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MOPAR speeds into Golden

MOPAR fans filled the streets of downtown Golden July 18 for the 18th annual block party. The event acts as a kick-off each year for the Dodge Mile-High National Hot Rod Association Nationals held at …
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Golden’s big summer festival has got a definite wild streak

OK, it’s time for me to toot the horn for our city of Golden here. It’s Summer, that means warm weather and every small town in America has some kind of town festival going on. I remember back …
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Cultural fun under the summer sun

Latino culture is a vibrant and dynamic one that defies stereotypes and easy categorization, and with the Latino population in the state and country steadily growing, exploring it can be both …

Music festival benefits Habitat for Humanity

The upcoming Blues and BBQ for Better Housing music festival will help provide critical repairs on homes in Denver’s Westwood, Globeville and Elyria-Swansea neighborhoods. The longest-running …
A GoPro captures a picture of David Hach, in the back, co-owner of Paraglide Tandem, as he and a passenger soar over Golden on a recent flight. Some people go tandem paragliding to cross something off a bucket list and some do it to get over a fear of heights, Hach said, but a flight also tends to be a popular birthday gift.

Enjoying airborne adventures

Coloradans are known for their love of outdoor adventures. Traditionally, these activities take place on solid ground. However, the Denver metro area also offers plenty of high-adrenaline experiences …

The sunset from Bear Creek Lake Park in Morrison at the conclusion of the July 10 Rattler mountain bike racing event.

“Rattler” racing series on a roll

The afternoon sun was hot, and the trails dusty as dozens of men and women gathered at the start line of the Rattler “Pure Venom” mountain bike race in Bear Creek Lake Park, on July 10. “My …
Arts & Entertainment

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 …
Genesee artist Topher Straus stands with one of his paintings. Straus’ National Parks series will be exhibited at the American Mountaineering Museum in Golden from July 18 to Sept. 30. The public is invited to a free opening reception from 6-9 p.m.  July 18.

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. …
Lev Ropes, more commonly known as Grandbear the Storyteller, tells a story to children in earlier years. Ropes spent about 16 years telling stories to children in local schools with Jeffco Spellbinders, but recently retired for health reasons. He will be honored at an event co-sponsored by Rocky Mountain Storytelling and Miner’s Alley Playhouse on July 13.

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 …
Rodman and Gina Schley, who created public television show Urban Conversion, will star in the show’s third season as it focuses on their renovation of an Arvada farmhouse.

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 …

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Going beyond form and function

When many people think of art, they might picture something that just hangs on a wall or sits in a display case. But as Collin Parson, the Arvada Center’s exhibition manager and curator, sees it - …
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It ain’t easy being P.C. in new Miner’s Alley play

I guess if you write for a newspaper, it goes without saying that you probably have an interest in the news in general and keep up with it. I read the news every morning when I get up and have my …

Honoring a wonderful childhood friend

When you grow up in a place you always have memories of the way things used to be, and then you look at how much they have changed over the years and you can get kind of nostalgic. Here in Golden, a …
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Take a look at how the stars shine for you

There’s a name for the enormous leap in quality that television programs have seen since the turn of the century — Peak TV. Thanks to streaming options like Netflix and Hulu, the emergence of …

Yolks on us: The confusing nature of eggs

Time Magazine recently published an article titled “Are Eggs Healthy?” You may end up more confused about eggs after reading that article, so I thought I would share what I know about eggs. In …

Sunday is a grand time for the Gran Fondo

I have lots of ways that I find out about the upcoming events that I report here in this column, but usually it doesn’t involve a bunch of bright orange signs warning that most of the main streets …
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