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Winterfest celebrates the season, culture

Dishes from across the globe were cooking, kids were competing and cultural performers took the stage at the first ever Winterfest presented by the Arvada Festivals Commission Feb. 24 at McIlvoy Park … more

Arvada Kite Festival draws community outside

A beautiful and blustery day was had by all at the annual Arvada Kite Festival on April 8, at Stenger Sports Complex, West 58th Avenue and Quail Street. The festival included professional kite flying … more

Day two of Vail Film Festival highlights diverse range of filmmakers, subjects

Day 2 - April 6 The second day of the festival dawned gray and with a steady rain that would continue not only throughout the day, but right on through the evening. While this doesn’t make … more

Earth Day events encourage activist attendees

There’s a lot that separates and divides people, and it seems like the list is ever-growing — everything from religion to politics and economic status. But there’s one thing everyone has in … more

Sharing the stories of women

The State of Colorado was the first state in the union to enfranchise women by popular vote, and in 1894, Colorado became the first state to elect women to the state Legislature. In other words, … more

Places to celebrate National Pizza Day in Jeffco

In honor of National Pizza Day on Feb. 9, we asked readers and our staff to share their favorite independent and small-chain pizzaria locations around Jeffco, and here’s the responses. • … more

Radio players resurrect ‘Henry Aldrich’

A local troupe will resurrect an old radio play for a Westminster audience, retelling the classic story of a guy, his best friend and a night when everything goes wrong. The Advent Radio Players will … more

Check into Denver native’s ‘Apartment 212’

For a long time, I was one of those people who wrote off horror films as cheap scares or excuses to get as gory as possible. But once you study what a good horror film can be, it becomes obvious the … more

Planting seeds for opera appreciation

Even opera singers understand that their artform of choice can be easy to make fun of at times, even if the things people assume about opera are wrong. “People think operas are impossible to … more

Arvada Center showcases Miller’s troubled American family

Lynne Collins, director of Arvada Center’s Arthur Miller production “All My Sons,” writes that she considers “All My Sons” to be “his most American, most honest and most perfect play.” … more

Arvada author honored for magazine article

An article written by Arvada author Carrie Seidel was named “best of issue” by the editorial, art and production staff at Highlights magazine. Published in December 2017, “Danger! Rescue on … more

Tension and wit play out on Lakewood theater stage

Michael Duran’s delightful blocks/games-like set at the newly located Bench at 40 West Theatre in Lakewood suggest child’s play as lights dim and one tunes into Alex Wheeler (Adrian Egolf), … more

Past pays off in Arvada Center exhibit

So many artists first discovered their talent and passion for the arts in school. That might have been in the arts module during elementary school, or maybe a ceramics class in high school. That was … more

Shining a light on the season

Even though Grace Ramírez is a Denver native and works for the City of Denver, it’s still a thrill to see downtown and the Denver City and County Building all lit up for the season. “It’s been … more

Going beyond English for all inclusive libraries

During the first few years after Gloria Pérez-Álvarez moved from Guadalajara, Mexico, to the U.S. in Jefferson County, she would only venture out into the community for necessary errands such as to … more

Out on the town with furry friends

On any given sunny day in Colorado, take a trip down Olde Wadsworth Boulevard in Arvada, Washington Avenue in Golden, or Main Street in Littleton, and the same thing can be seen. A sight that hikers … more

Storytime in Golden

Stories connect us all. This is true of a small child spellbound by a bedtime tale, or a business worker who adds a winning personal touch to their presentation. So it should come as no surprise that … more

Local theater group brings show on the road

When Janine Kehlenbach started her theater company, 11 Minutes, six years ago the goal was to connect people. “The reason I always wanted to do theater was because I think we live in a time where … more

A delightful E-Days

Every year, since 1934, students at Colorado School of Mines host “E-Days” or “Engineering Days” for a weekend full of traditions and fun. From the Ore Cart Pull and Trebuchet Contest to a … more

Hitchcock hilarity at Miners Alley

Alfred Hitchcock is one of the most important names in cinematic history, and is responsible for some of Hollywood’s most iconic films — titles like “Psycho,” “Rear Window,” “Vertigo” … more
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