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Craig Johnson’s latest Longmire book, “Depth of Winter” carries the Wyoming Sheriff, Walt Longmire, to Mexico.

Longmire story takes series hero across border

Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire has been fighting Mexican drug cartel boss Tomas Bidarte for some time, but things truly took a bad turn at the end of Craig Johnson’s last Longmire book, “Western …
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‘Educating Rita’ gets smart treatment

Emily Van Fleet and John Hutton are very familiar with the words in the Arvada Center’s Black Box season-opener, “Educating Rita.” After all, they’re the only two people on the stage for the …

Arvada Center kicks off 2018-2019 season with “Mamma Mia!”

The Arvada Center couldn’t have chosen a better musical to begin the new theater season. I love the music of ABBA. Rod A. Lansberry directs this quintessential “feel good,” show. Music and …
Michael Sutherland, a beer tender at Grand Lake Brewing in Olde Town Arvada, pours a Vienna Style Lager for Ed McIlvain of Golden during the Jefferson County Library Foundation’s Stouts & Stories, Ales and Tales kick-off party Sept. 27 at the Lamar Street Center in Arvada.

Jeffco library foundation celebrates beer and books

For the second year in a row, the Jefferson County Library Foundation is celebrating beer and books. “We’re thrilled to be able to do this and raise money for the Jefferson County Library …

Golden’s Historic Ghost Tour and Pub Crawl uses actors to tell visitors about real events that some believe have left the community’s most historic buildings haunted.

Going hunting for haunting in the Denver area

On a late September day, Andrew Smith walked through a downtown Littleton shop unlike most on the block. Inside the Reinke Brothers costume, prop and Halloween store on Prince Street, bundles of …
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Lana Auten, owner of Aint Mis Bee Haiving, talks with customers during the Colorado Honey Festival at Four Seasons Farmers and Artisans Market on Saturday. Auten’s business is a sweet shop of confections, gifts and accessories with a bee theme, she donates 10 percent of profits to bee-related nonprofits.

Honeyed words of wisdom at Wheat Ridge’s bee festival

Bees saved Ray Story’s life. Story had a major stroke, rendering him unable to walk or talk and was told he would never recover. So he took up beekeeping. “It would teach me to put the suit on, …
Elena Mathys cosplays as Bandit Sivir from the video game “League of Legends.” She feels cosplay is important to create a sense of community. “It should be about art, the effort, the friends that you make and the community,” she said.

Finding fellowship in cosplay

It took Chris Clarke about five minutes to completely transform from plainclothes civilian to cosplay hero. First, he pulled his armor, made of ethylene-vinyl acetate foam, over his legs. Then came …
Emily Luhrs, Sophie and Shannan Steele, Donna in a finale version of “Dancing Queen” in “Mamma Mia” at the Arvada Center.

Strong music marks shows in Aurora, Arvada

We spent a couple of happy evenings on a recent weekend surrounded by music, enhanced by live bands and fine voices …  “Mamma Mia,” by ABBA band members Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson, …
Glow at the Gardens at Denver Botanic Gardens.

Fall is here and getting festive

The only obvious indication that fall is around the corner is Starbucks bringing back its popular pumpkin latte. The heat has still been scorching throughout much of the state, and the cool, crisp …

“Open space lands protect our wildlife and native pollinators. As a bee keeper, I’m very active in protecting our pollinators. I advocate to plant forage for native pollinators using pesticide-free plants.”    — Theresa Beck of Boulder, painting “Autumn Hills” with gouache paint, which is opaque watercolor.

Open air painting event benefits open spaces

Colorado artists spent Sept. 10-15 in Jeffco Open Space parks painting en plein air to promote preservation efforts and demonstrate the value of open space lands. Put on by PLAN Jeffco, the In Plein …
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LSO gets ready for a season ‘By the Book’

As a musical organization that has been in existence since 1977, it can be a challenge to put together a season that feels fresh every year. But that is a challenge Lakewood Symphony Orchestra Music …
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A weekend of discovery at Grandoozy

For as long as I can remember, Denver and the surrounding suburbs have been an occasional festival home. Which meant if a young music fan on a budget like myself wanted the festival experience, they …
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A culinary exploration of Denver’s history

Not everyone can say they achieved a dream they had while in high school. But local wine expert and blogger Simone FM Spinner did just that with the publication of her first book — “Denver Food: …
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Exuberant show sets tone for Arvada Center season

The first show in a theater’s season sets the tone for the rest of the year, and by opening its 2018-19 season with “Mamma Mia!” the Arvada Center’s message is clear — this year is going to …

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In search of cultural honor

It is not often that a theater company has the opportunity to be part of a play from inception to production, but that’s just one of the things that makes the Athena Project such an important part …
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