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Eat the wheat, test the taste — it’s scientific

There's a stereotype that scientific research belongs in cold, sterile laboratories to people with Ph.D.s and white lab coats. But at the Genetics Taste Lab at the Denver Museum of Nature & … more

Worlds collide in endearing production

Surrounded by a large, polished wooden desk, cases filled with books, comfortable chairs and a window looking out on a campus lawn, all enhanced by subdued lighting, Frank (John Hutton), a professor … more

Primate habitat is where it’s at

Michelle Valois says a typical day at the Denver Zoo is a lot of fun and a lot of work. Valois, a primate zookeeper, has been at the Denver Zoo for 17 years. Her job is to take care of the orangutans … more

Sanctuary housing exotic animals is something wild

It was a sunny, pleasant fall day for a drive through the plains in southern Weld County and many of the inhabitants of the Wild Animal Sanctuary were basking — on the grass, on platforms, in the … more

Honeyed words of wisdom at Wheat Ridge’s bee festival

Bees saved Ray Story’s life. Story had a major stroke, rendering him unable to walk or talk and was told he would never recover. So he took up beekeeping. “It would teach me to put the suit on, … more

Finding fellowship in cosplay

It took Chris Clarke about five minutes to completely transform from plainclothes civilian to cosplay hero. First, he pulled his armor, made of ethylene-vinyl acetate foam, over his legs. Then came … more

Mount Vernon Canyon Club invites community to wellness retreat

People tend to go on what Lili Shelton, Mount Vernon Canyon Club's wellness and fitness director, calls a spree during the holidays. So, it's generally around the time that the New Year begins when … more

Archery meets dodgeball in Arvada

Think dodgeball, but played with bows and foam-tipped arrows in an indoor arena. That’s the premise behind Archery Games Denver, which opened in Arvada the weekend of Sept. 15. The action-packed … more

Tension never leaves play on area stage

The flat Black Box Theatre thrust stage at the Arvada Center is crowded with furniture: beds, a table, chairs, a chest, as the audience is seated for a performance of the remarkable “The Diary of … more

Monthly Arvada photo society capturing life’s little moments

Keith Graham owns 16 cameras. He first got into photography as a kid — when his dad would show him his VHS camcorder. He was hooked ever since. Though Graham does not use all of the cameras that he … more

Colorado Ballet dancer talks about love of classical movement

Magic happens every December at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House as toys come to life and glittering snow falls on stage during Colorado Ballet’s performances of the “The Nutcracker.” But for … more

Woman’s writing gives insight into world of combat service

A slim volume called “Still Coming Home,” an anthology of written works by local military veterans, grew out of the Denver Veterans Writing Workshop, which started in 2014. It was inspired by … more

Wildcats, water issues and a woman mayor marked Arvada in the ’60s

The 1960s were a time of water uncertainty, new schools, growth, growing pains and the coming of age for the city of Arvada. In the year 1960, the census population of Arvada was recorded at 19,167. … more

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 … more

Plein Air artists featured in Plan Jeffco exhibit

Twenty-five professional artists will paint from dawn to dusk at one Jeffco Open Space location each day from Sept. 10-15 as part of In Plein Sight, a week-long live painting event. PLAN Jeffco, a … more

A parade for Jeffco's dogs

If you think there isn’t anything much cuter than seeing a dog dressed up in a creative costume, then imagine about a hundred making their way along Washington Avenue in downtown Golden. “It … more

Taste of Arvada features bites from around town

Roasted poblano and jalapeño cream soup, deviled eggs with candied bacon, German Bratwurst with beer mustard and pork belly donuts were just some of the bites enjoyed at the Taste of Arvada held … more

Telling stories on a digital stage

It will surprise no one to hear that there are many, many differences between life in New York City and Denver. But comedian and podcaster Crystal Beth has come across one that may not be immediately … more

Great American Beer Festival is set to brew up good times

In 1993, after geologists Charlie and Janine Sturdavant lost their jobs, they purchased a Victorian-style home in Golden’s historic district. They filled a machine shop behind the house with old … more

A home, home on the range in Golden for Wild West artistry

Cowboys and cowgirls, and Western folk in general, filled the American Mountaineering Center in Golden for the 30th annual Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering Jan. 18-20. This year, 16 performers, in … more
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