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Column: Think your vote doesn’t matter? Think again.

Coloradans voted in record numbers in 2020 – 3,303,265 ballots were cast, an amazing turnout of 87 percent. more

Column: Choosing what to call someone requires grace

I was watching “The Hobbit” the other day, and it came to that scene in which Bilbo Baggins is trying to avoid telling the great dragon, Smaug, about himself. more

Column: Ballots will be mailed soon, so do your homework

The election season that seems to have gone on forever is about to conclude. more

Column: My election endorsements

Every year in October I write about the choices on the ballot for the fall election. more

Column: Breast Cancer Awareness Month provides reminder to get preventive screening

According to the Centers for Disease Control, breast cancer is the second most common cancer among women in the United States. more

Rosenberry Lecture series returns to in person

Everybody missed different things when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the world to go virtual. For some it was concerts at their favorite venues, others movies at their local silver screen and for … more

‘Dry Land’ dives into the deep end

One of the great things about theater is its ability to reflect the challenges and convulsions of society with a speed and alacrity that most other performing arts mediums just aren’t capable of … more

Open the door to Denver’s spaces

For many of us, we don’t exactly know what makes a piece of architecture or interior design appealing. There’s just something about it we respond to. Fortunately, there are organizations like the … more

A normal back-to-school season ... almost

Ahhhhh…. As I’m sitting down to write this, the rain is falling on the end of the first day in months that the temperature didn’t (or barely) climbed out of the 50s, the sky was a haze shade of grey the whole day (and not from the fires in Oregon and California), and I was able to walk from the car to the grocery store without slathering sunscreen on my pasty Irish forehead. more

Introducing a new health and wellness column: UNLEARN IT! Connect With Christine

Hi! I’m Christine Kahane, a Nationally Board Certified Health & Wellness Life Coach, with a private practice in the Evergreen area. Welcome to my new monthly column. more

Column: Reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” in America

In her memoir “Reading Lolita in Tehran,” Professor Azar Nafisi described clandestine sessions she held in her apartment with young women to openly discuss and debate the merits of works the Islamic Republic’s morality squad repressed. Nafisi had been raised during the reign of the ousted Shah who, despite his autocratic rule, allowed the liberal air of the West to permeate Iranian society. more

Venture ‘Into the Woods’ at the Arvada Center

There are some names that stand on their own when you’re talking about the theater and Stephen Sondheim is right at the top of that list. So, when the Arvada Center announced it was kicking off its … more

Archtop guitar fans to gather in Arvada

For me, autumn sounds like acoustic guitars. It’s something about their warmth and crispness, but also their fragility. And if you’re the type of person who spends a lot of time thinking about … more

Column: We need solutions for Jeffco public schools

Public education is a huge topic in our county and it deserves a bit of a closer examination. more

Column: Coming soon, The Apocalypse, maybe

Just about every video game, young adult novel and buzz-worthy streaming series agree that we need to prepare for a post-apocalyptic world. Up ahead, around a sharp curve or off a cliff, it is waiting—The Apocalypse.  more

Thornton aims to become public art hot spot

One of the great things about public art is that it serves so many purposes — just as easily as it adds beauty to a community, it can also become a landmark, a location for people to orient their … more

Getting in an Allegro mood in Park

There’s no such thing as a typical community hub — each hub is as unique as the community it represents. So, it’s not surprising that one of Parker’s favorite spots is Allegro Music, its only … more

Column: Everything you need to know in life can be learned on a golf course

Hit it from here.” I look at him, not giving voice to the question. I just put a ball in the water in front of the green, and I can move to a point much closer for my next shot. But Dad thinks I should hit it from here. more

Column: What to make of Crested Butte’s ban of natural gas

Crested Butte, a one-time coal mining town, has now turned its back on natural gas. Town councilors unanimously agreed that any new building erected on the 60 vacant lots cannot be served by gas. Major remodels must be electric-ready. more

Column: Never hike without this perfect accompaniment

I have long been known to have pet peeves about the debris hikers drop along trails, but one piece of litter has become more annoying: the ubiquitous facial tissue.  more
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