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When Golden resident Crystal Vockel caught one of her children re-using homework assignments to get away with not doing extra reading, she knew something had to be done. “I realized we had to have a routine,” she said. “Even on busy … more
Wendy Hightower, 35 and eight months pregnant, sat on the grass near a small gray and bronze headstone adorned with trinkets of family life — a snow globe from Disney World, a ceramic Easter bunny, shiny pinwheels that spin in a breeze. As she … more
Few people actually like thinking about death. But imagine when one actually is Death. In the musical “Death Takes a Holiday,” the embodiment of life’s end needs a break and travels to Italy to try to understand human nature a little … more
Merelephants, devil-pigs with wings, sea turtles, bears — oh my! These creatures, real and imaginary, are just a few of the art projects that leapt out of eight Arvada children’s’ minds. “I like the animal portion of it,” said Dave … more
About me For me, the opportunities I’ve come across and the doors that have been opened I can attribute to my community involvement. I was born here in Arvada and raised here. I currently am a senior at Arvada West High School, where my dad … more
In school, receiving a 97 percent on anything — well, it doesn’t get much better than that. For the 100 members of Arvada West High School’s vocal department — it didn’t. On April 9, after performing at the WorldStrides Heritage … more
Bird banding, in partnership with Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, “provides a unique look into the life journey of these amazing little animals,” said Audubon Society of Greater Denver outreach coordinator Kate Hogan. It fosters a new … more
A few years ago, Jeff Fujiki, 34, was introduced to a 26-foot recreational vehicle — it was almost love at first sight. “I wouldn’t be into camping without my wife’s grandparents,” he said of the couple who sold him his RV. “But I have to say, buying a camper was the best thing I ever did.” more
Participating on a volunteer project pleases Bobby Joe Evans, who lives in a small town called Fruita on the Western Slope. Preston Niesen of Lakewood is interested in woodworking. And Paul Swanson of Evergreen likes working with his hands. All … more
: Sturgill Simpson’s “A Sailor’s Guide to Earth,” released on Atlantic records. : Country is too small a genre to contain Simpson, and on his third album be breaks free to add soul and funk layers to that astounding voice. The album is … more
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