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Staying green on the white stuff

As sustainability becomes an increasingly important aspect of the outdoor recreation industry, one Colorado ski-gear company is making it a goal to offer the most eco-friendly, high-performance skis …
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Trading Meryll Streep for Mother Nature

Unless you live under a rock, you probably know that the Academy Awards ceremony is happening later this month. I used to live in Hollywood, and I can understand how the people who live there and …
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Performer interprets American treasure Maya Angelou

One of the great African-American figures of the 20th and 21st centuries is Maya Angelou, a poet, writer and speaker of quiet dignity and power. Though we lost her in 2014, her voice lives on in her …
Robin Kennedy Wadhams and her husband Gary Wadhams stand in front of the mural inside the Foss Building, 1224 Washington Ave. The mural is an enlarged version of Robin Kennedy Wadhams’ photographs of Colorado’s wild horses.

My name is... Robin Kennedy Wadhams

Wild horse advocate The passion for horses has always been in my life, ever since I was a little girl. In 2012, I started exploring the wild horses in Colorado to photograph. I quickly learned of …
Julius “Dr. J” Erving, second from right, joins the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy’s leadership team Chauncey Billups (at left), Staci Porter-Bentley and Lonnie Porter.

Porter-Billups academy raises $200,000 at gala

With basketball legend Julius “Dr. J” Erving as the keynote speaker, the Porter-Billups Leadership Academy raised $200,000 during its Jan. 26 gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Denver, according to a …

Authors' luncheon tickets on sale

Eleanor Brown, Cynthia Swanson and Cynthia Morris will discuss their latest releases at the authors' luncheon, a fundraiser for the League of Women Voters. The luncheon is Feb. 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 …
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Bell Middle School’s Chamber Orchestra gathers for a group photo at the Colorado Music Educators Association’s (CMEA) annual conference on Jan. 25 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

Bell orchestra worthy of a standing ovation

Bell Middle School’s Chamber Orchestra rose to the occasion for its big performance at the Colorado Music Educators Association’s (CMEA) annual conference. So much so that the audience applauded …
Local Author Connie Shoemaker, past director of Spring International Language Institute at ACC, has published a book, “Taste the Sweetness Later” about two Muslim women who emigrated to Littleton.

Book shares American journey of two Muslim women

Connie Shoemaker, one of the founders of Spring International Language Center at Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, first connected with Muslim women while teaching at American University in …

‘A Little Night Music’ is Denver stage delight

Set in Sweden at the turn of the century, “A Little Night Music” is perhaps Stephen Sondheim’s best-known musical, especially for the song, “Send in the Clowns ...” Cherry Creek Theatre has …
Time and temperature lines date back to the early 20th century, and reflected increasing urbanization and industrialization, said Jim Hebbeln, a volunteer with the Telecommunication History Group.

Yes, you can still call for the time and temperature

When was the last time you picked up the phone and called to hear the time and temperature? If you’re a Denver-area old-timer, you might remember dialing 303-844-4444 to hear the phone company’s …

“Museum of the Dog” by Mike Kenne.

PHOTOS: First Friday at 40 West Arts District

On the first Friday of each month, artist galleries open up to the public at the 40 West Arts District. To pair with the art work, 40 West Arts offers beer and wine to attendees. The art district is …
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Coming Attractions

People, not statistics, are the story

It is easy to stay a step removed from the magnitude of the horror of the Holocaust by falling back on the anonymity of statistics. But it is by telling their stories that we reconnect to the …
Coming Attractions

Foothills Art Center highlighting local talent pool

For most artists, there’s nothing about them outwardly that gives them away. You might never realize how creative a person is until you see their name next to a piece on a gallery wall. Shining a …

Alert families help toddlers

Toddlers between age two to three improve large motor skills like running, kicking, climbing, managing stairs, running and testing limits. It’s an exhausting time for families and remains that way …
Coming Attractions

Writers meet readers, readers meet writers at Tattered Cover

For decades, the Tattered Cover Book Store has played a crucial role in the literary scene of the Denver area. Between off-site and in-store locations, the independent bookstore hosts around 500 …

Mary Stobie

Geezers in a conversation about news

Editor’s note: This is part five of a series of columns. At the Geezer Recreation Center there is a table with newspapers, sofas and chairs. After yoga I’m ready to write my next Geezer column in …
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