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A lot can change in eight years — something Littleton residents Kendra, Jason and Ash Alder can readily attest to when it comes to how Denver Pop Culture Con has evolved since its first iteration …
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Barbara Martin

My name is... Barbara Martin

About me My two kids graduated from Lakewood High School. This has been our home for 46 years. I've always seen Lakewood as a progressive city, and things just work out here. It's a good place. I …

Luxury home tour open through May 28

Prospective buyers are invited to tour homes through May 28 at one of eight Toll Brothers communities in Colorado. The luxury home tour will feature 20 professionally decorated models and 40 …
Fort Logan’s “salute gun,” which dates to the Civil War, sits in front of the Field Officer’s Quarters, which today houses the fort museum.

Fort Logan bore witness to Western history

Mention Fort Logan to most people in the Denver area, and they’ll picture Fort Logan National Cemetery, where thousands of America’s veterans lay beneath rows of precisely-laid headstones. But …
Column by Clarke Reader

Meet the real furry Avengers at museum

The Avengers are all well and good for an escapist superhero story, but audiences in search of the real thing will instead want to head to the Phipps IMAX Theater at the Denver Museum of Nature & …

Artist Patrick Dougherty with the newly finished “One Fell Swoop” at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms.

‘One Fell Swoop’ invites a visit

Curving entries almost suck you in as you stand in front of Patrick Dougherty’s swirling, swooping new Stickwork sculpture, “One Fell Swoop” on the lawn behind the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor …
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Book’s live-or-die story proves impossible to ignore

You’ve been told it’s impossible. No one can do it. You may as well not even try because it’s never been done before. Not possible — except when it is, because there’s no other way. It’s …
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will play at the Arvada Center July 15.

Arvada Center announces first wave of summer concert series

Rock & Roll power couple Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will hit the stage at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities’ outdoor amphitheater as part of its summer concert series. Th Arvada …
The future site of a natural playscape for children at Bear Creek Lake Park.

W. Alameda Kiwanis Club gives donation for new natural playscape

On April 17, members of the W. Alameda Kiwanis Club gathered at Bear Creek Lake Park to present a $10,000 check donation to Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul. The money will be used to help build a natural …
On May 4 and 5, Civic Center Park in downtown Denver turns into a mini Mexico for the annual Cinco de Mayo Festival. The two-day event celebrates the country’s culture and history.

Cinco de Mayo celebrates history, culture

Margaritas. Sombreros. Cervezas. Tequila. Across cities and college campuses in the United States, these tend to be the staples of Cinco de Mayo. Popular Mexican American restaurants and rooftop bars …

A glimpse of history

Cinco De Mayo — or the fifth of May — is an annual celebration honoring the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Traditions in the state of …
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Jackie Greene balances creative impulses at Denver shows

There's no exact science to making a live show or album great. But as California's Jackie Greene has been performing a blend of folk, rock and Americana since he was a teenager, he's figured out the …

Creating paper glass Chihuly art

Whenever it is too a cold, too wet to play outside or children are sick, grandparents can take out a few art supplies and try a new easy craft. It’s always good to be prepared. This craft is based …
Column by Clarke Reader

Denver does Derby Day in a big way

The Kentucky Derby is an American tradition that goes all the way back to 1875 and has become an event that not only celebrates horse racing, but spring style and quality libations. And though Denver …
Coming Attractions

Take a trip along Colfax by way of DIA

There are certain features of living in the Centennial State that still have name recognition once you get out of Colorado. As the longest continuous street in the country, and one with all kinds of …

Three conspiracies against Geezers

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth column in a geezer-related series. A few years ago I retired. I wondered, “What will I do all day?” The universe sent me guidance: “As a geezer, you have …
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