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Learn about early pioneer settlers during Arvada cemetery tour

Hear stories of some early Arvada pioneer settlers while touring three local cemeteries, all of which were established to bury infants of the early settlers. The self-guided tour is Sept. 22 and is … more

Jeffco library foundation celebrates beer and books

For the second year in a row, the Jefferson County Library Foundation is celebrating beer and books. “We’re thrilled to be able to do this and raise money for the Jefferson County Library … more

Going hunting for haunting in the Denver area

On a late September day, Andrew Smith walked through a downtown Littleton shop unlike most on the block. Inside the Reinke Brothers costume, prop and Halloween store on Prince Street, bundles of … more

Mustang Stampede 5K Run/Walk to be held Sept. 29

Ralston Valley High School will again host Lisa Nelson’s Mustang Stampede 5K Memorial Scholarship Run/Walk on Saturday, Sept. 29 with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. The event will be held at Ralston … more

‘Natura Obscura’ offers journey to dream forest

Immersive art experiences are happening across the nation these days and we are fortunate to have an absolutely delightful art-surround experience, “Natura Obscura,” awaiting us at the Museum of … more

Timely tome tells travel tales

Patricia Ann Paul’s recently published memoir title: “Curse of Interesting Times: A Vietnam Era Memoir,” is based on a reputed Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times,” which has … more

Cowboys, cowgirls to bring the Old West alive

With its roots in the Wild West, Golden still today holds on to some of that traditional cowboy culture. “Golden has always kept that frontier ethic,” said Jon Chandler, a cowboy … more

Santa breakfast brings smiles in Arvada

Pancakes, magic and Santa Clause were the main attractions the morning of Dec. 1 at the Apex Community Recreation Center in Arvada. The annual Santa Breakfast drew about 200 children and parents. more

Fall is here and getting festive

The only obvious indication that fall is around the corner is Starbucks bringing back its popular pumpkin latte. The heat has still been scorching throughout much of the state, and the cool, crisp … more

Open air painting event benefits open spaces

Colorado artists spent Sept. 10-15 in Jeffco Open Space parks painting en plein air to promote preservation efforts and demonstrate the value of open space lands. Put on by PLAN Jeffco, the In Plein … more

History provides inspiration for two plays in metro area

Playwrights have drawn plots from history since this grand tradition of storytelling began. We visited two over the weekend that are very different, yet both very much worth a visit during the month … more

Female a cappella group from Zimbabwe to perform in Lakewood

A five-member female a cappella ensemble from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, will perform a fusion of Zimbabwean-rooted music, Afro jazz, gospel and crossover at a Lakewood concert Oct. 27. Nobuntu was founded … more

Taste of Arvada features more than 60 bites

More than 60 Denver Metro and Arvada restaurants, craft breweries and non-food vendors will display their finest culinary bites, sips and offerings 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25 at this year’s Taste of Arvada … more

Arvada couple celebrates 70 years of marriage

Carl and Johnsie Nielson say the key to a long marriage is sharing. They should know: The Arvada couple celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary Nov. 25. Carl, 92, and Johnsie, 90, married on … more

Scarecrows come to Olde Town Arvada Oct. 13

Scarecrows will be scattered throughout Olde Town Arvada Oct. 13 for the 22nd annual Festival of Scarecrows, hosted by Historic Olde Town Arvada. Festival attendees will be given a map and asked to … more

Food and market halls blossom in Denver metro area

Mark Shaker sees a combination of factors as to why food halls — modern, cafeteria-style markets — have a firm grasp on the Denver metro area’s food scene. “One, I think (food halls) create … more

Q&A with Kimberly Field

How did you get into historical writing? My background is in history and archaeology and I’m involved in historic preservation in Colorado. I’ve always been drawn to dig into what lies beneath, … more

Sample the produce at community garden open house

Arvada’s community garden will celebrate its 51st year at an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 at 9195 W. 57th Ave., The community garden has 100-plus plots is operated and … more

Curtain Time: Stage shows abound around metro area

Start with our south suburban neighborhoods and consider driving north and west to Denver, Lakewood, Golden and Arvada; north and east to Aurora. There are stage productions for everyone Some … more

New esports arena set to open up in Lakewood

The esports, or competitive video gaming industry is starting to blow up all across the world. Celebrities like Drake and Michael Jordan have invested in the industry, and even owners of professional … more
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