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Traditional photography comes back into focus

For Samantha Koch, film photography is a portal to the past. “You blur time with photography and film photography, especially,” said Koch, 23, who prefers to shoot with her 35 mm Minolta X-700 over her Nikon digital SLR camera. “It makes … more

Portraits of refugees reflect the life behind the face

On Aug. 10, Denver Art Museum’s Curator of Photography, Eric Paddock, noted that the United Nations estimated that 65.6 million people around the world are displaced.And then he introduced … more

Colorado cideries embrace old and new

Colorado is home to nearly 230 breweries, which means practically every kind of beer a person could crave can be found with a little legwork. But let’s face it — beer isn’t for everyone. For those with a more diverse palate or just … more

Jack Maher: The man behind the camera in Jeffco schools

Jack Maher can often be seen around Jefferson County schools, always with his black cap, a Sony Alpha 77 II camera, a mini-tripod and an extra lens. Sometimes, he brings along his larger Sony 4K video camera, the much-smaller GoPro cameras, a … more

Eye movement therapy offers help for trauma

Brandy Martin had long sought treatment for her multiple sclerosis, chronic migraines and some traumatic childhood memories. And for more than 25 years, nothing worked effectively until she tried Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing … more

Newspaperman, world traveler, adventure seeker

Saint Patrick’s Day. Fourth of July. Halloween. For any day of the year, John Tracy had an appropriate tie. “He has hundreds of ties, none of them traditional. Multiple ties for every holiday and occasion,” said Audrey Brooks, the … more

Alpine Chorale shows singers’ ‘best selves’

The last time I was part of a choir was when I was a sophomore in high school, and I performed with St. Joan of Arc’s youth choir. I sang for three or four months, and it was fine. But when I quit to work a summer job, it didn’t exactly break … more

Local breweries have solid showing at beer fest

Every year, the Great American Beer Festival brings hundreds of breweries from all over the country to the Mile High City to duke it out over who creates the best ales, IPAs, lagers, German beers and more. And while the real winners are those who … more

Not just a man’s job

When Danell Kalcevic was in kindergarten, an assignment asked her to describe what she wanted to be when she grows up. “It sounds silly,” Kalcevic, 48, said, but what she put on the assignment was a farmer’s wife. Fast forward and … more

Mazes offer scares, family fun

There are many features that make a good haunted house, but there’s one none can do without — atmosphere. That’s a tricky thing to create artificially, but few places have it in spades like a cornfield at night. “A good haunt is all … more

Dark skies ahead

It’s a mighty big fuss for what amounts to a shadow. The moon butts its way in between the Earth and the sun Aug. 21, casting its shadow across the continental U.S. from sea to sea. A cross-continental U.S. total eclipse like this hasn’t … more

Homemade leaves home

Joanne Littau seems to float as she works, blending strawberries and rhubarb with pectin and lemon juice with the deftness and grace of an orchestra conductor. Ceramic pigs peer down at pots of jam bubbling like cauldrons on the stove of her little … more

Baby box program gives women ‘breath of fresh air’

New and expecting moms throughout the Colorado now have access to free, safe place for babies to sleep with the Colorado launch of the baby box. The Baby Box Co., the company behind the global initiative to equip expecting families with vital … more

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

Building leaders for a torn country

Students at the Arvada Covenant Vacation Bible School are learning to think about others. This year, during the week-long program, they raised enough money for a South Sudan refugee to go to seminary school. But raising money to help send other to … more

Ball raises awareness, money for diabetes

Comedian and actor George Lopez will emcee and rock legend Lenny Kravitz will perform at this year's Carousel Ball, a biennial event that benefits the Children's Diabetes Foundation, which is dedicated to increasing awareness for diabetes and … more

New festival celebrates Arvada heritage

Arvada residents can take a walk back in time and celebrate Arvada’s pioneering heritage during the first Arvada Days festival, produced by the Arvada Festivals Commission and Hyland Hills Parks and Recreation District, on Aug. 25 and 26 at Clear … more

In health, and in sickness: ‘We have to be close’

Chris Cummins sits on the floor, cross-legged, facing his wife Cindy in the recliner where she spends most of her day. With her right hand, she strokes her Chihuahua, Porscha, snuggled in her lap. Lining the wall near the chair is a pile of … 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

Colorado photographer sees the big picture

From his Summit County home near Silverthorne, 9,000 feet above sea level, John Fielder watches an approaching storm front, waiting to find if it will bring rain or snow. “One the edge of bad weather is where I get my best shots,” Fielder … more
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