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Curious sights around Denver metro area tell historic tales

With many Coloradans still avoiding large crowds with the continued risk of COVID-19, some may be taking a better look at what’s in their neighborhood — or even driving around with no particular …
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Opening Denver’s virtual doors

Many of us have spent the majority of the last six months or so in our homes, which means at some point we’ve had to reckon with the design choices we’ve made. There’s a reason so many people …
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Some tips for a DIY Colorado Octoberfest

I guess this has become everyone’s recent catch phrase- Normally, at this time of year, we would be (fill in your favorite activity here.) But, of course, this year isn’t normal and you can’t …
A graduating Hope House mom listens to the graduation ceremony while holding her baby, who attended the ceremony with the graduate’s friends and family.

‘We broke a statistic’

Like all high school graduates this year, Renay Padilla found herself faced with unexpected challenges when the pandemic hit in March, including altered study plans and daily uncertainties piled on …
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Stories on Stage on screen

Never underestimate the power of a good story. They can provide comfort, particularly during challenging times like the one the world is currently living through. So, it’s with a sigh of relief …

Matt Thomas, science teacher at Alameda International Jr./Sr. High School.

My Name Is... Matt Thomas

About me I’ve always loved to help kids. When I was going to college at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, I worked at the Boys & Girls Club. The kids liked me, and I liked all the …
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‘Twice as Less Not Perfect’ aims for connection

One of the most common pieces of advice couples receive at weddings is a reminder that marriage, like any long-term relationship, isn’t always easy. What is easy is for people in these …
David Heska Weiden.

‘Winter Counts’ offers insights, excitement

With a tough-guy narrator, Virgil Wounded Horse, who functions as an enforcer/vigilante on the Rosebud Reservation, south metro Denver area author David Heska Wanbli Weiden leads a reader through a …
Austin Zucchini-Fowler’s iconic mural of a nurse with boxing gloves on along Colfax Avenue in Capitol Hill.
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Walls can talk — From COVID-19 to Black Lives Matter, street art thriving in the Denver area

When Denver muralist Austin Zucchini-Fowler came up with the idea to create a mural depicting an angel-winged nurse in a fighter’s stance wearing boxing gloves last April, he did not imagine the …
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Spin a mystery in six words

One of the most famous things Ernest Hemingway ever wrote is only six words long: “For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.” Packed into those few words is a whole story of life and heartbreak, and that …

A chalk artist creates a piece of art for a previous year’s Wheat Ridge RidgeFest. Despite the pandemic, this year’s RidgeFest will take place Sept. 11 through Sept. 13. The free event will feature live music, the chalk art festival, a classic car show and more.

Wheat Ridge RidgeFest carries on despite pandemic

In a regular year, Wheat Ridge’s RidgeFest takes place over the course of one night where residents gather for live music, a classic car show, chalk art, children activities and more. The event, …
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Bob Smith’s “Saggar-fired Vase #1.”
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Arapahoe Community College gallery goes vividly virtual

Arapahoe Community College’s Colorado Gallery of the Arts will be virtual-only until at least January 2021.

Amid hardships don’t let a mask make you mad

Since this COVID-19 thing started and all of our lives have been turned upside down, it has been a year of changes for all of us and at times quite a struggle to adapt to all of them. Like most of …

Tiny happy people learn language

We often hear that babies should come with a manual to help guide amazing early development. The BBC’s new program called Tiny Happy People found at bbc.com is very close to a baby brain …
Young Voices of Colorado performs its 2019 winter concert at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. The choir will hold a virtual fundraising gala on Oct. 3, though in-person performances are unlikely to occur before 2021.
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Virtual fundraiser will aid Young Voices of Colorado choir

Thirty years ago, founder Jena Dickey of Littleton gathered 20 young people in her neighborhood and began a children's choir, Young Voices of Colorado. It has grown to include almost 200 singers from …

Staying safe even as the smoke gets in your eyes

Last week I mentioned the wildfires burning around the state and commented that you may want to watch our local news reports on where all of the smoke is blowing so you can avoid being outside when …
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