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CinemaQ aims to unite, enlighten

There’s never been an entirely safe time to live life as a member of the LGBTQ+ community, but some historical moments are more difficult than others. But no matter what the national mood is, its … more

Column: Good soil, good seed, and proper care are not always enough

I have a friend whose daughter is about to get married. But they’re having a difficult time filling out the wedding party. more

Column: Will salmon finally win this year?

For the last 35 years I’ve been covering what we call the “salmon wars” in the Pacific Northwest, writing so many stories about salmon heading toward extinction that I’ve lost count. more

Let your ‘Hair’ down at Miners Alley

As Mark Twain once (supposedly) wrote, “history doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” Miners Alley Playhouse is proving that’s true with its summer production of the rock and roll … more

Column: Historic Preservation Turns 50 in Arvada!

The celebration of the Arvada Historical Society’s 50th anniversary this month provides an opportune time to reflect on the role played by the organization and its partners in the preservation of historically significant and important sites in the community. more

Column: The beauty of the garden is the fruit it produces

We, like so many others, bought a puppy at the beginning of the pandemic. And he’s great — ridiculously cute, reasonably well-behaved, loves our son. Everything you want in a puppy. more

Column: Voting recommendations

One of the wonderful things about our Republic is that citizens step up to the plate and enter the political arena to fill roles both large and small.   more

Column: The world needs gardeners

What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see. —“Hamilton” more

Column: The “Keystone Pipeline” won’t make gas any cheaper

“A report that the Biden administration is weighing greater imports of Canadian oil is putting a renewed focus on the canceled Keystone XL pipeline and whether it would have made any difference with today’s tight oil supply.” — Energywire more

Don’t sweat it - there’s plenty of summer left

We’re smack dab in the middle of the dog days of summer, so I thought it was time to take another peak at the range of events available to stay cool, literally or metaphorically. more

Column: Tips for a new Code of the West

It’s not always easy living in the rural West, with customs so entrenched that everybody takes them for granted. What makes it hard for the newest newcomers is that they’re caught up in a mysterious culture. more

Column: Are there little green men?

Imagine living in ancient Greece and being asked to speculate about Earth being round. What might that discussion entail? Well, there likely would not have been much of one since most educated Greeks then believed Earth to be spherical. more

Tap into the power of cinematic storytelling at Anythink

Getting started on creative endeavors is a fantastic way to ensure young people discover their passions early. And while that most often covers things like music or painting, Anythink Huron has programs to get teens interested in filmmaking. more

Column: Nothing lasts forever

The journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take.—Gandalf more

Column: Help fill Jeffco committee, board vacancies

Abraham Lincoln finished his most famous speech, the Gettysburg Address, with perhaps its most famous line, “Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” more

Column: The U.S. national mammal: Introducing the red dog

Arguably cuter than an Irish setter, unmistakably larger than a Vizsla, and with shorter ears than a bloodhound, this species of red dog is found in a 2,000-acre fenced habitat surrounded by intimidatingly large, fiercely protective mothers. more

A brewery party under the big top

Starting a new business is never an easy prospect and that’s never been truer than in recent years. So, it’s no wonder that Arvada’s LUKI Brewery is making its birthday party one of the biggest … more

Column: True or false: What to know when it comes to sun protection

With summer officially here, you may be rushing outside to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather. You may also be thinking about how to best protect your skin. more

Column: Scan your body regularly: early detection is key

Having kidney stones this year saved my life. more

Column: We need every tool to fight today’s wildfires

We know now that the largest recorded fire in New Mexico history was started by an escaped “prescribed burn,” or rather by two. more
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