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Churches differ on pandemic response

As Colorado’s third wave of COVID-19 grips the state, churches in the Denver metro area are preparing to take additional precautions, although they differ in their plans to do business in the weeks …
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Astrid Hausdoerfer organizes ornaments at the Old German Christmas booth at the Denver Christkindl Market at Civic Cent Park in Denver on Nov. 24. The annual authentic German and European holiday traditional market is hosted by the German American Chamber of Commerce and features local and international vendors.

Denver Christkindl Market is rare holiday holdout

As one of the city's last remaining holiday celebrations, the Denver Christkindl Market is trying to keep the magic alive for the community while supporting small businesses. The annual event has …
The book cover for “Secret Denver” by Eric Peterson and David Lewis.
Arts & entertainment

Miles of secrets in the Mile High City

Most people are familiar with Rocky Flats in northwest Jefferson County, and the role it played in creating nuclear weapons parts. But if one lives on the east side of Denver, it’s entirely …
Kim Mangle, a Golden resident, partners with several local businesses that sell her masks. The masks are also available at etsy.com/shop/5280masks.

‘Not for the lighthearted’: Intrepid entrepreneurs open up shop during the pandemic

Before the pandemic hit, Kim Mangle’s nonprofit consultancy business was booming. Then, COVID-19 arrived and her income dried up almost overnight. “I had this 48-hour period where I went from …

A holiday season recommendation from the HART

As we can all plainly see, this holiday season is going to be drastically different than anything anyone has ever experienced. As COVID cases spike and drop and spike again, we are living in a liquid …

Coming Attractions

Sharing ‘Daddy Bruce’s’ story this holiday season

If you’ve been in the Denver metro area for a while, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the name Bruce Randolph at least one or twice. You might recognize it as a street name, the name of …
Arts & Entertainment

Walk-in Jeffco Library service returns

The Jefferson County Public Library system has announced the restart to wali-in libsarary service. The county public health department has given guidance to the libraries, leading the system to once …
Frida Kahlo’s 1943 painting “Self-Portrait with Monkeys” is on display at the Denver Art Museum through Jan. 24.

Kahlo, Rivera, Mexican Modernists at DAM

Now open at the Denver Art Museum: “Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera and Mexican Modernism from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection.” It runs through Jan. 24 and is sure to be a draw for area art …
Coming Attractions

43rd Denver Film Fest builds community from Red Rocks and home

If you love movies, there’s no way your home setup is going to replace the experience of the theater, if for no other reason than there’s something special about sharing a cinematic experience …
A bird’s eye view of the Lariat Lodge dining room in Littleton.

South Jeffco craft brewery gives back despite tough economy

In March, COVID-19 hit the restaurant industry like a Tyson haymaker. Scores of metro-area restaurants including heavyweights like Fresh Fish Company, Vesta, Rialto Cafe and dozens more, some in …

Stephen Brackett of Flobots at the National Conference for Media Reform in Denver, Colorado.
Coming Attractions

A conversation with the new Colorado Music Ambassador

Music has never just been about words and sounds. It’s a purveyor of stories, a device that facilitates connection, and a weapon that gives the voiceless power. So, when Stephen Brackett, …
Columnists

The new moguls to avoid on the ski slopes

As we get into November the snow is starting to fall in the high country and the temperatures are dropping so here in Colorado, that means that all of the ski areas are starting to open. Usually most …
Coming Attractions

Thornton celebrates cultural art of Dia De Los Muertos

No matter what the holiday is, a common way for cultures and families to mark the occasion is through the arts — music, film and interactive options like pumpkin carving, tree decorating and even …
Coming Attractions

Molly Brown museum brings gothic horror to life

For my money, gothic horror — which blends elements of romance, emotion and terror together — is the most subtle and rewarding kind of scary story. Over the years, authors like Edgar Allen Poe, …
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Ready for an October adventure?

Several years ago I thought it would be a great idea to plant a vegetable garden in my back yard. So, in the spring, I bought a bunch of seeds for various things and proceeded to plant them in a nice …

Coming Attractions

A virtual Denver Film Festival aims to entertain, provoke

Since so many of us have spent the bulk of our recent movie-watching time using streaming apps like Netflix, the only curation we’re getting is algorithms reflecting our own tastes back to us. …
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