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Mountain life is a highway up Mount Evans

Aurora's Robin Brilz has visited Mount Evans hundreds of times — at least once or twice a year annually for more than 50 years. Until the pandemic and all its complications prevented her and …

Storms never last, or do they?

Life is for one generation. A good name (or a bad one) is forever. The area known as “the Divide” has a historically strong name or reputation for inclement Colorado weather. The May snowstorm of …
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Actor Will Smith at a movie premiere in Hollywood in 2020. His new film "King Richard" will be featured at the 44th annual Denver Film Festival.

Denver Film Festival returns with the theatrical experience in tow

The latter half of the 2010s saw increased involvement in national and local elections, with more women running – and winning – than ever before. While national figures drew a lot of eyes, …
Colorful calaveras are among the most recognizable symbols of Dia de los Muertos.

Día de los Muertos is almost upon us

The Day of the Dead — Día de los Muertos — is officially celebrated Nov. 1 and 2, but events can be found throughout Jeffco and the rest of the metro area from late October through Mid-November. …
Vocalist Veronica Swift will perform at the University of Denver’s Newman Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 19.
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Vocalist to perform at University of Denver's Newman Center

Vocalist Veronica Swift will perform at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Denver’s Gates Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 19. Her program will include swing, beebop …
Charlotte Zink's sculpture "Lotus" was recently installed at Hudson Gardens in Littleton as a tribute to the late Carmela Geselbracht.

'Lotus' sculpture installed as tribute

Friends gathered on a recent sunny Oct. 14 at Hudson Gardens to welcome a sculptural tribute and remember the late Carmela Geselbracht, a former Littleton resident who was an artist, sculptor and …

A mural of Denver Health nurse Trina Fernandes painted by Thomas "Detour" Evans.

Denver Health nurse featured in artist's new mural on Colfax

Few artists are able to capture a moment like Thomas Evans. The artist, who paints under the name Detour, specializes in large-scale public art. His murals of people like George Floyd, Breonna …
Arts & Entertainment
Pumpkins with a purpose at the Habitat for Humanity pumpkin patch in Lakewood.

Pumpkins with a purpose

Jeffco Interfaith Partners, a fundraising coalition for Habitat for Humanity is operating their pumpkin patch at the corner of Garrison Street and Alameda Avenue in Lakewood for the 22nd year in a …
A sign outside the Denver Art Museum's Martin Building bears the names of the donors whose $25 million contribution initiated the building's renovation.

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Denver Art Museum opens reimagined Martin Building

The Denver Art Museum has reopened the Martin Building, formerly called the Ponti or North Building, after renovation initiated by a $25 million lead gift by Lanny and Sharon Martin. A celebration on …
Coming Attractions

The Arvada Center goes to the dogs

Most of us had more than a little help getting through the bleakest parts of the COVID-19 pandemic and for many that help came in the form of our canine friends. They’re not called man’s best …
Jeremy Johnson running a tricky section of trail around Golden.

Virtual racing series runs a thin line between heaven and hell

Hell is a relative term. Removing it entirely from any theological context, it generally indicates pain, misery, even anguish. But on the other hand, it’s sort of a fun word too — mischievous and …

Late autumn can still delight anglers and aspen-watchers

There are so many pluses awaiting the outdoors person during the fall Colorado landscape change of scene. None, however, equals the mystic, constant color change occurring among the striking aspen …
Columnists

Two spooky-season stories of getting over the hill

Today is my birthday. I was born on Oct. 21, 1959 in Denver. That makes me 62 years old as of today. That means I am coming up on the 62nd Anniversary of my first experience in Golden. It happened a …
Purnell Steen and the Five Points Ambassadors will perform in a free show at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at Littleton United Methodist Church.
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Jazz group to play in free concert

Purnell Steen and the Five Points Ambassadors will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22 at Littleton United Methodist Church, 5894 S. Datura St., Littleton. 303-794-6379. The well-known jazz …

Joyful to see JSO jamming again

In the “things are finally getting back to normal” category I want to turn the spotlight on an event that was a staple of this column for years but has been on hold for a while. It’s the season …
This woodcarving is an example of works coming to the Colorado Carvers Club annual exhibition, competition and sale in Lakewood on Oct. 23-24.
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Woodcarvers invite public to annual show

The Colorado Carvers Club will hold its Annual Woodcarving Show, Competition and Sale on the weekend of Oct. 23-24 at the West Metro Fire Training and Event Center, 3535 S. Kipling St. in Lakewood, …

Coming Attractions

Films search for a way forward at Vail Film Festival

Movies have never been more accessible than they are right now. With the constant announcement of new streaming services and studio acquisitions, movies can feel like disposable “content,” …
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