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Finding our fears: Why people seek to be scared and what they’re really afraid of

Greg Reinke is in the business of scary, but he doesn’t always want to make you afraid. Clad in a black leather jacket on Oct. 11 at his Littleton costume shop, Reinke Bros., he divulged his secrets … more

Plenty of choices for Halloween spirit

Leaves are changing colors and falling from trees; the cool, crisp fall air can be felt in the morning; and costume shops are starting to pop up. October is here. There are plenty of ways to … more

Time to get in shape for ski season

As the Denver metro area’s temperature begins to drop, it’s that time of year again when the beach bod no longer matters and it’s the snow bod that needs some work. That’s why the staff at … more

Making a case for a different way to vote

Frank Atwood wants to change the way America votes. Atwood, 70, is the chairman of the Approval Voting Party. The group passed the threshold of 1,000 members in the state at the beginning of October, … more

On the cutting edge: Axes are flying in Denver metro area as sport booms

Two years ago, Ben Edgington was between jobs and looking for ways to pass the time. Edgington, from Superior, decided to try ax throwing at Bad Axe in Denver, which at the time was the metro … more

Joystick jockeys not just fooling around in the Denver area

n esports or competitive video game player is like a Formula 1 driver, says James Love. He says every reaction in the two sports demands intense, unbroken focus, and adds that esports athletes … more

Disc golf takes full flight in Denver metro area

Chris Ball is a Grammy-nominated songwriter who has composed music for many television shows and toured for seven years as a musician with the rock band Firefall. The 53-year-old Highlands Ranch … more

Meat alternatives grow in popularity

Gone are the days when vegans and vegetarians couldn’t order a hamburger on the menu. Alternative meat brands such as Impossible Foods and Beyond Burger are popping up in not only sit-down … more

Party on, 50th anniversary of Carnation Fest was the best

This year marks the city's 50th anniversary and the annual Carnation Festivalat Anderson Park did not disappoint in celebration. Over the span of three days, 16 bands rocked their respective stages. … more

Thrills by the kartload in the Denver metro area

Just off an inconspicuous industrial side street, kids as young as 5 and adults as old as 80 don helmets, strap on seatbelts and zip around like something out of a video game. They’re racing … more

Urban foraging: the wild chew yonder

Most people would look at a backyard filled with weeds and see a problem. Kate Armstrong sees a feast. Armstrong is an urban forager — someone versed in wild edible and medicinal plants of the … more

Speed, stubbornness lead to wins at Mile High Nationals

Greg Anderson is very fond of Bandimere Speedway. Anderson, the 58-year-old from Mooresville, North Carolina, drove his Summit Racing Chevrolet Camaro to a first-place Pro Stock finish for his second … more

Enjoying airborne adventures

Coloradans are known for their love of outdoor adventures. Traditionally, these activities take place on solid ground. However, the Denver metro area also offers plenty of high-adrenaline experiences … more

This sport is the real dill

James Pinkel, 69, of Centennial, plays pickleball three or four days a week against a variety of players at the Lone Tree Recreation Center. “There are some who show up to really play the game,” … more

CBD unregulated, but vendors undaunted

The sign in front of his business is subtle, yet Todd Muck said it can scare people off who are wary of the three-letter abbreviation and its association to the newest extension of the cannabis … more

For those with dementia, friendship is a powerful medicine

Jerry Schaak boasts an impressive resume. Schaak, 63, holds a Ph.D from Yale University, with post-doctoral work at Princeton. As a professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of … more

Photos: Blue Knights march on in Denver

The Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps came to Denver on June 20 to play a stand-still performance during Civic Center Eats. The corps usually plays in formations but did a standing concert at the … more

Affidavit: STEM security guard wounded student; suspects used cocaine before attack

Court documents in the case against one STEM School Highlands Ranch shooting suspect released June 20 show a private security guard at the school fired gunshots at other responding officers and … more

'While we may not be invincible ... we are STEM strong'

Standing tall in their royal blue gowns, STEM School Highlands Ranch graduates ignored the dark skies, light rain and dropping temperatures May 20 … more

Golden storms back to win first boys lacrosse state title

DENVER — Senior Joe Brock scored the most significant goal in Golden’s boys lacrosse history Monday, May 20, at All-City Stadium. Brock’s laser shot two minutes into overtime of the Class 4A … more
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