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Experts debate ways to solve student debt crisis

Student debt has skyrocketed 400 percent in the last 30 years to where it now equals nearly 8 percent of the domestic output. The new debt burden is causing this generation to put off getting …
From left, Tony, Ross and Ryan Henderson inside Fox Hollow Animal Hospital.

Lakewood animal hospital gets its own TV show

Ross Henderson quickly became a familiar face on Facebook when Fox Hollow Animal Hospital in Lakewood posted a video of him playing a guitar, singing to a Golden Retriever as the dog waited for …

Writing workshops pulls people out of hard times

The promise of food on Wednesday afternoons brought Patricia Lynveal and her fiancé, who were both experiencing homelessness, to the Arvada Library for the first Hard Times Writing Workshops last …
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Word is, state is seeking premier poet

Poetry is one of mankind’s most important and diverse mediums. Poetry can be found in many of the most influential religious and historic works of civilizations the world over, and it has a power …
Fiber optic lights in “Natura Obscura,” an Immersive exhibit opened at Museum of Outdoor Arts on Jan. 11.

‘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 …
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Playhouse gets personal in 2019 season

A new year means exciting new opportunities, and Golden’s Miners Alley Playhouse is embracing new possibilities with its 2019 season. “I am always looking for great plays that are helmed by great …

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 …
Festive fireworks mark Denver’s New Year’s Eve celebration on the 16th Street Mall, with a display at 9 p.m. and another at midnight.

New Year’s Eve overflowing with events

All over the world, people celebrate the beginning of a new year. In years past, readers may have watched music and fireworks across the nation — across the world — including New York City’s …
A crowd dances at Lipgloss, an indie music-themed dance party that’s held at Milk Bar and Bar Standard dance club at 1037 N. Broadway in Denver.

Ring in New Year’s, with a twist

Denver metro-area residents know the scene well: Hordes of friends and families huddled in downtown Denver to watch the fireworks wave the closing year goodbye. But if the cold and crowds — and in …
From left, Compatriots Robert Hampton, Mike Coyner and Steve DeBoer make Patriot Chest presentations to students at Warder Elementary School.

Compatriots lead Patriot Chest presentations

Dressed in their Colonial best, members of the Mount Evans Chapter of the Colorado Society of the Sons of the American Revolution helped Warder Elementary School students kick off their study of the …
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Challenging times reflect in diverse albums

I think it’s fair to say most of us will remember 2018 as a pretty tumultuous year. It seems like every week there was some kind of unusual or momentous happening. Contentious elections, dire …

Calling all geezers, even late at night: Fourth in a series

Last night I heard my cell phone ring. I wondered who could be calling me at 11 p.m. I answered the phone and heard an unfamiliar man’s voice. Me: Hello, is this an emergency? Caller: You could say …
Maggie Stacy plays Stacy and Steven Burge is Adam in “What You Will," playing at Benchmark Theatre.
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Tackling the tough questions with ‘What You Will’

When we really love someone, it can be difficult to be completely honest with him or her. We’re concerned about their opinion of us and don’t want to change anything in the relationship. But …
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Youth orchestra aims to develop next generation

At some point, all musicians are going to have to deal with the stresses of auditioning. And while this is an important skill to master, there’s also something to be said for letting young …

Kids have quite a bit of fun with puzzles

Children of all ages need lots of exercise and fun outdoor play but there are times when quieter indoor play is on the schedule. Reading with your children is always a very enjoyable and important …
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