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Blessings emerge amid veteran’s toughest fight

Christian Redman, 50, sits on the edge of the couch, hands slightly trembling — a side effect of the chemo — as he clasps and unclasps them, a melancholy shadow in his eyes. For as long as he can … more

Seasonal cheers with holiday beers

The holidays are a time to gather together with friends, family, co-workers and other near and dear ones. And to make that time a little more delicious, and possibly more bearable, many local … more

Get to know Mother Cabrini

Mother Cabrini is the patron saint of immigrants. She is known for her dedication of caring for the poor, uneducated, sick, abandoned, and especially, Italian immigrants. She founded 67 institutions … more

A legacy of love and service: Cabrini Shrine commemorates 100th anniversary of saint's death

Tom Francis has a goal. It is to live until the year 2030. That will mark 100 years that the Francis family has been involved with the Mother Cabrini Shrine, Francis said, who is one of the … more

Strittmatter steps down from Action Center

In 2010 Lakewood’s Fallen Owl Tattoo Studio and its owner Adam Rose were looking for a way to give back to the community during the holidays. “Because we’re a tattoo shop, a lot of businesses … more

Arvada Center, Regis University form partnership

Regis University students interested in taking more classes in the arts will be able to starting in January through a partnership with the Arvada Center for Arts and Humanities. With this new … more

Start new year off on right (or left) foot

Kick off the new year by getting outside and taking a hike. Colorado State Parks and Wildlife will again participate in America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative, with 26 state parks … more

A dining tour of downtown Denver

When you live in a place long enough, you develop a routine of going to the same places for a bite to eat, or a quick drink. But Megan Bucholz wanted to show residents and visitors alike that … more

Zoo sees birth of endangered okapi

A rare okapi (oh-Kah-pee) calf was born Dec. 4 at the Denver Zoo. The seventh birth of his species at the zoo, Forest weighed just under 40 pounds. “Shortly after he was born, zoo staff noticed … more

‘Smokefall’ is intriguing look at family through generations

A lived-in, rather weary-looking home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with kitchen, living/dining room and stairs leading to second-floor bedrooms, fills the stage as an audience is seated — just … more

Party at The Edge of a new future

The Edge Theatre's seventh annual Edgy Awards on Dec. 11 was a bittersweet one for the Lakewood-based theater company. It was an opportunity to celebrate a dynamic year on the stage, but it was also … more

Valor Point provides a temporary home for the brave

To be successful at something, it usually takes more than one go. And that includes getting off the streets and finding stable living and employment. Mike, 54, and Eddie, 55, neither of who wanted … more

My Name Is...Zoi Johns

Serving the community I’ve lived in Genesee my whole life. I love it. Even though it’s a little out of the way, it’s nice to be secluded. I am 17 and a senior at Lakewood High School. I’ve … more

Honing the craft at writers’ workshops

Colorado doesn’t have the same literary reputation as places like New York, Chicago or San Francisco, but there’s something about the state that draws men and women of letters here. Beat prophets … more

Hope House brings Santa Shop to teen moms

Trinity Williams, 18, had her sights set on a walker for her eight-month old son, Anthony. When she arrived at the Hope House Colorado Santa Shop Dec. 9, the walkers were the first thing she went … more

Wheat Ridge gets into the spirit of the season

The mood was merry in te line of eager youngsters and their parents waiting in line for a children's choo-choo that circulated during the Wheat Ridge 2017 Holiday Celebration and tree … more

Kids enjoy paper core projects

Families are often looking for ways to recycle and reuse materials instead of throwing them in the trash. Think of how many paper towel and bathroom tissue cores we throw each month. They can be used … more

Gun avoidance class gains popularity, teaches kids

Arvada parent Josiane Broussard was nervous for her three-year-old daughter to take the Eddie Eagle GunSafe class because guns are not part of their family — they are out of her comfort zone. But … more

Santa Shop brings hope to teen moms in need

Rosa Stevenson, 21, says she has never been able to provide Christmas gifts for her six-year-old daughter, Mary Jane. But this year, that will change with the help of the Hope House of Colorado Santa … more

My Name Is: Sylvia Scott

About me I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I graduated from the University of Tulsa with a degree in B.S. with a marketing and retail emphasis. From 2006 to 2007 I attended Babson College in … more
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