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Enthusiasts say bouldering rocks

Being a climber for more than half his life, Kegan Minock has never heard an excuse that he thinks should deter someone from trying bouldering. It doesn’t matter your age or weight, he said, or …
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Luxury home tour open through May 28

Prospective buyers are invited to tour homes through May 28 at one of eight Toll Brothers communities in Colorado. The luxury home tour will feature 20 professionally decorated models and 40 …

A celebration of comics, connection and culture

A lot can change in eight years — something Littleton residents Kendra, Jason and Ash Alder can readily attest to when it comes to how Denver Pop Culture Con has evolved since its first iteration …
Fort Logan’s “salute gun,” which dates to the Civil War, sits in front of the Field Officer’s Quarters, which today houses the fort museum.

Fort Logan bore witness to Western history

Mention Fort Logan to most people in the Denver area, and they’ll picture Fort Logan National Cemetery, where thousands of America’s veterans lay beneath rows of precisely-laid headstones. But …
Artist Patrick Dougherty with the newly finished “One Fell Swoop” at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield Farms.

‘One Fell Swoop’ invites a visit

Curving entries almost suck you in as you stand in front of Patrick Dougherty’s swirling, swooping new Stickwork sculpture, “One Fell Swoop” on the lawn behind the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor …

The gardens at Kendrick Lake in Lakewood are a perfect example of a fully-xeriscaped landscape using a variety of native plants and low-water-use plants.

A water-down approach to landscaping

Andie Wommack, a horticulture agent for the Colorado State University Extension office in Douglas County, said the most fundamental misconception people have with water-conserving landscaping is in …
Arts & Entertainment

Book’s live-or-die story proves impossible to ignore

You’ve been told it’s impossible. No one can do it. You may as well not even try because it’s never been done before. Not possible — except when it is, because there’s no other way. It’s …
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will play at the Arvada Center July 15.

Arvada Center announces first wave of summer concert series

Rock & Roll power couple Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will hit the stage at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities’ outdoor amphitheater as part of its summer concert series. Th Arvada …
The future site of a natural playscape for children at Bear Creek Lake Park.

W. Alameda Kiwanis Club gives donation for new natural playscape

On April 17, members of the W. Alameda Kiwanis Club gathered at Bear Creek Lake Park to present a $10,000 check donation to Lakewood Mayor Adam Paul. The money will be used to help build a natural …

A glimpse of history

Cinco De Mayo — or the fifth of May — is an annual celebration honoring the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Traditions in the state of …

Coming Attractions

Consider ‘Trav’lin’ to see this play’s regional premier

Harlem in the 1930s was one of those cultural flashpoints that happen throughout history. Artists in all kinds of mediums found themselves in the same place, sharing inspiration and ideas and working …
Columnists

Creating paper glass Chihuly art

Whenever it is too a cold, too wet to play outside or children are sick, grandparents can take out a few art supplies and try a new easy craft. It’s always good to be prepared. This craft is based …
Column by Clarke Reader

Denver does Derby Day in a big way

The Kentucky Derby is an American tradition that goes all the way back to 1875 and has become an event that not only celebrates horse racing, but spring style and quality libations. And though Denver …
Coming Attractions

Take a trip along Colfax by way of DIA

There are certain features of living in the Centennial State that still have name recognition once you get out of Colorado. As the longest continuous street in the country, and one with all kinds of …

Three conspiracies against Geezers

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth column in a geezer-related series. A few years ago I retired. I wondered, “What will I do all day?” The universe sent me guidance: “As a geezer, you have …

Over 300 people participated in last year’s Hope House 5K & Fun Run in Lake Arbor Park in Arvada.

Run for good: Hope House 5K May 4

The Hope House 5K & Fun Run is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, at Lake Arbor Park in Arvada. Last year over 300 people showed up for this event that is both family-friendly and competitive as it …
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