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An angel of an angler at Crown Hill Lake

A few years ago I had a bicycle accident. When the accident happened it was getting dark and I was returning from Crown Hill Lake. I was pushing the safety envelope because night was falling and the roads were slick from rain. In the dark, I saw … more

Fall fun for 2017 in the Denver area

It's fall in Colorado, and that means pumpkins, corn mazes, hayrides and zombies. The Colorado Department of Agriculture has compiled a list of the events planned. Go to www.colorado.gov and search … more

My Name Is: Dr. Kimberly Bentrott

About me I grew up in a small farming community in Kansas, raised by a teacher and a farmer. I attended high school in Belleville, Kansas, where I enjoyed the luxuries of being in a small high school that allows for participation in all sports … more

Cider Days celebrates apples, autumn and agriculture

October and cider are a perfect pairing, but that's not the only reason Lakewood pairs the two at is annual autumn festival. The event — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8 — is also a celebration of the city's agricultural … more

Be there and be square

Ask a group of square dancers what impact their passion has had on their lives, and you’ll get one answer over and over: “I met my spouse square dancing.” It’s not hard to see why — how many opportunities does one get to laugh and twirl … more

‘When it comes to injuries, listen to your body’

Before entering her career, Julie Nickoley’s studies at Metro State required her to get clinical hours at different colleges and high schools across Colorado, where she worked with a professional to get on-the-job training. During these clinical … 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

‘Creativity is a superpower’

Dav Pilkey knows firsthand how hard it can be to stay focused in school. When he was in the second grade, he remembers being labeled all kinds of things including a troublemaker, and the kid with ADHD. When he became too disruptive, his … more

Finding the science behind the gruntwork of war

Thank you for your service. You’ve said that many times recently, and meant every word to every soldier. Thank you for keeping us protected. Thank you for your bravery. Thank you for your sacrifice. And once you’ve read “Grunt: The Curious … more

New cycling game championship to be held in local bike shops

Local bike shops will be hosting the inaugural Glory Gears Colorado State Championship this November. Glory Gears is a new board game based off of Indiana University’s annual Little 500 bicycling race. The game was created by the race’s 2007 … more

Reactions to conflict in the world of art

Conflict takes on more than the physical form of war — it can also be ideological, philosophical, and psychological struggle over ideas, religion and ways of life. All manner of conflict is examined in the Arvada Center’s autumn exhibition, … more

The big cheese

Chef John Wu and his wife Hong came to the United States to pursue their dreams. John’s was to be a chemist. Hong’s was to run a restaurant. After finishing his master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Texas El Paso, Wu opted … more

Lincoln lives on in Littleton man

John Voehl lives something of a double life. A retired Lockheed aerospace engineer from Littleton, he’s a devoted husband and grandfather. But to thousands of people across the country, he’s Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president. Voehl is … more

Arvada Center’s ’Chorus Line’ strong, well-designed

The opening scene of “A Chorus Line” begins as a day in the life of a dancer, 17 of them gathered in a voluminous black space, with a panel of moving mirrors giving light and life via the … more

"Rock of Ages" at BDT stage is another winner

For a good time, go to BDT Stage and see “Rock of Ages.” This feel-good musical will have you singing along and tapping your toes. It's a great cast and BDT newcomer, Tim Howard (Drew), blew us away with his acting and gorgeous voice. Not … more

My Name Is: Karen Putz

About me I’m from Naperville, Illinois, and attended college at Northern Illinois University where I majored in counseling. I share a job as co-director of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Infusion at Hands & Voices in Boulder with my co-worker from … more

Furry parade is for the dogs

Toby’s Pet Parade is a time for humans to get together to support the local animal shelter, but perhaps it’s the dogs that have the most fun at the event — they get attention, love and pets galore. “Participating in this parade is a … 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

Thousands climb Red Rocks in remembrance of 9/11

The registration table was scattered with badges, each one with the face of someone who lost their life on Sept. 11, 2001. As the American flag flapped in the wind, attached to two fire truck … more

Building a home on the range

The history of the Denver area is sometimes thought of in broad strokes — before this time there was one of black and white, cowboys and miners, bonnets and butter churns. But our region was settled by families with the same hopes and fears we … more
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