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‘Fearless pioneers and tireless trailblazers’

Dallas Burleson stepped up to the lectern and welcomed people joining Friendship Baptist Church of Christ Jesus for a Sunday service. She was accompanied onstage by her daughter, Stacie Burleson, to …
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Olivia and Drew take on the Sledding Hill in South Jeffco.

Saturday sledding brings out smiles

No hours were spent in bumper-to-bumper freeway traffic to ride this hill. Families took advantage of good weekend weather and last week’s snow to have some fun at South Jeffco’s Sledding Hill …

Constraints can breed creativity

I’m sure that everyone has heard the expression “turning lemons into lemonade” and during this pandemic we have all had to find ways to do that. Of course, a lot of times that’s easier said …
The T. rex Experience will be on display at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd. in Denver, through April 25. Along with animations, touchable bronze casts of SUE’s bones and a multimedia light show, the exhibit features an exact cast of SUE’s 40-foot-long skeleton.

SUE stomps back to Denver Museum of Nature & Science

For many people, the Tyrannosaurus rex is the dinosaur, and it’s easy to understand why. There’s no animal today that comes close to the sheer intimidation and raw power that this Cretaceous-era …

DMNS-funded research sheds light on rare dinosaur discovery

Researchers have discovered the first new partial skull of a Parasaurolophus dinosaur in 97 years. This happened during a recent dig funded by the Denver Museum of Nature & Science in …

Music teacher Aleaha Harkins and art teacher Pam Jackson, who both teach at Denver Green School Southeast Campus in Denver’s Virginia Vale neighborhood, pick up music instruments for student use during the 2020-2021 school year.

Providing the opportunity for every child to play a musical instrument

For years, students in the music program at the Denver Green School Southeast Campus in Denver’s Virginia Vale neighborhood had to share musical instruments because the school simply did not have …
Arts & Entertainment

Jeffco Public Library expands access to event with author Isabel Allende after unprecdented interest

The Jefferson County Public Library is taking steps to ensure more people can watch a virtual event with the author Isabel Allende after initial registration for the event saw unprecedented interest. …
Coming Attractions

Stars rising in Lakewood talent show

One of the things so many have been yearning for during the last year is a sense of the familiar — the comfort of things that have been happening year after year and can be counted on to deliver …
Denver’s Blair Nelson and Idaho Springs’ Patrick Marlin met virtually in May and had their first in-person date in July after Marlin moved back from North Carolina. The two enjoy hiking and skiing together.

Couples find love amid pandemic whirlwind

On Oct. 21, Chuck Coughlin was visiting his wife’s grave in a Boulder cemetery when he noticed a woman visiting her husband’s grave. He saw her name — Marj O’Reilly — on the tombstone next …
Coming Attractions

DJFF leans in to on-demand viewing

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t only changed the way film festivals screen their films for audiences, but the kinds of films they want to highlight. When getting the programming in place for the 25th …

An up-close experience with iconic creatures such as werewolves are aplenty at Distortions Monster World, an immersive artainment experience at the Denver Pavilions on Denver’s 16th Street Mall.

For the love of monsters: Immersive artainment experience offered at Denver Pavilions

The world-renowned monster-makers at Greeley’s own Distortions Unlimited and the award-winning production team at Loveland-based Blazen Illuminations have teamed up to offer Denver an out-of-this …
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Plan ahead, you lovebirds

Every year, since I started writing this column, I make some Valentine’s Day suggestions during the first week in February, but due to the current situation with the usual places either shut down …
Peonies and Peach
Coming Attractions

A new year begins Upon Closer Reflection

Of the many ways to describe the last near-year of pandemic living, one could certainly do much worse than the term still life. Not only have so many people’s lives been stilled by lockdown, but …
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The power of Wood.Works at the Arvada Center

Wood has proven to be one of the most reliable and dynamic materials humanity has made use of over the centuries. It has been employed to make everything from weapons and transportation to shelter …

Hopefully this plot turns around soon

I don’t think I’m losing my marbles, but just to be certain I thought I’d ask you, my neighbors this question. Is it me or are we all living in a real life science fiction movie right now? …

Coming Attractions

In a challenging 2020, music kept us going

It’s safe to say 2020 is a year that we’re unlikely to forget any time soon. We all had to get through it in our own way, and music played a big role in my survival. I picked five of my favorite …
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