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The party in the parking lot

A new part of West Colfax received a new coat of paint thanks to the second annual MuralFest on Aug. 20. This year’s event was at the Lamar Station Plaza and Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design, highlighted six new murals and brought …
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Painting the town red (and blue, and green, and orange...)

The second annual MuralFest on Aug. 20. featured six new murals, all done by a diverse bunch of muralists. The event was held at the Lamar Station Plaza and Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design.
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Trimming the fat — physically and metaphorically

Deep down, dieters probably already know: Get-fit-quick schemes just don’t work. At least, not in the long term. After all, if they were effective, why do obesity rates continue to climb all across the nation and even in Colorado — a place …
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