Life

Modern libraries are much more than books

t all started with a state parks pass. Areli Alcazar, a teacher at Kenton Elementary School in Aurora, stopped by the Schlessman branch of Denver Public Library a couple years ago, where a librarian …
Recent stories

Program helps teach the next generation of hunters

The flow adult to youth of hunting activity in a family can be a seamless process when either mother or father hunt. It takes on an element of the family heritage. But when parents or a close family …
Douglas County recycles roughly 4,300 Christmas trees annually.

Trees leave mulch to be desired

Scott Lamb and his son Patrick pulled into a Highlands Ranch lot and parked next to a pile of discarded Christmas trees. The mound spanned several parking spaces and filled the surrounding park with …
The iconic Longhorn cattle drive makes its way along the parade route during the Stock Show Kick-off Parade in downtown Denver on Jan. 9.

Longhorn drive launches another National Western Stock Show

Thousands of people lined 17th Street in downtown Denver to watch the annual National Western Stock Show Kick-off Parade on Jan. 9. The parade highlighted Colorado’s Western heritage with …
John Sekulich just celebrated his 103rd birthday.

My Name Is... John Sekulich

About me I just celebrated my 103rd birthday, and I’m still going strong. When I turned 100, Barack Obama sent me a letter telling me happy birthday. I grew up on a farm in Penrsoe, Colorado with …

“Victor and the Vroom,” is the debut picture book by Arvada-based freelance writer and parent Lydia Rueger. The story is based on Rueger’s son’s ADHD diagnosis.

Arvada parent publishes picture book with ADHD theme

“Victor and the Vroom,” the debut picture book by Arvada-based freelance writer and parent Lydia Rueger, features a regular car with a not-so-regular engine. The story is based on Rueger’s …
Arts & Entertainment
Residents gather inside the Pirate: Contemporary Art studio on Jan. 3. Aside from looking at art, first Fridays give residents a chance to interact with each other and the community.

Friday at 40 West Arts District

It's a new year, but the 40 West Arts District is still the place to be in Lakewood. On Jan. 3, the 40 West Arts District hosted its First Friday event. The event, held on the first Friday of every …
Members of the History Arts and Social Sciences Colorado School Of Mines Marching Band perform on the Colorado School Of Mines campus prior to Homecoming earlier this year.

School of Mines band taking a Roman holiday

This week, the Colorado School of Mines’ marching band is taking its act out of the country for only the second time in its 108-year history. The destination? Rome, where a mix of around 80 current …
Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton.

Theaters offer variety through rest of season

Winter has many appealing facets besides that beautiful mountain snow — arts events are top of the list for me and I’m looking forward to revisiting Monet’s art at the Denver Art Museum, plus …
Vigil

Focus on the FLOTUS in new book

The chair you now sit in was once occupied by someone else. You are the second or fifth or 44th to hold the job but get ready: in this position, everything you do is critiqued and measured against …

Coming Attractions

Start a new decade loud, quiet or with a roar

With the metro area's cultural scene booming, New Year's Eve offers a way to ring in 2020 for everyone. I've selected five options, ranging from small and intimate to big and brash, which will allow …
Columnists
Grandparents can teach too

Kids’ boxes are more than packaging

There are millions of boxes being delivered to front doors this winter. Sometimes what is in the box is not as fun as the container itself. Children can spend an amazing amount of entertainment time …
Coming Attractions

Local Set shows the personal side of Red Rocks

The third annual Local Set series, which runs almost weekly through April 3, aims to bring a little intimacy to Red Rocks Amphitheatre by bringing audiences up close and behind the scenes of the …

Difficult conversations important

Are parent and child conversations getting harder and more important than ever? Every stage of growth requires important conversations. Along the way your family has surrounded children with what …
Coming Attractions

Denver turns on bright new night light

One of my favorite things about public art is that it encourages artists to think on a grander scale. But the new Denver Theatre District permanent installation goes a step beyond, as it provides …

Coming Attractions

An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been …
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