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Trees leave mulch to be desired

Scott Lamb and his son Patrick pulled into a Highlands Ranch lot and parked next to a pile of discarded Christmas trees. The mound spanned several parking spaces and filled the surrounding park with …
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Hilary Wimmer.

Hilary Wimmer

The road to teaching I went to Arvada West and I’m grateful I got an excellent education in Jeffco. I was really fortunate to have what I had, and Arvada was a great place to live. We go back to …

Program helps teach the next generation of hunters

The flow adult to youth of hunting activity in a family can be a seamless process when either mother or father hunt. It takes on an element of the family heritage. But when parents or a close family …
Artist Collin Parson, gallery director and curator at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, was included on 303 Magazine’s “Denver Artists to Watch in 2020” list. “I’m honored because there’s so many very talented artists out there,” he said. “I make artistic goals and, from those, recognition hopefully will follow.”

Q&A with Collin Parson

303 Magazine’s annual “Denver Artists to Watch” list included a well-known Arvada name as the Arvada Center’s Collin Parson was praised for his artistic influence on the area. Parson was …
Chuck Larsen recites a cowboy story during last year’s Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden.

Poetry, comedy, music and heaping helping of beans

Jerry Cunningham is not the kind of guy who would’ve ever expected to end up on the board of directors of Golden’s annual Colorado Cowboy Gathering. After all, for a long time, this …

Mylana Brooks and Inessa Brooks ice skate at The Rink at Belmar. The rink is open for public skating until Jan. 26.

Venues offer ice skating galore

Ice skating is kind of like riding a bike. After you’ve done it once, it’s easy to pick it up again. “It’s a sport that lets you go at your own pace and excel at your own pace,” said Joann …
Arts & Entertainment
Town Hall Arts Center in Littleton.

Theaters offer variety through rest of season

Winter has many appealing facets besides that beautiful mountain snow — arts events are top of the list for me and I’m looking forward to revisiting Monet’s art at the Denver Art Museum, plus …
Vigil

Focus on the FLOTUS in new book

The chair you now sit in was once occupied by someone else. You are the second or fifth or 44th to hold the job but get ready: in this position, everything you do is critiqued and measured against …
Coming Attractions

Start a new decade loud, quiet or with a roar

With the metro area's cultural scene booming, New Year's Eve offers a way to ring in 2020 for everyone. I've selected five options, ranging from small and intimate to big and brash, which will allow …
A huge chandelier at Camp Christmas puts out its own light show.

Immersive experience is holiday display on steroids

Yes, I know it’s a long way to Aurora for some of you, but Camp Christmas offers such a happy destination that I’m hoping readers will consider a trek. The giant Hangar at Stanley Marketplace is …

David Martin admires his handiwork carrying his newborn son, Matthew. Martin said he stands there, across the street from his house, to enjoy the full view of his house covered in more than 20,000 light bulbs.

Let there be lights

David Martin is beginning to be known around his neighborhood as “the Christmas lights guy.” His house, at 831 S. Kline Way in Lakewood, is known for its extravagant display of multi-colored …
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Grandparents can teach too

Kids’ boxes are more than packaging

There are millions of boxes being delivered to front doors this winter. Sometimes what is in the box is not as fun as the container itself. Children can spend an amazing amount of entertainment time …
Coming Attractions

Local Set shows the personal side of Red Rocks

The third annual Local Set series, which runs almost weekly through April 3, aims to bring a little intimacy to Red Rocks Amphitheatre by bringing audiences up close and behind the scenes of the …

Difficult conversations important

Are parent and child conversations getting harder and more important than ever? Every stage of growth requires important conversations. Along the way your family has surrounded children with what …
Coming Attractions

Denver turns on bright new night light

One of my favorite things about public art is that it encourages artists to think on a grander scale. But the new Denver Theatre District permanent installation goes a step beyond, as it provides …

Coming Attractions

An artistic ‘Fever Dream’ at the Benchmark

One of the best things about being a smaller theater is it provides more opportunities for inspiration and experimentation. That commitment to elevating new talents and taking creative risks has been …
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