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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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ReelAbilities Film Festival returns with hybrid approach

When considering accessibility, the first things that might come to mind center on physical accessibility — but as the second annual ReelAbilities Film Festival Denver proves, it can also include …
Rick and Nina Shuyler help their daughter Ashley, center, with her AfricAid work during a trip to Tanzania in 2005. The Shuylers were instrumental in helping Ashley Shuyler Carter start the nonprofit in 2001, and were recognized for their work during an Aug. 13 fundraising event in Denver.

Goldenite Corner: Volunteers honored for instrumental role in founding AfricAid

In 1996, Rick and Nina Shuyler and their daughter, 11-year-old Ashley, went on a family trip to Tanzania. The plan was to photograph animals on a safari, but the trip ended up changing their family and Tanzanian communities forever.
Caycen Mead, left, talks to his fellow trivia participants as Max Fraller, background, picks up his own taco topping during Toppings Trivia Aug. 5 at the Golden Library. A correct answer enabled participants to pick out their own taco toppings, but an incorrect answer meant staff got to choose the topping.

Teens test trivia tenacity for taco toppings

With the Golden Library all to themselves, nine teens put their dinner and dessert on the line during Toppings Trivia on Aug. 5.
The Wunsch family dresses as characters from "The Princess Bride" at Movies & Music in the Park Aug. 12 at Parfet Park. From left, 11-year-old Ayalah is Princess Buttercup, Heidi is Fezzik, 8-year-old Dafna is Vizzini, and Assaf is Inigo Montoya.

PHOTO GALLERY: Crowd, band enjoy the royal treatment at Movies & Music in the Park

Hundreds of people flocking to downtown Golden to watch a local band and a cinematic classic? Inconceivable!

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CinemaQ aims to unite, enlighten

There’s never been an entirely safe time to live life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but some historical moments are more difficult than others. But no matter what the national mood is, its …
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Preston Adams, playing Hud, is lifted by his castmates as they sing "Aquarius" during an Aug. 2 dress rehearsal of "Hair" at Miners Alley Playhouse.

Golden's Miners Alley Playhouse debuts largest production ever

For the next two months, only good “Hair” days are allowed at Miners Alley Playhouse. On Aug. 5, the downtown Golden theater debuted its largest production ever, the American tribal love-rock musical “Hair.”
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Let your ‘Hair’ down at Miners Alley

As Mark Twain once (supposedly) wrote, “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Miners Alley Playhouse is proving that’s true with its summer production of the rock and roll …

Column: “Hair” is relevant once again

I was born in late 1959, and that means I grew up in the 1960s and ‘70s. I was always a very progressive minded kid and came from an artistic family that were pretty much at the forefront of the cultural revolution that was happening at the time.
Jihad Milhem, right, plays John Proctor in Miner Alley Playhouse's Oct. 2021 production of "The Crucible." Milhem won Best Actor in a Play at the recent Henry Awards for this performance.

Miners Alley Playhouse actor wins Henry Award

Miners Alley Playhouse actor Jihad Milhem won Best Actor in Play at the recent Henry Award. The Miners Alley production of "The Crucible" received four other Henry Award nominations, including Best Production of a Play.

Column: Get ready for Buffalo Bill Days

The time for what is arguably Golden’s most famous signature event is rapidly approaching. I’m talking about the one and only Buffalo Bill Days celebration. It’s going to be happening this year from July 28 through July 31. Most of the events happen Friday through Sunday.
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Column: Golden offers a variety of summer activities

It’s the middle of July and our summer is well under way here in Golden. Of course, that always means that we have loads of fun single events happening, but I don’t want to forget to mention a couple that happen every weekend here in our fair city.

Column: The U.S. national mammal: Introducing the red dog

Arguably cuter than an Irish setter, unmistakably larger than a Vizsla, and with shorter ears than a bloodhound, this species of red dog is found in a 2,000-acre fenced habitat surrounded by intimidatingly large, fiercely protective mothers.
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A brewery party under the big top

Starting a new business is never an easy prospect and that’s never been truer than in recent years. So, it’s no wonder that Arvada’s LUKI Brewery is making its birthday party one of the biggest …

Column: The arts flourish in Golden

I don’t know if it’s the beautiful inspiring background we have, or something in the air and water, but in case you hadn’t noticed, Golden has become a place where all the arts really flourish.

Column: Golden’s Fourth of July celebration will still be fun even without the fireworks

Let’s start this week’s column out with the good news.
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