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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

Say yes to ’The River Bride’ at the Arvada Center

Magical realism is one of the most difficult genres to tackle – blending the recognizable with the mystical is a fine line to walk. For the first production of the Arvada Center Black Box … more

Column: The beast within

I call my essays Higher Living Reflections. What, though, does living higher entail? It includes elevating oneself and rising above base proclivities, a challenging endeavor often fraught with obstacles. more

Column: What other dirty linen in our geographic drawer needs cleansing?

Evans will almost certainly be replaced as the name for Colorado’s 14th-highest mountain. But what about other names associated with an ugly massacre? more

Column: On Colorado’s liquor laws

Based upon a combination of policies to protect existing businesses and puritanical beliefs about the use of alcohol, Colorado’s liquor laws were designed to have a variety of provisions that limited a market-based approach to many elements about how the product was sold in our state. more
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