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‘A Christmas Story’ for everyone at Miners Alley

There are some stories that you can’t even remember when you first encountered them — they just seem to have always been around. For countless families, the immortal film “A Christmas Story” … more

Column: New Jeffco air quality monitors a vital step for our health

It’s another day with poor air quality, and my heart sinks as I see an influx of children having asthma attacks enter my clinic. I am completing my clinical rotation in pediatrics, a part of my Nurse Practitioner program, in an underserved community in Jefferson County. As a nurse, I worry for my patients’ health, and as an asthmatic, I know all too well how terrifying it is to struggle to breathe.  more

Column: Questions about Colorado’s second-largest utility

Grocery stores have been consolidating. With utilities, the opposite is occurring. We’re seeing some of them start to come apart. Specifically in question is whether Colorado’s second-largest electrical provider, Tri-State Generation and Transmission, will survive this great pivot in how we produce and consume electricity. more

Column: How we are impacted by our beliefs about time

The cultural biases we place on time increase our anxiety for perfection during The Holidays. However, greater awareness of how your beliefs cause stress and anxiety can help alleviate mounting pressures. more

Let the Arvada Center light the way to holiday cheer

Finding the right way to spend a night out during the holiday season is a tale as old as time. While there is no shortage of overtly holiday-themed activities to select from, maybe you’re in the … more

Column: Living my own version of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’

The movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” with James Stewart and Donna Reed gets shown frequently this time of year. more

Column: Public land — a true blessing

At every Thanksgiving dinner, my family asks everyone around the table to say what they’re grateful for. more

Welcome the holiday season to the Denver area

Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! At this time of year, people are constantly searching for fun ways to explore the metro area and all it has to offer — maybe you have family in from out of town … more

Column: The fading miracle of migration

For the past few weeks, dozens of turkey vultures have been circling on thermals over my house in Oregon, preparing to soar away south into California. more

Column: It’s never too late to save a river

An old river-running motto says, “Old boaters never die, they just get a little dinghy.” And some never lose their passion for keeping rivers wild. more

DFF45 stands as example of film’s wide reach

In many ways, there’s never been a better time to be a cinephile. The combination of a rainbow of streaming services that cater to practically every interest and the return of in-theater screening … more

Column: What parents should know about RSV

As RSV cases continue to spike across parts of the U.S. — with some areas nearing seasonal peak levels — those typical “bugs” your child brings home may have you feeling on edge. With so … more

Column: Friendship — we’re killing it

One of the great ironies of this interconnected age when we are wired as never before, when communication with another is merely an email, text, Zoom call, or app away, and when we have a plethora of groups to join and participate in and the time to be involved in them, more and more are finding themselves friendless or their friendships tentative and tenuous. more

Explore a new planet at Wings Over the Rockies

The idea of traveling to another planet seems closer than ever in recent years — no longer is it an idea solely left to the science fiction writers among us. And the Wings Over the Rockies Air … more

Blankslate looks ahead with ‘Summer on a Salt Flat’

For many people, college leads to all kinds of new starts. For Tess Condron, Rylee Dunn and Emma Troughton, their time at the University of Denver led to the formation of the indie rock trio … more

Legends, traditions and stories provide framework and context to society

I was watching an old episode of “The West Wing” the other day, and a line rolled past me. more

DFF45 brings the world’s stories to Denver

There’s a reason that during the worst parts of the COVID-19 pandemic, so many people turned to the film world for solace and inspiration. The Denver Film Festival is aiming to achieve that same … more

Column: Dear Mom,

Hi. I love you. You should see this place. It is wonderful. The fields are huge. And the grass is greener grass than I have ever seen and softer than I have ever felt. And there are too many smells to smell all at once. more

Column: When no home is affordable, where do you live?

It’s a common story: Candace McNatt of Durango, in southern Colorado, kept losing bidding wars to buy a house. She finally settled on a tiny home of just 350 square feet. more

Column: How do you want to shift your relationship with time?

When a client comes to me saying, “I never have enough time. I’m constantly running behind and feel like I’ll never catch up.” I hear a judge within, who has a rigid idea of time. more
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