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Enjoying airborne adventures

Coloradans are known for their love of outdoor adventures. Traditionally, these activities take place on solid ground. However, the Denver metro area also offers plenty of high-adrenaline experiences …
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Contest asks residents to identify heroes next door

This summer, neighborhood block parties will double as a chance for residents to reveal their hidden talents — all in the name of emergency preparedness. The city has launched the Neighborhood …
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Cultural fun under the summer sun

Latino culture is a vibrant and dynamic one that defies stereotypes and easy categorization, and with the Latino population in the state and country steadily growing, exploring it can be both …
The sunset from Bear Creek Lake Park in Morrison at the conclusion of the July 10 Rattler mountain bike racing event.

“Rattler” racing series on a roll

The afternoon sun was hot, and the trails dusty as dozens of men and women gathered at the start line of the Rattler “Pure Venom” mountain bike race in Bear Creek Lake Park, on July 10. “My …

Jefferson County Milestones - July 2019

In the Military West U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Ashley A. Dyer graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Dyer is the daughter of …

Luchadores will don their masks and take to the ring July 20 at Westminster Station, 6995 Grove St. as a part of the city’s fourth annual Latino Festival. The wrestlers will demo some of their moves and be around afterwards to talk to fans.

Luchadores, low riders and art at Latino Festival

Westminster’s Latino Festival returns to Westminster Station July 20, with plenty of food, live music and dance. This is the fourth year for the event and the second located at the Westminster …
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Obstacle challenge open to ages 5-16

Kids and teens who want to push themselves are invited to participate in the Kids Obstacle Challenge, a race series for ages 5-16. The 1.5- to 2-mile challenge, which includes 13-15 obstacles, takes …
Genesee artist Topher Straus stands with one of his paintings. Straus’ National Parks series will be exhibited at the American Mountaineering Museum in Golden from July 18 to Sept. 30. The public is invited to a free opening reception from 6-9 p.m.  July 18.

National Parks to be highlighted at American Mountaineering Museum

One thing that Topher Straus hopes to accomplish through his artwork is that when people view it, they are transported to a National Park that they have previously visited, or want to visit. …
Lev Ropes, more commonly known as Grandbear the Storyteller, tells a story to children in earlier years. Ropes spent about 16 years telling stories to children in local schools with Jeffco Spellbinders, but recently retired for health reasons. He will be honored at an event co-sponsored by Rocky Mountain Storytelling and Miner’s Alley Playhouse on July 13.

Grandbear to be honored at July 13 storytelling event

About once a month, the entire third grade class at Shelton Elementary School used to gather into a classroom to hear a story by Grandbear the Storyteller. “Everybody cheered when Grandbear walked …
Residents gathered at Stenger Sports Complex, 11200 W. 58th Ave., for the city fireworks display -- which, though cut slightly short, went on despite stormy weather.

City lights fireworks on rainy Fourth of July

Coloradans from around the area came together at the Stenger Sports Complex, 11200 W. 58th Ave., to celebrate the Fourth of July with the city of Arvada. The city held a firework show beginning at …

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Going beyond form and function

When many people think of art, they might picture something that just hangs on a wall or sits in a display case. But as Collin Parson, the Arvada Center’s exhibition manager and curator, sees it - …
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Good intentions go bad in ‘Fairfield’

As almost anyone can readily attest, good intentions don’t necessarily lead to positive outcomes. This is certainly true in Eric Coble’s scathing and hilarious “Fairfield,” which takes the …
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Take a look at how the stars shine for you

There’s a name for the enormous leap in quality that television programs have seen since the turn of the century — Peak TV. Thanks to streaming options like Netflix and Hulu, the emergence of …
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Scope out the heavens at area observatories

One of the best parts of summer are the warm evenings, which allow for all kinds of fun activities without the sweltering summer sun. And some great activities are only available during the evening …
Antonio Soto, of Westminster, center, assists daughter Sadia, 7, with her fishing rod, as siblings Theresa, left and Victor, look on, during Northglenn's Annual Fishing Derby June 1, at E. B. Rains, Jr. Park.

Looks like a fun family fishing season

A fishing guide I enjoy time with on the upper South Platte River waters gave me a “wake up call” this week. He reported he was not taking any reservations between the last week in May and July 1 …

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Seeking the unique in exciting eateries around Denver

The dining scene in Denver is in a constant state of exciting evolution, as new chefs and restaurants find unique ways to cater to the city’s burgeoning population. And while that statement is …
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