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Bouton marks two decades at helm of Denver Concert Band

“I always wanted to be a teacher,” Jacinda Bouton said. With a degree in instrumental and vocal music from Missouri State in Springfield, she was teaching music at George Washington High School in Denver. Parents of several of her students were … more

Golden to feature art at its finest

Three years ago, a young couple came up to watercolor artist Janet Nunn’s booth at the Golden Fine Arts Festival and announced: “It’s our one-year anniversary.” “And now, it’s become a tradition for them,” Nunn said. “They come … more

Getting into a gaming

Soto Nest and his brother Aaron work their way through a room, dodging bad guys, dispatching enemies and working together to finish the level. But the real room they’re standing in is a dimly lit room on West Colfax with headsets over their … more

A full house for LPD’s newest member

Ever since 13-year-old Trevor Kling saw police officers on television, that’s what he wanted to do. “I want to help the community I like most, and make it a better place for kids,” Kling said. He got a head start on a career in law … more

Wheat Ridge celebrates Carnation Festival

The Blimey family of Arvada stepped of a carnival ride at laughing and smiling. Attending the Wheat Ridge Carnation Festival is a family tradition for them. The festival took over Anderson Park Aug. 11-13 with music, rides, a classic and antique car … more

Seeing the sights at the 2017 Jeffco Fair

The second year of the revamped Jeffco Fair & Festival was a success, as thousands of people attended to enjoy four days of attractions and special events. Festivities took place Aug. 10-13 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, and included 4-H … more

Chasing the culinary dream

In the kitchen at West 29th Restaurant and Bar, Chris Johnson, 56, whips up intricately plated dishes and feels the heat as flames dance off the stove. He throws a meat-based pasta sauce in a pan as his mentor, chef Cory Matthews, handles another … more

My name is...Ron Kiefel

About me I was born in Lakewood, and my family moved to Wheat Ridge in 1975. I was 15. My wife Meegan and I have been married for 15 years. We have three children and one granddaughter. Everybody still lives nearby in Jefferson County, so we … 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

Party in the park for National Night Out

There were dozens of Wheat Ridge police officers gathered in Hayward Park on the evening of Aug. 1, and it wasn't because of any crime being committed or dangerous situation unfolding. They were there to party. The officers were joined by … more

Don’t miss out on bigger and better MuralFest

The 40 West Art District’s largest annual event, MuralFest, is back on Aug. 12 to add even more color to Lakewood’s famous avenue. “We’re so excited about the momentum happening on West Colfax, and we dreamed up an event that would draw … 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

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

Miners Alley goes for bold in 2018 season

Audiences at Miners Alley Playhouse should be ready for something new in 2018, with the recent announcement of its season for next year. The six-show season features two regional premieres, including a production in which the theater is working … 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

How food can transform community

Nathan Mudd is a former attorney, and his wife Kimberly used to work as an accountant. But the two have always had a special dedication to the local economy and local food. “Our passion is to increase local food in the state,” Kimberly Mudd … more

Groups offer support for breastfeeding moms

Breastfeeding comes naturally to some moms. Others struggle with pain, not having a large milk supply or being unsure that their baby is getting enough food. But during World Breast Feeding Week and Breastfeeding Awareness Month moms are being … more

Keeping pets and people safe in the heat

A new law to help keep pets and people safe during hot summer months took effect Aug. 9. “The more people we can educate, the more people we can get to help,” said Jefferson County Deputy Amy Perasso. “If you see a pet, at-risk person or … more

Momentous ride ends in Golden

On any given afternoon, odds are good you can find folks enjoying something to eat and drink in the Mountain Toad craft brewery beer garden in Golden after a bike ride. Sunday was no exception, with Dennis Vanderheiden and PJ Snyder both … more

Back to school help

Shirley Bradsby remembers when shopping for school supplies for her children — all now grown — was much simpler. And cheaper. These days, with longer lists that include technology and earbuds, getting kids ready for school can dig a deep … more
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