Life
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With a click of a tongue and a flick of a reign, Ebony, a large black horse, begins to trot around the circle. Her rider, a young, easy-going teenager, begins to rise up and extend her leg behind her. Vaulting. It’s about using muscles and … more
Dude, I want to be a cowboy. Perhaps more than almost any other fantasy (if you disregard some of my racier ones) as Willie Nelson said, “I grew up dreaming of being a cowboy, and loving the … more
If a golden retriever gives birth, gets stung by a bee or sprayed by a skunk, veterinarians want to know. Scientists are studying the popular breed to find out why their lifespans have gotten shorter over the years and why cancer is so … more
For the last 20 years of his life, Spanish painter Joan Miro (1893-1983) found a home on the island of Mallorca, where he could unpack and relate to his earlier paintings that had been packed away during World War II and after. He lived through … more
The story of “Big Bill” Haywood draws like a magnet and twists and twirls like a deadly snake. It winds and loops its murderous way into the fabric of Cripple Creek history. The son of a … more
Jefferson County has so much open space that staff and naturalists call on volunteers to help monitor all the wildlife in the parks. The members of the county’s citizen science program observe animals in natural habitats — from birds and … more
As one walks into the Denver Botanic Gardens/York Street, “Charlo,” the most recently created Deborah Butterfield horse sculpture (2015), appears to be happily munching on surrounding vegetation, while nearby, “Ahulani” (1991) is reclining … more
For 10 years, the Arvada Community Bank has made sure children don’t go hungry on the weekends by sending them home from school on Fridays with bags filled with nutritious foods. And to celebrate the program’s decade mark, the food bank is … more
The silences in “Mad Max: Fury Road” are unsettling. The moments are few and infrequent, but it's not until the fiery roar of the engines and the thrashing of the guitars are suddenly stripped away that you can fully feel how deeply the film … more
About me Arvada is home to me. I’m 31 and have lived in Arvada basically my whole life. I was born in Grand Junction but moved to Arvada when I was 1 — it’s my home, it’s what I’m used to, it’s what I know. I’m the youngest of … more
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