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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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Joe Lamers.

My name is... Joe Lamers

About me My great grandfather drove a beer wagon for the Tivoli, and one of my family houses was on the Auraria Campus. I have my roots down in that part of the world, but I’ve lived in Lakewood …
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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 …

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 …
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 …

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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 …
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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 …

Two theaters stage unflinching plays

The Aurora Fox is presenting “Hooded or Being Black for Dummies” by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm, while Curious Theatre stages “Gloria” by Brandon Jacobs-Jenkins. Both playwrights are …
Alex Hatch pictured in London while visiting the Warner Bros. studio where Harry Potter scenes were filmed.

The magic touch of Harry Potter

Trivia nights. Beer festivals. Running clubs. Theme parks. Symphony concerts. Quidditch teams. All are present-day examples of groups and activities inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter in …

Cast members in Colorado Ballet’s “Wizard of Oz,” running through Feb. 10.

‘Wizard of Oz’ premieres in Colorado Ballet shows

As a forward to his original “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” published in May 1900, L. Frank Baum wrote: “A time for a newer set of wonder tales ... without stereotypic genie, dwarf and fairies …
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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 …
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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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Word is, state is seeking premier poet

Poetry is one of mankind’s most important and diverse mediums. Poetry can be found in many of the most influential religious and historic works of civilizations the world over, and it has a power …
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