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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

Column: The result of pandemic chaos on education

While we all knew intuitively that students’ education suffered during the pandemic, it was still sobering to see the latest standardized test results across Colorado. The results document that student test scores declined since the last pre-pandemic tests were administered to all third through eighth grade students in 2019. more

ReelAbilities Film Festival returns with hybrid approach

When considering accessibility, the first things that might come to mind center on physical accessibility — but as the second annual ReelAbilities Film Festival Denver proves, it can also include … more

Column: Little green men — the next frontier

Those who believe in “little green men” can be guilty of making leaps in logic. more

Column: It may be time for the legislature to look at laws concerning recounts

Wouldn’t it be nice if this was the end of Tina Peters trying to undermine confidence in elections? more

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
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