie Arendelle patches up his winter coat on a sewing machine at the Denver Public Library’s IdeaLAB makerspace. Arendelle, a singer and DJ, called the makerspace “empowering.”

Modern libraries are much more than books

t all started with a state parks pass. Areli Alcazar, a teacher at Kenton Elementary School in Aurora, stopped by the Schlessman branch of Denver Public Library a couple years ago, where a librarian …
Thatch Elmer, a 16-year-old from Utah, performs a poem during the Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering’s Thursday Night Sampler event on Jan. 16 at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden.

”There's a family feel here”

Golden caught its annual case of cowboy fever last weekend as cowboy poets and musicians from across the West descended on the city for the 31st annual Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering. For many of …
Hilary Wimmer.

Hilary Wimmer

The road to teaching I went to Arvada West and I’m grateful I got an excellent education in Jeffco. I was really fortunate to have what I had, and Arvada was a great place to live. We go back to …

This weekend will be filled with festive musical fun

I had an interesting encounter with a nice couple that I met tonight at the jam session that one of the bands I play with hosts on Sundays. The guy was another drummer who came in with his wife to …

Program helps teach the next generation of hunters

The flow adult to youth of hunting activity in a family can be a seamless process when either mother or father hunt. It takes on an element of the family heritage. But when parents or a close family …
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Chuck Larsen recites a cowboy story during last year’s Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden.

Poetry, comedy, music and heaping helping of beans

Jerry Cunningham is not the kind of guy who would’ve ever expected to end up on the board of directors of Golden’s annual Colorado Cowboy Gathering. After all, for a long time, this …

Golden revamps winter promotions to draw more visitors

It's no secret that the early months of the year tend to be among the slowest for retailers. After all, the annual shopping and spending frenzy that is the holidays has just come and gone, mainly …
Kids draw on a white board to express their thoughts and feelings about the new year at the Golden Library's New Years Eve party on Dec. 31.

Golden kids rang in the New Year early at the library

Midnight came early to the Golden Library on New Year's Eve. Eight hours early, to be exact, dozens of kids and their families ushered in the new decade on European time at the library's New Year's …
Members of the History Arts and Social Sciences Colorado School Of Mines Marching Band perform on the Colorado School Of Mines campus prior to Homecoming earlier this year.

School of Mines band taking a Roman holiday

This week, the Colorado School of Mines’ marching band is taking its act out of the country for only the second time in its 108-year history. The destination? Rome, where a mix of around 80 current …

Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton.

Theaters offer variety through rest of season

Winter has many appealing facets besides that beautiful mountain snow — arts events are top of the list for me and I’m looking forward to revisiting Monet’s art at the Denver Art Museum, plus …
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Grandparents can teach too

Kids’ boxes are more than packaging

There are millions of boxes being delivered to front doors this winter. Sometimes what is in the box is not as fun as the container itself. Children can spend an amazing amount of entertainment time …
Avenue Flashes

The "gotta go" gigs for New Year's Eve in Golden

It was at this time of year, 100 years ago, that the world was about to embark on a new decade that came to be known in history as the “Roaring 20’s.” I don’t know why it …
Coming Attractions

Local Set shows the personal side of Red Rocks

The third annual Local Set series, which runs almost weekly through April 3, aims to bring a little intimacy to Red Rocks Amphitheatre by bringing audiences up close and behind the scenes of the …
Avenue flashes

Golden gifted with many holiday activities

The holiday spirit is growing here in Golden and events are in full swing. If you missed the opening of Olde Golden Christmas last week, be sure to head downtown sometime soon and take a look at all …

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 …
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